How to download free software from Windows 8 app store

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One of the best features in Windows 8 is app store. With app store you no longer need to open a search engine starts searching for the freeware or free software. In this article we will show you step by step on how to download free software from Windows 8 app store.

How to

The step to download free software from Windows 8 app store as follow:



  1. Click the Windows app Store tile.

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    You will see a startup screen of Windows app Store.

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    The app store will pop up with a suggestion of free software, like in this case is NBC News.

  2. Click the back

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  3. Click Top free.

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    A list of free software will appear on the page in tiles formats. You can scroll to the right to see more free software. This article will use Fresh Paint to demonstrate the installation of the free software.

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  4. Click Fresh Paint.

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    The Fresh Paint page will show with an Install button.

  5. Click Install.

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    The authentication screen will pop up for you to key in your username and password. Create an account here https://signup.live.com/signup.aspx?mkt=en-US&lic=1 or click on the Sign up for a Microsoft account link below the password if you do not have an account.

  6. Click Save.

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    Fresh Paint will then start the installation.

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    You will see the following screen, Your apps were installed, when the installation is completed. You can now see the Fresh Paint app appear in your main screen.

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  7. Click Fresh Paint app to use it.

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    Congratulation! You have successfully installed free software from Window 8 app store.

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Article ID: 2806753 - Last Review: September 25, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
Applies to
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Enterprise N
  • Windows 8 N
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows 8 Pro N
  • Windows 8 Release Preview
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