How to fix Microsoft Store error code 0x803f8001?

Whenever I try to install an app from Windows Store, I receive an error says, “Something Went Wrong” Error Code 0x803F8001. I am unable to download any app. Tell me what is actually the problem. Is there any bug? Is it easy to solve? I am Windows 10 user. I would appreciate any guide that has been provided to me.

“Something went wrong”, the error code is 0x803F8001 is an error that occurs while trying to download an app or updating apps on Windows Store. The Microsoft store error code 0x803f8001 is not a serious issue and its fixes are available.

Though there could be a series of fixes that you would have to apply to find the real culprit. The problem could occur due to store cache, virus infection, corrupted system files, incomplete updates, and registry issues and so on. You would have to apply the fix according to the circumstances that lead into it.

Very first, you should employ PC Repair tool to check for the possible Windows related issues such as issues with registry, system files corruption, hardware failure, malware infections, DLLs and EXEs file issues and so on to provide their immediate and automatic fix.

We are not here telling you that the tool is capable of fixing all issues. Therefore, if the tool does not work and If still you receive the problem in downloading and updating the app, you can try the below fixing solutions:

Possible fixes for Microsoft store error code 0x803f8001

Fix 1: Run Automatic Repair

Windows has in-built Automatic Repair Tool to check for system errors. You should try using this tool and see if the fixing of the issue is within its range:

  • Go to Start menu, type Advanced in the Search box area and open Advanced Startup Options,
  • Click on Restart now button and boot your device in Advanced Startup mode,
  • Next to this, click on Advanced Options and then click Troubleshoot,
  • Finally, click Automatic Repair and wait for the system to reboot automatically.

Fix 2: Remove Cache from Windows Store

If you have not deleted Windows Store cache, this could be the core problem. Here is what you need to do in this case:

  • Press Win + R, type in WSReset.exe and hit Enter,
  • Command Prompt and Windows Store windows open in tandem, indicating that the cache has been removed,
  • Just after that, restart your PC, go to the Windows store and try download/ upgrade the app and see if the problem continues.

Fix 3: Run Windows Updates

Update the Windows Services. It is possible that the Windows is running with outdated version full of bugs due to which you are receiving Microsoft store error code 0x803f8001. Here is how you can update Windows:

  • Click Win+ S to open Windows Search,
  • Type in Settings and select the top result,
  • Click on Update & Security,
  • Opt the option Windows Updates and then click Check for Updates option,
  • The system checks for the update. If available, click on Update Now button,
  • Finally, restart your PC.

Fix 4: Re-register Windows Store application

  • On the Windows Search, type in Powershell,
  • Launch the app and type the below text:

 Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml”};

  • Wait till the process is complete and reboot the device once done.

Fix 5: Run Command Prompt as Admin

  • Press Win+ X together and choose Command Prompt as Admin,
  • Type the below commands and hit Enter on each time:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup,
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth;

  • Type in this one if the previous commands do not bring any results,

 Dism /Image:C:\\offline /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:c:\\test\\mount\\windows

  • Restart the device once done.

Fix 6: Disable your Proxy server

If Microsoft store error code 0x803f8001 continues, we recommend you try this:

  • Choose Wind + R, type in inetcpl.cpl and hit Enter,
  • In the Internet Properties and under the connection tab, select LAN settings,
  • Opt-out the “Use a Proxy Server for your LAN” option and check if “Automatically detect settings” boxes,
  • Click Ok and Apply,
  • Finally, reboot your device and hopefully you can now download and update apps from Windows Store successfully.

That’s all! We have provided all possible fixes for Microsoft Store error code 0x803f8001. Hopefully, these methods are helpful for you in getting the required fix. Do comment below if you have any queries, questions and suggestions regarding the article.