Windows 8.1 - How to Clear the Cache of the Windows Store

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You are trying to install or update an app downloaded from the Windows Store, but it seems that the progress bar won't go beyond a certain point. Resetting the cache of the Windows Store can help to fix such issues. Windows 8.1 integrates a small utility allowing you to perform this task:

On the Startscreen, type: WSReset.exe. Right-click on WSReset.exe tool > Run as Administrator:

The Windows Store app will display a message indicating that the cache has been cleared:

All the traces of your activities (search, history...) performed on Windows Store will be deleted in the process.
Jean-François Pillou

Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
Better known as Jeff, Jean-François Pillou is the founder of He is also CEO of CCM Benchmark and digital director at the Figaro Group.

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