When you attempt to install or update an app via the Microsoft Store app, you may receive the error
0x80070426. The following is the full error message verbatim:
Something went wrong Please try again later. 0x80070426
In some cases, you may see a gray (sign-in) dialog with nothing visible.
Office 365 apps
In the Office 365 apps, you may see a warning symbol at the top, which when clicked, shows the following error:
Account Error Sorry, we can't get to your acount right now. To fix this, please sign in again.
If you click on the Fix me button and try to sign-in to your MSA, the error
0x80070426 pops up.
The mail app may not connect to your Microsoft Hotmail or Live mail account. It would show the same error
Switching to MSA
Also, you won’t be able to switch to a Microsoft account (MSA) from a local account. Doing so causes the error
"Oops, something went wrong"
The error code
ERROR_SERVICE_NOT_ACTIVE) means the service has not been started. However, the above errors don’t indicate the name of the service which needs to be enabled. As the above scenarios involve Microsoft account sign-in issues, the service Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant (short name:
wlidsvc) must be enabled and running.
This service enables user sign-in through Microsoft account identity services. If this service is stopped, users will not be able to logon to the computer with their Microsoft account.
To resolve the error
0x80070426 in Windows 10, follow these steps:
Step 1: Disable your VPN
First, disable your VPN to see if the sign-in/authentication issues are caused by the VPN software.
Step 2: Fix the Services configuration
If disabling or uninstalling your VPN software doesn’t fix the problem, follow the steps below to start the Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant service:
- Launch the Services MMC by running
- Double-click the Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant service from the list.
- Set its Startup Type to Manual.
- Click Start to start the service manually.
Enterafter each command)
sc config wlidsvc start= demand net start wlidsvc
Also, in the Services MMC, make sure that the following services are set to Manual:
- Microsoft Passport (short name:
- Microsoft Passport Container (short name:
(By default, in a clean installation of Windows 10, the above three services are set to Manual. Check out the Windows 10 Default Services Configuration listing.)
The Microsoft Passport services can’t be configured via the Services MMC by default, as the controls would be grayed out. You may instead edit the startup type in Registry using the Registry Editor.
In the above registry keys, set
Start value to
The value data of
3 denotes Manual.
4 denotes Disabled.
After making the changes, you need to restart Windows.
Step 3: Clear the locally stored MSA credentials
If none of the above steps help, you may clear the Windows Live/Microsoft Account stored credentials using the Credential Manager in the Control Panel.
- Launch the Credential Manager
- Select Windows Credentials
- Under Generic Credentials, select the Windows Live or Microsoft Account credentials (including the SSO_POP_User) and remove each entry.
- Restart Windows.
You’ll be asked to input the username and password and also verify using 2-factor authentication when you access the Store or other apps the next time.
Hope one of the above methods helped you fix the error
0x80070426 on your Windows 10 device.
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