How to Fix Error Code 0x80070520 on Windows 10
Microsoft Store was first introduced in Windows 8 as an app store. It was developed for the sole purpose of dispensing UWP aka Universal Windows Platform applications. One of the common issues faced by the users while using the MS Store is the 0x80070520 error code. This pops up while you are trying to update or install an application using MS Store. This issue can be caused by various things including obsolete Windows, Microsoft Store cache or simply just an obsolete version of the MS Store itself.
Obsolete Windows: First things first, running an obsolete version of the Windows 10/8 can be the culprit for this particular issue. The apps that you are trying to install or update might require the latest Windows build to operate properly.
Outdated MS Store: Keeping the MS Store up to date is highly necessary for seamless functionality. Having an archaic version of the Microsoft Store is known to cause quite a few problems including this one.
Microsoft Store Cache: When you use the MS Store to install an application into your system, small temporary files are created known as a cache. These files can sometimes be corrupted or damaged which causes certain issues.
Windows 10 users receive Error Code 0x80070520 when trying to sign in to Windows Store or run some of the Windows Store apps, including Xbox, Microsoft Solitaire Collection and Microsoft Ultimate Word Games, and others.
Based on the users’ reports, the problem typically starts right or soon after installation of Windows 10 patches, cumulative update or fresh install. As explained by experts, the issue may be triggered by corrupted Windows update components, which might have a negative effect on the update process, Windows apps, and Windows Store service.
This tutorial will apply for computers, laptops, desktops,and tablets running the Windows 10 operating system (Home, Professional, Enterprise, Education) from all supported hardware manufactures, like Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Toshiba,Lenovo, and Samsung).