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New Windows Store updated to fix early woes, now can manually check for updates

A few days ago Microsoft launched the revamp of the Windows Store app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile in preparation for the Anniversary Update due this summer. The preview is only available to those on the Fast Ring for the Insider program.

The relaunch of the Store brings a fresh, cleaner new UI with new menu layouts and easier readability.

Today's update brings the Store from version 11604.1000.21.0 to 11604.1000.27.

The biggest fixes we have noticed so far include:

  • Check for updates button now successfully works for manual checks (Auto update always worked)
  • PC installation failures are fixed, and the new Store can be installed on Windows 10 PCs

There are also likely other smaller fixes and improvements, and we're sure to see much more before the Anniversary Update launches later in July.

Download Store for Windows 10 and Mobile (opens in new tab)

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Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

49 Comments
  • Nice
  • (~.^)
  • Nice  
  • Such a weird situation, I can't check for updates to get the update that fixes checking for updates... I'll need to wait till tomorrow for auto update I guess
  • Store https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co... Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10 Mobile on L1520
  • Or, as an alternative now, if you go to Downloads and Updates, and wait for a few minutes for your recently updated to populate, you can click on the store and it'll take you to the stores page.
  • Thanks This was posted in a pineapple under the sea.
  • Check d link and update
  • Thanks!
  • Try this link https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrfjbmp
  • It's hard to find a link to Store app to open it within a Store app :) but here it is https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrfjbmp
  • You're welcome.
  • Looks great! although I have to admit that I kinda like the carousell on top in the current version
  • After hard reset and clean installation of build 14342 I can't update to the new Store. On Fast Ring via the Settings menu, not the Windows Insider app.
  • Same was true for me. Did the same as you. Took about 24 hours to get all the app updates. Same thing happens when you're unenrolled and then reenroll. May sure you are back in the fast ring too. When I checked Windows Insider in the settings after my hard reset, it said I was now in the slow ring. I think it defaults to the slow ring. Double check. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
    Using the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL for Windows 10 (Redstone)
  • Cool..
  • I didn't get the update. Checked in both my pc and mobile, it says no updates. But i could always check updates manually.
  • When i use 2G internet, the download details were not proper... It used to jump from 0.1MB to 3MB after 5 minutes. And sometimes if the app is 20MB, it used to cross that and go to around 25MB sometimes... I hope its smooth now because i have unlimited 3G internet and it slows down to 2G speed after 2GB and its really irritating downloading or updating while internet is slow with this bug.
  • Bhai 4G ke jamane me To 2G use karna bandh karo ... Spend some money and buy 3G data pack . Even in android using 2G you can't access anything. Windows FAN... >>LUMIA 640 XL
  • Its Unlimited... Any pack will slow down to 2G itself!
  • If you see closely, when you use 2G speed on W10M, all bugs are easily visible... These bugs appear sometimes even when on 3G or 4G....
  • Still waiting for the Downloads and Updates screen in the Store app to show changelogs, or at least link the app to its Store page so that we can look at it. Have to manually do all of that.
  • Click on the app that's being updated and it'll take you to the store listing?
  • It would always do nothing.
  • I cannot press the check for updates button at all
  • It auto-checks for updates once every 24h. So you can wait for it to update or find a direct link to the Store app which will allow you to update from that page.
  • I know ;) only my button cant be pressed, may for some reason u do want to check yourself. Its like having a transparant button. UPDATE: Got it, just reinstalled store app completely. All buttons have colors again.
  • Direct download link in the article. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
    Using the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL for Windows 10 (Redstone)
  • Article says only for insiders but I've got the update for my non-insider 640XL. What's going on?
  • Yeah it's kind of awkward. Are you sure you aren't on the 'release preview' branch? I had it on my desktop but that's on release preview. And on my phone (fast ring).
  • I don't even have the insider app installed. And I didn't really see this "check for update" problem. Even after the update yesterday I still had the check for update button and didn't have this recently updated section, which sounds really nice.
  • App Rings exist too.
  • I didn't sign up fir it. And frankly the store is a bit sluggish right now.
  • Daniel, Pls can you elaborate on "App Rings" dont understand it. Thanks.
  • Just updated, it seems faster lol
  • Damn, i didn't read it nicely. In not on the fast ring, and was expecting the update..
  • You guys didn't mention the biggest feature: "Recent Activity" with app update history and version numbers!!!!! When you go to the downloads and updates page and wait a minute, it'll pop up!
  • I have been waiting for this since the launch of W10!
  • Finally :D
  • Does the store allow us to delete apps from our Library now? This oversight has been truly annoying....
  • "Auto update always worked" Did it tho?
  • Be glad when the manual update works again on mobile. Mine has stopped.
  • Crazy fast now after the last two updates...and I thought it was fast before!
  • I've been able to check for updates in the Store on my phone and my pc for a long time. Im thinking that I misunderstood the heading.
  • I'm on Build 14342 and in the Fast ring. But the Store got updated to 11602.1.26.0 for me Instead of 11604.1000.27 that's mentioned in this article. Does anyone know why?
  • Am on the same situation as you. Too bad.
  • WE HAVE UPDATE HISTORYYYYYYYY
  • and there is RECENT ACTIVITY :D
  • WTF, I didn't receive any update for the Store app, i'm on Fast Ring Build 14342. Why?????