How Do You Install Apps From the Windows 8 App Store?


Quick Answer

To install apps from the Windows 8 app store, sign in to your Microsoft account, open the store from the Start screen or desktop toolbar, browse for apps, and click Buy, Try or Install. Downloaded apps are listed in the Apps view and can be pinned to the Start screen.

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  1. Sign in to your Microsoft account

    Swipe in from the right side of the screen, or move your mouse pointer to the lower-right corner of the screen and then up. Tap or click on Settings, followed by Change PC Settings, then Accounts, and finally Your Account. Click on Connect to a Microsoft Account. Enter your username and password or create an account.

  2. Open the Store

    From the Start screen or desktop toolbar, click or tap the Store icon. If you need to access the Start screen, swipe in from the right side of your screen, or point the mouse to the upper-right corner, and move it down.

  3. Browse for apps

    Browse the featured apps in the store, or explore different categories. If you have a specific app or keyword in mind, type it into the search box.

  4. Install an app

    If an app is free, the app page has an Install button. For a fee-based app, the page has a Buy button and/or a Try button if the app has a free trial period. To install, click Install, Try or Buy.

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