Fixing Microsoft Store Error Code 0x80244022 in Windows

Several users reported encountering an error code 0x80244022 when they were opening Microsoft Store on their PCs. A few others reported receiving this error code when they were trying to install or update some applications over the Store app. Since you are here, you must also be encountering this error code and are looking for ways to fix it on your PC. 

In this post, we have discussed what possibly could have caused this issue along with three working solutions for this. The same error code might also appear when you are updating Windows. If you receive this error during the update process, follow this article instead

Microsoft Store Error Code 0x80244022

Ways to Fix Microsoft Store Error Code 0x80244022

If you are encountering an error code 0x80244022 while opening Microsoft Store, follow the below suggestions one after another. 

1] Troubleshoot Windows Store Apps

Troubleshooting Windows Store Apps is the most effective way to resolve an error occurring on it. Follow the below steps on how to perform this task on Windows – 

  • Press Windows + I to launch Settings. 
  • Go to System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters next. 
  • When this expands, scroll down to Windows Store Apps and click the Run button available beside it. 

Store Apps Troubleshooter on Windows 11

  • Wait for the troubleshooter to launch and follow the on-screen instructions. 
  • This tool will run and diagnose the underlying causes within your system. If this finds any issues with your Store app, the same will be resolved automatically. 

After this is over, restart your PC and check if the error 0x80244022 resolves afterward. In case the error persists even after this, attempt the fixes provided below.

2] Repair and Reset Microsoft Store

Another effective method to resolve an error code in Microsoft Store is by either repairing or resetting this system app. Follow the below instructions on how to carry out this process – 

  • Press Windows + X and select “Installed apps” from the Power Menu. If you are on older versions of Windows 10, you may select “pps & Features from the Power Menu instead. 
  • The system will redirect you to the Apps > Installed apps / Apps & features section. 
  • Scroll down and locate Microsoft Store. When found, click the three dots available on its right end and select “Advanced options.”
  • On the next screen, scroll once again to the Reset section and hit the Repair button. Repairing Microsoft Store will remove internal conflicts or glitches within the application. Wait for a few seconds and then check if you can launch the Store app normally now.

Reset Microsoft Store on Windows 11

  • If not, re-visit the Reset section, and this time, hit the Reset button. Do note that the resetting Microsoft Store will remove any data associated with the installed app. As a result of this, you must sign back into your official account again on Microsoft Store.
  • Restart your PC and check if the Store error 0x80244022 resolves this way. 

If you find the above code tiresome, you may open PowerShell as administrator and execute the following codes on it – 


Microsoft Store Error 0x80244022 - WSReset PowerShell

This tool will reset Microsoft Store to its default state. After this is over, Windows Store will load automatically. 

3] Reinstall Microsoft Store using PowerShell

If neither of the above fixes helps to resolve this error code 0x80244022 on Windows, you should reinstall Microsoft Store. Since there is no direct way to uninstall a system app on Windows, you may take the help of PowerShell. Follow the below instructions on how to reinstall the Store app from your Windows PC – 

  • Press Windows + X, and select Terminal (Admin).
  • The UAC window will prompt next asking if you really want to authorize opening the terminal as administrator. Click on the Yes button and the terminal launches into Windows PowerShell. 
  • In the PowerShell window, copy and paste the following command and press Enter to uninstall the Microsoft Store:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Remove-AppxPackage

Reinstall MS Store in Windows 11

  • Wait for the uninstallation to complete and when this is over, you may reinstall Microsoft Store by executing the below command on the same prompt –

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

  • After this command runs successfully, the Store app will launch automatically. 

You may now try installing new applications or updating the existing ones over Microsoft Store. Hopefully, this system app works perfectly fine now. 

Soni Aryan

Soni Aryan

Soni Kumari is a tech enthusiast known for her expertise in how-to type topics and Windows troubleshooting articles. She loves exploring how to do things or tweaks in Android, iPhone, and other operating systems.