1.    19 Feb 2017 #1
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    Access to downloaded store games for all user accounts?


    Hi - this user accounts area has stumped me - can you help?
    I have downloaded a number of games from the Microsoft store. But on my pc I have a child user account for my three children via the Microsoft family accounts windows 10 online software.
    How do I make the games I have downloaded on the admin account available to the children's accounts on the pc? Presumably there is a better way than downloading it in each childs account?
    Cheers
    shalamar
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  2.    19 Feb 2017 #2
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    You'd like to think so but as far as I know, no. You have to install them separately for each account.

    You can share the same store logon (so you don't have to buy them again) but you have to download separately for each account as it puts data on different place on the disk for each user.

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/hen...h-your-family/
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  3.    19 Feb 2017 #3
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    Thanks IX07


    Well thanks for the very speedy response IX07 - although I am quite amazed that I have to do this - so the answer is a little disappointing - but that's on Microsoft yeh? So actually it's a huge effort when you have three or four childrens accounts to set up - and want shared desktop links with appropriate icons for them too... and on top of that I noticed that deleting facebook from the admin account does not delete it from the kids accounts... so more work needed deleting facebook, skype and all of the other dangerous social media access that I don't want my kids to have access to.
    Is it just me - or is this a little crazy... surely there's got to be a better way.... this takes so long to set up.....
    But thanks again IX07 for the advice - much appreciated.
    Cheers
    shalamar
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