How to Fix Error 0x8004E10E in Windows 10/11

The error 0x8004E10E is related to the Microsoft Store on both Windows 10 and 11 and prevents the users from installing new applications and updating the existing ones. In some cases, these users affected the already installed apps on the system as well, causing them to crash upon launches.

There can be quite a few reasons as to why this error may be occurring in your system. Here are the most common ones.

  • Outdated system – If you haven’t updated your system in a while, applications like Microsoft Store can act up due to incompatibility with the os. If this scenario is applicable, then installing the pending updates can fix the issue.
  • Faulty Microsoft Store application – Your Microsoft Store can itself be dealing with a corruption error or inconsistency which is preventing it from installing and updating programs. There are several ways to fix a faulty Microsoft Store application and we have discussed the most effective ones below.
  • System file corruption – One of your crucial system files can also be corrupt or infected with a virus, resulting in issues within the operating system. This can be resolved by using the built-in troubleshooting solutions provided by Microsoft.

Now that we know about the potential causes behind the error, let’s have a look at the troubleshooting methods that can fix the problem.

1. Install the Pending Updates

There have been a few instances of the 0x8004E10E error occurring on outdated operating systems, which could be resolved by installing the available system updates.

Here is how you can update your Windows os to its latest version:

  1. Press Win + I to open Windows Settings.
  2. In the following window, click on Windows Update from the left pane.
  3. Click on the Check for updates button on the right side of the window and wait for the system to scan for pending updates.

    Check for updates button
  4. If any updates are found, take your time to install them one by one. If the scan lists any pending driver updates as well, install them too.

Once done, restart your PC and check if the issue is resolved.

2. Run Windows Store Troubleshooter

If installing the latest updates did not work, then the next thing that you should do is run the Windows Store troubleshooter, which is a utility developed by Microsoft for both Windows 10 and 11. 

This troubleshooter is designed to scan the system for issues that may be preventing the Windows Store from working properly and then fix those problems. You can access it via the Settings app, just like you access the rest of the built-in troubleshooters.

In most cases of a faulty Microsoft Store, running the Windows Store troubleshooter can help you pinpoint the problem and fix it for good. However, if the troubleshooter fails to identify and fix the error 0x8004E10E, then proceed with the next method below.

3. Run the SFC and DISM Scans

Aside from Windows Store Troubleshooter, a variety of utilities are included in the system for troubleshooting corruption problems. Two of these troubleshooting tools are System File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe), which recognize and then resolve issues without much input from the user, much like the troubleshooter.

Follow these steps to run these utilities:

  1. Type cmd in the search bar and click on Run as administrator to launch Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
  2. Inside the Command Prompt window, type the command mentioned below and hit Enter to execute it.

    sfc /scannow
    Execute the SFC command
  3. Wait for the command to execute and then restart your PC.
  4. Upon reboot, launch Command Prompt as an administrator again and this time, execute the DISM command below.

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    Run the DISM command

Once done, you can restart your PC again and check if the issue is resolved.

4. Reset Windows Store Cache

Corrupt cache files are another cause of most Microsoft Store issues. Caches are temporary data stored by applications to retrieve data faster in the future.

This data can sometimes become corrupt when it accumulates within a system and cause problems like the 0x8004E10E error. The good news is that these files are temporary, so you can delete them safely.

Here is how you can reset the Windows Store cache:

  1. Press the Win + R keys together to open a Run dialog.
  2. Type wsreset.exe in the text field of Run and click Enter

Once you have executed the command, you should see it in Command Prompt. Upon completion, the Command Prompt will close automatically. You can then check if you can now install/update the apps.

5. Repair and Reset Microsoft Store

As we mentioned earlier, the issue can be related to the Microsoft Store as well. It may be corrupt or infected, which is leading to issues like the one at hand.

Repairing the Microsoft Store application should be the first step in such cases. The application can be reset if that doesn’t work. 

Here is how you can repair the Microsoft Store application:

  1. Press Windows + I keys together to launch Windows Settings.
  2. Choose Apps from the left pane and then navigate to Apps & features.

    Choose Apps & features
  3. Scroll down and click on Windows Store Apps in the following window.
  4. Choose Advanced options.

    Access the advanced options
  5. In the next window, click on the Terminate > Repair button

    Terminate and repair the application
  6. In the UAC prompt, click Repair again.

In the event that the error 0x8004E10E persists even after repairing the application, we suggest that you reset the application. If you do so, you will be logged out and your login data will be lost. 

6. Reinstall the Windows Store via Windows Terminal

The last option is to reinstall the Microsoft Store, which will reregister that app if none of the methods above work for you. You may still have the corrupted file dependencies after resetting the application. The only viable option, in this case, is to reinstall.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Press Windows + R keys on your keyboard to launch a Run dialog box.
  2. In the text field of the dialog box, type wt and press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together to launch Windows Terminal as an administrator. 
  3. Type the command below into Windows Terminal and hit Enter to run it.

    Get-AppxPackage -allusers *WindowsStore* | Remove-AppxPackage
  4. Restart your PC after executing the command. After rebooting, open Windows Terminal again with administrative privileges.
  5. Now, execute the following command to reinstall Windows Store.

    Get-AppxPackage -allusers *WindowsStore* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
    Execute the mentioned command

Finally, restart your PC again and check if the 0x8004E10E issue is resolved.

Zainab Falak
Zainab is an actuarial science graduate with a keen interest in technology. She specializes in data analytics and learns python and R in her spare time. At Appuals, she writes about anything and everything related to Windows 8, 10 and 11.

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