Can't install/update Microsoft Store on Windows 11 Pro (ARM)

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop on a Mac with Apple silicon' started by AntoineL3, Nov 30, 2023.

  1. TomasN3

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    I'll tinker with it a little bit more. The furtherest I got so far was that in notification I had message that Microsoft Store was downloaded, but when I clicked on it I got the same error as I sent above in screenshot.
     
  2. Mike85

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    Persistence was key for me. All I wanted to do was play pc games on my Mac with a friend and went on this journey that took way too long to figure out.
    Initially when I installed windows the window store would open up and download something but it would keep getting stuck at random numbers. 31.1MB, 46.7MB, 71.4MB etc and would just stay there.

    I opened power shell and found out the commands wouldn't work. So then I downloaded the new power shell it told me to download in powershell... lol that didn't work. Then I tried wsreset and it told me it couldn't find the command. Then I found the powershell ISE and ran that in 64bit with admin privileges and it allowed me to run the wsreset.exe -i command.
    Then it told me that the windows store doesn't support arm64, so then I searched for an arm64 download link, and then that's when I came across the fix that worked for me.

    initially I followed the steps and it didn't work, then I couldn't open the app at all like you're having. So I ran the command to download the store and it told me it already existed.

    I found the file in C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Temp

    found the file "allowARM_ms_store.reg"

    deleted that, rebooted the computer

    started up Windows Powershell ISE (x64) with admin privileges.

    typed in the command
    iwr -useb https://raw.githubusercontent.com/DaBigBlob/ms-store-arm64/main/allowARMv2.ps1/iex

    It gave me a warning about reg file but it's a virtual machine so I'm like whatever and clicked ok

    then I ran wsreset.exe -i

    and the windows store popped up and I'm able to browse it. Play game pass and I'm happy.

    in hope something here can help you guys, it was frustrating and I almost canceled my service.

    for what it's worth I'm running windows 11 pro on a Apple M2 Pro MacBook 14" in parallels 19 after 8 hours the above steps worked for me. Good luck!
     
  3. AntonM6

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    It didn't help.
     

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  4. Mike85

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    Sorry to hear that. It fixed it for me and it still works by following those steps. Best of luck!
     
  5. Mike85

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    Maybe it's routing, are you able to use a VPN to try?
     
  6. Mike85

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    I just went back and tested the code provided from the link and it worked, so maybe something isn't being copied right, or you aren't in admin?
    https://imgur.com/a/DBds6dm
     
  7. AntonM6

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  9. Kire Bre

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    THANK YOU!!!

    This is what solved it for me. Thank the Lord.
     
  10. TomasN3

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    After about 20th attempt it worked for me too!
    For two days I have been repeating all steps from https://dabigblob.github.io/ms-store-arm64/ with no success. Monday morning, I tried the same and on second attempt it worked.
    Thank you Mike85 :)
     

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