Fix: 0x80073D27 When Installing Gaming Services App

If you run into the error 0x80073d27 when installing the gaming services, it means there are some incorrect registry entries preventing the installation of the gaming services. Moreover, the error also occurs if there is corruption in the Microsoft Store Cache. These are some of the leading causes that lead users to this error message.

If you recently installed any Windows update, it is possible that the gaming services entries in the registry editor have been changed by installing the new updates, preventing you from installing the gaming services.

Before trying out the solutions, it is strongly recommended to restart your computer. Restarting the computer often fixes most of the errors because It restarts the background services required to perform the essential tasks. Thus, if you haven’t restarted your computer yet, do this before moving down to the following solutions.

1. Reinstall the gaming services

The first solution is to reinstall the gaming services. This is because when you install a program, it creates the registry files that are responsible for running the program properly. In case these registry files have been changed by installing new updates, it will result in this error message. Therefore, in this method, we will try clearing the registry files along with reinstalling the gaming services app. To do so, follow the steps:

  1. Click the Start Menu and type Windows PowerShell.
  2. Right-click on it and select Run as administrator to open it in the admin mode.
    Get-AppxPackage *gamingservices* -allusers | remove-appxpackage -allusers
    Remove-Item -Path "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\GamingServices" -recurse 
    Remove-Item -Path "HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\GamingServicesNet" -recurse

    Note: You may get an error message that it can’t find one of the registry paths; it does not matter; ignore it.

  3. Reboot your system. This step is necessary, and it does make a difference if it works or not.

2. Reset the Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store application often displays error messages due to the corruption in the cache files. The cache files store the data that the application often accesses. As a result, the application does not need to request the data from the server. Instead, it dispatches the data from the cache files, which increases the User Experience (UX) and reduces the loading time.

Thus, if there is corruption in the Microsoft Store cache files, try resetting the Microsoft Store to clear the cache files by following the steps.

  1. Right-click the Start Menu and select Run from the listed options.
  2. Here enter the command wsreset.exe and click OK to reset the Microsoft Store.
  3. Once done, try installing the gaming services to verify if the error is resolved.

3. Update Your Windows

Having outdated Windows can lead to incompatibility, which could cause this error. Since Microsoft Store is a built-in Windows component, we can try updating Windows, which will update the Microsoft Store and also fix the problem associated with it. To do so, follow the steps:

  1. Click the Start Menu and type Check for updates.
  2. Use the Enter key to navigate into the Windows Update settings.
  3. Click Check for updates, then click Download and Install.
  4. Once the updates are downloaded, restart your computer to install the updates.
  5. Now try installing the gaming services to check for the error message.

4. Run the Microsoft Store app troubleshooter

Microsoft Store app troubleshooter is designed to fix problems automatically. Windows has various troubleshooters for its components, such as Windows Update, Network Adapter, and Microsoft Store troubleshooter. If you haven’t tried running the Microsoft Store app troubleshooter yet, try it, as it fixes the problems most of the time.

To run the Microsoft Store app troubleshooter:

  1. Press the Win key and type Troubleshoot settings.
  2. Hit Enter to open the troubleshooting settings.
  3. Go to Other troubleshooters and run the Microsoft Store troubleshooter.
  4. Now follow the simple on-instructions to fix this issue.
  5. Once done, verify whether you are still experiencing the error message or not.

5. Reinstall the Microsoft Store

Finally, if none of the solutions have worked for you, you can try reinstalling the Microsoft Store. Since you tried every method, it is possible that the corruption in the Microsoft Store causing the error. To ensure that, try reinstalling the Microsoft Store using Windows PowerShell.

  1. Simply open the Start Menu and type Windows PowerShell.
  2. Right-click the PowerShell and select Run as administrator to open with administrator privileges.
  3. Then, enter the following command to uninstall the Microsoft Store.
    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore | Remove-AppxPackage
  4. Once the Microsoft Store is uninstalled, enter the following command to reinstall the Microsoft Store.
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
  5. Once done, check whether the error still persists or not.

In case reinstalling the Microsoft Store did not resolve the issue, you can either use a System Restore utility or try resetting the Windows to get this issue fixed. Both methods can help resolve this issue. You can visit the articles to follow the instructions.

Gaming Services error 0x80073d27- FAQs

How to Fix Gaming Services error 0x80073d27?

To fix this error, simply reinstall the gaming services completely from the system, along with clearing its registry files.

What causes the Gaming Services error 0x80073d27?

Mainly, this error occurs when the registry entries of the gaming services get changed by the Windows updates, which creates a conflict with the registry entries. As a result, you cannot install the gaming services due to this error message


Hamza Mohammad Anwar

Hamza Mohammad Anwar is an intermediate JavaScript web developer with a focus on developing high-performance applications using MERN technologies. His skill set includes expertise in ReactJS, MongoDB, Express NodeJS, and other related technologies. Hamza is also a Google IT Certified professional, which highlights his competence in IT support. As an avid problem-solver, he recreates errors on his computer to troubleshoot and find solutions to various technical issues.