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Windows 11 microsoft store app updates are stuck on pending

Copper Contributor

Hi the app updates in the microsoft store are stuck on pending or installing, anyone got a fix for this? I have tried to repair the app and reset it. I have used powershell to remove it and bring it back. I don't want to reset my pc or install windows again.

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@Jsingh153 I'm having the exact same problem and I have tried every single fix online and nothing works, it's driving me INSANE 


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@Kapil Arya


Yeah I tried all of these and nothing works. 




What worked for me was to reinstall Microsoft store.

You can write this in CMD:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *WindowsStore*).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"


Hi @Jsingh153 


in my case I solved the issue disabling the use of Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS):

Here are the steps to disable the use of BITS service:

  1. Press Win + R to open the Run dialog, type gpedit.msc, and press Enter. This will open the Local Group Policy Editor.

  2. Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Delivery Optimization.

  3. Double-click Download Mode in the right pane.

  4. Select Enable and set Download Mode to "Simple (99)" if you use Windows 11 or "Bypass (100)" if you use Windows 10

  5. Click Apply and OK.

  6. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

After the restart the problem should be solved.
Best Regards.