How to Solve Microsoft Store Error 0x80070032

Several users recently reported receiving an error code 0x80070032 when they were trying to launch Microsoft Store or install/update the apps downloaded from it. If you are one such user and are wondering what to do next, this post is intended for users like you. 

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What causes Microsoft Store Error Code 0x80070032?

This error may occur when your device meets one or more of the following conditions –

  • Installed a faulty app from Microsoft Store
  • Corrupted Store app
  • Disabled Microsoft Store Install service

Now that you know what may trigger the error 0x80070032, let’s learn how can one resolve this issue on Windows 11 or 10 PC.

How to Solve Microsoft Store Error 0x80070032

How to Fix Store Error 0x80070032 on Windows

If you are getting an error code 0x80070032 while installing new apps or upgrading the existing ones on Windows Store, try out these suggestions and see if any helps to resolve this issue –

1] Reinstall the problematic app

Sometimes, this error may occur only when you start a particular application downloaded from Microsoft Store. If that’s the case, you must have installed a buggy or faulty app. To overcome this issue then, you should uninstall that program. 

Go to Settings > Apps > Apps and Features, locate that app, click the three vertical dots, and hit Uninstall. A confirmation message may appear next, hit uninstall again. Make sure to reboot your PC after you uninstall a buggy application. Doing so ensures the leftover or residual files delete as well. 

2] Run Windows Store Apps troubleshooter

The most effective way to fix store-related issues is by running the in-built troubleshooter. When called upon, this tool will diagnose the underlying causes and resolve them. Here’s how you may troubleshoot Microsoft Store –

  • Right-click on the Windows icon and select Settings.
  • Inside settings, select Update & Security and then troubleshoot on the left pane.
  • Moving forward, click “Additional troubleshooters” on the right pane.
  • Scroll down to “Windows Store Apps”, click over to expand its box, and hit Run the troubleshooter.

Store Apps Troubleshooter

In case you are on Windows 11 and are getting this bug, you won’t get the troubleshooter following the steps above. To start troubleshooting, you need to browse to this path instead –

Settings > System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters

  • Scroll down to the bottom and hit Run besides Windows Store Apps.

Store Apps Troubleshooter on Windows 11

When the troubleshooter launches, click Next and follow the on-screen instructions. Upon running, this tool will find and fix the issue resulting in an error code 0x80070032.

3] Check Microsoft Store Install service

Errors like 0x80070032 might also occur when the related services are turned off on your computer. To check and re-enable the Microsoft Store Install service, do the following –

  • Press Win + R, type “services.msc“, and hit OK.
  • Doing so will launch the Services window on your display screen. 
  • Scroll below and locate “Microsoft Store Install Service”. 
  • Right-click over it, and choose the option – Properties.

Microsoft Store Install Service - Properties

  • On the Properties window, change the Startup type to “Automatic”, and hit Start.

Restart Microsoft Store Install Service - Store Error 0x80070032

  • Click Apply then OK to confirm and save the current configuration. 

4] Reset/Repair Microsoft Store

In case the error 0x80070032 still persists, there might be internal glitches with the Store app. Since you can’t find the exact cause, you better try repairing or resetting the Store app. 

Here’s how to repair/reset Windows Store –

  • Open Settings (Win + I), and browse to the following path –

Apps > Apps and Features

  • When you see all applications listed on the display screen, scroll below and locate the app – Microsoft Store.
  • Click the three vertical dots available on the right end, and select Advanced options.
  • On the subsequent screen, you will find an option to either repair or reset Microsoft Store.
  • Hit the Repair button first and if the issue remains as it is, hit the Reset button next.

Alternatively, you may also execute a single command on CMD (Admin) to reset Windows Store. That code is provided below –

WSReset.exe

WSreset - Store Error 0x80070032

The error 0x80070032 should resolve by now. In case it doesn’t, try the next set of solutions outlined below.

5] Reinstall Microsoft Store via PowerShell

The next effective way to resolve store-related issues is by reinstalling the Store app. Since there is no GUI to uninstall the system apps, you have to use Windows PowerShell

  • Press the Windows key and search for PowerShell.
  • Right-click on the top result, and choose the option – Run as administrator.
  • When the UAC window comes into the display, hit Yes to authorize accessing PowerShell as admin.
  • Copy/paste the following cmdlet and press Enter

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

  • This code will run to uninstall/reinstall the Store app. The moment this code runs successfully, the store app will launch next. 
  • Close the PowerShell window and restart your PC. 

That’s it, I hope the solutions above indeed help to fix the error 0x80070032 on your computer. Let’s know if you are still struggling with this issue in the comment section. 

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