How to Fix Microsoft Store Error Code: 0x8A150006

The Microsoft Store error 0x8A150006 occurs when the users try to install an app that requires administrative approval or a confirmation in the User Account Control prompt. The users have also reported that they can install and run the apps that do not require these permissions successfully.

1. Switch to Another User Account

Some users reported that a problem with their user account caused the issue, and they were able to fix it by switching accounts.

If you don’t already have a separate user account, follow these steps to create one.

To create a new user account, follow these steps:

  1. Open Windows Settings by pressing the Win + I keys.
  2. Choose Accounts > Family & other users in the following window.

    Choose Family & other users
    Choose Family & other users
  3. Navigate to the Other users section and click on the Add account button against the Add other user option.

    Click on the Add account button
    Click on the Add account button
  4. Click on the I don’t have this person’s sign-in information in the next dialog.
  5. Now, click on the Add a user without a Microsoft account hyperlink, and enter all the required information.

    Add a new user without a Microsoft account in Windows
    Add a new user without a Microsoft account in Windows
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed. Once the new account has been created, log into it and try to install the targeted program here. 

If you successfully manage to install the program, then it implies that the issue was within the user account. Another way to go about this issue is by enabling the built-in administrator account and then trying to install the targeted app using it. 

Here is how you can proceed with that:

  1. While on the sign-in screen, press and hold the Shift key, then restart your computer.
  2. Upon booting, Windows will take you to the Recovery menu. Select Troubleshoot from the available options.
  3. Navigate to Advanced options > Command Prompt.

    Access Command Prompt in Advanced options
    Access Command Prompt in Advanced options
  4. Once the Command Prompt launches, type the following command in it and click Enter to execute it:

    net user administrator /active:yes
    Execute the entered command
    Execute the entered command
  5. After running the command, restart your computer and log into the new account. Try checking if you can now install the targeted applications.

2. Run the Windows Store Troubleshooter

In the event that switching to a different user account does not resolve the issue, you can run the Windows Store troubleshooter. Using this tool, you’ll be able to scan for issues that might be preventing the Microsoft Store from functioning properly, and if problems are found, you’ll be able to fix them. 

You can run the Windows Store troubleshooter via the Settings app in Windows.

Here is all that you need to do:

  1. Launch Windows Settings by pressing Win + I keys together.
  2. Navigate to System > Troubleshoot.

    Click on the Troubleshoot option
    Click on the Troubleshoot option
  3. Select Other troubleshooters from the right-side menu.

    Click on the Other troubleshooter option
    Click on the Other troubleshooter option
  4. Now, locate the Windows Store Apps and click on the Run button for it. This will launch the troubleshooter.

    Run the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter
    Run the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter
  5. It will notify you if it finds any issues. In the dialog, click Apply this fix to apply the suggested fixes.

3. Repair and Reset Microsoft Store

Another way to resolve issues within the Microsoft Store is by using the repair and reset feature in the Advanced settings of the app. If an issue within the application is causing the problem, these two services can help fix it. 

The first step in such cases should be to repair the Microsoft Store application. Alternatively, you can attempt to reset the application if that does not 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 click on Apps & features in the following window.

    Click on the Apps & features option
    Click on the Apps & features option
  3. Now, locate Windows Store and click on the three dots associated with it.
  4. Choose Advanced options.

    Click on Advanced options in the context menu
    Click on Advanced options in the context menu
  5. In the next window, click on the Terminate > Repair button. 

    Terminate the app and then repair it
    Terminate the app and then repair it
  6. Click Repair again if a confirmation prompt appears.
  7. Once the process is complete, check if the issue has been resolved.
  8. If the error persists, then you can try resetting the application to its default state. For that, follow steps 1-4 again.
  9. Now, choose Reset from the menu and follow the instructions onscreen.

    Reset Microsoft Store
    Reset Microsoft Store

Keep in mind that resetting the application so will log you out of it, and you will lose the login data.

4. Re-register Microsoft Store

Microsoft Store applications can also be re-registered to fix problems. No data will be lost in the process, so it is safe to execute.

Follow these steps to proceed:

  1. Right-click on the Windows icon on the taskbar and choose Powershell (Admin) from the context menu.

    Launch Windows Terminal as an administrator
    Launch Windows Terminal as an administrator
  2. Choose Yes in the User Account Prompt.
  3. If you would like to re-register your Store for current users, type the following command and press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.WindowsStore* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
  4. To re-register the Store for all users, execute the following command:

    Get-AppXPackage WindowsStore -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

5. Restart Windows Update Service and Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Windows programs require relevant services to be functioning properly. If any of these services are acting up or disabled, you are likely to fail to perform actions like installing and running the apps as an administrator.

Two services that must be functioning properly for the Microsoft Store to work are the Windows Update service and the Background Intelligent Transfer service. Follow the steps below to restart these services. This will rule out any issues that the services might be facing, which result in the error at hand.

Here is how you can proceed:

  1. Press Win + R together to open Run.
  2. Type services.msc in Run and click Enter.
  3. In the Services window, look for the Windows Update service.
  4. Right-click on it and choose Properties from the menu.

    Access the Windows Update properties
    Access the Windows Update properties
  5. In the Properties dialog, click on the Stop button. Wait for a few moments and then hit Start again.
  6. Make sure that the Startup type is set to Automatic.

    Set the startup type to Automatic
    Set the startup type to Automatic
  7. Do the same for the Background Intelligent Transfer service and click Apply > OK to save the changes.
  8. Close the Services window and check if the 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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