How to install programs from online sources on Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

  • From the internet:
  • You should download and install programs only from trusted publishers and retail websites.
    • In your web browser, select the link to the program.
    • Select Save or Save as to download the program. Most antivirus programs like Windows Defender will scan the program for viruses during download.
    • If you select Save, the program file is saved in your Downloads folder.
    • Or, if you select Save as, you can choose where to save it, like your desktop.
  • From Microsoft Store:
  • There are two ways to get apps from Microsoft Store:
    • On the Start  menu, select the Microsoft Store  tile.
    • On the taskbar, select the Microsoft Store  icon.