Trick to fix Xbox Error code 0x8007042b Windows 10

Hello, Are you facing error code 0x8007042b while trying to launch your Favourite game on Xbox? If the answer is yes, then you are in the right place.

This particular error code occurs on windows 10 and 11 whenever a user tries to open games. This error 0x8007042b also occurs sometimes while trying to update windows.

But, in recent times a lot of users are getting this problem with Xbox app on their windows 10 or 11 pc. So, today we will try to cover and provide you with a fix to this error.

You may think there might be an issue with the game showing you this error, but we want to correct you here. The problem doesn’t seem to be with the game. It is with the launcher. I am sure it will be fixed soon, but for the time being, there is a workaround for error code 0x8007042b.

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So many users have reported Xbox error 0x8007042b while trying to launch their favorite game. It may be Forza / Destiny 2 / Halo or Flight Stimulator. As we said earlier, the problem is not with the game, so the game doesn’t matter in this case.

Without wasting a lot of time, let’s get started with the trick to solve error code 0x8007042b on your own.

How to fix error code 0x8007042b?

You must have tried Reinstalling the game or Xbox itself, but it did not fix the issue. Did someone tell you to reset the Microsoft store? You did, and it did not work, right?

It is because the problem is not with the Store or Xbox app. So, it’s not worth wasting time on things that don’t work. We will show you a trick that has helped many users and should help you.

The trick is to create a shortcut for the Xbox app on your Desktop. Then open the app by right-clicking on the shortcut and running it as administrator.

Following this simple Trick or workaround if you may say has solved the error 0x8007042b for many users. It’s worth giving a try. The problem is with the launcher and not the game itself. This is why this workaround has worked, and I hope it helps you too.

Now, how to create a shortcut for Xbox on your desktop? Follow below simple steps. We will be doing it through a Command prompt which requires minimum time and it is easy.

Steps to Create Xbox Shortcut on Desktop.


  • Search for the Command prompt in the search bar and open it.

  • Type “explorer shell:AppsFolder” and press enter. 

  • A new window will open with a list of all apps installed on your system.

    How to create Shortcut for Xbox app
  • Scroll down and find Xbox. Right-click on it and click create a shortcut. Windows will ask you for confirmation. Click Yes.

  • A new Shortcut has been created on your desktop. Now, you can Right click on that shortcut and run it as admin.


That is all. This should fix error 0x8007042b for you as it has for many other users. Remember this is just a workaround but works fine so far.


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