Don’t have any applicable devices linked to MS Account [Fix]

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  • All devices that you own and all the apps that you download through the Microsoft Store are linked to your Microsoft account.
  • One error that affects this function is the It looks like you don't have any applicable devices linked to your Microsoft Account error that we will be covering in the article below.
  • We have more similar guides in our dedicated Hub for Troubleshooting Microsoft Store Errors.
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you dont have any applicable devices linked to your Microsoft account

It looks like you don’t have any applicable device(s) linked to your Microsoft account error is quite self-explanatory.

You seemingly don’t have an Xbox device registered while trying to install a game purchased from Microsoft Store. That would be quite fine if some affected don’t own an Xbox with registered to the same Microsoft Account.

That’s where the problem arises. One user stated his concerns on the Microsoft support forum.

After buying a game through Microsoft.com it asks me where I want to install. But it says no applicable devices. After a few seconds the xbox started to download the game on its own so at least they’re talking to each other.

However in my devices overview my xbox shows just fine. What’s going on?

Fix this problem with the steps provided below.


How do I fix the MS Store applicable devices issue?

1. Check your Microsoft account

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. When the Settings app opens, go to the Accounts menu.accounts you dont have any applicable devices linked to your Microsoft account
  3. Now, select Email & app accounts located at the left side of the Accounts window.email & app accounts you dont have any applicable devices linked to your Microsoft account
  4. Check your email accounts to see if you are logged in to the appropriate email account.

2. Check your device limit

  1. On your web browser, sign in to account.microsoft.com/devices, and then select Manage device limits.
  2. If you have more than 10 devices on the list, remove one so as to add the new device.check download devices limit you dont have any applicable devices linked to your Microsoft account
  3. Now, check to see if the app/game is compatible with the device. For instance, Xbox-only game won’t install on your PC.

3. Reset Microsoft store

  1. Open the Settings app. Alternatively, press Windows Key + I.
  2. After doing that, go to the Apps menu.Apps you dont have any applicable devices linked to your Microsoft account
  3. Select Microsoft Store from the list and click on Advanced options.advanced options Microsoft Store you dont have any applicable devices linked to your Microsoft account
  4. Click the Reset button. Now click the Reset button in the confirmation dialog to proceed.reset microsoft store you dont have any applicable devices linked to your Microsoft account
  5. Wait until the process is finished.
  6. Restart your computer.

5. Delete Microsoft Store Database Files

  1. Locate C >Windows > SoftwareDistribution > DataStore > DataStore.edb and delete DataStore.edb.DataStore.edb delete you dont have any applicable devices linked to your Microsoft account
  2. After deleting the .edb file, restart your PC.
  3. Launch the Microsoft Store

6. Re-register the Store App

  1. Open the Run program: press Windows + R keys on the keyboard.
  2. Run the following in a Command Window (CMD) to re-register the Store App:

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRootWinStoreAppxManifest.XMLreregister Microsoft store you dont have any applicable devices linked to your Microsoft account

By following some of the troubleshooting steps mentioned above, you should be able to easily bypass any device link issues with your Microsoft account.

Speaking of methods, let us know which one worked best for you by leaving us a message in the comments section below.


FAQ: Learn more about the Microsoft Store

  • What is the Microsoft Store app?

The Microsoft Store is an online platform developed by Microsoft where users can download UWP apps and games.

  • Do I need the Microsoft Store App to download UWP apps?

No, you don’t. There are ways through which you can download UWP apps manually as well.

  • Is the Windows Store the same as Microsoft Store?

Yes. The two products are one and the same, albeit the Windows Store is no longer in use or even available.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in May 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in June 2019 and was revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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