The UWP application is an application that can be used on any Microsoft Windows device, including personal computers, tablets, phones,… Error 0x80080005 occurs that prevents you from continuing with the upgrade or install UWP apps anymore. To fix this situation, you will need to remove the Microsoft Store and reinstall it.
How to uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Store to fix error 0x80080005
Error message interface 0x80080005 on Microsoft Store as shown below.
In the search bar on Windows, type the keyword Windows PowerShell, and then click on the results found above.
Next, right-click Windows PowerShell and then select Run as administrator to run the application with system administrator rights.
Switch to the new interface. Here, we need to enter the command Get-AppxPackage -name *store* and press Enter to execute the command. After executing the command, the Microsoft Store system identifier will appear.
Next, users find the Name line as Microsoft.Windows Store. Then copy the Microsoft Store app package name at the line InstallLocation.
For example, at the InstallLocation line, the content is
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11711.1001.5.0_x86__8weky as shown below.
So we will proceed to copy Microsoft.WindowsStore_11711.1001.5.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe on that content.
Once you have determined the Microsoft Store system name, continue to enter the command Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore | Remove-AppxPackage.
Then press Enter to proceed to remove Microsoft Store.
Next, you reopen Windows PowersShell with administrative rights if the window is closed.
We will enter the command Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\YourStorePackageName\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode into the interface.
Where YourStorePackageName will be replaced with the Microsoft Store system name just copied above. So I will have the path like below.
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsStore_11711.1001.5.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode
Press Enter to execute the above command. Entering the Microsoft Store system name is quite complicated, so please do it correctly.
Finally, we wait for the installation process to complete and check again in the Start section. Restart the computer and then go to the Microsoft Store to install and upgrade the UWP app.
When downloading applications or upgrading on Microsoft Store, users sometimes encounter errors such as the error 0x80080005 above. When this is the case, users are forced to uninstall the Microsoft Store, then reinstall it in the way written above.
Wishing you success!