Gamepass either stuck on preparing or error code 0x00000001

Discus and support Gamepass either stuck on preparing or error code 0x00000001 in XBoX Games and Apps to solve the problem; I have been using Gamepass almost since it released for PC and never had any issues with installing games on Win10. I recently upgraded my PC as well... Discussion in 'XBoX Games and Apps' started by PhilippSladek, Jan 23, 2022.

  1. Gamepass either stuck on preparing or error code 0x00000001


    I have been using Gamepass almost since it released for PC and never had any issues with installing games on Win10. I recently upgraded my PC as well as the OS (Win 11).

    Since I have been using Win11 Gamepass doesn’t download games anymore. Most of the time it is just stuck at preparing. I already did another full reinstall of Win11 and tried basically any fix there is.

    Is this a known issue and does anyone else have the same problem?

    Edit: For anyone struggling with the same issue using a VPN worked for me. After restarting the app I am able to download anything without any issues.

    :)
     
    PhilippSladek, Jan 23, 2022
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  2. PhilippSladek Win User

    Gamepass either stuck on preparing or error code 0x00000001

    Hi, thanks for the reply but I already tried all of your suggestions. I also reinstalled Win11 thinking maybe there went something wrong during installation but no luck.

    What actually fixed my problem is using a VPN to download games on the xbox app. I am using KasperskyVPN. It is very weird because all I need to do is start the download with a VPN enabled and once it’s started downloading it doesn’t matter if it is on or not. I successfully downloaded Halo, Forza 5 and flight sim without any issues that way.

    It is a very weird bug but still, thank you very much for replying. It would be great if you could pass my issue and fix along to the technical team so maybe it can be fixed in the future. There seem to be a few people that were able to solve the issue the same way as me.

    Thanks again and have a great day!
  3. XBF-JoannaDark Win User

    Gamepass either stuck on preparing or error code 0x00000001

    Hi,PhilippSladek,

    Thanks for reaching out to the Xbox forums! I am sorry to hear that you struggle with installing games on PC game Pass after upgrading to Windows 11. I am happy to assist and suggest troubleshooting steps to resolve your issue. Would you please try the proposed solutions below

    Solution 1: Reset Windows 10 store & Xbox app

    1. Open Settings.
    2. Go to Apps -> Apps & features.
    3. On the right side, look for Microsoft Store/Xbox App and click it.
    4. The advanced options link will appear. Click it
    5. Next, click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Store/Xbox App to default settings.
    Solution 2: Make sure you do not have other programs like

    Anit-virus

    Firewall

    PC Optimizers

    Blocking the game

    Solution 3: Reinstall the Gaming Services app on your Windows 10/11 device:

    1. Select the Search icon on the taskbar, type PowerShell, right-click on Windows PowerShell, and select Run as administrator.
    2. In Windows PowerShell, type the following command and press Enter:
    3. get-appxpackage Microsoft.GamingServices | remove-AppxPackage -allusers
    4. In the same window, type the following command and press Enter:
    5. start ms-windows-store://pdp/?productid=9MWPM2CQNLHN
    6. Install the App on that page and select Yes when you receive the User Account Control (UAC) prompt.
    7. Restart your device and try to install the game again.
    Solution 4: Play games offline on Windows 10 using Offline mode; this error could also be attributed to issues with the Microsoft store not recognizing your entitlement to the game. Would you please click on this link Play games offline on Windows 10 using Offline mode | Xbox Support. Then scroll down and click on the drop-down arrow and look at the steps for How to enable offline play on your device.

    Solution 5: Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files If some Windows functions aren't working or Windows crashes, use the System File Checker to scan Windows and restore your files. Sometimes corrupted files can cause issues.

    Solution 6: Create a local user or administrator account in Windows . Sometimes you can have a situation with permissions or profile corruption. Please follow the steps in this link to see if that fixes the current issue you are having.

    I hope these suggestions help! If this answers your question, please mark the thread as “Answered.”
  4. Tessemi Win User

    Ever since Forza horizon 5 switched to the Xbox app for download and updates, it won't download or update.

    im sorry. that didn't do the trick either. thanks for the help though. it still gets stuck at "preparing 0%" and then errors. 0x00000001
  5. Latmild Win User

    Error code 0x80070424 when trying to install state of decay juggernaut edition

    Well, this sort of worked haha, it changed the error: now its stuck at preparing 0% but doesn't throw the previous error code, and instead stays stuck or gives me code 0x00000001.
  6. MT DEWSKY Win User

    Forza Horizon 5 isnt downloading for xbox app

    I can't get the game to download at all with the app. I get an error immediately after "Preparing 0%" and the code is 0x00000001.

    I've already removed and reinstalled the gaming services app package through powershell, and my OS is up to date.

    Technically, literally unplayable.
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