How to fix Windows Store ‘Error, see details’ alert

By: Andrew Wafer
4 minute read
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Do you have problems while trying to update your Windows Store apps? If you cannot properly use the Windows Store functionality, it’s time to act wisely and choose to apply the right troubleshooting solutions.

In this article, we’ll show you how to address the ‘Error, see details’ warning displayed by the Windows Store app each time you try to update your recently installed tools.

How to fix Windows Store ‘Error, see details’ issue

  • Solution 1 –Restart your Windows 10 system and reconnect to your Windows Store account.
  • Solution 2 – Reset Windows Store.
  • Solution 3 – Run built-in Windows troubleshooter processes.
  • Solution 4 – Apply pending Windows 10 updates.
  • Solution 5 – Create a new Microsoft account.
  • Solution 6 – Reinstall the Windows Store app.

1. Restart your PC and reconnect to Windows Store

Usually, if minor issues are involved you can address the Windows Store problems with a simple restart. So, first of all, restart your Windows system. Then, log off from Windows Store:

  1. Launch Windows Store.
  2. From the upper-right corner click on the account icon and select the account name.
  3. Choose ‘Sign out’.
  4. Now, repeat the same steps but this time choose ‘Sign in’.

2. Reset Windows Store

  1. Click on the Windows search icon – it’s located near the Windows Store start icon and it’s usually the Cortana button.
  2. In the search field type wsreset.reset windows store fix error see details
  3. Click on the result with the same name.
  4. Wait while this command is executed.
  5. When done, open Windows Store and check its functionality.

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3. Run Windows troubleshooter scans

First of all, run the Windows Update Troubleshooter. This scan can be initiated by downloading the executable file from this page. Just run the scan and wait while possible bugs and issues are fixed.

Similarly, access this page and download the Windows apps troubleshooter. One more, run this troubleshooter as if there are issues related with your system apps, everything will be automatically addressed.

Finally, initiate a system scan by following these steps:

  1. On your computer open an elevated cmd window: right-click on the Windows Start button and choose ‘Command prompt (Admin)’.elevated cmd
  2. In cmd type sfc /scannow and press enter.
  3. Afterwards, enter the following commands one by one: ‘Dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth’ and ‘Dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth’.
  4. When done, close the cmd window and restart your Windows 10 system.
  5. Check if the issues are resolved.

4. Apply Windows 10 updates

Check if there are any Windows updates waiting for your approval and apply any available patches:

  1. Press the Win+I keyboard hotkeys.
  2. System Setting will be displayed.
  3. Click on Update & Security.fix update and security not working windows 10
  4. From the next field switch to Windows update.
  5. If there is an update available follow on-screen prompts and apply it.
  6. Then, check if the ‘Error, see details’ warning is still there or not.

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5. Create a new Microsoft account

If your account got corrupted you need to create a new one and here is how you can do that:

  1. Once more, go to System Settings.
  2. This time choose Accounts.
  3. From the left panel switch to Family & other users.create new user account
  4. Next, click on Add someone else to this PC.
  5. Follow the rest of the on-screen prompts and add a new account.
  6. Under this new account you will be able to properly use your Windows Store app.

6. Reinstall the Windows Store app

If you cannot fix the ‘Error, see details’ warning, you should reinstall the Windows Store app on your Windows 10 system. For being able to do so, follow:

Of course start by removing Windows Store from your PC:

  1. Launch the Windows search field – usually, it’s the Cortana icon.
  2. There, enter power shell.
  3. Right-click on the result with the same name and choose ‘run as administrator’.
  4. From Power Shell now find the Windows Store entry; copy the Windows Store name as it’s displayed in Power Shell.windows store entery power shell
  5. Next, in Power Shell type remove-appxpackage insert copied package name here.
  6. The Windows Store app will be now removed from your Windows 10 device.

Good; now it’s time to reinstall the Windows Store app:

  1. Open the Power Shell command line window as explained above – you must run it with admin rights.
  2. In Power Shell type and execute the following command: Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}.
  3. Restart your system in the end.

Can you now update your Windows apps? Do tell us how you eventually managed to fix the ‘Error, see details’ Windows Store warning and share other troubleshooting solutions that might solve this particular issue.

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