Microsoft Store missing from Windows 11 insider preview

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I have recently installed the latest Windows 11 Pro insider preview (ARM version) in a VM on my M1 Mac with Parallels Desktop.  Windows seems to run fine, but the Microsoft Store app is missing.  There is no icon for the Store, and the Store doesn't appear in the list of Apps in Settings.  


How do I get the Store installed?  Thanks!  

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Same issue with 22598.200 on ARM64. Starts with defective store which then vanishes. None of the suggestions here work, sadly. Reported in the Feedback Hub.
this guide fixed my issue on win 11 arm64 macbookpro m1. thaankyou
Hi Chrissant,

Thanks to your link, I was able to install the Microsoft Store!

I would like to add one more point:
To install the Microsoft VCLibs package, I had to turn off Widgets from Taskbar settings and also end the Widgets.exe task from Taskbar.
Perfect answer! Worked for me!

@1960gjh your link don't work


here I’ll repost for you forget about all the other nonsense they work for some not for others and way to much time and effort and use of windows features most are. Or well versed in. Do this, this is a definite and its the easiest by far. open xbox app, go into settings click on general tab. at very top there will be list of apps /files missing choose install on all of them and you are done. Windows Store will be among the missing.