Fix Microsoft Store Pardon the interruption error with ease

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  • Getting past the Pardon the interruption error message is possible if you update your Windows 10 system or reset the Microsoft Store cache.
  • Make sure to also check our extensive guide collection related to Windows 10 errors to find out everything there is to know about solving every single issue you may be facing.
Fix Pardon the interruption error message in Microsoft Store

If Microsoft Store stopped working or if you cannot get past the Pardon the interruption error message, you clearly need to find the right troubleshooting solutions.

Only by applying the right fixes, can you once again download, install, update, and use your favorite apps and programs. So, let’s see how the Pardon the interruption error message can be fixed on your Windows 10 computer.

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What can I do if getting Microsoft Store Pardon the interruption error?

1. Update your Windows 10 system

  1. Open a command prompt window, right-click on the Start icon and choose Command Prompt.
  2. In the cmd window type: winver.find out windows store version
  3. All the details related to the Windows build number should be now listed.
  4. If you’re not running on the latest Windows 10 update, go to System Settings and apply all the available patches: press Win+I hotkeys, choose Update & Security and under Windows Update select the pending update.check for updates windows 10

When bothered by the Pardon the interruption error in Microsoft Store, you need to make sure that you have the latest version of Windows installed on your computer. So, first of all, check the build number for your software.


Having trouble accessing Command Prompt as an admin? Don’t hesitate to take a closer look at this guide.


2. Update the Microsoft Store app

Microsoft Store app

  1. Firstly, launch the Microsoft Store software on your computer.
  2. Click on your profile picture.
  3. Then, select Settings.
  4. The Store version is listed here. If you’re running on an older Microsoft Store build, you will receive the Pardon the interruption error message.
  5. Click on the Update button and wait while all the updates are applied.
  6. If, in the end, you receive an error message saying this app can’t open, don’t panic; just restart your Windows 10 PC.

Once you ensured that the latest Windows 10 software is installed, it’s time to do the same thing for the Microsoft app.


3. Reset Microsoft Store cache

  1. Press Win+R keyboard hotkeys.
  2. The Run box should be displayed next, so you may type wsreset and press Enter.reset windows store cache
  3. Go and run the Microsoft Store app and try to update it.

If you cannot update your Microsoft Store app, or if you just receive the same Pardon the interruption message again, your next move should be resetting the cache.


4. Reinstall Microsoft Store

  1. Click on the Search button first.
  2. There, you need to type powershell and right-click on the result with the same name and then choose Run as administrator.
  3. In PowerShell, enter the following command: $manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest.reinstall Microsoft Store
  4. Press Enter in the end.
  5. If the command from above cannot be executed, enter instead: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml”}.
  6. Don’t forget to restart your Windows 10 system.

If the problem is still there, a good idea will be to reinstall the software from scratch. You may use the native PowerShell and since it does not require much effort, it’s worth trying.


5. Disable proxy connection

  1. Press Win+I and from System Settings choose Network & Internet.Network & Internet
  2. From there, choose Proxy (located in the left panel of the main window).
  3. Make sure the Automatically detect settings option is turned On.change proxy settings windows 10
  4. Turn off the option saying use a proxy server.
  5. Save and close everything.
  6. Open the Microsoft Store and try to update the app again.

As you can see, there are a few ways to fix the Microsoft Store Pardon the interruption error. You can also try to run a system restore if the solutions listed above didn’t help.

Don’t forget to tell us how you managed to fix this issue in the end or if you need any help. You can use the comments field from below in that respect.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2017 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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