Find free apps in the Windows Store
One major thing that is new to Windows 8 is the app store, where you can download a mix of free and paid-for tools designed to work with the new interface. You can find and install them using the Windows Store.
Click on the Store tile on the Start screen. If you have signed in to Windows with a Microsoft account this will be used to sign into the Store. Otherwise you will need to fill in your Microsoft Account details when prompted.
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We're going to install the Wikipedia app so click on Wikipedia.
Take a moment to check the permissions in the left-hand column. When you're happy, click on the Install button. Windows will download and install the app.
A notification will appear on screen when the app is ready.
Press the Windows key to return to the Start screen. If you can't see it use the scroll wheel on your mouse or swipe to see more apps. Tap on the app to start it.
Now we can see the Wikipedia app home page. Click or tap on a topic to read more. You can scroll through the document and click on links to read more.
Click on the arrow at the top to return to the home page.
Most us go to Wikipedia to search for a topic and you might be wondering where the search box is. The Search tool in the Charms can be used to search within an app.
Press Windows and C and then click on Search. Enter what you are looking for. Possible topics will be displayed beneath as you type. Click on an article to read it.
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