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The exception code 0xc000027b is typically found after the Microsoft App Store closes by itself after it has worked normally. There is no error window when this problem occurs (the Windows store closes automatically), but the users concerned discovered this error code in the Event Viewer during the investigation of this problem.
Run the troubleshooter for Windows Store applications
- Click the Start button
- Select Settings
- Update and Security
- From the Windows Store application list, select Run Troubleshooting.
Setting the time and date
In many documented cases, the error code 0xc000027b is a direct result of the fact that the date, time or time zone was changed during the upgrade of the machine’s operating system. Several users concerned confirmed that the problem for them was that the clock on their machine was incorrect.
This may seem insignificant, but it is possible that some store requests may fail due to incorrect time stamping and the store server may not allow the connection to be established. If this scenario is applicable, setting the correct time, date and time zone should allow you to solve the problem very easily.
Clear the store’s cache memory
Emptying the shop cache can help solve problems when installing or updating applications. In fact, emptying the cache can solve many Windows problems. It is incredibly easy to use and takes only half a minute to use.
Press Windows + R to open Run, then type wsreset.exe and click OK. An empty prompt window will open, but you can be sure that it will clear the cache. After about ten seconds, the window closes and the store opens automatically.
Updating the Store application using the Powershell command
It also turns out that this particular problem can occur because one or more temporary files during the validation phase have errors that finally force the Microsoft Store to close automatically.
Several concerned users who have encountered this problem have managed to solve it by opening a evelated Powershell prompt and executing a command that can delete all files associated with the Microsoft Store component.
- Press Windows + R to open a Run dialog box. Then type ‘powershell’ and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open a elevated Powershell prompt. When User Account Control (UAC) is displayed, click Yes to grant the required administrator access.
- If you are at the PowerShell prompt, type the following command and press Enter to update the Store component and all its dependencies:
- $manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest
- Once the command has been successfully executed, restart your computer and check that the problem is solved the next time you start your computer.
Resetting Windows update components
If you have problems updating the shop or the applications themselves, try resetting the Windows Update components. Handy, there’s an automated repair tool for that. You can get it from the Microsoft script repository.
- Download the ZIP file and unzip it. Right-click on the ResetWUEng.cmd file and click Run as administrator.
- Press Y, then press Enter to confirm that you want to continue. Then press 2 to select Reset Windows Update Components, and press Enter. Wait until the process is completed.
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