How do Local Accounts access applications on the Windows 8 Administrator's desktop

I installed Microsoft Office on my Windows 8 computer and the Icons appeared (and the applications work) on the Adminstrator's desktop but not on the Local Account's desktop on the same computer.  How can Local Account users share these applications?

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Last updated April 16, 2019 Views 1,246 Applies to:



·         Is the issue specific to Microsoft Office?

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When you install a new Windows desktop program, such as Microsoft Office, the installer adds your icons to the right side of the Start screen automatically. If you're setting up a new user account on a system where apps are already installed, you can add icons to Start manually by searching for them.


Tap the Start key to switch to the Start screen, and then begin typing to filter the list of available programs and apps, Follow these steps:


a)      Press Windows key + Q

b)      Type “Office”

c)       Right click on Office application and select “Pin to start”


Please follow all the steps and if the issue persists, revert back and we will be glad to help you.

John Rubdy
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