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Microsoft Store Error Code 0x00000194: 10 Fixes

Microsoft made it easy to get apps on your PC using the Microsoft Store. Now that the store has grown with a large selection of apps and games, it’s all the more important that it functions properly. 

However, just like everything tech, the Microsoft Store also runs into issues from time to time. In this article, we’re talking about the Microsoft Store Error Code 0x00000194, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem. 


What causes this error?

The error usually occurs when users try to launch the Microsoft Store or try to access a particular app or game’s store page. There isn’t a fixed reason why this happens as the error can be triggered by a number of problems. Some common causes include:

  • Outdated store version.
  • Outdated Windows version.
  • Internet connectivity issues. 
  • Issues with your Microsoft account. 

Also read: Unexpected store exception: 7 Fixes


How to fix this?

Here are 10 fixes you can try out. 

Update your PC 

The first thing you should do is update your PC. Updating your PC will, in most cases, update your drivers and files fixing any issues.

Check out this detailed guide to know how to update your PC here

Sign out and sign back in

Another rather basic solution to the problem is simply logging out of the Microsoft Store and logging back in again. Open the Microsoft store and click the profile button in the top right. Select Sign out. Once you’ve been logged out, just reopen the same menu and you’ll see the sign-in option in the same place. 

Microsoft Store Error Code 0x00000194: 10 Fixes

Disable any VPNs or Proxies

Having any active VPNs or Proxies can cause problems with geo-restricted content that confuses the Microsoft Store between the source of your IP address (or your internet connection) and the actual region set on your device. Try disabling any active VPNs or proxies to see if that helps fix the issue. 


Reset the program

Try resetting the store to check if it’s working. 

Step 1: Press Windows key + X and click on Apps and Features. 

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Step 2: Find Microsoft Store in the list and click on Advanced Features. 

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Step 3: Click on the Reset button to reset the program. 

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Check if the store is working now.


Change your Microsoft account name

Although it might sound unrelated, changing your Microsoft account’s name can potentially fix the issue. Here’s how. 

Step 1: Log out of the Microsoft store.

Microsoft Store Error Code 0x00000194: 10 Fixes

Step 2: Head over to the Microsoft Account website and log in with the same Microsoft account you use with Windows.

Microsoft Store Error Code 0x00000194: 10 Fixes

Step 3: Head over to the Your info tab and click Edit name in front of your full name.

Microsoft Store Error Code 0x00000194: 10 Fixes

Step 4: Change your surname and save the changes. 

Microsoft Store Error Code 0x00000194: 10 Fixes

Now open the Microsoft Store again and log in with the same account. You shouldn’t see the error now. 


Fixing the date and time

Having the wrong date or time set on your computer can cause problems with not only the Microsoft Store but just about every app or program that needs an internet connection to function. Check to see if your date and time are set correctly and if it’s not, fix it before trying the Microsoft Store again. 

Check out our detailed guide on how to fix date and time settings on Windows.

Run the Windows App troubleshooter

Windows has a bunch of really useful troubleshooters that can fix several issues with your PC.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Troubleshooters. Click the corresponding search result. 

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Step 2: Click on Additional Troubleshooters.

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Step 3: Scroll down and run the Windows Apps Troubleshooter.

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Reset Windows Store

Resetting the Windows Store through the command prompt can also help fix such issues. 

Step 1: Press Windows key + X and click on Command Prompt (admin).

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Step 2: Type WSreset.exe and hit enter.

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Restart your computer and try again.


Re-register Windows Store apps

Try re-registering Windows Store apps to see if that helps you. You will get a lot of red error messages but you can safely ignore them.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Powershell. Click the corresponding search result and launch it as administrator. 

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Step 2: Type the following command and press enter.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
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Restart your PC and try again. 


Reinstall Windows App Store

Reinstalling the Windows App store can help eliminate any corrupt files or data that might be causing issues with the store not working. 

Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Powershell. Click the corresponding search result and launch it as administrator. 

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Step 2: Type the following command to remove the Windows Store and press enter.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *WindowsStore* | Remove-AppxPackage
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Step 3: Type the following command to reinstall the Windows Store and press enter.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *WindowsStore* | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
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Restart your PC and try again. 

Also read: How to view and change Microsoft Store install location in Windows 10?

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