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Using Microsoft Store to Install Windows 10 Apps?


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#1 F1Help

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 11:41 AM

Hi,

 

I understand that Windows 10 uses a Microsoft Store where apps can be installed directly (similar to Google Play on Android), as opposed to manually downloading and installing from the respective site.

 

Is it best practice to download apps from the Windows 10 Microsoft Store, or do it manually in the conventional way?

 

I like the convenience of using the Microsoft Store but struggle to find most of my apps listed there (such as Google Chrome), and what's there tends to have limited functionality (VLC Player has no DVD playback).

 

I am planning to use Windows 10 on a desktop PC tower and don't have any Windows mobile devices.

 

Thanks.



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Posted 23 November 2017 - 11:53 AM

Honestly it's more of a matter of preference. But I must say, like any app store, there are many identical apps that can be confused and infect your machine with malicious software.


Have you tried turning it off and back on? :P


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 01:16 PM

You can use the Windows Store to find the app that you want and download it from there, or you can Google is, example:  google chrome download from windows 10 app store.  Copy and paste that in your browser and do the search.  Below is what I get.

 

Attached File  mic store.PNG   55.77KB   0 downloads


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:12 AM

Thanks for your replies.  However, the Google app in the screenshot is for Google Search and access to other Google products, not the Google Chrome app.



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:55 AM

There is no google chrome app as far as I know, but you can download the browser from here:  https://www.google.com/chrome/index.html



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:58 AM

That is what is available from the Microsoft Store.  If you want Google Chrome... download it.


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:22 AM

Yes, as Google Chrome is not available in the Windows Store (Microsoft Store) it would need to be downloaded manually, or using a tool such as Ninite:

 

https://ninite.com/






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