Update Apps in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to update an app on Windows 8 computers. The first thing that we'll need to do is access the Store.


Steps

  1. 1
    Go to the Start menu by clicking in the lower-left corner of the screen.
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    Locate the Store icon. It is green with a white shopping bag on it. In our demonstration, it is near the center of the screen. If it doesn't show up here, we'll need to go to the Apps menu.
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    To access the Apps menu, click the downward-pointing arrow button in the lower-left corner of the screen.
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    Locate the Store icon. In our demonstration, it is third from the top in the far-right column on the first screen. Right now, our Store icon has the number "1" on it. This means that one app needs to be updated.
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    Launch the Store by clicking on its icon in the Start menu or the Apps menu.
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    Click "Update" in the upper-right corner of the screen.
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    Wait for the page to load. A line of green dots will move in a circle to indicate that it is still looking for updates. When it finishes, we will be presented with a list of all applications that need updates. In this example, it is only one.
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    Click to select or deselect updates. Updates selected to proceed will be outlined in green, with a white checkmark in the upper-right corner of their outline.
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    Once we're ready to update, click "Install" at the bottom of the screen.
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    Wait for it to finish. We can check the status of the update. Right now, it says "Pending". This process will download and install the updates automatically. It might take several seconds or minutes, or maybe even hours, depending on the quality of the computer, the speed of the Internet connection, and the size of the update package.
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    Read the confirmation. It says "Your apps were installed." Click the icon in the top left-hand corner of the screen to go back.
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    Close the Store by clicking and holding on the top of the screen and dragging it down. Now the Store is closed.
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    Look at the Store icon. The number "1" has disappeared from the icon, which means that the software is now updated.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to update apps on Windows 8 computers. Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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