Windows 10 April 2018 Update is quite buggy for some users and
it appears that yet another bug is hitting some systems. Some
users on Microsoft Community
forum posted that Microsoft Store sometimes fails to
work correctly on devices after installing the Windows 10 April
2018 Update. The bug basically prevents users from downloading
apps and games from the Microsoft Store.
It’s pretty hard to tell whether this bug is widespread or not.
Microsoft’s MVP and moderators on the community forum confirmed
that the Store in Windows 10 might fail to work correctly in
some cases, and the company is aware of the reported bug.
The users cannot download apps from the Microsoft Store after
upgrading to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. A user explains
that when pressing the ‘Get it now’ button, the Microsoft Store
just refreshes and nothing happens. When the user would again
click on the button, the store will once again refresh the app
page and download does not start. The signing-out-signing-in
appears to be resolving the bug on some systems but
the issue returns at random times.
Microsoft is already working on a fix and it could be shipped
with the next patch scheduled to arrive in June. Microsoft’s
moderators have also detailed a workaround to deal with Store
and Windows 10 April 2018 Update issues.
Microsoft MVP noted that the users would just need to sign out
and sign in again in the Microsoft Store. You can do so with a
- Open Microsoft Store and tap your Microsoft account picture
icon in the top right corner.
- Click on your Microsoft account name/email address.
- The ‘Accounts’ page would appear on your screen.
- Tap on the sign out link to sign out of the Microsoft
The workaround is quite straightforward and it addresses the
issue. As noted above, Microsoft is aware of the bug and the
company is working on a fix. While no ETA has been provided,
it’s likely that the fix will land with next Windows 10
cumulative updates, which would take place on June 12.
Microsoft is also expected to address the
Windows 10 April 2018 Update issues on Toshiba and Intel SSDs
next month. The cumulative updates are also supposed to
improve the performance of the operating system.