Fix: Unable to Update Windows Store ‘Error 80246007’

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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Keeping your Windows 10 updated is quite important because updates provide you with latest security fixes and latest features. Some users have reported error 80246007 when using Windows 10 store to update apps, so let’s see if there’s a way to fix this error.
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How to Solve Error 80246007 When Updating Windows Store

Error 80246007 is usually related with downloading updates, but some people have been getting it while updating apps from Windows 10 store, but there are few solutions that might help you out.

Solution 1 – Restart Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Windows Event Log

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  1. Go to Control Panel and type administrative tools in the search box and choose Administrative Tools.
  2. Double click Services. You might be asked to enter your administrator password.
  3. Find Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service, right click it and choose Properties.
  4. In General tab find Startup type and make sure that Automatic (Delayed Start) is selected.unable to update windows store windows 10
  5. Find Service status and check if the service is started, if not click Start.
  6. Click OK and close the Properties dialog box.
  7. Right click Windows Event Log service and choose Properties.
  8. In General tab make sure that Startup type is set to Automatic. unable to update windows store wind 10
  9. Find Service status and check to see if the service is started. If not, click Start to turn it on.

Solution 2 – Use PowerShell to reinstall the apps

  1. Type PowerShell into the search bar, right click it and choose Run as administrator.

    • Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
  2. Now reinstall the apps from the store.

Solution 3 – Change the registry

Before modifying registry you should know that if you modify it incorrectly you can cause some issues, so be careful and you can also create a backup of your registry just in case. To fix update error do the following:

  1. Open Registry editor by typing regedit in the search bar.
  2. On the right side you need to locate the following key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
  3. If this key doesn’t exist, create it.
  4. Now you need to create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value with Name = AllowOSUpgrade and set the Value = 0x00000001.
  5. Once this key is added you can update your Windows access store and update your apps.

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That would be all, as you can see, all these solutions are straightforward and simple, so you’ll be able to fix error 80246007 without any major problems. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or you maybe have some other solution for this problem, write it down in the comments below, and we’d gladly update the article with your solution if it proves to be helpful

If you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.

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