Fix Windows 8 App Store won’t connect to Internet issue

When I try to access Windows Store on my Surface Pro/Rt tablet or Windows 8 computer, I get the error message “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.” Now the Windows 8 App Store can’t connect to the Internet. Skype and Netflix apps won’t load at all.

How to fix app store won’t connect issues
* Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon at the top right of the screen, and select “Internet Options” from the menu. Go to Connections tab, click the LAN Settings > uncheck “Use a proxy server for your LAN box (There settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).
* Press Windows + C Keys, type “Date and Time” and open the system clcok. Make sure you have setup to the correct time. Then log off your account and then log in again.
* If you have installed Kaspersky or Norton 360, you need to trust app.html with firewall setting or re-install the software.

Update: Fix Windows app store not loading

12 thoughts on “Fix Windows 8 App Store won’t connect to Internet issue

  1. Nailed it – Thanks brah!

    * Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon at the top right of the screen, and select “Internet Options” from the menu. Go to Connections tab, click the LAN Settings > uncheck “Use a proxy server for your LAN box (There settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).

  2. Guys the solution is very simply. All you have to do is change you date and time on you Surface device to the correct date and time. After that all issues regarding connectivity to the store and signing in to you Microsoft Account will be gone.

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