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:
Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator
(Go to the Start screen, type "cmd", right-click on Command Prompt and hit "Run as administrator")
Run the following four commands in the command prompt:
net stop wuauserv
ren SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
net start wuauserv
- Retry installing the Apps/Updates again.