Friday, February 08, 2013

Problems with Windows 8 Store Apps stuck on pending?

I recently had a problem with updating apps from the Windows Store on a new laptop. They would end up stuck in a Pending state. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app but they still ended up in the same Pending state.

I resolved the problem using the following steps:

  1. Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator
    (Go to the Start screen, type "cmd", right-click on Command Prompt and hit "Run as administrator")

  2. Run the following four commands in the command prompt:

    net stop wuauserv
    cd %systemroot%
    ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
    net start wuauserv

  3. Retry installing the Apps/Updates again.


Brent Green said...

with the same pending stuck problem.


Control Panel - System and Security - Find and Fix Problems - System Security - Find and Fix Problems with Windows Update - (after fail) Try Troubleshooter as Administrator.

Resolved the following the problems:

Potential windows update database error detected 0x80070490 - FIXED

Windows update components must be repaired - FIXED

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