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Hey guys I am used to older windows OS's where you can have multiple desktop configurations for different user accounts. My wife and I just purchased a Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop for media streaming and gaming. We have 2 separate accounts and when I was configuring my desktop icons and deleting the program shortcuts that I don't use it also deleted her icons on her account.

How can we use separate user accounts and configure the desktop to each user or does windows 8 not allow this?
    
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I am a little fuzzy on Windows 8, but I have a hunch I know what happened...

You probably created a local user, and did not sync you account with a Microsoft account.

Did you skip that step where is asked you to make a Microsoft account and provide a email address?

I think if you skip that step, I think it will not keep customized settings for some things.

Here is a article that goes into detail on setting up and modifying accounts with Windows 8 --> http://www.pcworld.com/article/258875/adding_and_managing_users_in_windows_8.html

That should get you started in the right direction.

Sorry i could not give a more specific answer.
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