Ten Things to Do Now to Your Windows 8 Tablet

Install Desktop PC apps onto your tablet.

Your Windows 8 PC can run the same apps as your tablet. And if you own a Windows 8 PC, you’ve probably downloaded an app or two to see what the fuss is all about. When you log onto your tablet with the same Microsoft account you use for your desktop PC, apps you’ve installed on your desktop PC will be waiting for you.

From your tablet’s Start screen, tap the Store app. When the Store app appears, slide your finger down from the screen’s top edge to reveal the App bar.

Tap Your Apps from the App bar. The Store lists all the apps associated with your Microsoft account, but not installed on your tablet.

Tap the tiles for the apps you want to install (or tap the Select All icon to select them all.) Then tap the Install button to install the apps onto your tablet.

Apps you purchase for your desktop PC can be installed onto your tablet and vice versa. Each purchased app can run on five PCs associated with your Microsoft account.

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