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Apps not visible to other users

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro

    Apps not visible to other users

    First post here. After many research, it seems i can't find any way to make Apps installed on my "main" account available on all my child accounts...

    I installed some game apps that i would like them to be able to use, but they don't appear on their start screen, nor in the "all apps" screen on their account. When i start the Windows Store on their account, they can't do anything since they don't have a Microsoft account.

    Is the only work around for this to log on each of my children account, sign in on the Windows Store with my Microsoft account and install apps for each of them???

    I hope it can be done easier than that... Anyone can help me?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,868
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello c0der, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Windows Store apps are tied to only the specific Microsoft account that was signed into the Store when the apps were installed.

    For other users to have the Store apps on their Start screen, they would need to either go to the Store and install them theirselves, or while signed into their account, sign in to the Store with your Microsoft account and install "Your Apps" to their account.

    OPTION ONE in the tutorial below can help show you more on how to do this if you like.

    Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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