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How to update your Windows Apps

By on October 19, 2012 | Last Updated: December 11, 2012 | Read 32,929 times.
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The apps that are located on the Windows Start Screen are called Windows Store apps. These apps are ones that are downloaded and installed through the Windows Store. When new updates are available for these apps they will not be downloaded through Windows Update. Instead you will need to update them directly through the Windows Store. Windows will notify you of new updates by adding a number to the Store icon in your Windows 8 Start Screen. This number represents the amount of updates that are available for your installed apps. An example of this is shown below.


Windows Store showing 8 updates available


As you can see from the Store icon above, there is a number 8, which indicates that there are 8 updates available for your installed apps. To update these apps, click on the Store icon to enter the Windows Store. If there are updates available, you will be shown a link in the upper right hand corner of the Windows Store that says Updates.


Windows Store Main screen


Click on the Update link and you will be brought to a page showing you the available updates for your Windows apps.


Available updates


If there are any you do not wish to update, right click on the them so that they are no longer checked. When you are ready with your selection, click on the Install button to start updating the apps.


Updating the apps


When the apps have finished updating, you will be shown a message as shown below.


Finished updating


All of your apps have now been updated and you can close the Windows Store.



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