There are several options you can configure for the Windows Store, from automatically installing updates for your apps, to adding payment information to make buying apps more convenient.
Let’s go through some of the more important options as you customize the behavior of the Windows Store for your PC.
First, open your Windows Store, either from your Start screen or from your desktop (if you have the Windows Store icon present). You can also scroll through all your programs down to “Store.”
Once the store is open, click the circle just left of the search bar and then click “View account.” If you are asked to sign into your account, please do so.
To add your payment and billing information, click “Payment & billing” at the top and then click “Payment options.” Under Payment options, click the link: “Add a payment option” and follow the instructions. With your payment information saved, it makes it easier to make purchases from the Store.
Again, click the circle just left of the search bar and then click “Downloads and updates.” Here is a list of all the apps installed on your system. Click the “Check for updates” button to receive the latest updates.
Click the profile circle again and then click “Settings.” Here, you can enable or disable whether or not you want to allow automatic updating of your Windows Store apps. Scroll down farther to where you see “Purchase sign-in.” If you turn this on, you will not be asked for a password. If you want to be asked for your password for every purchase, leave this off.
One last thing, when you see a number located on your Windows Store icon in your taskbar or on the start screen, it means there are available updates for your installed apps and you should go into the store and click “Check for updates” in the upper-right corner to install them.
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