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Locked down guest or basic metro account for mum and dad

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Locked down guest or basic metro account for mum and dad


    Hi Guys/Gals. In windows 8 I would like to know how to copy installed tiles from the main administrator Metro screen (pre loaded on new laptop) over onto the guest login Metro screen. Bascically I want my ageing parents to have a locked down Metro guest account with access on Metro screen to web Browser/Fresh Paint Tile/Maps Tile/News Tile/ SKYPE That all exist on the Main Admin Metro screen. I also want to be able to stop the switch to the old desktop screen to stop them getting confused on the old legacy screen. Of course I want family safety or something similar to stop inappropriate stuff getting through. Is this possible on the guest account? Surely I don't have to download the app tiles again from the store (they are already on the admin user). The only way seems to be to set up another user account that requires yet another email address account but I haven't got another email address. I'm fed up of registering. Why is this so hard to do? - NB if this has already been asked then apologies, just point me in the right direction. thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Hi,

    1. A limited (non-admin) user account is a much better option than a guest account in your case.

    2. Default apps get installed automatically in new accounts. For other store apps, you have to install them again. There's a shortcut to get the list of your apps.
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    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Thanks for your help
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Locked down guest or basic metro account for mum and dad
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