If you encountered the following error while trying to install or update a Windows Store App, don’t worry! Today, I am going to share the solution with you.
Error Message 1: Trying to install or update an app in Windows Store (for consumers)
Something happened and this app couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0x80070057
Error Message 2: Unable to run your own source code (for developers)
Unable to update the package manifest. An unexpected error occurred. (HRESULT: 0x80070057)The debugger was unable to find the registration for the target application. If the problem persists, try uninstalling and then reinstalling this application.
Solutions to error code 0×80070057
Step 1: Run “Windows PowerShell” as administrator (must run as admin)
Due to security restrictions (?), there is nothing much that you can do as a regular user. Therefore, you must run the Windows PowerShell as an administrator.
Step 2: Edit the command accordingly and run the script, the following is an example.
get-appxpackage -name *pennyaday* | remove-appxpackage
Step 3: Run “wsreset” in the Windows PowerShell
WSReset is a tool which resets the Windows Store without changing account settings or deleting installed apps which are safe for your computer.
After doing the above three steps, try to download & install the app from the store again, it should be working fine now.
I learnt how to solve this problem via a post by Pocketables, how to fix Fruit Ninja (any other broken app) on Windows 8.