Fix Microsoft error 0x80070032 on Windows 10

When you download any apps or programs from the Microsoft Store, you may encounter several errors such as Microsoft error 0x80070032. There are so many reasons that cause this error. This error code most often occurs when you use an external hard drive as a backup location, or when you install a major update on your Windows 10 PC. If you encounter the same Microsoft Store error code 0x80070032, this guide will help you fix that same thing.

How to Fix Microsoft Error 0x80070032 in Windows 10

There is no one specific reason that causes the Microsoft Store error code 0x80070032. There are several scenarios that cause this issue, but you need to analyze the most likely cause that contributes to this error on your Windows 10 PC.

  • The network connection is unstable.
  • Corrupted Microsoft Store cache.
  • Outdated Windows operating system.
  • Temporary files are corrupted.
  • Wrong date and time settings.
  • There is not enough disk space to install new applications and programs.
  • Corrupted application/program.
  • The antivirus/firewall is blocking the installation of the application.
  • Temporary glitches related to the user profile.
  • The system version is not compatible with the application.
  • Corrupted registry keys.

Now move on to the next section to resolve the error in question.

Once you have identified the exact cause that is causing 0x80070032 on your device, you can easily find a troubleshooting method to fix the same. Otherwise, try all of the methods below to resolve the error code.

Method 1: Basic Troubleshooting Methods

Before trying any other troubleshooting methods, here are a few basic tricks that will help you fix the error code in a few simple clicks.

1A. Make sure your network connection is correct

You cannot install or download any application or program on your device if you do not have a sufficient internet connection. Always check throughput and check if multiple devices are connected to the same network.

Try connecting to a different network (different Wi-Fi or mobile hotspot) and see if you encounter the same error again. If you are not experiencing the issue on any other network connection, this indicates a problem with your network device and connection.

Read our guide to troubleshoot network connection issues in Windows 10 to fix network issues. This includes restarting the router/modem, resetting TCP/IP, and changing network adapter settings.

After fixing network issues, check if you are facing the same error again.

1B. Restart your computer

If there are any temporary glitches on your computer, you will encounter error 0x80070032 Microsoft Store. A common trick to fix all temporary glitches is to restart your computer. You can restart your computer by doing the following.

1. Press and hold the Windows + D keys to go to the desktop.

2. Now press the Alt + F4 keys at the same time.

3. Then select the Restart option from the drop-down menu and press the Enter key.

If restarting your Windows 10 PC doesn't help, there is another simple workaround that can help fix error 0x80070032 in a few easy steps. It also ensures a strong and reliable network connection.

1C. Restart your router

You can establish a new connection by restarting your internet router or modem. It is used to resolve network connectivity issues and may fix the error in question. You can restart your router by following our guide to restarting your router or modem. After restarting your router, check if you can connect to the Microsoft Store without any errors.

1D. Login again

Errors while signing in to your Microsoft account can result in an error with Microsoft Store error code 0x80070032 Windows 10. Thus, if you encounter an error and do not know any reasons, you need to sign out of your account and sign in again. Here are some instructions on how to do this.

1. Press the Windows key and type Microsoft Store, then click Open.

2. Now click Open. Then click on your profile icon and then on the "Log out" option.

3. Now click "Login" as shown in the picture.

4. Now select your Microsoft account and click the Continue button.

5. Enter your login credentials and sign in to your Microsoft account again.

1E. Clear storage space

If you don't have enough space on your Windows 10 PC, you can't add or install new apps or programs. Firstly, check if there is enough space on your disk, and if there is not enough space, delete all temporary files as mentioned below.

Step I: Check Disk Space

To check the disk space on a Windows 10 PC, follow these steps.

1. Press the Windows + E keys at the same time to open File Explorer.

2. Now click "This PC" on the left screen.

3. Check the free disk space in the "Devices and Drivers" section, as shown in the figure. If they are red, consider clearing temporary files.

Step II: Clean up temporary files

Temporary files are stored on your computer to speed up your search criteria. Also, when these files accumulate over time and cause your Windows 10 PC to run out of space. In order to install any new apps from the Microsoft Store and avoid Microsoft Store error 0x80070032, you must free up space on your PC.

Here is our 10 Ways to Free Up Hard Drive Space in Windows guide to help you clean up all the junk files on your computer. Do the same to fix Microsoft error code.

