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Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time by Lance Whitney

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Logging in with Different Accounts

You can set up multiple accounts on your Windows 8 computer. You may have an account for yourself and separate accounts for other family members or people who use the computer. You could even have both a local account and a Microsoft account for yourself. After you set up all of your necessary accounts, you can choose which one to use when you log in to Windows. You can also easily switch from one account to another directly from the Start screen so that both accounts are signed in, or sign out completely and then sign back in with a different account. This task explains how to log in with different accounts.

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1 View all accounts: Reboot your computer. Press any key to get past the Windows 8 Lock screen. The login screen displays the last account that was used to access the computer. Click the Switch user button to the left of your account picture.

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2 Choose account: From the screen showing all available accounts, click the account that you want to use.

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3 Log in with account: From the login screen, type the password for the account you chose.

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