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Windows 8 store is not Connecting to Internet[Solved] :How to Fix This

Yesterday I decided to update my windows 8 pro to Windows 8.1.For this I need to open Windows 8 store because Microsoft is providing update to Windows 8.1 through Windows Store.But When I tried to open the windows Store I am getting an error like this: 
                                                                    " We weren’t able to connect to the Store. This might have happened because of a server problem or the network connection timed out. Please wait a few minutes and try again."
unable to connect to windows 8 store
I tried  a few things but the problem was not resolved .So I Google it and found that the similar problem is faced by many other people and there are many suggestions to solve the problem.I tried each one of them but I still getting the the same error .Nothing works for me.After Googling for more than two days, at last, I found a simple solution that straightway worked for me.You are here and I can expect you tried each one of the following solutions but not succeeded:
  • You checked the Date and Time settings and also updated the Internet time.
  • You checked that you are not using any proxy server by going in Internet Options.
  • You have switched your account from local account to a Microsoft account.
  • You have refreshed you PC(your big mistake) by going in PC settings.
  • You have cleared the store cache by running few commands.
And after trying above methods and few more, you are still not able to access the store or any other App.Now I am going to tell you a method that worked straightway for me.
Just follow the following simple steps :
  • First you need to install a small software called Fiddler.Fiddler is a small tool for Inspecting and Debugging Web traffic.Go to the following link and download the version 4.4.5.6(or higher if available).
                                                 http://fiddler2.com/get-fiddler

installing fiddler
  • It is of very small size(under 1MB) and after downloading install it.Run it by going into program list.
  • Once the Fiddler window appear,go to Tools and then select Win8 Loopback Exemptions.If you get prompt for warning ,click Yes.
making changes to connect to windows 8 store


  • Select Exempt All so that each checkbox in front of app is checked and select Save Changes.Now minimize the Feddler(Do not close it) and try to open the app store or any other app.
connecting to windows 8 store

  • Now App Store and all other window 8 Apps can easily connect to the Internet.You may need to run the Feddler,so just minimize it and do not close it.
You may need to run the Fiddler all the time when you need App store to connect to the Internet.Still,this is far better than Refreshing the PC or Installing a new copy of windows 8.
Whether this method works for you or not,please let me know by posting your comment.
Posted by: Amar Pawar
Tips,tricks and Hackery Updated at: 11:28 PM

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20 comments:

  1. Yep, finally nailed it. Thanks

    Modern apps stopped working sometime, perhaps after win 8.1 update.
    No help from MS or the net. This has got me going again and on the path to fixing the problem.
    There was some mcafee and trend software which I suspect was originally causing the problem, and deleting them from the system ( brutally by knocking the service and deleting the files) may have left some registry settings not suited for the windows firewall to be correctly interacting with the store and modern apps

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  2. WoW Really Awesome Post Ever Thanks For Sharing I Am Going To Bookmark Your Site & Share With My Friends On Facebook And Twitter Thanks Ones Again

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  3. Tried your solution to the letter and although I am on the internet, hence this post, the store or apps are still not functioning, any more ideas?

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  4. Thanks so much for this after months and months I finally get the bloody store to connect. Downloading 8.1 now hopefully it will be fixed natively after the update. Fingers crossed.

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  5. Thank you so much!!! It finally worked!!!!

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  6. Thanks a lot Amar....Its working...!

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  7. I'm so surprised this worked! I'd tried everything else. Thanks for your help. Highly recommend this method.

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    1. Your welcome..........thanks for visiting

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  8. unfortunatelly didnt work for me .Ieverythings work, game connection, browsers expect the store. dont know what to

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    1. Have you followed the steps correctly? Because this worked almost for everyone.

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  9. Fiddler isnt working.. Any other suggestion please.

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    1. Also check these:
      check the Date and Time settings and also updated the Internet time.
      Check that you are not using any proxy server by going in Internet Options. Try to switch your account from local account to a Microsoft account.

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  10. Why is win8 loopback exemptions not an option on the Tools menu on my Fiddler4 I just downloaded?

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    1. Mine is version 4.4.5.6 and there is option win8 loopback exceptions under tools .If you still can't see , I uploaded the fiddler for you .Download It from here - https://www.mediafire.com/?5n44c5tyon6ckww

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  11. Thank you sooooo much, this was getting to be a headache trying to get my store to work and I've tried and looked for everything, so thank you. This was great and great help too! =D

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