Run Windows 8 Apps as a Different User From Start Screen

Introduction

 
This article explains how to run Windows Store apps as a different user from the Start screen. In Windows 7 we could simply press the Shift key and right-click on an application to run it as a different user. But it works a little differently in Windows 8.
 

How to enable the option for running as a different user?

 
Step 1
 
First of all, we have to move to the Windows 8 Desktop.
 
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Step 2
 
Then we press the Win + R key, then we see a run box.
 
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Step 3
 
In the run box, type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.
 
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Step 4
 
After this process we will need to drill down into:
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar
 
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Step 5
 
On the right-hand side (in "Start Menu and Taskbar") we be "Run as different user", double-click on it.
 
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Step 6
 
Then change the radio buttons from "Not Configured" to "Enabled", then click on the OK button.
 
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Step 7
 
To do this process we press the Win + R key.
 
When the run box opens enter the following then hit enter: gpupdate /force
 
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Step 8
 
Then we see a command prompt window and it shows updating policy.
 
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Step 9
 
That is all there is to it. Now you can easily run applications as a different user from the Start Screen.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Run Windows 8 Apps as a Different User From Start Screen.