"We weren’t able to connect the Store" when trying to install Windows 8.1


I hear this is a common problem. Anyway, today I tried to install Windows 8.1 through the store app (my computer notified me that I could do so, so I clicked on the notification, sending me to the store). However, whenever I access the Windows 8 Store app, I get this error:

"We weren't able to connect to the store. This might have happened because of a server problem or the network connection timed out. Please wait a few minutes and try again."

I have tried the following suggestions:

Changing to local account
Checking Proxy Settings and disabling Proxifier (an app that tunnels all connections through a proxy, and I have restarted after disabling it).
Running the Apps Troubleshooter
Synchronizing time with time.windows.com
Checking for an unverified account
Installing latest updates with Windows Update (all updates install fine)
Typing "netsh winhttp reset proxy" and "wsreset" into command line.

Are there any other known fixes short of refreshing/re-installing Windows? Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you for reading and/or responding.

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Here's a link where the user has fixed the issue by running the Windows update troubleshooter from Control Panel. Give t a try and let us know the outcome. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_store/have-internet-but-windows-store-not-responding/38571a6e-4669-4e27-a1dc-000237118d04

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