Since its inception, applications designed for Windows have been licensed and distributed as packaged software. With the ubiquity and penetration of the Internet in the mid 90s, software embraced the web as a successful method of distribution. Shrink wrapped software remained a critical part of this new paradigm largely in part because of bandwidth. With Windows 10 Universal Apps are only distributed through the Windows Store. You won't be able to go to a site and click download to obtain Universal Windows Apps.
To download an app, click Start and launch the Store icon on the Start or press Windows key + S and type: store then hit Enter on your keyboard.
The Store provides a variety of content, not just apps; you can find Games in addition to movies and TV shows. For this article, we will be looking at Apps. Click the Apps tab or you can type in the name of an app you are looking for.
Here, I am in the Apps category. If I am not finding what I am looking for, I can further filter down according to category.
The Store will tell you when you have already downloaded and installed app, just look for the Owned tag. When you do find an app you would like to install, simply click it then click the Install button and wait while it is installed. You can also search for something specific.
An app page will display information such as user reviews, system requirements, ratings and supported languages along with related apps. When your app is finished downloaded, you will be notified through the Notification Center. You can also find your newly installed app on the Start or All Apps menu.
Updating your apps
Developers will provide updates and enhancements to their apps from time to time. To check for updates to your apps, launch the Store and click the Updates are available menu which will indicate how many updates are available.
The above indicates I have 26 app updates available
You will see a list of updates that are available. If you are on a slow connection, you can click Pause all and select just the apps you want to update by pressing the Play button or remove it from the Queue if you don't want it all.
If you are unable to access or open the Store
Press the Windows key + R
Type WSReset.exe and hit OK