Tech Support to Fix ‘The remote procedure call failed’ Windows Error

The Windows 8 apps interface is one thing that you will like most about the new OS. Windows managed to provide app solution to its customers in the most effective way. You can access the Windows app store with ease and get any app that you desire. It is just one of the seamless ways of connecting with other external programs. However, while using the apps or when you are trying to install them, you may experience the ‘the remote procedure call failed’ Windows error. When the error takes place, all that you are allowed to do is click OK. It is as if Windows accepts its inability to handle the situation. However, there is a way in which this error can get resolved.

What is “The remote procedure call failed’ Windows Error

Before you proceed to the solution, it is important that you understand the problem. This error takes place as a result of the incorrect allocation of the registry entries. Third parties are the most likely culprits who may have tweaked the registry entries. The error may also result from remote procedure call problem and an error with the locator service related error. The first stage towards resolving the error is confirming that the procedure call and an error with the locator service are functioning appropriately to rule them out.

Troubleshooting the Error and Solving the Problem

The first step of troubleshooting is detecting the error by elimination. The process involves the elimination of the possible causes of the error to remain with one possible cause. The procedure call and an error with the locator services should be ruled out as the cause of the error to proceed with finding the solution to the problem. To troubleshoot these services, you should run the services.msc and proceed with the registry tweak.

Before doing this, you must make a Windows restore point. The Windows restore point is the state at which the Windows will restore to a point when the system was running fine. The procedure is necessary to ensure that you can reverse whatever changes you will have made during the process. It is a mandatory procedure that is necessary before you start working with the Windows Registry.

This error is the type that will require that you get tech support if you fear the intricate details of computing. Microsoft does not give you direct options to get a solution to the error. Getting computer help from Windows will require much more than clicking links. It may take remote support or self PC repair to resolve the issue.

Before trying to fix the problem, you will need to update or reinstall, or synchronize all the third party apps. Other options that any tech support will suggest are to switch to an account from Microsoft through a local account or run the Windows troubleshooter and the file checker. These options may give you required computer help if the problem is not complicated. If nothing happens, you may seek remote support or follow up with the following self PC repair.

You will press “windows key +R” and type the word ‘Regedt32.exe’ in the run dialog box to access the Windows registry editor. The registry editor will open, and you will then get to the described locations.


There will be two areas in the window that will have opened. On the left pane within the key storage section you will scroll to the winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy subkey. If you do not find it, then you will create it by clicking on the storage key and the new key. You will then make two keys named winstore_cw5n1h2txyewy that you will name settings and the other as software.

Once these folders are formed, you will get the EXE vfile of the SetACL which is a windows manipulation tool. You can search it on the web or download it from Microsoft’s official website. You will then place the file in the file, C:WindowsSystem32. Once you get all these, you will run the following command using the administrative command prompt.

SetACL -on ‘hkcuSoftwareClassesLocalSettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionAppContainerStoragewinstore_cw5n1h2txyewy’ -ot reg -actn ace -ace ‘n: S-1-15-2-2608634532-1453884237-1118350049-1925931850-670756941-1603938316-3764965493;p:full;i:so,sc;m:grant;w:dacl’

You should be able to install your apps without a problem after this, if you follow the instructions keenly.


The file system especially the computer registry is a delicate place to meddle in. Any mistake would compromise the performance of the operating system. However, these are some problems such as the remote procedure call failed error that can be resolved by following the instructions keenly. But if you are not familiar with the required steps then look for advanced PC repairs through remote support.