1.    07 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Midwest
    Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Add new user (local account) - Use my profile?


    Greetings all,

    I'm hooked on Spotify, most of you probably know about it - It's like Pandora, iHeart Radio, and many more services that play thousands of songs on your mobile device. But there is an option to install it on your PC as well.

    I went to do the PC install, and was given a message : "Spotify must be installed by a non-administrator account". OK. SoI played along and created a new user thru the Control Panel, Admin Tools, Computer Management. Msft automaticaly put it in the Users group, so I thought that s/b fine. But no. I logged in as the new user, and when I tried to install Spotify with the .exe file that my login (Admin) had downloaded, Msft gave some permission gripes. Anyway, it did finally install under NewUser and brought up Spotify.

    I knew I hadn't one the battle yet. I logged off of NewUser acct and logged back in as me. I didn't see a new profile created for NewUser **Actually, a new profile was made for the new user, it just took several minutes for the new profile to appear**. I did a search on all of drive C for 'Spotify'. I didn't get any hits, and figured Spotify may have an alias when installed. I believe it will just give you access to it via your browser, ?? But I see now Bookmarks, etc in Chrome.

    So I'd like to assign my profile to this NewUser. It's really just a one time shot, hopefully - to get Spotify installed, and to put any related files into my profile folder. Then, assuming this works, I'll want to delete this NewUser. But I fear that even if I remove my profile from the new user before deleting him, my profile might be deleted as well.

    Sorry so long. Seems like I never have straight forward questions when I post here. I feel I have to give details so you guys know what I'm trying to achieve.

    Thanks for any/all help.

    And Brink, I looked for a Tutorial that covered this and couldn't find one. That shocked me!
    I figure there's probably a post out there that might cover this - sort of... but I couldn't find it.
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  2.    07 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,623
    Windows 10 Pro

    What i would do is give the temporary new account administrator privileges. Log into it. Change your usual account to standard user. Go back to login into it. Install Spotify on your usual account. Then go back to your temporary account and change your usual account back to an administrator. Then you can delete the temp local account.

    BTW: I just installed Spotify on my user account which is the only account on my computer and it is an administrator and Spotify did not complain at all. Did you download the latest version?
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  3.    07 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Midwest
    Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I just downloaded it after going to premium, so I assume it's the latest version. Maybe there's something funky on my laptop. Thanks for the suggestion, but first I'm gonna try to install on my desktop.
    Your idea sounds the safest.
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