Microsoft Store Updates Stuck Pending or Downloading

Microsoft Store Updates Stuck Pending or Downloading

The Microsoft Store is a one-stop place to get all your important UWP apps and programs. You can download most free apps without signing in, but you’ll need to sign in with a Microsoft account to purchase paid apps. That said, the Store sometimes takes an unusually long time to download apps or gets stuck updating. See what you should do when you see Microsoft Store updates blocked to Waiting Where Download start.

Microsoft Store updates stuck pending or downloading

Among other issues, Microsoft Store updates stuck in Pending or Starting Download status are perhaps the most reported complaints. Nevertheless, you can solve them by following the few methods described below!

  1. Use another Internet connection.
  2. Reset store cache.
  3. Run the Windows Application Troubleshooter.
  4. Delete the software distribution folder.
  5. Run the WU Troubleshooter.

Let’s cover the above methods in a little detail to fix the Microsoft Store issue.

1]Use another Internet connection.

There may be a problem with the internet connection. Try switching to another Internet connection. If this solves your problem, contact your internet service provider or upgrade to a plan with better speed. You can also sign out and sign back in to the Microsoft Store to troubleshoot download issues.

2]Reset Microsoft Store Cache

Reset Microsoft Store

To reset Microsoft Store cache, you can use Windows Settings or use the built-in command line tool – WSReset.exe. You do not need to make any changes in Registry Editor. Refer to our previous article – Reset or Clear Microsoft Windows Store Cache in Windows 10.

3]Run the Windows Application Troubleshooter


Most of the time, when you have problems with an app, Microsoft Store notifies you and fixes the problem for you, automatically, but a few times you may need to run Apps Troubleshooter. The tool will scan your computer, identify issues and attempt to fix the issues automatically.

4]Delete software distribution folder

Clear contents of Software Distribution folder

The Windows 10 Software Distribution folder temporarily stores files and may be needed to install Windows Update on your computer. This folder located in the Windows directory. You can check if deleting Software Distribution folder in Windows 10 solves your problem. Refer to our article – Rename or Delete Software Distribution Folder in Windows 10.

5]Run Windows Update Troubleshooter

windows update troubleshooter

This is an automated repair solution that can help you fix problems running Windows updates.

Run Microsoft’s Windows Update Troubleshooter and see if that fixes your problem.

Something should help!

Reset Microsoft Store


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