Microsoft Store generally works fine. But sometimes while updating the applications on your system, you may notice this annoying error code «ERROR_PACKAGE_REPOSITORY_CORRUPTED. Error Code 0x80073CFE“. After a thorough investigation of the error message, we have come to the conclusion that a corrupted registry key is the reason why you are experiencing this problem.
Solution 1: log out and log in to the store
The best and easiest way to get rid of this error is to log out and log back into the Store.
1. First, start the Microsoft Store.
2. Then, touch your account icon on the menu bar and touch «Sign out“.
The Store session will be closed.
3. Now, tap on the same account icon and click on «Sign in“.
4. Also, select your Microsoft account in the next step.
5. Then tap «Continue“To continue.
You will be asked to enter your system PIN to confirm your identity. In this way, you log into the Store using your account.
Once you’re done, try updating an app in the Store.
Solution 2: reset the store cache
You have to reset the store cache on your system.
1. First, press the Windows icon and type “wsreset“.
2. Then tap on the «wsreset”In the search result to reset the store cache.
This will reset the store cache and set it to system defaults. Now, open the Store and try to update the apps.
Solution 3: use automatic date and time settings
Faulty date and time settings can cause this problem.
1. At first, press the Windows key+Is together.
2. Then tap on the «Time & language»Settings.
3. Now, in the right pane, click on «Date & time“.
3. Also, set the «Set time automatically“Set to”On“.
4. Just like that, activate the option «Set time zone automatically“Configuration a”On” as well as.
After that, close the Settings.
Open the Store and try updating the app you were having trouble updating.
Solution 4: repair / reset Microsoft Store
If resetting the cache itself doesn’t work, you need to repair / reset Microsoft Store.
1. At first, press Windows key + I keys together.
2. Then tap on the «Apps” On the left side.
3. On the right side, click «Apps & Features“.
4. Now find the «Microsoft Store”In the application list.
5. Then click on the three-dot menu and click on the «Advanced options»To open it.
6. Now, touch «Repair”To repair Store on your system.
7. After repair, open Store and try using it again.
8. If you still see the error message, scroll down the options and click «Reset“.
9. Finally, you must click on the button «ResetAgain to confirm your action.
After that, close the Store and reboot your computer.
After restarting, sign in to the Store with your Microsoft account credentials. Try to update / install a new application.
Fix 5 – Re-register the store
Try to re-register the Store from the terminal.
1. At first, press the Windows key and start typing «powershell“.
2. Now, right-click «Windows PowerShell“And click”Run as administrator“.
3. Once the terminal appears on your screen, type this command and hit Enter.
powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRootWinStoreAppxManifest.XML
After running this command, close the PowerShell window.
Later, restart your machine.
Fix 6 – Run SFC and DISM scans
Run a SFC and DISM scan to identify and repair missing system files.
1. At first, right-click on the Windows key and touch the «cmd“.
2. Then write «cmd«And press Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys together.
3. Now, copy get these two commands one by one and press Enter to run both DISM scans.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
Windows will run these DISM checks on your system and restore the missing files.
4. Once you have done it, paste this command and hit Enter to run an SFC scan.
After successfully running two scans, close the command prompt. Restart your computer.