How to fix Windows Store on #Windows10

18 10 2015

The family PC failed to load the Windows 10 Store so having done a bit of digging on the internet I found I had to combined multiple fixes to get it working. Hopefully this will help you if you have the same problem.

  1. Ensure the Date and Time are correct on your device
  2. Right Click the Windows icon
  3. Click Command Prompt (Admin)
  4. Either type or copy and paste the following text into the window

    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  5. Press Return
  6. Once complete (it may take a few minutes) if the window does not close, close it
  7. You now need to reset / clear the Windows Store cache. Open the Command Prompt (Admin) again and this time type:


  8. Press Return
  9. Again wait few minutes for it to complete and close the window
  10. Restart your PC
  11. Now try to load the Windows Store.

#Outlook 2013 does not send emails after #Windows10 Upgrade

4 09 2015

After upgrading to Windows 10 yesterday Outlook 2013 stopped sending emails. Outlook displayed the message:

“Task ‘Randy Perkins-Smart – Sending’ reported error (0x800CCC13) : ‘Cannot connect to the network. Verify your network connection or modem.'”

After a quick search I found the following solution:

  1. Close all running programs (may not be absolutely necessary)
  2. Right click on the Windows Start icon and click Command Prompt (Admin)
  3. When the command prompt is displayed type:
    sfc /scannow
  4. Once complete it should look something like this:
  5. Now type:
  6. Restart you PC.

Now when you use Outlook you should be able to send emails.