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How to Install Apps in Windows 10

How to Install Apps in Windows 10
Written by Dawn Richard

An app is a program specifically designed to perform a function, like play music, games, or organize your calendar. The App is the short form of application that enhances the user experience because whatever you’d want to do with your computer there’s an app available for you. Windows 10 comes with a number of apps prebuilt in the Windows ecosystem like OneDrive, Skype, etc.

Want to add a new app on Windows 10? You don’t need to sweat it, learning it is pretty simple. Now Windows 10 comes with a number of thrilling and useful built-in apps featuring an amazing and socializing environment for users. Many of these apps are available for free in the Windows Store giving you a never-ending fun experience without paying a penny.

In case you are new to Windows 10, you should get to know the built-in as well as the myriad of apps available on the Windows Store and how to get those on your Windows 10. Follow the below guide to find out the right way to download apps from Windows Store.

How To Add Apps From Windows 10 App Store 

You need to follow the steps below to get your desired apps from Windows 10 app store on to your Windows machine.

Step 1: Start off with opening the Windows Store, which can be done in two different ways. One, open through clicking the Store tile shown in the Windows taskbar. Secondly, you can open the App Store from the Start menu where you can open the shopping bag displaying the Store icon.

Step 2: Now as you have entered the Windows Store in Windows 10, you can virtually add any app to your Windows 10 computer. You can view and search for any app in different ways. Leaf through the apps from different charts or categories, which can potentially be of help in case you are uncertain about a specific kind of app you’d like to add to your Windows 10 computer.

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Step 3: You can opt for the recommendations by “Top free apps” or “Top paid apps”, in case you are not sure of which apps you need or really want. You can start off with this list presented to you in the Windows Store. Filtering the top apps available in the Store for you to choose either free or paid as per your liking. After some time the Windows Store will automatically give you recommended apps for Windows 10 on the basis of your recent download history and to optimize your Windows 10 experience as well.

Step 4: You can also search for the best Windows 10 apps with another filtering mode known as “Featured List”. This list consists of apps that are most used widespread around the world and have outstanding performance and rating. These apps improve your systems performance and ease of using Windows 10 to perform diverse tasks and functions.

Step 5: The Windows Store provides you with apps, games, music, and movies & TV shows. There are a variety of things you could choose from in every category and that makes the Store a very impressive storehouse of effective and handy apps you could utilize to improve your work performance or just to enjoy your holidays. You can have all of these on your system from the Windows Store.

Step 6: The simplest way to find the apps you are looking for is to type the name in the search bar at the top right corner and press return to search. That is the case where you do know the name of the app. You will be presented with a list of apps that match your given name and you can choose the particular app you’d like to have among these suggestions.

Step 7: On choosing the desired app you’ll be directed to the landing page of that particular app. Where you’ll find the description, screenshots, reviews and how the app works all displayed on the screen. Review the description of each app to know how the app works, and what it offers to your Windows 10 experience. You should also go through the reviews by the users of the app. This will give you a clarification on the functioning of the app and you’ll be able to take an informed decision about choosing the right app for your needs.

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Step 8: Most of the time you’ll be able to find a free version of apps that you intend to utilize. Still, in case you can’t find a free version of the app you can find the price of the app by clicking the install button and it will display the price of the app. Price is also an important factor in choosing the apps that you need to contemplate.

Step 9: In case the app you selected is available for free, you can start downloading right away without any deliberations.

Step 10: Though, in case the app you intend to download is not free, you will have to pay for the purchase of the app in Windows Store. You’ll be required to add a payment method for buying the app – for the first time only. Now you can proceed with the fully secured payment gateway by Windows.

Step 11: After paying for the app you’ll be able to download the app and proceed with the installation of the app on your Windows 10.

Step 12: The app will install automatically once downloaded from the Windows Store. The install button will be converted to Open icon, by clicking it you can open the app and tour the app itself.

The app is now downloaded and installed in your Windows 10 system. You can open and use the app from the app list of Start icon on your system, or you can also pin the app to the Start icon or Windows taskbar. This makes the app handy and easily accessible for use time and again.

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Remote Install Apps from Windows Store 

Microsoft has now enabled the option of installing apps on your device remotely using the web version of the Microsoft Store. Just like the Android and iOS now you can remotely deploy apps on your machine using the same Microsoft account as your remote machine has. Now how to perform the remote install on one or all of your devices follow us down here.

Step 1: Go to Microsoft Store website in the browser.

Step 2: In the same way as on the Store app within Windows 10, search for the app you’d like to install.

Step 3: Once you’ve opened the app in the browser window, press the menu (•••) button and from the drop-down list choose the option Install on my devices. The menu is on the right side of the Install/Open button.

Step 4: You’ll be presented the list of devices connected to the Microsoft account you are login with. Select the device or multiple devices you want to automatically download and install the app on.

Step 5: Press Install now button and you’re good to go.

The app will be downloaded on your selected devices in a few minutes. Though in case if you don’t see this option on any browser you may want to try another browser like Chrome or Firefox. This feature will likely make it to the Microsoft Store app for Windows 10 as it is a very useful and amazing feature that works in the browsers for now.

There is an innumerable number of exhilarating and user-friendly Windows 10 apps available that can ease up your life to a greater degree. There’s no reason for you to wait, jump right in and add apps on your Windows 10 machine from the Windows Store with ease.

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Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard loves to read and more than that loves to share his experiences with others.

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