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

Applies to: Windows 10, version 1909, all editionsWindows 10, version 1809, all editionsWindows 10, version 1803, all editions


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

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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.

Important notice:

  • 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 the following article for more information:

Configure access to Microsoft Store