If you are currently getting error ‘Something went wrong 0x8004e108’ on your Windows 10 computer whenever you are accessing the Microsoft Store, Windows Defender or Windows update. This article will guide you through the processes for fixing it using several different, easy to follow troubleshooting steps. 


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Windows 10 has a long history of terrible and faulty updates, however, it is unusual to see a single error code shown for multiple parts of the operating system. Windows Update and the Microsoft Store. Thankfully, there are quite a few potential solutions for error ‘Something went wrong 0x8004e108’. so follow along as this article guides you through them. Before you begin the more detailed steps shown below make sure you perform the following quick checks.

Quick Checks: Make sure you have scanned your computer using antivirus and anti-malware software. Something like Avast, AVG, Malwarebytes or Windows Defender will be fine. If you are using a proxy or VPN, disable these, then check to see if the problem goes away. If it does, you will need to reconfigure your settings for each. I would also suggest signing out then in again using your Microsoft account. 

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Fix Microsoft Store error: ‘Something went wrong 0x8004e108’? Manually Reset the Microsoft Store.

If the above solution hasn’t helped resolve the issue, you can try resetting the store to factory-installed defaults, which will give you a clean slate. To do this go to Settings > Apps > Apps and features > Microsoft Store > Advanced Options > Reset. After another Restart, the Microsoft Store should be ‘Something went wrong 0x8004e108’ error-free. Alternatively, you can type wsreset.exe into the start menu, then click on the entry and follow the steps.


Windows Update: Run Windows Update Troubleshooter to Fix Error ‘Something went wrong 0x8004e108’.

The first and quickest check you need to run is the Windows Troubleshooter Tool. This tool has been specifically designed to fix Windows update errors like ‘Something went wrong 0x8004e108’. To run the Windows 10 Troubleshooter, open Settings, then go to Update and Security and click on Troubleshoot in the left-hand pane. Next click Windows Update, then click Run the Troubleshooter. The tool will go through a list of processes and will return a result. If you get a good result you can wrap this guide up here. If you get a bad one. Continue reading further.

Microsoft Store: Re-register Microsoft Store Apps.

If error ‘Something went wrong 0x8004e108’ keeps appearing whenever you are using the Microsoft Store you can re-register store apps by running the following command from PowerShell (Administrator). 

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml

Once you’ve run the command, Restart your computer and check to see if the problem has been fixed.

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