Windows 10 Desktop 10586.420, please watch my screen record https://youtu.be/tZrGTll9muY
These 7 Microsoft apps are stuck in my store update list for ever, all of them had exact the same error code in the end 0x80073CF6. The rest of apps have no problem at all.
What is even worse is that I have no way to uninstall them. And all of them crash on launch.
I even tried to uninstalled some of them (e.g. solitaire) by using PowerShell, I got
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage Remove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CF6) NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] b55e1ee7-c8e3-0000-606b-64b5e3c8d101 in the Event Log or use the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID b55e1ee7-c8e3-0000-606b-64b5e3c8d101 At line:1 char:41 + Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (Microsoft.Micro...__8wekyb3d8bbwe:String) [Remove-AppxPackage], IOException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.RemoveAppxPackageCommand
I also followed the instruction from PowerShell output to run another command
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-AppxLog -ActivityID b55e1ee7-c8e3-0000-606b-64b5e3c8d101 Time ID Message ---- -- ------- 2016-06-22 8:17:00 PM 301 The calling process is powershell.exe 2016-06-22 8:17:00 PM 603 Started deployment Remove operation on a package with main parameter: Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe and Options: 0. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=235160 for help diagnosing app deployment issues. 2016-06-22 8:17:00 PM 10002 Creating Resiliency File C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\cc4af31a -76fe-4a7c-b09c-5ecd7d57b176_S-1-5-21-3042240410-3763251108-3400705136-1001_1.rs lc for Remove Operation on Package Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe. 2016-06-22 8:17:00 PM 607 Deployment Remove operation on package Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe has been de-queued and is running for user MYWIN10\hardy. 2016-06-22 8:17:00 PM 10000 About to service package Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe. Setting the package state to disabled returned with 0x0. 2016-06-22 8:17:00 PM 317 C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_x 64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\AppxManifest.xml(45,16): warning: The 'windows.publisherCacheFolders' extension category in the Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe package is unrecognized. 2016-06-22 8:17:00 PM 475 error 0x80070002: Reading manifest from location: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windo ws\AppRepository\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_neutral_split .language-zh-hans_8wekyb3d8bbwe.xml failed with error: The system cannot find the file specified. . 2016-06-22 8:17:00 PM 402 error 0x80070003: Reading manifest from location: AppxManifest.xml failed with error: The system cannot find the path specified. . 2016-06-22 8:17:00 PM 322 error 0x80070003: Cannot register the Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9 .5100.0_neutral_split.language-zh-hans_8wekyb3d8bbwe package because the following error was encountered while trying to read the package: The system cannot find the path specified. . 2016-06-22 8:17:00 PM 300 error 0x80070003: Cannot register the Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_8wekyb3d8bbwe package due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified. . 2016-06-22 8:17:00 PM 605 The last successful state reached was ResolvedDeferredRegistrations. Failure occurred before reaching the next state RegistrationChanged. 2016-06-22 8:17:00 PM 10001 Finished servicing package Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe. Setting the package state to enabled returned with 0x0. 2016-06-22 8:17:01 PM 401 Deployment Remove operation with target volume C: on Package Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe from: (Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe) failed with error 0x80073CF6. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=235160 for help diagnosing app deployment issues. 2016-06-22 8:17:02 PM 471 error 0x5: Deleting file \\?\C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Deleted\2FE3CB00.PicsA rt-PhotoStudio_18.104.22.168_x86__crhqpqs3x1ygc8963b64d-44f3-4302-9dd4-743144b7e144\Cl rCompression.dll failed. 2016-06-22 8:17:02 PM 471 error 0x91: Deleting file \\?\C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Deleted\2FE3CB00.Pics Art-PhotoStudio_22.214.171.124_x86__crhqpqs3x1ygc8963b64d-44f3-4302-9dd4-743144b7e144 failed. 2016-06-22 8:17:02 PM 471 error 0x5: Deleting file \\?\C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Deleted\2FE3CB00.PicsA rt-PhotoStudio_126.96.36.199_x86__crhqpqs3x1ygcd826c1bf-b5d6-422b-ae89-f2729efaa392\Cl rCompression.dll failed. 2016-06-22 8:17:02 PM 471 error 0x91: Deleting file \\?\C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Deleted\2FE3CB00.Pics Art-PhotoStudio_188.8.131.52_x86__crhqpqs3x1ygcd826c1bf-b5d6-422b-ae89-f2729efaa392 failed.
