How to add apps and features to Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

Windows 10 includes a range of applications, from system apps that support the operating system (like Settings) to "provisioned" apps (like Feedback Hub) that are installed the first time you run Windows. We also provide additional apps and features, called Features on Demand (like language packs or handwriting recognition), that you can install at any time. If you're working in a managed environment (like at work, where you have an administrator who manages your systems and resources), your admin can use Windows Update to install Features on Demand. If you're working on your own device, you can add apps and features from the Settings app.

Here's how you do that:

  1. In the Search bar, search for "apps."
  2. Select Apps and features in the results.
  3. Select Manage optional features, and then select Add a feature.
  4. Select the feature you want to add, like XPS Viewer, and then select Install.

And that's it. You can see the apps you have installed on the Apps & features page and the features on Manage optional features.

You can manage and uninstall apps and features from the same Settings page. Just select the app or feature, and then select Uninstall.