Deployment failed error 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered: 0x80070003 (Solved)

On a Windows 10 based computer, the following error is displayed when you try to reinstall a default modern modern app: “Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered. Merge Failure : error 0x80070003“.

The error “80073CF6” has been around for long time now and is occurred when you try to install or update a Modern App in a Windows 10 OS. After some research I realize that the best solution to fix the “Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered. Merge Failure : error 0x80070003”  problem, is to repair your computer with an in-place upgrade.

Deployment failed error 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered: 0x80070003

Here is the full error message, when trying to reinstall the “Camera” App:

Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered.
Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 : Cannot register the Microsoft.WindowsCamera_2016.107.10.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe pac
because there was a merge failure with the following file: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.WindowsCamera_20
07.10.0_neutral_split.language-el_8wekyb3d8bbwe\resources.pri
NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 1a2901a9-581d-0004-fd0c-291a1d58d101 in the Event Log or us
e command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 1a2901a9-581d-0004-fd0c-291a1d58d101
At line:1 char:1
+ Add-AppxPackage -register “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Win …
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (C:\Program File…ppxmanifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], IOException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

 

Tis tutorial contains detailed instructions on how to fix Deployment failed error 0x80073CF6 when you try to install (or re-install) Windows Store Apps in Windows 10 OS.

How to fix Deployment failed error 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered: 0x80070003 in Windows 10.

The only working solution to resolve the “Deployment failed error 0x80073CF6, Package could not be registered: 0x80070003 ” problem, is to perform a Windows 10 Repair. So let’s start.

Step 1. Create a Windows 10 Installation Media

1. Use Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and create a Windows 10 USB or DVD installation media. Detailed instructions on how to create a Windows installation media can be found on the following articles:

 

Step 2. Perform a Windows 10 repair.

1. Put the Windows 10 installation media on you computer.

2. Double-click to run the Setup application.

3. Choose to Download and install updates (recommended) when asked and click Next.

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3. Accept the license terms.

4. Finally click Install to start the repair process.

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5. Be patient until Windows repair upgrade is done.

6. After Windows repair and when prompted, login to your account normally.

 

That’s all folks! Did it work for you?

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