Sea of Thieves - Couldn't install. We'll retry shortly

28 Mar 2018

If you’re getting the error "Couldn't install. We'll retry shortly" (error code 0x80070006) when trying to install Sea of Thieves through the Microsoft store, try this.

  1. Navigate to C:\Users\[your_user_name]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache
  2. Delete all the folders & files in LocalCache - leave the LocalCache folder.
  3. Reboot and retry

If that doesn’t work, try the following:

  1. Open Windows Powershell as Admin
  2. Paste set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned into the terminal and hit Enter.
  3. Press Y to accept.
  4. Paste Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppxManifest.xml"} (all one line) and hit Enter
  5. A lot of stuff will happen. Once it’s done, exit the Powershell terminal.
  6. Reboot and retry

Still not working?

  1. Open a CMD prompt as Admin
  2. Try the following commands one by one (paste + Enter)
    • dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup
    • sfc /scannow
  3. Reboot and retry

I haven’t tested this, but you can try creating a new user and change the new user account from standard to administrator, then login with the new user and test opening and updating store.

For Error 0x80070005 please refer here