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How to get rid of Windows Store Error Code 0x80073DOA?

By Natallia Pustavalava | November 7, 2019 |

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Some Windows 10 users have recently reported running into the 0x80073DOA error code, which prevents them from purchasing and installing new software from the Windows Store. What is the Error Code 0x80073doa and how do you get rid of error 80073doa on Windows 10? Find out below.

What is the Windows Store the Error Code 0x80073doa?

The Windows Store the Error Code 0x80073doa typically comes up when users are trying to install or update particular applications from the Windows Store. The problem seems not to be related to

the applications directly, and it doesn’t really matter which programs you are trying to install. The error code seems to be connected to the operating system itself.

How to Fix the Windows Store Error 0x80073DOA?

Typically, you should be able to get rid of the 0x80073DOA error code by clearing the Windows Store cache or restarting the Windows Update services. Below, we will give you the steps for both of these processes and hope they help you fix the problem. Additionally, the roots of the issue may also lie in incorrect date and time or Firewall settings.

Option one: Clearing the Windows Store Cache

This would be the simplest thing to try so you should do it first. Here’s how to proceed:

  • On your keyboard, press the Win + R key combo and hit Enter.
  • Type “PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted command” and hit Enter.
  • Then, execute the following command: $manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest

Option Two: Turning off Your  Anti-Virus Software and Windows Firewall

Whichever anti-virus program you use, it may also be the source of the problem. Thus, in order to get rid of the issue, you may need to temporarily disable your anti-virus. Here’s how to do that:

  • Go to Task Manager.
  • Terminate the anti-virus program if it’s running.
  • Locate the icon of the security software in the taskbar.
  • Right-click it and select Disable.

Once this is done, go on to turn off Windows Firewall. Here’s how:

  • On your keyboard, press the Win + X key combo and select Control Panel.
  • Find Windows Firewall and click it.
  • Press Turn Windows Firewall On or Off option.
  • You may be asked to enter your administrator password. Do that and press OK.
  • Turn Windows Firewall off for both private and public networks.
  • Click OK to save the changes and close the programs.

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Option Three: Adjusting Your Date and Time Settings

Incorrect date and time settings may also be causing the error.

  • On your keyboard, press the Win + I key combo.
  • Once Settings is up, find Date and Time.
  • Check if the settings are correct.
  • If not, turn off the Set time automatically option and make the necessary changes.

Option Four: Reinstalling the Windows Store

If none of the above solutions have worked, you may need to try something heftier like reinstalling the Windows Store and then installing all the available Windows 10 updates. Here’s how to proceed:

  • On your keyboard, press the Win + R key combo.
  • Type “PowerShell”.
  • Right-click the search result and run the program as administrator.
  • Type “Get-Appxpackage – Allusers” and hit Enter.
  • Locate the Windows Store entry and copy the package name.
  • Then, enter the following command: Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\\Program Files\\WindowsApps\\” –DisableDevelopmentMode
  • You should replace PackageFullName with the Windows Store package name and instead of C:, enter the letter of the root driver of your system.
  • Go back to PowerShell with administrative privileges.
  • Enter “Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\\Program Files\\WindowsApps\\” –DisableDevelopmentMode”and press Enter.
  • Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

There you go — we hope one of the solutions above has helped you get rid of the 0x80073DOA error code. Which of the above fixes has been the most effective? Share in the comments below.

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