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How do you move apps between accounts?

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    How do you move apps between accounts?


    I primarily use a Local account, so when i tried to download an app off of the Microsoft store I had to switch to my Microsoft account to do so. Problem is, now I've installed it, it's only available on that account, so is there a way to share it with my Local account?

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    Hello Elmo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    To do this, you could:

    1) Switch your Windows user account back to a local account.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    2) While signed in to Windows with your local account, sign in to the Store with your Microsoft account using step 6 below.

    Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8
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    Followed the 2nd link and that worked a treat. Thanks very much for the help, much appreciated.
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    You're most welcome.
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How do you move apps between accounts?
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