Steps to set up Family Sharing of games with Windows 10? We can't figure out how to do it.

asked 2020-08-24T16:43:04.13+00:00
J. Sanchez 11 Reputation points

My sons are set up on our family sharing, I bought Sea of Thieve on my computer for them but I can't figure out how to share it? Anyone have the steps to get this done? I tried to follow a tutorial but it seemed to want to download it to my computer again.

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  1. answered 2021-01-12T01:15:04.767+00:00
    Carmie Buhalis 6 Reputation points

    I tried the steps but when i try to log-in as the parent on the childs computer Microsoft is telling me the following:

    You cant sign in here with a personal account. Use your work or school account instead.

    I believe i am using the correct email as that is how i log-in to Microsoft and also purchased the game for my child with my account.

    please help.


  2. answered 2020-08-25T02:27:32.63+00:00

    How did you downloaded the games using Windows store or CD/online?

    You will need to create a family group for your Microsoft account and each user will need their own Microsoft account. Once the family group is created you then simply need to login to the PC as the user you want to share the game with and open the Microsoft Store to download the game. Each user will have their own game saves and, as mentioned, can play simultaneously.

    You can refer to the following link for more information.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/archive/blogs/henrikn/sharing-windows-10-store-apps-with-your-family

    Best regards,
    sylvia


  3. answered 2020-08-26T06:48:30.547+00:00

    Just to check if the above reply could be of help, if yes, you may mark useful reply as answer, if not, welcome to feedback.

    Best regards,
    Sylvia

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  4. answered 2021-07-04T16:08:02.533+00:00
    Thea Sm 1 Reputation point

    Go to the Microsoft Store
    Click on the three dots and select Library
    Select the game you want to share for those in your Family Group
    Click on the three dots next to the Install or Play (depends if you already installed on your current device).
    Click Install on my devices
    Select the device you want to install the game on.


  5. answered 2021-07-31T21:46:20.007+00:00
    Jon Simon 1 Reputation point

    Hi,

    Try following along with this page:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/archive/blogs/henrikn/sharing-windows-10-store-apps-with-your-family

    I had the same problem and was able to make it work this way.