Gaming services wont install/update error Code: 0x80073D26

Carl Thomas 31 Reputation points

I have happily been able to play games for a while and then there appears to have been a recent update to Gaming Services, which was failing to install with the error code Code: 0x80073D26. So I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but the same error code persists.
I have tried several reboots and ensuring that all other OS updates are applied.

Anyone have any suggestions on a fix?


Windows 10
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  1. Cheong00 3,466 Reputation points

    From information provided in this thread, try delete these 2 keys and reboot and then see if it helps:


    If not, then try follow Kevin's steps and see if they can fix it.

    5 people found this answer helpful.

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  1. Evan Thompson 11 Reputation points

    Hello! I don't know if you're still having this problem but if you went into Powershell already and that did not work, I may have a solution.

    My problem was that the Gaming Services were installed partially and would not update.

    To fix this I went to Registry Editior>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>GamingServices

    I deleted the folder then reinstalled Gaming Services through the Windows Store.

    2 people found this answer helpful.

  2. Ivan Carlos 6 Reputation points

    I solved it running as admin on PowerShell:

    get-appxpackage Microsoft.GamingServices | remove-AppxPackage –allusers

    *to remove Gaming Services

    start ms-windows-store://pdp/?productid=9MWPM2CQNLHN

    *to open Microsoft Store on Gaming Services app and install it

    1 person found this answer helpful.

  3. Manfred Bode 1 Reputation point

    That did it for me too. Thanks a lot.

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