How to solve the 0x803F7003 and 'Device limit reached' errors on the Windows 10


The featured article points out the salient bugs encountered by users trying to install preferred apps from the Windows Store following the Windows 10 Update. The article also provides effective solutions to counter them enabling hassle free downloads

Windows has definitely raised the stakes this time around with the latest Windows 10. The platform promises an enhanced experience for its users with an easy and seamless interface that cuts across all kinds of devices. That being said, like everything new, Windows 10 has its share of bugs and worries to sort out. An area of rising concern is the Windows store experience post the release of Windows 10.

Ever since Windows 10 was released, there have been reports of an increasing number of users finding problems with installing apps from the Windows 10 Store. Of course, there is no need to be alarmed. This is no End-of-the-World scenario since these are just minor issues that can be resolved with relative ease with nothing major preventing you from proceeding with your download. Some of the most commonly observed errors are listed below

0x803F7003 error


This error basically prevents you from downloading just about any app on the Windows 10 platform. What happens is that the app you wish to download is populated in the download section in the Windows Store, but does not actually allow you to download the app and error 0x803F7003 is displayed.

If this error pops on your screen, do not be alarmed. There is a fix for it. Here are step-by-step instructions that will resolve the issue
  • Type wsreset in the Cortana search box.
  • Right click the app and select the "Run as administrator" feature to reset your cache.
  • You can also reboot your phone for the change to take effect.
  • Once the phone boots up, you will get the message, "cache has been reset."
  • You will now be able to download the app of your choice.


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'Device limit reached' error


This is another common error seen by Windows users when attempting to install apps from the Windows store. This basically happens when you have exceeded the number of devices that you can download apps on, from the Windows store. So, in case you want to install an app on your new Windows 10 device and are unable to because of this error, all you need to do is remove a device from the list of displayed devices.

Please note that Windows 8 users could install apps in a maximum of 5 devices. With the latest Windows 10, users can install their apps on a total of ten devices. In the scenario where you have exceeded the device limit of 10 before you upgraded to Windows 10, you can expect to get this error message.

To set this right all you need to do is access the Microsoft accountabout and remove all inactive devices from the list. Presto, you are done.


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