I wish I could find the source for this, but it’s proven useful to me a few times now (Windows 10 Technical Preview woes) and I thought I’d share it. If an app in the Windows Store seems to get stuck on “Pending” or says “This app could not be installed,” try this:
- Close the Windows Store.
- Open a Command Prompt as administrator and type “net stop wuauserv”.
- Type “ren C:\Windows\softwaredistribution softwaredistribution.old”.
- Type “net start wuauserv”.
- Try the download again. It should be unstuck.
I think this leaves you with some junk files you can delete. You’ll also have to start your stuck downloads over again.