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How can standard user access the "store" in 8.1?


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#1 way2ob2se

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:04 PM

I'm just now trying to set up my new machine that came with Win8.  I started out by setting an account in Microsoft, and it set up my name/email as the Admin account.  I created an everyday-user account, hoping to just duplicate what I had in Win7, which was a non-admin account for day-to-day use, and an Admin account that I could log into when I needed it, or use it's p/w when doing "run as admin" tasks or responding to the "do you want to..." messages.  It looked successful...until I tried to install an app from the Store, which says it need a MS account.  I had set it up as a local only, since I have nothing to sync myself with, and I don't like having accounts "out there."

 

Is there a way to install Store apps to a non-admin account? Or, is there a way to make the ones available on the Admin account available to the everyday-user?

 

Thanks.  (This new version is kicking my butt trying to set it up. It sure doesn't seem to be made for non-tech oldsters like me. :smash:



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:04 AM

Microsoft suggests that you initially set up an admin account, and then a non-admin account for your everyday use.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

Yes, that's exactly what I'm trying to do. But, I want the everyday account to take advantage of a couple of things from the "Store" and can't load them as an everyday user.  Any suggestions.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:33 PM

Well, I did some more poking around and found that I COULD see them in the All Applications section, I just needed to pin them to the Start screen, which I was initially unable to accomplish.  I was able to do it by turning the standard user into an administrator, then demoting the account when I was done.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:05 AM

you can do that if i follow correctly  my wife downloads from the win store and she is  a standard user .  but just in the metro app not in the desktop unless you allow download as admin for your users   think of how win 7 did it with the popup this needs admin permissions to install.  check win 7 solutions also.  microsoft treats the win 8 desktop as win 7   they even were calling it that forever but it confused people  so most win 7 tips and tricks work on win 8 desktop 


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