Do you receive an error code 0x80242020 when downloading apps from the Microsoft Store or downloading games from the Xbox app? It is an annoying problem, but some of these suggestions can help you fix the problem successfully.

Why does this error code 0x80242020 occur?

This can be due to a variety of reasons, including application-level corruption and cache issues. If the problem is not solved with restarting the PC, you may need to update, clear the cache and even reinstall the application. One of the most reported reasons is the conflict in the storage location between the PC and the Xbox app. Let’s fix it.

Error code 0x80242020 in Microsoft Store or Xbox app

Follow these suggestions to fix error code 0x80242020. Most of them will need admin permission to run these suggestions.

  1. Set storage location
  2. Update Microsoft Store
  3. Clear Microsoft Store and Xbox app cache
  4. Reinstall the Xbox app and the Microsoft Store

To note: This is not an issue of insufficient storage space. However, make sure you have enough space for games and apps on your PC.

1]Set storage location

Although this shouldn’t be the cause of this problem, we suggest it because it has worked for some and may work for you as well.

You need to make sure that the Xbox PC app’s default storage location is the same as the app’s regular storage location. This means that Xbox and PC should point to the same location for apps and games.

On Windows:

storage settings app location default

  • Open Settings using Win + I
  • Go to System > Storage > Advanced storage settings > Where new content is saved
  • Set location for new apps and exit

In the Xbox app:

xbox app default game path

  • Open the Xbox app
  • Click the profile icon, then click Settings.
  • Go to General and set the same path as the settings under Game Installation Options.
  • Restart the Xbox app and try to install the app.

2]Update the Microsoft Store

Microsoft Store Update

If you’re having trouble with the Microsoft Store, try opening it from the apps menu and checking for updates. Sometimes updating the app can fix known issues. Once the store downloads the update, it will relaunch after installing the new update.

3]Clear Microsoft Store and Xbox app cache

If your Microsoft Store cache is corrupted, it may affect your store’s connection to the server.

To fix the problem, you can either delete the cache manually using WSReset.exe or use the Reset option in Settings.

Open the Run box, type wsreset.exe, and press Enter.

Reset Microsoft Store with the WSReset Command

When using the Reset option, go to Apps > Microsoft Store and click on the three-dot menu. Then scroll down to find the Reset option and run it.

Reset Microsoft Store app settings

You can also choose to repair before trying the Reset button. If there is any corruption related to files associated with Microsoft Store, it will fix it.

To clear the Xbox app cache:

  • Use Repair and Reset option first
  • Then sign out of the Microsoft account.
  • Restart your PC, then log in again with the same account.

If that doesn’t work, there’s always an option to completely uninstall these apps and then reinstall them.

3]Reinstall Microsoft Store and Xbox app

If your apps are outdated, it can lead to a corrupt installation. To solve this problem, you can use Powershell to reinstall Microsoft Store. We will first uninstall the apps and then reinstall them.

You can run the below command on Windows Terminal with admin permission to uninstall Microsoft Store and Xbox app.

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage *WindowsStore* | Remove-AppxPackage

Close PowerShell or Windows Terminal and restart your PC.

Once done, run the command below on Windows Terminal. The command mentioned below will reinstall the Microsoft Store.

Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)AppXManifest.xml"}

Once done, you can then download and install the Xbox app from the Microsoft Store. You will need to sign in to both apps using the Microsoft account.

These suggestions should resolve error code 0x80242020 in the Microsoft Store or Xbox app.

Is it possible to change the location of Windows applications after installation?

Changing the location of installed apps is only possible with Microsoft Store apps. So yes, it is possible, but it should be allowed by app developers. Some applications are limited because the performance can only be obtained when they are installed on the primary drive.

What is error code 0x80070422 in the Microsoft store?

Error 0x80070422 can occur when trying to install an Xbox Game Pass game on your PC. It might indicate that the Microsoft Store is not working on your PC due to Windows Update being disabled on your computer. Run Windows Update troubleshooter first and see.



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