Fixed: You Cannot Open the Windows Store Without an Internet Connection

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Usually, Windows owners just perform the latest updates and don’t get informed on what exactly these updates are. Here we try to break down individual updates, so that you know what’s being fixed. This time we’re talking about.
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As part of the most recent update roll-up, Microsoft has also brought some improvements to the functionality of the Windows Store. This specific update we’re talking about today is part of file KB 3008279 and you have received it if you performed the latest Windows Update check.

The official problem is called ‘you cannot open the Windows Store without an Internet connection in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2’ and here’s how the symptoms that lead to this are described:

You change the display language to Arabic (Saudi Arabia) on a computer that is running Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2.
You restart the computer, and then you disable all Internet connections.
You try to run the Windows Store.
In this scenario, the Windows Store exits immediately.

So, we can see that this specific fix seems to be solving problems for those who have set the display language to Arabic (Saudi Arabia), but I’ve been hearing reports from our readers that this specific update brought improvements for other languages, as well.

This update applies to all version of Windows Server 2012 R2 and all versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1. Leave your comment below and let us know if you’re still getting the error.

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