How to Reinstall the Dev Home app in Windows 11



The article provides a guide on how to reinstall the Dev Home app in Windows 11 when encountering performance issues or errors. Dev Home is a device-specific tool for developers, offering access to advanced settings, workflows monitoring, and project file storage. The piece offers step-by-step instructions for uninstalling the app (for one or all users),…

This article explains how to reinstall the Dev Home app in Windows 11.

Dev Home is an app designed for developers to test and debug their apps on Windows devices. It provides access to tools and settings unavailable in the standard Windows settings app.

With Dev Home, developers can sideload apps, enable developer mode, configure device portals, and more. Users can use the app to monitor workflows, track their dev projects, coding tasks, GitHub issues, pull requests, available SSH connections, and system CPU, GPU, Memory, and Network performance.

The app can also create a Dev Drive to store your project files and Git repositories.

You can install the app from the Microsoft Store on Windows. If the app is installed and does not work correctly, you can uninstall and reinstall it to fix the issues.

Reinstalling the Dev Home app on Windows can resolve common performance issues and stability problems with the app. Sometimes, the app may not work correctly, or you may encounter error messages. In such cases, uninstalling and reinstalling the app can help fix the issues.

Uninstall and reinstall the Dev Home app

As mentioned above, reinstalling the Dev Home app can resolve common performance issues. If you are experiencing stability issues with the app, use the steps below to uninstall and reinstall it.

You can uninstall and reinstall the app for a single user or all Windows users.

First, open the Windows Terminal app with the PowerShell tab. Then, run the command below to uninstall for a single user.

Get-AppxPackage *Windows.DevHome* | Remove-AppxPackage

To remove the app for all users on the machine, open the Windows Terminal app as administrator.

Then, using the PowerShell tab, run the command below.

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers -PackageTypeFilter Bundle -Name "*Windows.DevHome*" | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers

Reinstall the Dev Home app

Once the Dev Home app is uninstalled, open the Microsoft Store and search for the Dev Home app.

Or use the link below to open the Dev Home app in the Microsoft Store and install it.

Get Dev Home app

Click the Get button in the Store to download and install the app.

Get Dev Home app from Microsoft Store

Once the app is installed, please open it and start using it.

Dev Home app open from the Microsoft Store

If you remove the app for all users, each user will have to reinstall using the steps above.

That should do it!


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