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    New User - How to access programs that another user installed

    I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 Upgrade. I'm an Administrator, and I've just added another user as Administrator. My knowledge of Windows 8.1 is minimal, considering that I'm a very experienced computer user.

    When I sign in as myself, I have access to Microsoft Office 2010, which I put on the computer many months ago.

    When I sign in as the new user, Office doesn't appear on any of his screens, at least that I can find.

    How can I give the new user access to Microsoft Office?
    Lou Sander
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    Lou,

    You can navigate to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14

    Then find the .exe (Excel.exe, MSAccess.exe, Winword.exe, etc.) files for the Office apps and right click and select Send to Desktop. This will create shortcuts for the apps.

    BTW: It's easier to find them if you sort the File Explorer list by Type!

    HTH
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    Got it! Did it!

    Now I want to delete myself as a user. I've got some instructions on how to do that, but I want to be sure I won't mess things up by doing it.

    Am I OK to go ahead and delete myself???
    Lou Sander
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    Login into the admin acct, delete your user account, no problem that I can see
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