Removing, uninstalling, or reinstalling Microsoft Store app is not supported

In Windows 10, we do not recommend removing or uninstalling the Microsoft Store app.

Original product version:   Windows 10 - all editions
Original KB number:   4339074

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This behavior is by design.

If you uninstalled Microsoft Store by any means and want to reinstall it, the only Microsoft-supported method is to reset or reinstall the operating system, which will reinstall Microsoft Store.


  • Uninstalling the Microsoft Store app is not supported, and uninstalling it may cause unintended consequences.
  • There is no supported workaround to uninstall or reinstall Microsoft Store.

IT professionals can configure, limit, or block access to Microsoft Store for client computers. See Configure access to Microsoft Store.