How to Fix Error Code 0x80073D0D on Windows 11/10

The Error code 0x80073D0D is a store-related issue and often appears when you try opening Microsoft Store or the apps downloaded from it. This problem may also occur when you attempt to install new apps or update the existing ones on Windows Store. If you are also struggling with this error code, and don’t know how to overcome this issue, we suggest applying the fixes discussed in this article. However, before that, let’s learn why it occurs on Windows 11 or 10 PC. 

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What may cause Error 0x80073D0D on Windows 11/10?

You may receive an error 0x80073D0D when your device meets one or more of the following conditions –

  • You have installed a buggy application
  • Internal glitches on Microsoft Store
  • Corrupted Store or Update services
  • Increased Cache on the Store app

Fix Error Code 0x80073D0D Windows 11-10

Microsoft Store Error 0x80073D0D Solutions

If you are getting an error code 0x80073D0D while launching Microsoft Store or the apps downloaded from it, try these suggestions one by one. Make sure to apply them in the exact order as provided below. 

Note: Before you apply any solutions discussed below, make sure to restart your PC for once. Restarting Windows fixes any transient issue that might be causing problems opening the Store app.

1] Reinstall the conflicting app

If the error code 0x80073D0D is occurring for a particular app only, the problem must be with the installation only. So, uninstall that app, restart your PC again. Sign back into your device again and reinstall the software that was causing trouble starting. 

You may end up with this error again if there are network connectivity issues on your computer. So, ensure being on a stable internet connection and then only try the solutions provided below.

2] Troubleshoot Windows Store Apps

The first resolution to error code 0x80073D0D is by troubleshooting Windows Store Apps. This tool will diagnose the possible causes and provide a resolution to this. Here’s how to perform this task –

Windows 11:

  • First of all, press Win + I and browse to the below path –

Settings > System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters

  • When you visit the above path, click Other troubleshooters and scroll down to the bottom.
  • Here, you will find a Run button beside Windows Store Apps.
  • Hit the Run button and wait while Windows loads the troubleshooter.

Store Apps Troubleshooter on Windows 11

  • Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to resolve Store issues on your PC.

Windows 10:

  • First of all, press Win + I and navigate to the below location –

Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters

  • Clicking Additional troubleshooters will redirect you to a new page.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and locate Windows Store Apps.
  • Click to expand its box and hit Run the troubleshooter

Store Apps Troubleshooter

  • When the troubleshooter starts, click Next.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and apply the fixes recommended by this tool.

3] Reset Microsoft Store

Internal glitches or associated cache with Microsoft Store may also prevent users from installing new apps, updating the existing ones, or opening them. As this might be a possibility, you better reset your Store app. Here’s how to do this –

Error Code 0x80073D0D - wsreset

  • Let this command run and once this is over, reboot your PC.
  • You may confirm it when the Store app launches automatically on your Desktop Screen.

If the problem was because of the associated cache, the error code 0x80073D0D must have been resolved by now. 

4] Repair Microsoft Store and update components

Windows Store or Update files become obsolete or outdated as time passes by. This is the reason why Microsoft brings regular security, non-security, and optional updates for its users. If you had disabled installing monthly updates, this might have caused an error code 0x80073D0D on your computer. This is because the Update Components must have gone corrupted or damaged.

In order to fix this issue then, one should repair Windows Store and Update Components by following these easy steps –

  • Launch Command Prompt as an administrator first.
  • To do so, press Win + R, type CMD, and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys altogether.
  • When the UAC window appears, click Yes.
  • On the elevated console, stop all essential services by running the below codes –

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc

  • Now that you have stopped all update and store-related services, rename SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folders by running the following two codes –

rmdir %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution /S /Q
rmdir %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 /S /Q

  • Next, delete all the cache files associated with your user profile. To do so, run this code –

Del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\*.*"

  • Since the corruption might have ruined certain registries, make sure to re-register them. To do so, execute these commands –

regsvr32.exe /s atl.dll
regsvr32.exe /s urlmon.dll
regsvr32.exe /s mshtml.dll

  • Reset Input/Output requests as well as Proxy settings by running these two commands –

netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset proxy

  • Restart all the store and update services that you have stopped earlier.

net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc

Reboot your PC next to save the changes made so far. Sign back into your device again and see if the error 0x80073d0d resolves by now. If not, reinstall the Microsoft Store app itself. 

5] Reinstall Microsoft Store using PowerShell

If none of the above fixes help to resolve the error code 0x80073d0d, you may attempt to reinstall the Microsoft Store app. Since there is no setting on Windows 11 or 10 PC to uninstall Windows Store, you may uninstall it by running a command on Windows PowerShell (Admin).

Here’s how to perform this task –

  • Open Power Menu by pressing Win + X altogether.
  • Select Windows Terminal (Admin) next.
  • When the UAC window prompts, hit Yes.
  • The terminal will default load into the Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  • Copy/paste the code below and press the Enter key –

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml”}

  • This command will first uninstall Microsoft Store and then install it back on your computer.

Check if the error code 0x80073d0d resolves by now on your Windows 11 or 10 PC.

Why can’t I install apps from the Microsoft store?

Well, there could be a variety of reasons that are preventing you from installing new apps on your PC. Troubleshoot Windows Store Apps as guided above, and the issue will resolve automatically. You may find the troubleshooter setting by visiting the below path –

Windows 11:

Settings (Win + I) > System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters > Windows Store Apps > Run

Windows 10:

Settings (Win + I) > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters > Windows Store Apps > Run the troubleshooter

If the problem persists even after this, consider clearing the cache Store. To do so, open CMD as administrator, and execute this command – WSreset.exe.

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