If you’re used to your Mail, this and other basic apps remain in Windows 8 and can be accessed by from the Start Screen.  New to Windows 8 is the Windows Store, where you can download popular apps such as Angry Birds and Netflix to enjoy for use on your computer.  Just remember, if there is a need to install apps on Windows 8,you’ll definitely want to make sure that you have a Microsoft account set up.  You may already have one since they were formerly referred to as a Windows Live ID.  Same thing.  If you don’t have one, you can go here for help on getting started.

Also, if you’re rolling with your DVD drive and still wish to install apps using DVD media, simply insert the discs into the drive and follow the prompts for installation.