The Xbox app for Windows 11/10 allows users to play Microsoft Store games with other Xbox players, create dashboards, share their social content, and more. Some PC gamers have reported that they are unable to download and/or install the Xbox app on their Windows PC. This article offers solutions to this problem.
Why won’t the Xbox app install on my PC?
There are a plethora of reasons why the Xbox app is not installing on your Windows PC. The most common known reasons can be any of the following:
- Antivirus/firewall interference (usually 3rd party).
- Microsoft Store cache corrupted.
- Corrupt or damaged system files.
How to fix Xbox app not installing?
If the Xbox app is not installing on your Windows gaming PC, you can restart your PC first and see if that helps. If not, you can check for updates and install all available stuff on your Windows 10/11 device and see if you can now download and install the Xbox app successfully. See the detailed solutions below if none of these actions worked for you.
Xbox app not downloading or installing on PC
If you face this DirectX configuration error, an internal error has occurred problem, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order and see if that helps fix the problem.
- Start SFC scan
- Uninstall the VPN client or remove the proxy server (if applicable)
- Fix error 0x80070005 when installing or updating Microsoft Store apps
- General fix for problem downloading or installing apps from Windows Store
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved regarding each of the listed solutions.
1]Start SFC scan
This solution requires you to run an SFC scan and see if that helps fix the problem. Xbox app won’t download or install on your Windows device.
2]Uninstall VPN client or remove proxy server (if any)
A VPN client or proxy server is a potential culprit for this problem due to some kind of interference that ends up blocking communications between your Windows client computer and the Microsoft Store. In this case, you can try uninstalling your VPN software or removing any proxy server from your PC and see if that fixes the problem.
3]Fix error 0x80070005 when installing or updating Microsoft Store apps
If you encounter this problem and it generates error code 0x80070005, you can try the solutions for error 0x80070005 when installing Windows Store apps.
4]General fix for problem downloading or installing apps from Windows Store
This guide provides complete solutions to problems downloading or installing apps from the Microsoft Store.
I hope this guide will prove useful!
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