Although the Windows Store app is crucial, it was never bug-free completely. And obviously, with every simultaneous update, Microsoft keeps on trying its best to enhance users’ experience but despite Microsoft’s efforts, some issues still remain. One of which is the error, “This product needs to be installed on your internal hard drive” or “This app needs to be installed on internal storage”. When you try to click on the Install icon in the dialog box, it will only show the downloading animation and the error message. If you are currently experiencing this issue right now, here are some solutions you can try:
Option 1 – Make sure that your new apps are saved to the local drive

  • Go to Settings > System > Storage. From there, click on the “Change where new content is saved” option.

  • After that, change the settings for “New apps will save to This PC (C)”. Note that some apps might require you to save them only on your internal hard drive.

Option 2 – Try clearing the Windows Store app cache

  • Right click on the start button and click on Command Prompt (administrator).
  • Next, type in the command, “exe” and tap Enter. Once you do, the command will clear the cache for the Windows Store app.

Option 3 – Try clearing the Windows Store cache for third-party apps
If the command given on the previous option didn’t help in fixing the error, you can try using an elevated Command Prompt and execute the following command.

  • Open an elevated Command Prompt and type in the command, “wmic useraccount get name,sid” then tap Enter.

  • After that, in the start search, type in “regedit” and tap Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  • Before you proceed to the next step, make sure to create a system restore point as well as backup the registry key you will be modifying. Once you have that covered, navigate to the following key:


  • Delete the registry sub-key, “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\[UserSid]” for the affected profile from the left panel under the “AppxAllUserStore”.

Option 4 – Try using the Windows Store Troubleshooter

  • Click on the Start button.
  • Next, click on the gear-like symbol for Settings to open its window.
  • Go to the Updates and Security section and select the Troubleshoot tab.
  • From there, look for the Windows Store apps troubleshooter and run it.

Option 5 – Try to reinstall the Windows Store app

  • Right-click on the Start button.
  • Click on the Command Prompt (administrator) option from the menu.
  • Then copy and paste the following command and tap Enter:

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘\AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”
Option 6 – Check the associated Microsoft Account
You can try to access the Windows Store using a different Microsoft account so you can isolate the issue. If you find that the Windows Store works just fine on that particular Microsoft account, try logging back into your original account and troubleshoot the problem using the Microsoft Accounts Troubleshooter. That should fix the problem.
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