How to Fix “We weren’t able to install the app (0x80070057)” in Minecraft?

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How to Fix “We weren’t able to install the app (0x80070057)” in Minecraft?

Are you encountering the “We weren’t able to install the app (0x80070057)” error in Minecraft?

This error appears when you want to install Minecraft on Windows 10 or 11.

It’s not just you having issues with this error. Many people are annoyed by it.

Thankfully, a solution exists, and it’s pretty simple to implement.

This guide will show you how to fix this error in several solutions.

How to fix “We weren’t able to install the app (0x80070057)” in Minecraft?

  1. Sign in to Xbox Apps and Microsoft Store
  2. Download Minecraft again
  3. Download for Windows 7/8
  4. To see a LIVE video in the Following section, tap on the profile picture of those you follow

Keep reading to find out how!

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How to Fix “We weren’t able to install the app (0x80070057)” in Minecraft?

How Can You Fix “We weren’t able to install the app (0x80070057)” in Minecraft?

There are two explanations for this error:

  • You’re not logged into Microsoft Store or Xbox Apps
  • You don’t have enough space

So, either log in to Microsoft Store/Xbox Apps or free up some disk space before trying to install the game.

The main cause for this error is insufficient disk space. It’s hard to believe, true, but it’s how it is.

So, if you’re getting this error, ensure the installation has enough space to proceed.

If it does and you’re still getting this error, then the problem is that you’re not logged in to Microsoft Store or Xbox Apps.

Read below for solutions:

  • Sign in to Xbox Apps and Microsoft Store

To sign in to Xbox Apps, search for “Xbox” on your taskbar and open the first result.

Then, click on “Sign In.”

Sign in to Xbox Apps and Microsoft Store
Sign in to Xbox Apps and Microsoft Store

After you tap on Sign In, log in with your Microsoft account.

After you tap on Sign In, make sure you log in with your Microsoft account.
After you tap on Sign In, log in with your Microsoft account.

After you log in, close the window and let it run in the background. You don’t have to do anything else.

Now, move on to Microsoft Store, where you also need to log in.

Search for “Microsoft Store” in the taskbar and open the first search result.

Then, log in to the Microsoft Store app.

Then, log in to the Microsoft Store app.
Then, log in to the Microsoft Store app.

Sign in using the same account you used for logging in to Xbox Apps.

Then, minimize the Microsoft Store and let it run in the background.

  • Download Minecraft again

Now all you need to do is download Minecraft again.

Go to Google, search for Minecraft, and open the first result.

Download Minecraft again
Download Minecraft again

Then, go to Downloads on the website and click on “Download for Windows 10/11″.

Download for Windows 10/11
Download for Windows 10/11

Download the installer, open it, and see if this solution works. It should work now because you have both Xbox Apps and Microsoft Store.

  • Download for Windows 7/8

If the solution above doesn’t work, you can try something else.

You could download Minecraft for Windows 7/8 because it doesn’t have as many errors as the 10/11 one.

Many users reported that doing this got rid of the “We weren’t able to install the app (0x80070057)” error.

Download for Windows 7/8
Download for Windows 7/8

In the Download screen, scroll down a bit, and you’ll see the “Need a different flavor?” title.

Under it, you’ll see two options – Download for Windows 7/8 and Download for macOS.

Click on the first option and wait for the download to finish.

Then, install Minecraft as you would normally.

It should work without a problem.

Conclusion

Minecraft gets its fair share of errors, especially on Windows 10 and 11.

The “We weren’t able to install the app (0x80070057) error is just one of them.

Thankfully, it’s easy to fix it. Log in to Xbox Apps and Microsoft Store, and then download Minecraft.

If that doesn’t work, download the Windows 7/8 version of Minecraft and install it.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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