My kids can't buy an app. But I can. And I can install on up to 5 different machines/profiles. What are the steps for me to be able to install an app I bought with my Microsoft Account on my kid's local account (or on my kid's Microsoft Account that can't buy anything)?

  • Open the Windows Store and you will be prompted to log on with your Microsoft Account. Log on with the MS account.
  • You can then select and install any of the apps that you have purchased. That app will then be available for the other user account.
  • When you are finished, log off your MS account.
  • Doesn't this save the Microsoft Store credentials though? The kid could then go and buy other apps, or use apps that you don't want to be available to the kid. – nhinkle Oct 31 '12 at 2:22
  • Doesn't logging out clear the credentials? – tr4656 Oct 31 '12 at 2:27
  • Hmm. That may be the case, but then wouldn't it remove any apps that were tied to the account? – nhinkle Oct 31 '12 at 2:31
  • It doesn't do that, as least not right now. – tr4656 Oct 31 '12 at 2:52
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    I would imagine you would have to relogon to his account afterwards. – tr4656 Oct 31 '12 at 14:03

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