1 floor Update Windows

If your Windows 10 PC has any bugs, bugs, and patch issues, you won't be able to install new apps and games. This issue can be resolved by installing a Windows update. First, check if you are running an updated version of the OS or if there is an update pending, follow the instructions in our guide How to download and install the latest Windows 10 update.

After updating your version of your Windows operating system, check if you have fixed error 0x80070032 in the Microsoft Store.

Also Read: Fix Error 2H1 When Downloading Windows Update 0x800f0984

1g Disable proxy and VPN

Proxy servers and VPN services hide your identity on the Internet, but if the settings are not compatible with your computer, you will run into several errors. One such issue is the Microsoft Store error code 0x80070032. To disable proxy and VPN services, follow our guide "How to disable VPN and proxy on Windows 10" and follow the steps in the article.

After disabling the VPN client and proxy servers, check if your error code is fixed. Again, if the error code annoys you, connect to a mobile hotspot and see if it repeats itself.

1 hour Use Google DNS address

Many users have suggested that using Google's DNS addresses will eliminate any conflicts that occur when installing games and apps from the Microsoft Store. If you encounter error 0x80070032 in the Microsoft Store, follow our guide on how to change your DNS settings in Windows 10.

After switching to the Google DNS address, check if you can install new apps from the Microsoft Store.

1I. Temporarily disable Antivirus Suite (if applicable)

Sometimes, if you try to install any unusual apps or games from the Microsoft Store, the antivirus package on your computer identifies them as a threat and prevents the app from installing. So, wisely disable any third-party antivirus program or built-in security suite on your PC by following the steps in our How To Temporarily Disable Antivirus in Windows 10 guide.

Once you have installed the required app on your device, make sure you enable the security package again to prevent any malicious attacks.

1J. Disable Windows Firewall (not recommended)

Similar to an antivirus program, the Windows Defender Firewall on your computer can prevent any app from downloading through the Microsoft Store. So, in this case, you've reduced the severity of the security suite (whitelisted a few features) or disabled Windows Defender Firewall completely, as outlined in our How To Disable Windows 10 Firewall guide.

After installing the application, make sure you enable the firewall package again and continue using your computer.

Method 2: Restart Microsoft Store processes

If there are no sign-in errors, it's possible that some corrupted Microsoft processes are causing the Microsoft Store error code 0x80070032 to occur. Sign out of all Microsoft Store processes as indicated below.

1. Press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys at the same time to launch the Task Manager.

2. Now on the Processes tab, click the Microsoft Store button and then the End Task button as shown in the image.

3. Restart Microsoft Store and check if error 0x80070032 in Microsoft Store is resolved.

Method 3: Close incompatible background processes

Some incompatible programs and apps running in the background can interfere with the Microsoft Store download process, resulting in Microsoft error 0x80070032. You are advised to close all background processes as outlined in our How to end a task in Windows 10 guide.

In addition to closing all background processes, try disabling all startup processes on your Windows 10 PC by following our guide 4 Ways to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10.

Method 4: Synchronize date and time settings

To install any game or app from the Microsoft Store, your computer must sync the date and time with the global settings. Here are some instructions on how to sync date, region and time data on your PC to get a fix for Microsoft Store error code 0x80070032.

1. Press Windows Key + I at the same time to open Windows Settings.

2. Now select the Time and Language option as shown in the picture.

3. Then, on the Date and Time tab, make sure that the two options "Set time automatically" and "Set time zone automatically" are enabled.

4. Then click "Sync Now".

Method 5: Run the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter

Your Windows 10 PC has a built-in troubleshooter to fix any problems in the Microsoft Store. Follow the steps below to run the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter.

1. Press the Windows key, type Troubleshooting Options and click Open.

2. Select the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter and click the "Run the troubleshooter" button highlighted below.

3. If any issues are found after the troubleshooting process, click Apply this fix.

4. Finally, follow the instructions listed in the following prompts and restart your computer.

Check if you fixed Microsoft error 0x80070032.

Method 6: Delete the Windows Store Cache

Corrupted cache and corrupted data in the Microsoft Store will contribute to the 0x80070032 Microsoft Store error. Follow the instructions below to remove the Windows Store cache.

1. Launch the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R keys at the same time.

2. Now type wsreset.exe and press the Enter key.

3. Wait until the command prompt window disappears.

Make sure you fix Microsoft Store error 0x80070032.

