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«There is a spectrum, from "clearly desirable behaviour," to "possibly dodgy behavior that still makes some sense," to "clearly undesirable behavior." We try to make the latter into warnings or, better, errors. But stuff that is in the middle category you don’t want to restrict unless there is a clear way to work around it.» Eric Lippert, May 14, 2008
With Windows 10, I've ended up with a situation where UWP apps (Store apps) will not update or install. All interactions with the store fail.
According to the log file (ReportingEvents.Log), it seems the issue is "WSUpdate Failure Content Install Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80073cf9: Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 UWP Runtime Package."
This brings back fond memories of Windows 95 times, with msvcrtXX.dll causing issues between apps.
I'm not sure if the root cause is the same for other people, but looking at answers.microsoft.com, reveals that a number of people have faced similar issues, a number of "solutions" have been posted, none of which work for me. Frequently, the only solution that works is to reset the PC (i.e. reinstall).
As most of the app's I use are casual, I really don't think I can be bothered with spending a couple of days (at least) reconfiguring and reinstalling to get these working. But I must admit, it seems that for Microsoft, those who cannot learn from history are condemned to repeat it.
(Recently, excepting the great improvements re attitudes to other platforms and Open Source, it seems that MS are fully aiming to reach the 90% failure rate mentioned below).
"If you don't fail at least 90 percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough."