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I wish I could find the source for this, but it’s proven useful to me a few timesĀ  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:

  1. Close the Windows Store.
  2. Open a Command Prompt as administrator and type “net stop wuauserv”.
  3. Type “ren C:\Windows\softwaredistribution softwaredistribution.old”.
  4. Type “net start wuauserv”.
  5. Try the download again. It should be unstuck.

I think this leaves you with some junk files you canĀ delete. You’ll also have to start your stuck downloads over again.

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