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Registration of the app failed

Recently, I have been playing with a lot of sample code on Windows 8 development and I have ran into a couple of issues while trying to get the demos or code that I have written on another computer to run.  As soon as you try to run the application, you get the following exception:

Error: DEP0700: Registration of the app failed.  An internal error occurred with error 0x80073D05.  See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=235160 for help diagnosing app deployment issues.

Here is a screen shot of the same:

If you haven’t worked a lot with Windows 8, you may not where to look as far as correcting this error.  If you take a look at the package.appxmanifest file in Visual Studio 2012 and go to the Packaging tab, you will see the following:

I discovered that if you change the certificate associated with the application, you can fix the problem.  Simply click on the “Choose Certificate…” button and you will see the following pop-up:

Next click on the “Configure Certificate…” drop-down and chose “Create Test Certificate…” and you will see the following pop-up:

Once you have done this, you should be able to run your application successfully.


  • I read another post, that mentioned that if you log-out and log back in, you can then run the application without any issues.
  • I found this post on the msdn forums that mentioned if you changed the package identity, things would work.  However, according to here, your package name is unique to your Windows Store developer account and I don’t think it is a good idea to change it.

Hope this helps…

  1. February 5, 2013 at 8:28 am
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