One of Window 8’s best features is its ability to handle multiple users and sync their settings with the cloud. If you use a Microsoft account and log into your second, third or even millionth device with those credentials, you’ll get the same wallpaper, account settings and even favorites you had on your other computers.
Despite these advantages, Windows 8 has one serious multiuser problem as by default new users cannot install desktop applications on their own. When secondary users try to install a program on the desktop, they’ll be hit with a User Account Control dialog box, asking for the admin password. After entering the password, the application installs but does not put a shortcut on the desktop or even — in our experience — in the apps menu.
If you want someone to be able to install software, you must give them admin privileges. Here’s how.
New users who want their accounts to sync to a device need to designate the device as a “Trusted Computer” on the Users tab in the PC Settings menu and then enter the confirmation code that it sends by email.