Also read: Where does the Microsoft Store install games?

Method 7: Restart Essential Windows Services

Some important Windows services such as Windows Update and Background Intelligent Transfer Services must be enabled on your computer to avoid Microsoft error 0x80070032. Background Smart Transfer Services use any available bandwidth to install any latest updates, so your computer only installs any update if no other installation is in progress. If these services are disabled on your system, you will most likely experience the error in question. Hence, restart the core Windows services as mentioned below.

1. Press the Windows key, type "Services" and click "Run as administrator".

2. Now scroll down and double click Background Intelligent Transfer Service.

3. Now set Startup Type to Automatic as shown in the figure.

Note. If the status of the service is "Stopped", click the "Start" button. If the status of the service is "Running", click "Stop" and "Start" again.

4. Click Apply > OK to save your changes. See if you can fix the bug in question.

5. Repeat all these steps for other Windows Services such as Cryptographic, Network Location Awareness, MSI Installer and Windows Update Services.

Method 8: Install app updates

To fix Microsoft error 0x80070032, make sure all apps in your Microsoft Store library are updated to the latest version. If there are many updates in action, new updates or installations may encounter several errors in the process. Follow the steps below to install Microsoft Store app updates.

1. Press the Windows key and type Microsoft Store, then click Open.

2. Then click the Library icon in the lower left corner of the Microsoft Store window.

3. Then click the "Get Updates" button as shown in the picture.

4. Then click the Update All button as highlighted.

5. Wait for the updates to be downloaded to your Windows 10 PC and make sure you get a notification to update apps and games.

Check if you have fixed the Microsoft error 0x80070032 in question.

Method 9: Use the Windows Registry Editor

Although working with registry keys is not safe, deleting some corrupted registry keys can help you fix Microsoft Store error 0x80070032. Here are some instructions on setting up the Windows Registry Editor to fix the error in question.

1. Press the Windows key and type "Registry Editor", then click "Run as administrator".

2. Now copy and paste the following paths into the navigation path of the registry editor.


3. In the right pane, right-click each folder and select Delete.

4. Finally, restart your computer and check if you have fixed the problem in question.

Method 10: Re-register the Microsoft Store

If resetting the Microsoft Store doesn't result in Microsoft error 0x80070032, re-registering the Windows Store might help. Follow the instructions below.

1. Press the Windows key and type Windows PowerShell, then click "Run as administrator" as shown in the figure.

2. Now type the following command and press the Enter key.

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + 'AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}

3. Wait for the commands to complete and now you will no longer encounter the error in question.

Method 11: Reinstall the Microsoft Store

If none of the above methods helped you fix Microsoft Store error 0x80070032, the last option to fix the problem is to reinstall the Microsoft Store. This removal process cannot be implemented using the control panel or the setup procedure. The PowerShell commands will help you reinstall the Microsoft Store as described below.

1. Run Windows PowerShell as an administrator.

2. Now type get-appxpackage –allusers and press Enter.

3. Now find Microsoft.WindowsStore Name and copy the PackageFullName entry.

4. Now go to a new line in the PowerShell window and type remove-appxpackage followed by a space followed by the line you copied in the previous step.

It looks like,

remove-appxpackage Microsoft.WindowsStore_22202.1402.2.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

Note. The command may differ slightly depending on the version of Windows you are using.

5. The Microsoft Store will now be removed from your PC. Now restart your Windows 10 PC.

6. Then, to reinstall it, open Windows PowerShell as an administrator again and type the following command.

Add-AppxPackage -register "C:Program FilesWindowsAppsMicrosoft.WindowsStore_11804.1001.8.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweAppxManifest.xml" –DisableDevelopmentMode

Finally, the Microsoft Store will be reinstalled on your PC and you won't encounter the Microsoft Store error 0x80070032.

Method 12: Create a new user profile

Some users have reported that creating a new user profile fixes Microsoft error 0x80070032 Windows 10 error. You can create a new user profile by following the steps in our How to create a local user account in Windows 10 guide.

After creating a new user profile, check if you have fixed the error in question.


We hope the guide was helpful and you were able to fix Microsoft error 0x80070032 on your Windows 10 PC. Keep visiting our page for more helpful tips and tricks and leave your comments below. Let us know what you want to know next.

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