For each failed app regardless from store app or PowerShell, I can find 2 records in event log
The first one is an error
Faulting application name: Solitaire.exe, version: 184.108.40.206, time stamp: 0x573236e5 Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.10586.306, time stamp: 0x571af331 Exception code: 0x00000004 Fault offset: 0x0000000000071f28 Faulting process ID: 0x3b8 Faulting application start time: 0x01d1cce2da0a558a Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Solitaire.exe Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\KERNELBASE.dll Report ID: def6699b-1d13-4e7e-9190-89566b87e8c0 Faulting package full name: Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe Faulting package-relative application ID: App
The second one is an information
Fault bucket 133330737785, type 5 Event Name: MoAppCrash Response: Not available Cab Id: 0 Problem signature: P1: Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe P2: praid:App P3: 220.127.116.11 P4: 573236e5 P5: KERNELBASE.dll P6: 10.0.10586.306 P7: 571af331 P8: 00000004 P9: 0000000000071f28 P10: Attached files: C:\Users\hardy\AppData\Local\Temp\WER4C46.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml These files may be available here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_Microsoft.Micros_d543b85a9693e6ac9dbdf15b55c52c22886f6c5b_234082d4_2315505d Analysis symbol: Rechecking for solution: 0 Report ID: def6699b-1d13-4e7e-9190-89566b87e8c0 Report Status: 0 Hashed bucket: 4feeccd86199c8500aed4cec7ded0645
Any idea what can I do?
At first glance I thought you weren't running the uninstallers with an administrative account, but it turns out Microsoft is blocking you. If you follow this link, state that you must be using a Microsoft account on your Windows machine to install from the MS Store. If you already are using one, then you may also need to verify your MS account under the Security and Maintenance tab in the control panel.
If you're using a local account instead of a MS account, (which I recommend without hesitation), then I would suggest you create a new account on your PC and give it administrative rights. After you've finished installing/uninstalling the software that you want, remove the administrative rights and disable the account. Accounts like that are security flaws in my opinion.
Edit: They may have made an update so that the password storage uses salted hashes, which ease only some of my problems with a live account. I'm trying to do a password recovery now to test and see if you can still gain access using access to the PC and the live account. Give me a few days, my Windows 10 VM for some reason does not like the idea of adding a new user for some reason.
I finally realized how to fix the issue. If I use GUI (store app) there won't be too much helpful info. But from the behaviours, it is very obvious that store app tries to download the newer version of app, uninstall current version and apply the downloaded version as last step. But unfortunately it failed to uninstall current version.
However when I used PowerShell command
Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage as I have pasted in my original question, I got error (the message is also shown in my original question). The error message meanwhile provided another command to load more info. I followed it to retrieve a lengthy report. The result is also in my original question, follow the list the first error encountered was
error 0x80070002: Reading manifest from location: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_neutral_split.language-zh-hans_8wekyb3d8bbwe.xml failed with error: The system cannot find
I navigated to the
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\ directory, indeed the file was not there. But I see
Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbwe.xml. I made a copy of this file and named it to
Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.9.5100.0_neutral_split.language-zh-hans_8wekyb3d8bbwe.xml then reran the same uninstall command, it was uninstalled successfully!!!
It looks like Windows 10 messed with the language of the app somehow all of sudden, I guess the system was looking for another language version of the app to uninstall.
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