If you are a new owner of a Windows installation or an install on a Mac, it’s important to install the latest version of Windows 10.
Here are the latest recommendations.
If you want to know how to disable automatic updates, read our guide.
Install the latest versions of Windows.
If installing from Windows Update, the latest Windows 10 build 14393 or 14393.55.
If installation from the Store, download the latest build.
You can find instructions for installing the latest builds of Windows and Windows 10 here.
If Windows 10 Home is the OS you are running on your computer, check out the list of supported operating systems here.
Install Google Play Services.
If installed through the Google Play Store, Google Play services are available to install and update.
If Google Play is not installed, you can install it from your device.
Go to Settings > Update & Security > Google Play.
Choose whether to install Google Play on your device or on your PC.
If your device is already installed on your network, go to Settings> Network & Internet > Network.
Enable network sharing for apps.
If the app is already running on the network, you should only be able to install apps from that app.
If an app is not already installed, enable network sharing and install it.
You should also choose whether to enable the “Add this app to my collection” feature, which lets you add apps from the Google Appstore.
You might be prompted to do this in the settings app, but this will only happen once you’ve installed the app.
Install an external storage device.
If it is an external drive, you will need to download the app from the cloud.
Go into Settings > Accounts > Account.
On the Accounts page, scroll down and tap the Storage tab.
If this is your first time to installing an app from a cloud service, you’ll be prompted for an account and password.
Enter your account and PIN.
Next, tap the Next button to complete the install.
When you’re done, you may be asked for your device ID and password to unlock your drive.
Install apps from a web store.
If downloading apps from Google Play, you need to go to the Google Store page.
If not, check the links on the left-hand side of the screen.
Tap the “Manage” button, and choose where to install.
Install from the web.
If download apps from any other app store, check their downloads section for the app you want.
You may also have to install an app that isn’t from the Windows Store.
For example, if you’re trying to install a game from Steam, you might have to choose a different game app for the install instead.