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Home computer: single account or multiple accounts?

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    Home computer: single account or multiple accounts?


    Hi,

    This is my first post. I installed windows 8 last night, not knowing all that much about it and realize its going to take a bit of getting used to. I'm upgrading (actually built a new computer, so its actually a fresh install) from a win 7 box that my wife and I share. We typically use a single user account, with auto login-- basically no or minimal security. She checks her email and facebook in a browser, and I'll do the same. I'm trying to figure out what's best for us with windows 8.

    I want be able to try out and use the new interface and live tiles, but I suspect that given that we have different personal accounts for email, social networking, and such- it probably makes sense for us to have two separate windows accounts-- in fact, I'm curious if there is a way to have two sets of email/calendar live tiles on a single login account. Is this the case?

    If I decide to use two separate accounts for win 8, instead of a single account, is there a way to make it easy to switch between users without needing to enter a password? (I suppose the answer will depend on whether the accounts are password protected to begin with; right now, I've got my account setup as a windows account w/ password).

    Thanks.

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    I've been setting up 2 separate accounts for the past 2 weeks and I am nearly finished. The problem is I had to set up 2 new accounts on Outlook so as to be able to login and administer both and for each of us to login separately. The problem occurred when trying to separate emails for each other. I have had to login all our accounts on the web such as Amazon ebay etc, and give them each separate and new email addresses. Make no mistake this has to be done as in the future things will get very complicated having one email address for two people. Now it's finally done no probs.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbig119 View Post
    Hi,

    This is my first post. I installed windows 8 last night, not knowing all that much about it and realize its going to take a bit of getting used to. I'm upgrading (actually built a new computer, so its actually a fresh install) from a win 7 box that my wife and I share. We typically use a single user account, with auto login-- basically no or minimal security. She checks her email and facebook in a browser, and I'll do the same. I'm trying to figure out what's best for us with windows 8.

    I want be able to try out and use the new interface and live tiles, but I suspect that given that we have different personal accounts for email, social networking, and such- it probably makes sense for us to have two separate windows accounts-- in fact, I'm curious if there is a way to have two sets of email/calendar live tiles on a single login account. Is this the case?

    If I decide to use two separate accounts for win 8, instead of a single account, is there a way to make it easy to switch between users without needing to enter a password? (I suppose the answer will depend on whether the accounts are password protected to begin with; right now, I've got my account setup as a windows account w/ password).

    Thanks.
    The part in bold can be fixed by setting up auto log in.
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Home computer: single account or multiple accounts?
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