Share Apps Between Multiple Accounts on Windows 8

How to Share Apps Between Multiple Accounts on Windows 8?

2013-09-05 15:18:44 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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When need to Share Apps Between Multiple Accounts on Windows 8

By default, each user account has their Windows Store account with their purchased apps in Windows 8. You may want to share your own purchased app with your kids but it's not allowed. Actually there is a way to make your children have the same games and apps you've purchased without giving them full access to your account.

How to Share Apps Between Different User Accounts on Windows 8

You can share your apps with other user account on the same Windows 8 computer by logging into your children's accounts and changing their Windows Store account to your Microsoft account. This only changes the account used for the Windows Store on their accounts – other Microsoft apps like Xbox Music and Video will continue using their normal user accounts. All you'll be sharing is a Windows Store account, which will give you access to the apps you've purchased on every local user account.

Here are the tutorials:

  • 1. To do this, you'll need to configure one or more secondary accounts for your children and/or spouse. These accounts can be local accounts or Microsoft accounts, it doesn't matter.
  • 2. Log into one of them and launch the Windows Store app.
  • 3. Open the Settings charm and select "Your account".

    share apps between multiple accounts on windows 8

  • 4. Click the "Change user" or "Sign in" button, depending on whether the secondary user account is a Microsoft account or a local account.

    how to share apps between multiple accounts on windows 8

  • 5. Sign in the Windows Store with your primary user account details.

    how to share apps between different user accounts on windows 8

  • 6. You are recommended to enable the "Always ask for your password when buying an app option". That way, your kids can't make purchases without your permission, and they'll need to ask you to enter that password to approve those purchases.

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    Note: This trick can be used to share apps across to five different PCs.

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