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?

Just how annoying is the “We weren’t able to install the app” error in Minecraft? Fortunately for you, there’s an easy solution for it:

  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

All you have to do is download the Windows 7/8 version instead of the Windows 10/11 one and log in to the Microsoft Store or Xbox Apps. For some reason, the Windows 10 version is completely screwed.

But let’s get started, shall we? Read my detailed guide below, and you’ll finish this faster!

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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?

This error appears for three reasons:

  • You’re not logged into Microsoft Store and Xbox Apps
  • You don’t have enough space
  • You’re using the Windows 10/11 version

If you have enough space, then you’re either using the Windows 10/11 version, or you’re not logged into Xbox Apps and Microsoft Store. You have to be logged into BOTH for Minecraft to work.

Let’s see what you can do about this error:

1. Sign in to Xbox Apps and Microsoft Store

First things first – log into the Xbox Apps. To do this, search for it in your Windows search bar (bottom left corner of the desktop).

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

Once you open it, you should see the green “SIGN IN” button at the very bottom. Select it and enter your credentials.

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.

Once the Xbox Apps window opens, close it. It’ll be minimized and stay active in the background but that’s just fine. You don’t need it maximized.

Now, moving on to the Microsoft Store app.

Search for it in the taskbar and once you open it, sign in using the SAME credentials as with the Xbox Apps.

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

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

2. Download Minecraft again

Next, you’ll have to download the right Minecraft version. Look for “minecraft” on Google and select the first result (minecraft.net).

Download Minecraft again
Download Minecraft again

Once you open the Minecraft website, redownload Minecraft for Windows 10/11 and try to see if it works.

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

If it doesn’t work, then I recommend downloading the Windows 7/8 version.

3. Download for Windows 7/8

You’ll be able to download the Windows 7/8 version of Minecraft from the same website as above.

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.

Now you shouldn’t be getting that pesky error again. If you do, let me know in the comments below and maybe I’ll be able to help you troubleshoot the problem!

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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.

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