1. Use the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

How to Fix Error Code 0x8000FFFF in Windows 10

Did you know that Windows 10 has many built-in troubleshooting? This is an extensive list of troubleshooting. One of the options is the Microsoft Store.

Troubleshooting:

  1. Press Windows Key + I.
  2. Type Troubleshoot in the search bar.
  3. Scroll down the long list until you find Windows Store Apps, then select Run the troubleshooter.

Follow the instructions on the screen to resolve your Microsoft Store Error Code 0x8000FFFF.

2. Clear the Microsoft Store Cache

Another quick solution to the Error Code 0x8000FFFF is to clear the Microsoft Store cache.

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run
  2. Type wsreset.exe and click OK.

A blank command prompt window will open for approximately ten seconds. Then the store will automatically open

If this does not work, press the Windows key + R again. Type this:

C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState

If the cache folder already exists, rename it to Cache.old. Then, regardless of whether it already exists, create a new folder named Cache. Finally, run the troubleshooter as described above, and it should detect the problem and fix it.

3. Reconfigure or Reinstall the Microsoft Store

You can reconfigure the Microsoft Store in an attempt to remove your Error Code 0x8000FFFF. To reconfigure the Microsoft Store:

  1. Type Powershell into your Start menu search bar, then right-click the best match and select Run as Administrator.
  2. Copy and paste the following command:
    powershell-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage-DisableDevelopmentMode-Register
  3. Now, do the same for this command:
    Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml
  4. Reboot your system.

Sometimes reconfiguration options are not enough to clear the Error Code 0x8000FFFF. In this case, you can try to completely reinstall the Microsoft Store. It doesn’t take long!

  1. Type powershell into your Start menu search bar, then right-click the best match and select Run as Administrator.
  2. Copy and paste the following command:
    Get-AppXPackage *WindowsStore* -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
  3. Close PowerShell, then reboot your system.

4. Run CHKDSK and SFC

How to Fix Error Code 0x8000FFFF in Windows 10

CHKDSK is a Windows system tool that checks the file system and uses certain settings to repair problems during execution. You can run CHKDSK from the command prompt, and it will perform many beautiful functions.

  1. Type command prompt in your Start menu search bar, then right-click the best match and select Run as administrator. (Alternatively, press Windows key + X, then select Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.)
  2. Next, type chkdsk /r and press Enter. The command will scan your system for errors and fix any issues along the way.

If this does not work, you can run the Windows System File Checker (SFC). System File Checker is another Windows system tool used to check missing and damaged Windows system files. Sounds like CHKDSK, doesn’t it? Well, SFC specifically looks for Windows system files, while CHKDSK will search the entire drive for errors.

However, before running the SFC command, the best thing to do is to double check that it is fully functional.

DISM stands for deployment image service and management. DISM is a built-in Windows utility with multiple functions. In this case, the DISM Restorehealth command will ensure that our next fix is ​​working properly. Perform the following steps.

  1. Type Command Prompt (Admin)in the Start menu search bar, then right-click and select Run as administrator to open an elevated Command Prompt.
  2. Type the following command and press Enter: DISM /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
  3. Wait for the command to complete. The process can take up to 20 minutes depending on your system health. The process seems stuck at certain times, but wait for it to complete.
  4. When the process completes, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.

5. Delete Software Distribution Folder

Deleting your software distribution folder can bring your Windows update back to life and remove your 0X8000ffff error.

However, before proceeding with this repair, please note that deleting the contents of the Software Distribution folder will have some side effects. Most importantly, deleting this folder will delete your Windows update history, and the next time you try to update your system, it may take a few minutes to complete.

  1. Type command in your Start menu search bar, then right-click the best match and select Run as Administrator. An elevated Command Prompt will appear.
  2. Enter net stop wuauserv
  3. Enter net stop bits
  4. Open a Windows Explorer window. Copy and paste C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution into the address bar.
  5. Open the Software Distribution folder. Press CTRL + A to select all files, then Delete.

If you cannot delete all files, restart your computer and try the process again. After deleting the file, restart the system.

6. Check Your Cryptographic Service

The Windows Cryptographic Service is closely related to Windows Update and the Microsoft Store. If the encryption service does not work or is turned off, Windows will not be updated and many errors will be raised. The Error Code 0x8000FFFF is one of them.

  1. Type services in your Start menu search bar and select the best match.
  2. Browse to Cryptographic Services.
  3. Make sure that the service is set to start automatically.
  4. If the Cryptographic Service is turned off, select Start.

7. Repair a Network Problem

Due to network problems, some users reported Error Code 0x8000FFFF. You can also use the built-in network repair troubleshooter in Windows 10 to solve this problem.

Troubleshooting:

  1. Press Windows Key + I.
  2. Type troubleshoot network in the search bar.
  3. Scroll down and select Network troubleshooter, then follow the on-screen instructions.

If this doesn’t work, try changing your DNS settings. Switching to an alternate DNS can sometimes resolve network-related issues.

  1. Type network in your Start menu search bar and select the best match.
  2. Select Change adapter options.
  3. Right-click your active connection and select Properties, then internet Protocol Version 4, then Properties.
  4. Select Use the following DNS server addresses, and enter 1.1.1.1 and 8.8.8.8. Press OK.

1.1.1.1 is a privacy-focused DNS, while 8.8.8.8 is the Google Public DNS.

8. Reset Windows 10 (Last Resort)

Okay, are you still pulling your hair out? Sometimes just resetting Windows 10 can solve your problem. Windows 10 reset will replace your system files with a whole new set of files, and theoretically remove existing problems related to memory management errors, while leaving most important files intact.

Go to “Settings”> “Update & Security”> “Recovery” and select “Start” under “Reset this PC”.

The system will restart immediately after pressing the button, so please make sure to back up all important files beforehand. Your system will restart. Then you can choose to keep my files or delete them all.

Error Code 0x8000FFFF Solved!

One of these fixes or a combination of seven fixes should remove your Error Code 0x8000FFFF and return you to the Microsoft Store. Hope you don’t have to touch the eighth option, which is to reset Windows 10. In other words, as an absolute last resort, it is very convenient.