FIX: Windows Store 0x803f7003 Minecraft download error

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by Ivan Jenic
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  • Microsoft Store is a digital distribution platform on Windows 10 that allows you to download multimedia content and applications.
  • Error 0x803f7003 usually appears when trying to download content from Microsoft Store, and it's not exclusively related to Minecraft.
  • We covered various Microsoft Store issues, and you can check them out in our Windows Store hub.
  • This article is just a part of our Windows 10 errors hub, and if you want to learn more about Windows 10 errors, we suggest you check out our hub.
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Minecraft is probably the most popular game in the world, and Microsoft did the right thing when it included the game into Windows Store.

Some players are reporting that they’re unable to download the game due to an error 0x803f7003, so here are a few tips if you’re facing this problem, too.

How can I fix 0x803f7003 Minecraft download error in Windows Store?

1. Try to refresh the download multiple times

  1. Press Windows Key + S and enter Microsoft Store. Select Microsoft Store from the list.
    microsoft store 0x803f7003 Minecraft download error Windows Store
  2. In the search bar in the top right corner enter Minecraft.
  3. Select the version of Minecraft that you want to download.
  4. Click the Download You might have to repeat this step a couple of times until you manage to download the game.
    download app 0x803f7003 Minecraft download error in Windows Store

In some instances, you might have to wait a couple of minutes and try to download Minecraft again. This is a simple solution, but it can help you with Windows Store Error 0x803f7003.


2. Reset Windows Store

  1. Go to Search and type wsreset.exe.
  2. Right-click wsreset.exe from list of results and choose Run as administrator.
  3. Login to your Microsoft Account once again, and try to download Minecraft.

You can also reset Windows Store from the settings by from Settings app.

  1. Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Apps section.
  3. Select Microsoft Store > Advanced options.
  4. Click the Reset Click Reset to confirm.
    reset windows store 0x803f7003 Minecraft download error in Windows Store

After doing that, check if the problem is still there.


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3. Check your regional settings

  1. Open the Settings app and go to the Time & Language section.
  2. Go to the Region in the left pane. In the right pane set Country and region to the United States.
    country or region 0x803f7003 Minecraft download error in Windows Store
  3. After doing that, check if the problem is still there.

After changing your regional settings, check if the problem is still there.

If the problem is still present, you should check out our article about solving Windows Store problems for more solutions.

There you go, these are just a couple of simple solutions that can help you with Windows Store error 0x803f7003 while downloading Minecraft. If you found our article helpful, feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

FAQ: Learn more about Windows Store

  • Can you reinstall Microsoft Store?

To reinstall Microsoft Store, start PowerShell as administrator and run Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”} command.

  • How do I clear my Microsoft Store cache?

To clear Microsoft Store cache, open Search and enter wsreset.exe. Right-click wsreset.exe and run it as administrator.

  • What is Windows Store cache?

Windows Store cache is temporary data that is stored on your PC and used by Windows Store to work properly.

  • Why is Microsoft Store not Working?

There are many reasons why Microsoft Store isn’t working for you, but one of the most common reasons is the corrupted Windows Store cache.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2015 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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