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Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store


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Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store
This tutorial will show you how to download and install previously purchased or new Windows Store apps to your user account in Windows 8 and 8.1.
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How to Install Apps from Store in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to download and install previously purchased or new Windows Store apps to your user account in Windows 8 and 8.1.
How to Install Apps from Store in Windows 8 and 8.1


information   Information
Like app stores for smartphones and tablets, the Windows Store offers various apps that users can browse through, purchase, or get for free to download and install to their user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

When you purchase an app through the Windows Store you (your Microsoft account) will get a license that enables you to install the app on up to five, in most cases, Windows 8 PCs or devices at once. If you attempt to install an app on more than five devices, it may be deactivated automatically from one of these devices, so that no more than five instances are activated at any one time. In limited circumstances, such as when a developer designates the app as eligible for use on only a certain type of device, apps may not install on other types of devices.

Starting on October 9th 2013, Windows Store apps can be installed on up to 81 devices associated with a single Microsoft account.


This tutorial will show you how to download and install previously purchased or new Windows Store apps to your Microsoft account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

Each user on the computer will need to install their own Store apps.

For more about Windows Store, see also:
Note   Note
The Windows Store is divided into the categories below. Each category will have it's own Popular now (Windows 8.1), New releases , Top paid, Top free options to view if available.
  • Spotlight (Windows 8 - most popular from all categories)
  • Games
  • Social
  • Entertainment
  • Photo
  • Music & Video
  • Sports
  • Books & Reference
  • News & Weather
  • Health & Fitness
  • Food and Dining
  • Lifestyle
  • Shopping
  • Travel
  • Finance
  • Productivity
  • Tools
  • Security
  • Business
  • Education
  • Government
warning   Warning

  • Downloaded apps are owned by only the Microsoft account that downloaded them, and can only be used by the same Microsoft account on any Windows 8 computer/device that it is signed in on.
  • You will need to be signed in to the Store with a Microsoft account to be able to download and install apps from the Store belonging to that Microsoft account on the current account on a Windows 8 PC or device.
  • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
  • For Windows Store apps to work, you must have UAC enabled, Windows Firewall service must be running (started and Automatic), and not currently signed in to the built-in elevated "Administrator" account.




OPTION ONE
To Install "Your apps" Previously Downloaded or Purchased from the Store


Note   Note
This option will allow you to be able to install apps on this Windows 8 PC that you had previously downloaded or purchased in the Store and installed on any other Windows 8 computers or devices that you also use the same Microsoft account to sign in to.

You will only be able to install these apps on up to five Windows 8 PCs and devices simultaneously.


1. While on your Start screen, click/tap on the Windows Store app to open it. (see screenshot below)​
Store_app.jpg
2. If you are sign in to Windows with a Microsoft account and would like to sign in to the Store with a different Microsoft account, then use step 6 in the tutorial link below.​
3. If you are sign in to Windows with a local account and do not want to switch to a Microsoft account, then you can use step 5 in the tutorial link below to "sign into each app separately instead" to be able to install apps from the Store without being signed in to Windows with a Microsoft account.​
4. Do step A or B below for what Windows you have installed.​
A) In Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, right click on a empty area or swipe down from the top in the Store, and click/tap on Your apps. (see screenshot below)​
8.1_Your_apps.jpg
B) In Windows 8.1 Update, click/tap on Account at the top, and click/tap on My apps. (see screenshot below)​
8.1_Update_Store_My_Apps.jpg
5. Select to view All apps, Apps not installed on this PC, or Apps installed on a (computer-name). (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You will have an Apps installed on a (computer-name) listed here for each PC that you use the same Microsoft account to sign in with and have installed Store apps.​
Your-apps-2.jpg
6. Select if you would like to Sort by name or Sort by date the apps from step 5. (see screenshot below)​
Your-apps-3.jpg
7. In Windows 8 and Windows RT, you can now select (check) one or more apps, then click/tap on View details and/or click/tap on Install at the bottom to install all selected apps. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: If you like, you could click/tap on Select all and Install to install all listed "Your apps". You could also right click on a selected app to unselect (uncheck) it, or click/tap on Clear at bottom to unselect all apps.​
Your-apps-4.jpg
8. In Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, you can now right click or press and hold on one or more apps to select (check) them, left click/tap on an app to view details about it, and/or click/tap on Install at the bottom to install all selected apps. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: If you like, you could right click on a selected app to unselect (uncheck) it, or click/tap on Clear at bottom to unselect all apps.​
8.1_Your_apps-2.jpg
9. When finished, you can either closeYour apps or click/tap on the back arrow button (top left corner) to go back to the Store homepage.​
10. If you installed an app, you will now see it's Metro tile pinned on your Start screen when it's finished installing.​






OPTION TWO
To Download and/or Purchase New Apps in Store

1. While on your Start screen, click/tap on the Windows Store app to open it. (see screenshot below)​
Store_app.jpg
2. If you are sign in to Windows with a Microsoft account and would like to sign in to the Store with a different Microsoft account, then use step 6 in the tutorial link below.​
3. If you are sign in to Windows with a local account and do not want to switch to a Microsoft account, then you can use step 5 in the tutorial link below to "sign into each app separately instead" to be able to install apps from the Store without being signed in to Windows with a Microsoft account.​
4. In the Store, search and browse from the available apps to see what you may want. (see screenshots below)​
8_1_search_apps-1.jpg
8_1_search_apps-2.jpg
5. When you find an app that you want, click/tap on it (ex: Finance in "Spotlight" Top free) to view more details about it, then do step 6 or 7 below.​
NOTE: If you did not want the selected app, then click on the back arrow at the top left corner to continue to look at other apps. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. To Download and Install a "Free" Windows Store App
A) When you find a free app (ex: Password Locker) that you want to install, click/tap on the Install button, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)​
Install-4-Free.jpg
7. To Purchase a Windows Store App to Download and Install
A) When you find a Store app (ex: Finance) that you want to purchase, click/tap on the Buy or Try button. (see screenshot below)​
Pay-1.jpg
B) If you clicked on Try, then you will get a trial version of the app to try before having to uninstall or pay for the app. Go to step 8 below.​
C) If you clicked on Buy, then click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshot below)​
Pay-2.jpg
D) If "Always ask for password" is turned on (recommended) in your Store account settings, enter your Microsoft account password, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
Pay-3.jpg
E) If you didn't already add a payment method to your Store account, then you will be prompted to enter your payment and billing information to pay for the app. When finished, click/tap on Submit, and follow any other payment instructions or confimations. (see screenshot below)​
Pay-4.jpg
F) Go to step 8.​
8. When the Store app is finished downloading and installing, you will get a notification message at the top right corner of your screen indicating so. (see screenshot below)​
Install-5.jpg
9. The app will now be installed and it's tile automatically pinned to Start screen in your Microsoft account. (see screenshot below)​
Install-6.jpg

That's it,
Shawn


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Tutorial updated for Your apps. :)
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
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