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Microsoft store and built-in apps fail to start, reinstall nets " HRESULT: 0x80073D04, The signature is invalid"

Hello, This one's been buggin' me for a little bit.
I try to start the windows apps, such as Weather, Alarms & Clock, and the Microsoft Store. I can click on them in the start menu all day, they fail to launch.
This is an issue that has followed me between installs, as in replace windows, keep files. Behavior is the same in a brand new profile.

  • Windows Store apps troubleshooter is unable to locate the problem.

  • I don't see Windows (Or Microsoft) Store in the Apps menu.

  • sfc /scannow does not find any integrity violations.

  • Running the following in Powershell: Get-AppXPackage WindowsStore -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073D04, The signature is invalid. To register in developer mode, AppxSignature.p7x and AppxBlockMap.xml must be valid or should not be present. error 0x80070005: Opening the package from location Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.2.2_2.2.28604.0_x648wekyb3d8bbwe failed. NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 60d34f8e-f903-0005-505c-d36003f9d601 in the Event Log or use the command line Get-AppPackageLog -ActivityID 60d34f8e-f903-0005-505c-d36003f9d601 At line:1 char:53 + ... | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($.I ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (C:\Program File...ppXManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], Exception + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

Any other ideas you think I should try? Thanks in advance. -Tim



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I know I have been dealing with this for over a year now. I updated my computer, and somehow it corrupted my data. I haven't been able to use any microsoft apps/software that is built in. I had to disable all the things that were corrupt due to it constantly throwing errors, and making my computer act up. My computer won't allow me to become admin to try and add the files back that disappeared. I have to use third party apps to open up pictures videos notes you name it. My trouble shooter doesn't even work. It cannot recognize any errors. I had Microsoft take control of my computer back in November of last year, and they couldn't fix it either. I have tried using a flash drive to install a clean version of windows 10, and it won't recognize the usb. I am not sure what happened during the update all I know is it was the one that upgraded your computer to a newer version. Well I hope you were able to figure your issue out. I am glad I am not the only one who had this issue, however I am not glad that we have this issue.

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Tim-1688 answered

I've found a better answer here, for those interested in how I got it.

In an admin powershell: Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

This should bring back the store app itself.

Get-AppXPackage -allusers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
This should get all the built-in apps working again as well. Expect some error messages. I got quite a few, but none appear to have been showstoppers.

https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/restore-windows-store-windows-10-uninstall-with-powershell/

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cheong00 answered Tim-1688 commented

There's someone claiming thread on a third party site solved his problem. You may want to check.


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I went through that document. Its solutions don't appears to work here, but thanks.

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JennyYan-MSFT answered Tim-1688 commented

Hi,
Please check if the steps shared in below article would be helpful.
Windows 10 apps not working – Download apps folder
https://www.techtantri.com/windows-10-apps-not-working-download-apps-folder/

Moreover, one user shared his experience when following above suggestion:
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Hope this helps and please help to accept as Answer if the response is useful.

Thanks,
Jenny



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Thank you for the help here, Jenny.

I've walked through the steps, short of replacing the windows apps with versions from 2016. This is a 20H2 install, and I worry about trying to get 5-year-old apps working on a modern system.

I did a bit more digging, and I've found a few apps actually do work, like Mail, Calendar, and Calculator.

I took some of the apps that work and some that do not, and tried running them both from Powershell. Powershell executes without all of them without error, but the non-working apps don't launch.
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Another thought: Would deleting/renaming the contents of the non-working application directories get the app troubleshooter in Windows 10 to replace them?

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Another thing I found, in the Windows Application Event Log:
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