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If you're moving from a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC to a new Windows 10 device, you'll find that the best way to get apps and games is through Microsoft Store. Microsoft Store is familiar on any device—you can search for free and paid apps like Adobe Reader, view their popularity and ratings, and download them to your device.
When you install an app from Microsoft Store, it will follow you to any device. Apps will also get updated automatically, so you always have the latest features. Here's how to download apps and games so you can get up and running right away.
Go to the Start button, and then from the apps list select Microsoft Store.
Visit the Apps or Games tab in Microsoft Store.
To see more of any category, select Show all at the end of the row.
Select the app or game you'd like to download, and then select Get.
Sign in with your Microsoft account to finish downloading your app or game. No Microsoft account? Sign up for a free Microsoft account.
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If you're in Windows 10 and you're having problems with an app from Microsoft Store, consider these updates and fixes.
First, sign in to your Microsoft account. Next, work through these possible solutions in the order presented.
Make sure Windows has the latest update: Select check for updates now, and then select Check for updates. Or, select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for Updates. If there is an available update, select Install now.
Make sure that your app works with Windows 10. For more info, see Your app doesn't work with Windows 10.
Update Microsoft Store: Select the Start button, and then from the apps list, select Microsoft Store. In Microsoft Store, select See more > Downloads and updates > Get updates. If an update for Microsoft Store is available, it will start installing automatically.
Troubleshoot games: If you're having issues installing a game, see Troubleshoot game installations on Windows 10.
Repair or reset your apps: See Repair or Remove programs in Windows 10.
Reinstall your apps: In Microsoft Store, select See more > My Library. Select the app you want to reinstall, and then select Install.
Run the troubleshooter: Select the Start button, and then select Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot, and then from the list select Windows Store apps > Run the troubleshooter.
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If you can't find Microsoft Store, see Trouble finding Microsoft Store in Windows 10.
If you're having trouble launching Microsoft Store, see Microsoft Store doesn't launch.
If you can launch the Microsoft Store but you are just having trouble finding or installing an app, see I can't find or install an app from Microsoft Store.