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Share the apps among all users

  1. #1

    Share the apps among all users


    Hi

    How can I share the apps in Windows 8 among all users of a computer?

    Thanks

    Bye

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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Hi balubeto,

    It is in general not possible to share the apps among different users on your pc. You'd have to install them seperately per account.

    There is a 'work around'.\ ==> You could logon to the Store, at the other user accounts, with your own master account. That way you can install the same apps.

    Greetz,

    Rover
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Snoober View Post
    Hi balubeto,

    It is in general not possible to share the apps among different users on your pc. You'd have to install them seperately per account.

    There is a 'work around'.\ ==> You could logon to the Store, at the other user accounts, with your own master account. That way you can install the same apps.

    Greetz,

    Rover
    You could better explain this method which I think that is very interesting?

    Thanks

    Bye
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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Say you have your own account with the apps you want to become available for the other accounts. We will call your account the account A. The other user account we will call B.

    So, logon the pc with account B and start the Store. Open the Charms (WIN+C). Go to "Settings", then "Your Account". Choose to logoff user B (in the store, not the pc ). Logon with user A.

    Now go back to the mainscreen of the Store and go to the extra options (WIN+Z). Choose "Your apps" and install the apps.

    See also:

    Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store

    and

    Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8


    Greetz,

    Rover
    Last edited by Brink; 23 May 2013 at 12:49. Reason: added tutorial links for more info
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    With this method, the Apps installed can be updated or uninstalled only through the Microsoft account dedicated to shopping or even other accounts can do it if they know the credentials of the shopping-account?

    It is possible to force the users to use the credentials of the shopping-account for install, upgrade and uninstall the Apps?

    The Apps installed in this way will be automatically available for all users or not? If not, how can I do it?

    Thanks

    Bye
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Balubeto,

    As Rover posted above, each user account has their own Store apps that are only owned by them.

    You could sign in to their Store with your Microsoft account to install "Your apps" to always be available for their account.
    However, it would be best to have each user sign in to Windows 8 with their own Microsoft account. This way they can install any Store apps they like on any Windows 8 PC or device that they sign in to with the same Microsoft account.

    It will be up to each user to keep their apps updated.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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