Downloading Apps from the Windows Store

When using Windows 8 Windows Store apps are available on your desktop. Learn all about Windows 8 downloading from the store here.

Updating apps

Apps may periodically receive updates, which can help keep them running smoothly and even add features. If updates are available for any of your apps, a link for Updates will appear in the top-right corner of the store.

Screenshot of Windows 8Checking for app updates

To update apps:

  1. If any updates are available, locate and select Updates in the top-right corner of the store.


    Screenshot of Windows 8Clicking Updates
  2. Any apps with available updates will appear. Click the Install button at the bottom of the screen to download and install app updates.


    Screenshot of Windows 8Installing updates
  3. The updates will be downloaded and installed.


    Screenshot of Windows 8The completed updates

You may also notice available updates from the Start screen if the Store tile is active as a live tile.

Screenshot of Windows 8Updates on the tile