Windows Store is quite a new concept for desktop users as they now have a chance of having a dedicated store available at their disposal for all types of applications and games. Some of these games and applications have existed before and they were able for download but having them located at the same place and having the downloaded and installed with a click of the mouse button is something great.
Additionally, these apps have been optimized greatly specifically for Windows 10 and they often run more smoothly than apps you install otherwise. However, there are a lot of errors users experience on a daily basis and you should definitely be on a lookout for these errors. Check the following error code out below!
Fix Windows Store Error Code 0x8024001E
Users have reported that they are unable to download apps and games or even to update the ones they have installed. In some of other cases, Windows Store does not open at all and users don’t know what to do with their applications.
The only code they receive is 0x8024001E but the code itself is not so self-explanatory. There are several simple solutions to this problem but make sure you try out all of them before giving up on your computer.
Solution 1: Reset the Windows Store Cache
If the Store’s cache is experiencing some issues, make sure you reset it with this simple command. Resetting the cache usually solves similar issues because they are caused when the Store is used excessively and its cache becomes larger than recommended. This may cause issues both with your Windows Store and the Windows Update service which can lead to the particular message being displayed often.
- Click on your Start menu and type the “wsreset” command. As soon as you type this in, the first result at the top should be “wsreset – Run command”.
- Click on this in order to reset the Store’s cache.
- Restart your computer in order to apply these changes and open Store to see if your downloads are working again.
Solution 2: The In-Built Windows Apps Troubleshooter
Windows definitely comes prepared when it comes to troubleshooting because the Settings app holds a place for plenty of troubleshooters for various things which can go wrong on your device. Since this problem is closely related to the Xbox app among others, you can also tr this solution as your last resort if all of the solutions above have failed. Troubleshooting Windows 10 apps can be quite useful because it can show you just where the problem is or it can even fix the problem for you automatically.
- Search for Settings in the Start menu and click on the first result.
- Locate the Update & security section and open it.
- Navigate to the Troubleshoot tab and check under the Find and Fix other problems.
- Windows Store Apps troubleshooter should be located at the bottom so make sure you click on it and follow the instructions on screen.
- Additionally, you can run the Internet Connections troubleshooter in order to check if it is your connection that is causing the problems with Windows Store.
Solution 3: Resetting the Windows Update Components Manually
Windows Update and Windows Store are two closely connected services and issues with one of them may cause the second one to malfunction. Resetting all of the Windows Update components is guaranteed to fix 90% of all Windows Store and Update problems because you basically get to start from the beginning when it comes to these features.
This solution contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.
Refer to the article below in order to backup and restore the registry in Windows:
- First you will need to stop the Background Intelligent Transfer, Windows Update, Cryptographic Services. The services basically allow Windows to download all files and update that are used by Automatic Windows Update and other Windows components. It uses the idle bandwidth of network connection when your connection is idle and silently downloads files in the background. It is, therefore, the best practice to disable the BITS service before proceeding.
- To do so, in an elevated command prompt window, type the following commands and press Enter after you type each command.
net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc
- Next you need to delete the qmgr*.dat files. In order to reset Windows Update components, you will need to delete the files. To do this, at a command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter:
Del “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat”
- It’s worth mentioning here that if this is the first time you are trying to resolve your Windows Update issues by following the steps in this post, it is advisable to skip this very step and jump directly to the next step. The step should only be followed for troubleshooting when you see no solution in sight despite trying all steps outlined in the article except this step since the step is performed aggressively.
- Rename the SoftwareDistribution and catroot2 folders. To do this, at a command prompt, type the following commands. Make sure that you press Enter after you type each command.
Ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak
Ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.bak
- Reset the BITS service and the Windows Update service to the default security descriptor. To do this, at a command prompt, type the following commands. Make sure that you press Enter after you type each command.
exe sdset bits D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU)
exe sdset wuauserv D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU)
- Now, in the command prompt window that is opened, type the following command, and then press Enter:
cd /d %windir%\system32
- Re-register the BITS files and the Windows Update related dll files. To do so, in the command prompt window, type the following commands. Do not forget to hit the Enter key after every command you type.
- Delete incorrect Registry values. Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
- Right-click on COMPONENTS. Now in the right-pane, delete the following if they exist:
- Reset Winsock. It is a technical specification that defines how Windows network software should access network services, especially TCP/IP. Windows OS comes with a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file called winsock.dll which implements the API and coordinates Windows programs and TCP/IP connections.
Due to some reason, Windows Sockets popularly referred as Winsock may get corrupted. As such, a user may experience difficulty in establishing aconnection to the Internet. It therefore becomes necessary to repair Winsock by resetting it.
- To do this, in the command prompt window, type the following command, and then press Enter:
netsh winsock reset
- Once all is done, restart the BITS service, the Windows Update service, and the Cryptographic service. To do this, switch back to the command prompt and enter the following commands. Again, make sure that you press Enter after you type each command.
net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start appidsvc
net start cryptsvc
- Finally, make sure that you have installed the latest Windows Update Agent on your computer.
- Restart your computer to complete the process.
Solution 4: Run Several Tool to Check the Integrity of System Files and Your Windows Image
You can use the two built-in tools in order to check the integrity of system files you have installed on your computer and your Windows Image.
System File Checker is a tool which is used to scan and check your system files for missing or broken files. The tool also replaces them automatically and fixes your issues.
Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM.exe) is a tool which can be used to scan and check your Windows image and installation for errors.