How to install apps on a laptop

A man learns how to install apps on a laptop, with a Windows laptop on a table beside a cup of coffee
(Image credit: Dell via Unsplash)

Wondering how to install apps on a laptop? It might seem that downloading and installing a new program should be fairly simple, be it a productivity app, a piece of  creative software. But we can sometimes come up against unexpected complications when downloading apps to a laptop.

In the guide below, we'll walk through how to install apps on a laptop, including how to download games to a laptop and address some of the issues that sometimes come up. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.