Windows Store is a place where Windows 8 users can browse, purchase and download Metro-style apps. Users who already own a Windows Phone, Apple iDevices, or Android devices probably know how an app store works.
Users need to login with a Microsoft account to download and install apps. Though the primary goal of Windows Store is to provide access to Metro-style apps, some legacy applications can also be found here.
The Windows Store is divided into following categories:
# Music & videos
# Books & references
# News & weather
# Food and dining
An app purchased through Windows Store can be installed up to five Windows PCs or tablets. At present, only very few apps are available on Windows Store but will receive more apps in coming months.
If you are interested in downloading and installing apps from Windows Store but not sure how to, follow the instructions given below to install apps from the store.
Step 1: Switch to the Metro Start screen.
Step 2: Here, you should see Store app. Click on the Store app tile to open Windows Store.
Step 3: Browse the store and click on the app that you would like to install to see more details such as features, system requirements, supported languages, supported processors (x86 or ARM), and reviews.
Step 4: To download and install the app, click on the large Install button. If you haven’t linked your email address during Windows setup, and this is the first time you are installing an app from Windows Store, then you will be asked enter your email address and password. Enter the required credentials and click Sign in button begin download and install the app.
When the download is in progress, you will see “Installing [app name]” in the upper right corner of the screen. The app will be installed automatically. When the download and install is done, a small notification will appear in the upper right corner of the screen.