Lately I encountered some problems with the Windows Store in Windows 8. The app starts, but it gets stuck on the loading screen. This problem is mentioned a lot, but the solution which worked for me was a bit hard to find.
- Open the Task manager (right click the task bar).
- Kill the
Storeapp and the
Store Brokerservice. The last one might not be running.
- Open the File manager and navigate to:
Replace [username] with your username. The [garbage] tag can be different sometimes, so navigate to it manually.
- Rename the
Sometimes renaming isn’t possible because Windows complains the path is too long. To fix this, open a command prompt (WIN+R and
cmd) and type:
subst t:followed by the path at step 3. Then navigate to the new drive (
t:) and type:
rename Cache CacheTemp.
- Create a new folder named
- Start the Windows Store to see if it helped.