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How to get the most out of the Microsoft Windows Store

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Make your computer into a powerhouse with the Windows Store. There are tons of apps, music, videos, and games that you can download. New to the Store? Here’s a short overview to get you started:

First things first, find the Windows Store. The easiest way to do this is to click on the Windows icon in the lower left-hand corner of your computer screen. You will then see a menu pop up that looks like the one below. Find the icon that is called “Store.” Click on it and you’re in!

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Along the top left of the Windows Store you’ll find four categories: Apps, Games, Music, and Movies & TV. 


With more than 700,000 apps in the Windows Store, the possibilities for customizing your computer are virtually limitless. Scroll down the Apps homepage to see curated lists of apps that you might be interested in. At the bottom of the page you can click on a category to find thousands of apps in various subject areas. Or, if you have an idea of what you want, go straight to the search bar at the top right of the page.


You’ll find a collection of both free and paid games on this page. Scroll down the page to see games ordered by popularity, ratings, collections, etc. 


Choose from thousands of unprotected songs and albums from the top artists of our time. If you’ve got a Groove Music Pass subscription, any music you download will be automatically added to your Groove Music collection.

Movies & TV

Find all the latest and greatest full HD movies and TV shows here. Click on a movie to see a short description, watch the trailer, read reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, find out who the cast and crew are, buy a bundle deal, and find related media. Click on a TV show to read a synopsis of the series, buy full seasons or individual episodes, see who stars in the show, choose more shows from the network, and see a list of other shows you might be interested in.

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