1.    11 Apr 2017 #1
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    State of native apps on multiple user accounts after creators update


    I haven't installed creators update yet but I have seen a few disturbing accounts of people saying the native app tiles and start menu entries are screwed up after the update for other user accounts on their machines. The apps such as store, mail, calendar etc look ok for the main user in which the update was run/installed but logging into other user accounts once the update has finished the problem exists. As a family that relies heavily on separate user accounts this is worrying. I want to establish if this is widespread or whether these are just sporadic and isolated reports. What are other people seeing on their other user accounts? Someone posted a powershell fix helped them but the whole process is unpredictable and akin to playing Russian roulette with your pc as it can easily destroy the native apps too. If this is a true side effect of installing the creators update then it's an awful oversight and something QA testing should easily of spotted especially given the relentless insider releases that MS throws out. Are multiple user accounts really so rare that MS wouldn't of noticed the issue?
    Last edited by Scottyboy99; 11 Apr 2017 at 07:44.
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  2.    11 Apr 2017 #2
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    I would hope the described situation doesn't mean each user has to log in and do the update individually to get the same effect as the main or first user.
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  3.    11 Apr 2017 #3
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    There is some uncertainty that's for sure. I'm only basing this on what I have read. I'm sure a check for updates after doing the creators update on the main account from within another user account will just report all is upto date. It's just the affect of the creators update across all accounts that is a worry.

    I've seen a handful of reports from other users across various different threads reporting the names and tiles of the native apps being screwed up on other user accounts. I guess will only know for sure later on but I was keen to gauge if this was commonplace among those who have installed it early. I don't think loads of people really use or care for extra user accounts on a single PC but unfortunately it's pretty important to our family.
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  4.    11 Apr 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottyboy99 View Post
    I've seen a handful of reports from other users across various different threads reporting the names and tiles of the native apps being screwed up on other user accounts...
    I have no such problem, but they're all local accounts, none of my accounts are MS accounts. That could be the key difference...
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  5.    11 Apr 2017 #5
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    Ok, thanks for reporting. I'm hoping the fact that I haven't seen loads and loads of reports and that you do not see this issue could be a positive sign. Although I've seen enough to cause me some consternation.

    Of course the fact yours are local accounts and not MS accounts could, as you say, be a key difference though
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