How to Reinstall Store & Other Preinstalled Apps in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with many in-built apps from that not all are useful, so most of them uninstall those apps. These pre-installed apps can be uninstalled manually by using the settings app or can use PowerShell app. Now, the question is how to get those apps back?

If you have accidentally removed the Microsoft store in Windows 10, then will you be able to reinstall it? Such incidents take place while you have done a PC reset or a PC refresh operation, then you will lose all the installed apps. OR you have manually removed the preinstalled apps, and you want to get it back.

Yes, you can reinstall the pre-installed apps and Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 PC. Here, we have explained few methods that will be helpful for you to reinstall the store and other apps.

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Best Methods to Reinstall Store & Other Preinstalled Apps in Windows 10

This guide will help you to fix the issue of pre-installed apps in Windows 10. Let us check out how to reinstall the store and other apps.

Method 1: Reinstall Store via Settings

You can try this method if you are using Windows 10 1803 or above.

  1. First, open the Settings app by pressing Windows Key + I
  2. Click on Apps and open Apps and features windows (Option is on the left side of the screen)
  3. Scroll down and look for Microsoft Store entry and click on it
  4. Under that, you will see Advanced options; click on the link.
    Reinstall store on Windows 10
  5. Here, scroll and look for the Reset option; click on Reset. (The description says that resetting the app will reinstall the app.)

Reinstall the store app

Method 2: Reinstall all Preinstalled Apps via Powershell

This method will reinstall all the default apps of Windows 10. So, while reinstalling the apps, you might lose the data that is stored in the apps.

  1. Open Windows Powershell on Windows 10. In the search box, type PowerShell and right-click on the PowerShell entry in the result, and then click on Run as Administrator. OR search for Powershell and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together.
  2. Now, copy the given command and paste it in the PowerShell, and press Enter.
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
  3. Wait for some time; you will also see some errors, but ignore them.
  4. Once the process is completed, open the Start Menu and Search for the app that you want to reinstall. You will see the results.

Method 3: Reinstall Single App via PowerShell

If you don’t want all the apps back, then you can try to reinstall individual apps by using PowerShell. Follow the steps to reinstall a single app.

  1. You must open PowerShell with admin rights. In the search box, type Windows Powershell and do right-click on the results. Then click on the Run as administrator option.
  2. Copy the given below command and paste it in the PowerShell, and press enter.
    Get-Appxpackage –Allusers
  3. For example, we are reinstalling the store app. Once the command is executed, scroll down and look for the entry of the Store app and copy the package name.
  4. If you want any other app, then look for it and copy its PackageFullName. 
    Reinstall store and other apps
  5. Now, execute the following command:
    Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\<PackageFullName>” –DisableDevelopmentMode

NOTE: In the place of PackageFullName, you need to enter the name of Windows Store or any app that you have copied in Step 3. And instead of “C,” you need to put the drive letter of the drive where Windows 10 is installed.

Method 4: Create a New User Account

If none of the above methods help you, then the final call is to make a new user account. So, let us check out how to create a new user account.

  1. First, open the Settings app and go to the Account section.
  2. From the left-hand side of the menu, click on Family and Other Users
  3. Now, click on Add someone else to this PC.
    Create new user account
  4. Follow the instructions given on the screen and create a new account.
  5. Once you get a new account, you can transfer the old data to the new one.

Once your account is created, you will get all the pre-installed apps, and you can reinstall any app on Windows 10.


So, these are the few methods that will help you to reinstall Store and other preinstalled apps on Windows 10. We hope this article was helpful to you. If you know any other method, then do share it with us.

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