When you want to run an application on the desktop as different user in a Windows 8 computer, you can press Shift key and right-click the app at the same time, and then choose "Run as different user" on the context menu, as shown in the screen shot below. However, you may ask what you can do if the app is on the Start screen, because there is no such an option by use of the method mentioned. Therefore, this article will tell you how to show "Run as different user" command on Start.
Video guide on how to show "Run as different user" command on Start in Windows 8:
Step 1: Open Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2: Find and open Start Menu and Taskbar folder in the editor.
In more detail, you can locate the folder according to User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar.
Step 3: Locate and access the related setting.
In the Start Menu and Taskbar folder, find and double-click Show "Run as different user" command on Start to access its setting.
Step 4: Enable the setting.
In the window of Show "Run as different user" command on Start, choose Enabled on the top left and tap OK on the bottom right.
When finishing the 4 steps above, go to the Start screen, right-click an app and you can see that the Run as different user command shows up.
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