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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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The Welcome Wagon: Installing a Program

As you work through this book, you’ll see that Windows 8 comes stocked with a decent collection of programs, some of which are first-rate (such as Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player) and some of which are merely okay (such as Paint and WordPad). Also, most PC manufacturers are kind enough to stock their machines with a few extra programs.

However, it’s a rare computer owner who’s satisfied with just these freebies—or even wants them in the first place. Most of us want something better or faster or just plain cooler. If that describes you and you decide to take the plunge on a new program, this section shows you how to install it in Windows 8.

Installing from the Windows Store

As you see a bit later, ...

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