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The Microsoft Store is an integral part of the Windows 10 operating system and is the distribution center for various applications such as Facebook, Netflix and others. Microsoft looks forward to making it a hub not only for UWP applications, but also for Classic Windows applications. With the power of Project Centennial, Microsoft has built a gateway that allows developers to migrate their Windows Classic applications and upload them to the Microsoft Store. Spotify is an example of this. But sometimes users have reported the error 0x80131505 when opening the Microsoft Store.
Causes of Windows Store Error 0x80131505
There are many reasons that are responsible for the Windows memory error 0x80131505. You will find here the most common ones:
- Due to problems with the Windows shop
- Damage to Windows system files
- Incorrect deletion of applications or hardware
- Virus/malware infection
- The third party provider who has installed an antivirus program may cause the error.
Run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
Before making any further corrections, it is best to test whether your Windows computer is able to solve the problem automatically. If you are confronted with the problem under Windows 10, it is possible that the improved version of the classic troubleshooting may identify and apply an applicable repair strategy even more effectively.
If error 0x80131505 occurs due to a common problem such as a corrupted cache file, the following steps should allow you to resolve the problem with minimal effort.
Performing an SFC and DISM Scan
Many users receive the Windows memory error 0x80131505 due to corruption of Windows system files. Therefore, try performing an SFC scan to resolve error code 0x80131505.
To do this, proceed as follows:
- Press Win + X Menu keys > select Command prompt (Admin).
- When the command prompt opens > type sfc /scannow > press Enter.
- Wait until all the action is completed (about 15 minutes).
- Now reboot your system and check if the error has been fixed or not.
If this is not the case, use the DISM analysis instead.
Clearing the Windows Store Cache
- Click on Win + R, type WSReset.exe in the Run dialog box, then press Enter.
- If the Command Prompt and Windows Store windows open at the same time, it means that the cache has been removed.
- All you have to do is restart your PC, browse to the Windows store and try to download/update a favorite application.
Resetting Windows Store via Settings menu
- Open a Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R. Then type “ms-settings:appsfeatures” and press Enter to open the Apps & Features menu in the Settings window.
- After entering the Apps & Features window, browse the list of installed UWP applications and locate the entry associated with Microsoft Store.
- Once you have seen it, look directly below and you should find a hyperlink called Advanced Options (on Microsoft Corporation). Click it once to open the Advanced Options menu.
- Click the Reset button, then confirm to start the process of cleaning the Microsoft Store cache.
- Wait patiently until the process is complete, then restart your device and check that the problem is solved the next time you boot your system by trying to reopen the Microsoft Store.
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