Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


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

  1. #1
    Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8

    Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8
    How to Sign in with a Different Microsoft Account to the Store in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is online now
    22 Sep 2012
    Default Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8

    Published by


    Brink's Avatar
    Administrator

    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Posts: 22,583

    How to Sign in with a Different Microsoft Account to the Store in Windows 8 and 8.1


    information   Information
    This tutorial will show you how to sign in to the Store with a Microsoft account when you are signed in with a local account or a different Microsoft account in Window 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, or Windows RT 8.1 to be able to install apps owned by that Microsoft account as well.




    Here's How:

    1. If you have not already, open the Store in Windows 8 from the Start screen. (see screenshot below)

    Click image for larger version

    2. Do step 3 or step 4 below for how you would like to sign in.

    3. To Sign in Store using Menu

    A) Click/tap on Account in the top menu bar, click/tap on My account, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

    Click image for larger version

    4. To Sign in Store using Charms Bar

    A) While in the Store, open the Charms bar, and click/tap on the Settings charm. (see screenshot below)

    Click image for larger version

    B) In the Settings flyout, click/tap on Your account, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You could also just press the Windows + I keys to see this.

    Click image for larger version


    5. Do step 6, step 7, or step 8 below depending on what you would like to do.


    6. If You are Currently Signed in with a Local Account

    Note   Note
    You must be signed in to a Microsoft account to be able to install apps from the Store.

    This will let you sign in to the Store with a Microsoft account while still remaining signed in to Windows with a local account.

    A) Click/tap on Sign in. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  Local_Account.jpg
Views: 53675
Size:  20.4 KB

    B) Click/tap on the Sign into each app separately instead link at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

    Click image for larger version

    C) Type in the email address and password of the Microsoft account you want to sign in to, click/tap on Save, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below)

    Click image for larger version

    7. To Change User and Sign in to Store with a Different Microsoft Account
    NOTE: This will let you change user to sign in to the Store with a different Microsoft account than the one you are currently signed in with.

    A) Click/tap on Change user. (see screenshot below)

    Click image for larger version

    B) Type in the email address and password of the Microsoft account you want to sign in to, click/tap on Save, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below)

    Click image for larger version

    8. To Switch Back and be Signed in to Store with Original Microsoft Account
    NOTE: This will switch back and sign you in to the Store with the account you were signed in with before changing it in step 7 above.

    A) Click/tap on Change user, and go to step 9 below. (see screenshot below)

    Click image for larger version

    9. When finished, you can click/tap on the arrow at the top left corner to return to the Store. (see screenshot above)




    That's it,
    Shawn


  2. #1


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Hi Shawn,

    I was signed on with a local account and went through steps 1 to 5.
    When I click on "Sign In" I get a little whirling thingy for a few seconds and then nothing.

    Any ideas?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #2


    Posts : 22,583
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jim,

    You might see if going through the steps in the tutorial below to troubleshoot the Store as well may help.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Jumped through all the hoops, but no go.
    My Microsoft account works fine, but I prefer using the local account since it does not need a password.
    I can access the store with the local account but if I try to install I get "Your purchase couldn't be completed" and code 0x80070032.
    The local account cannot see any of the apps installed by the microsoft account.
    Maybe I'll need to seek out a source for the original Windows Solitaire package versions of Tri-Peaks, Pyramid, and Golf.
    All of the new versions I've tried are awful.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Posts : 22,583
    64-bit Windows 10


    Unfortunately, for all that, you will need to be signed in to a Microsoft account, and not just one in the Store while signed in a local account.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Guess I'll just need to switch users when I want to play TriPeaks or Pyramid.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Unfortunately, for all that, you will need to be signed in to a Microsoft account, and not just one in the Store while signed in a local account.
    So do I understand that I can't use HBO GO on a user account on the same machine that also has a Microsoft account?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Posts : 22,583
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by swampdog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Unfortunately, for all that, you will need to be signed in to a Microsoft account, and not just one in the Store while signed in a local account.
    So do I understand that I can't use HBO GO on a user account on the same machine that also has a Microsoft account?
    Hello Swampdog, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You should be able to just log in online to HBO GO in your web browser (ex: Internet Explorer) from any user account on the computer.

    It doesn't matter if it's a local or Microsoft account.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8
Related Threads
what are the pro and cons of signing in to windows using microsoft account
Cannot sign in to the Microsoft Account in User Accounts and Family Safety
I'm getting crazy. I cannot "sign in" to my Microsoft account (myrname@outlook.com) from the programs and the store. For example, if I open Word 2013, and if I try to sign in I can input my email, then my password. Then I don't receive any message but I neither sign in too. Same thing for other...
I am getting a Windows 8 tablet and want to set up Gmail on the Windows 8 mail app. I don't have a Microsoft account. Should I sign up for a MS account using a Hotmail address, or using my Gmail address? Could someone tell me the advantage in using a Hotmail address in order to access my Gmail....
How to Sign in or out of OneDrive App in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows RT SkyDrive is now called OneDrive instead. OneDrive is Now Available Worldwide: Free Cloud Storage for Microsoft, iOS, and Android Devices | OneDrive Blog . OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you...
Hi, Hope somebody can advise me on this issue :) I have Windows 8 installed on a local account and wish to sign in from my Microsoft Account but only as & when required not all of the time. Shawn's tutorial "How to Sign in with a Different Microsoft Account to the Store in Windows 8" covers...
Sign in with Microsoft account? in User Accounts and Family Safety
I currently do not sign in to Win 8 with a Microsoft account. What are the advantages/disadvantages of signing in with a Microsoft account? Thanks EDIT: Actually to clarify this, I do know what the advantages of signing in with MS account are. So I guess what I am asking here is what are the...
Solved microsoft account sign in in User Accounts and Family Safety
Just installed Windows 8 pro upgrade. I had previously set up Windows 7 so that I would not have to sign in. That carried over to windows 8 but I had to setup a Microsoft account and I am required to sign into that at startup. Any way to automate the sign in or have I missed a checkbox somewhere.
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook