Fix: ‘Error Code: 0x803F8001’ in Microsoft Store on Windows 11

The Microsoft Store on Windows 11 is set to become the ultimate destination for downloading millions of apps, including Android apps. This revamped MS Store will definitely mark as the milestone of the next generation Operating System. But some Windows 11 users point to ‘Error Code: 0x803F8001’ in apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store, and they are looking for a solution.

We have listened to the issue and sorted out some solutions for the same. Our analysis found several common reasons triggering the ‘Error Code: 0x803F8001’ in the Microsoft Store, such as account glitch, false Store installation, temporary files, and many more. If you are also suffering from the same issue, then follow this article to get the most out of it. Let’s have a look, 

Fix 1: Sign in again into the Microsoft Store:

As a first resort to deal with the ‘Error Code: 0x803F8001’ in Microsoft Store on Windows 11 is sign out from the MS Store and sign in again after a few seconds. We have studied that the prime cause of this issue is account synchronization. So you need to disconnect from your Microsoft account from the MS Store temporarily,

To do so, 

  • Firstly, go to the Microsoft Store and click on the Account icon from the right top corner of the window.
  • Then click on the Sign out option from the drop-down menu.
  • Now restart the system and wait for a few seconds.
  • Again open Microsoft Store and go to the Account icon (top right corner).
  • Then click on the Sign-in option and sign in with your account credentials. 
  • Once done, the said error might get resolved for you.

Fix 2: Repair Microsoft Store:

Another possible cause for the ‘Error Code: 0x803F8001’ in Microsoft Store is corrupted temporary files or faulty dependency. Here the best possible solution is to repair the entire suite. If it doesn’t help you, then reset it. To do so, 

  • Firstly, press Windows + I to launch the Settings app.
  • Then in the search box, type Apps and click on Add and remove programs option from the sub-menu. 
  • Now from the list of apps, select Microsoft Store and then click on the three-dot beside the option.
  • Then click on Advanced options from the drop-down menu.
  • In the newly opened screen, click on the Repair button under the Reset section.
  • Once done, check for improvement. If the error persists, then again go to Advanced options and click on the Reset button.  
  • Once the Reset process gets completed, restart the System and check the said issue is resolved or not.

Fix 3: Run Windows Store Troubleshooter:

As per some suffered users, they managed to get rid of the ‘Error Code: 0x803F8001’ in Microsoft Store in Windows 11 by running Windows Store troubleshooter. So here we strongly recommend you can apply the same trick in your case also. To do so, 

  • Firstly, click on the Start button and select the Settings app.
  • Then select System and click on Troubleshoot from the right side of the screen.
  • Now click on the Other troubleshooters option.
  • Then select Windows Apps troubleshooters (Windows Store Apps) and click on the Run button beside the option.
  • Once done, let the process complete on its own. Then restart the system and check for improvement.
  • The System will start scanning, and there find any corrupted files, it will ask for permission to repair it; then click on Apply this fix option.
  • Now the said issue will get resolved for you; if not, then move to the next fix.

Fix 4: Run SFC and DISM Scan:

Another solution to tackle the ‘Error Code: 0x803F8001’ in Microsoft Store on Windows 11 is running SFC and DISM scan. This tool will detect and repair system files automatically. To do so,

  • Firstly, in the search bar, type cmd and open Command Prompt with administrative access. 
  • Inside the Command Prompt window, type or copy then paste the following command and then press Enter,

SFC /scannow

  • Once the scanning process gets completed, again type the following command and then press Enter,

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Let the process complete on its own, then restart the system and check whether the said issue is resolved.

Fix 5: Reinstall Microsoft Store:

If any of the above solutions do not help you, then you can reinstall the MS store. To do so,

  • Firstly, press Windows + R simultaneously to launch the Run dialog box, then type wt and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter. This time the Windows Terminal window will open before you with administrative access.
  • If User Account Control (UAC) appears before the screen, click on Yes.
  • Then inside the Windows Terminal app, type the following command and then press Enter to uninstall Windows Store functionality from your System.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *WindowsStore* | Remove-AppxPackage

  • Now restart the system; when your system boots back, go to the same Windows Terminal app with administrative access and type the following command and press Enter to reinstall Microsoft component, Get-AppxPackage -allusers *WindowsStore* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
  • Once done, again restart the system and check for improvement.

So you can bypass the ‘Error Code: 0x803F8001’ in the Microsoft Store on Windows 11 by following any of the solutions listed above. In addition to all these solutions, you can perform a repair installation to reinstall all components of your Windows 11 installation without losing data. If you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, please leave a comment in the below comment box.