Switching from an older version to Windows 11 may seem like a lucky break for most users, but for a few, it may seem like a chore. The key features in Windows 10 are included in the latest build of Windows as well. In which Microsoft Store is a prominent one. But lately, some users reported that they are not able to open the in-built Microsoft Store app in Windows 11 due to error code 0x80131500. 

The suffered users received an error message which states-

This issue becomes a frustration for users because Microsoft recently changed its policy and allowed any app to become a part of the Store. If you are searching for any solution for the same issue, follow this article; any of the below-given recommended solutions will quickly resolve the Microsoft Store error code 0x80131500. For more details, give a look below. 

Fix 1: Run Windows Store App Troubleshooter:

As a first attempt to resolve the Microsoft Store error code 0x80131500, you can try to run the Windows built-in tool, Windows Store App troubleshooter. This tool will scan your system, and the scan finds any bugs or errors and repairs them automatically. To use the Windows Store App troubleshooter, you can follow these steps,

  • Firstly, click on the Windows Start button and select the Settings app.
  • Then in the Settings window, click on the Update and Security category.Settings
  • Here, select the Troubleshoot option from the left pane menu and click on the Additional Troubleshooters link from the right pane menu.Settings
  • Now scroll down and locate the option Windows Store Apps, click over it and select Run the troubleshooter tab. 
  • Once the scanning is completed, restart the system and check now you can launch the Microsoft Store.

Fix 2: Reset Windows Store Cache:

Some suffered users resolved the Microsoft Store error code 0x80131500 on Windows 11 by resetting the Windows Store Cache. To reset Windows Store cache, you can follow these given steps, 

  • Firstly, press Windows + R simultaneously to open a RUN dialog box, type Wsreset.exe, and press Enter.
  •  If the Command prompt window and the Windows store windows open one after another, it indicates the cache deleted. 
  • Once done, restart the system and check the said issue is resolved for you or not. 

Fix 3: Run SFC and DISM Scan:

If your system has corrupted files, it might cause the Microsoft Store error code 0x80131500 issue. Here the suitable and accurate solution is running the SFC and DISM scan. To use SFC and DISM scan, follow these steps,

  • Firstly, press Windows + R altogether to launch the Run dialog box, then type cmd and click on OK. Make sure you open it with administrative access.
  • Then in the Command Prompt window, copy+paste or type the following command and then press Enter.
sfc /scannow
  • Let the process complete on its own. After that, restart the system and check the said error. If the error is still disturbing you, then you need to copy+paste or type the following command and then press Enter.

dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth

 dism /online /cleanup-image /checkhealth

 dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

  • Once done, again restart the system and check the same issue resolved for you or not.

Fix 4: Register Microsoft Store:

As per some suffered users, re-registering the Microsoft store helped them resolve the Microsoft Store error code 0x80131500. Thus, we strongly recommend you to try the same. To Re-register Microsoft Windows, follow these steps,

  • Firstly, right-click over the Windows Icon in the taskbar and select Windows Powershell (Admin) option from the context menu.
  • Then inside the Powershell Prompt window, copy+paste or type the following command and then press Enter.
Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
  • Once you executed the command, restart the system and check the issue gets eliminated.

Fix 5: Use Command Prompt:

If re-registering the Microsoft Store didn’t help you resolve the Microsoft Store error code 0x80131500, you can use some commands in Command Prompt window to escape from the same error. To run those commands, follow these steps,

  • Firstly, type cmd in the taskbar search box and open Command Prompt from the search result. Here ensure you launch the Prompt with administrative access. 
  • Inside the Command Prompt, copy+paste or type the below-mentioned command and press Enter. 
·      Net stop wuauserv

·      net stop cryptsvc

·      net stop bits

·      net stop msiserver

·      Ren c:\Windows\ SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

·      Ren C:\Windows\system32\catrrot2 catroot2.old

The command mentioned above is used to stop the services, then type the following few commands to restart the same services,

Net start wuauserv

Net start cryptsvc

Net start bits

Net start msiserver

· Once done, restart the system and check the discussed issue is resolved for you.

Fix 6: Reset Microsoft Store:

If any of the above solutions have not helped in your case, then as a last attempt, you can reset the Microsoft Store. The same solutions worked in many instances so, you can also try it. To reset the Microsoft store, follow these steps,

  • Firstly, press Windows + I to launch Settings app, then select Apps category.
  • Then click on Apps & Features option from the left pane menu.
  • Now, from the list of installed apps, locate and click over Microsoft Store and select Advanced options.
  • Then, in the newly opened window, scroll down, locate the Reset section, and click on the Reset tab.
  • Once done, restart the system and check the said error disappeared from your PC.

Note: The Reset process will permanently delete the selected app’s data, including Sign-in details and preferences. So before going to reset the process, note down important data and save it somewhere safe for future use.  

The Microsoft Store is an important feature in Windows OS to install software without and distrust. If the Store is not launching in your system, then it will be frustrating for you. We hope now you are allowed to launch the Microsoft Store without the interference of the Microsoft Store error code 0x80131500. However, if you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, please leave a comment in the below-given comment box.