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.

  1. Go to the Start  button, and then from the apps list select Microsoft Store.

  2. Visit the Apps or Games tab in Microsoft Store.

  3. To see more of any category, select Show all at the end of the row.

  4. 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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