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Run Windows 8 in Kiosk Mode

Run Windows 8 in Kiosk Mode

What is Windows 8 Kiosk Mode and how to run it.–PC Pitstop.

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Windows 8.1 has a feature that allows you to limit user access to a single application, turning the computer into a kiosk, rather than a fully-functional PC. This is a great option for children or if you have a presentation that many different people will need to access on the computer. You would not want these users to wander into the C drive or close the program without knowing how to get back into it. Here is how you enable kiosk mode (assigned access) in Windows 8.

Creating A Kiosk User in Windows 8

To setup an account for assigned access, you first need to create it. To create a new user account in Windows 8, press Win + C and go to Settings and then Change PC Settings. Click on the Accounts tab and then select the Other Accounts tab. Next, click on the button “Add an account.” You will have the option to add an email address, but do not do that. Instead, click the link at the bottom to “Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended).”

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2 thoughts on “Run Windows 8 in Kiosk Mode”

  1. For those of you who don’t know how to run kiosk mode in Windows 8, this article is a must read. It is well explained and simple to understand. Thank you for sharing this useful write up.

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