WinStoreUI.admx - How to Fix? Download Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing WinStoreUI.admx files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent WinStoreUI.admx file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

WinStoreUI.admx file Windows Group Policy Language-neutral. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of WinStoreUI.admx related errors on your device. You can also download WinStoreUI.admx file compatible with Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 8.1, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename WinStoreUI.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 8.1
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 8.1
File size 4116
Oldest file 2012-06-17
MIME type application/xml

There are various types of errors related to WinStoreUI.admx file. WinStoreUI.admx file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to WinStoreUI.admx file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • WinStoreUI.admx is corrupted
  • WinStoreUI.admx cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - WinStoreUI.admx
  • WinStoreUI.admx file error
  • WinStoreUI.admx file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register WinStoreUI.admx file:
  • WinStoreUI.admx file could not be loaded
  • WinStoreUI.admx file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because WinStoreUI.admx file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to WinStoreUI.admx can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing WinStoreUI.admx file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

WinStoreUI.admx file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with WinStoreUI.admx file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to WinStoreUI.admx file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of WinStoreUI.admx or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to WinStoreUI.admx file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the WinStoreUI.admx file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the WinStoreUI.admx file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the WinStoreUI.admx file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace WinStoreUI.admx file

The last solution is to manually download and replace WinStoreUI.admx file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded WinStoreUI.admx file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of WinStoreUI.admx file example directory paths.

  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\

If the steps did not solve your WinStoreUI.admx file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename WinStoreUI.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 4116 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 069ec4d6c74afe1abb2dd24f26d2e6b6
SHA1 a8d96c1bf501fd6946715140157a566dbc65c08e
SHA256 949904e7066af7f194a14072a80cd0bc0a26d2e0cba88730d4ffed938a8aeb1b
CRC32 aa27b94e
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename WinStoreUI.admx
System Windows 8
File size 3014 bytes
Date 2012-06-17
File details
MD5 936a8e7777d073ef06a04c3dd171c3f8
SHA1 35a122a1f6650f88b0d1a5181b8af44ec34b27ef
SHA256 606b3478dde83ca9fd32fd3ddaadf7b0ed22c79d767fc94deff36b68e70b2bc3
CRC32 0e780716
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\