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What are some free apps for a Windows 8 PC?

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The list of free apps for a Windows 8 computer includes social media apps such as Facebook and Twitter, streaming apps such as Hulu Plus and Netflix, and games such as Sonic Dash and Tiny Troopers. These apps are available through the Windows Store and the Apps section on Microsoft.com.

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To download free apps from the Apps section, navigate to Microsoft.com, click on the Software & Apps link in the navigation menu, hover over the Windows entry, and click on Windows 8.1, the latest version of the Windows 8 operating system as of June 2015. Open the Apps+Games tab, and click on the See Top Free Apps button. Click on any of the available apps or use the search field to find a specific app. After you select an app, the website displays its description, age rating, size and a list of features. To download the app, click on the Download link below the copyright information.

To download free apps via the Windows Store, click on the Store button on the Start screen, find the desired app by browsing featured apps, exploring the categories or searching for it directly, and click on the Install button. You need to log in with your Microsoft account to be able to download the apps.

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