Fire up the Store using your preferred method -- Start menu, taskbar, or whatever -- and then click the person icon to the upper right of the window, just to the left of the Search bar. We ought to be able to use the mail client without any Windows account. Much as Google tries to inflate the number of people using Google+. However, many Cortana features rely on personalization and will only function if you use a Microsoft account. At least not that I could find. If you want to use a Local account, you can use the Sign in without a Microsoft account link. You can also switch to Google's office suite if you use Chrome.
What Is a Microsoft Account? Then when Windows 95 came out. I recall thinking Hotmail, are you flipping kidding me? However, the ultimate Cloud-based feature in Windows 8 is SkyDrive. Hi, thanks for the post. Is there some way to change this? Windows 8 lets you sync personalization settings colors, lock screen, desktop background, and account picture , desktop themes, passwords, language preferences, app settings, Internet Explorer settings and history and favorites, and some other settings. There are none of the options you show on any of the Apps store locations. Don't really want that for my Windows account.
The real issue is that I may be old-fashioned, but I have no intention of trusting the access credentials for my local computer to a cloud based service. I found using a local local to be better for me when making a Virtual Machine. Figure G Switching from a Microsoft account to a Local account. Do you understand the world is going into another direction that is inspired by freedom? After you do so for the first time, your credentials will be saved. And if you have already installed Windows 10 and want to migrate from Microsoft account to local account, please check out our how to switch from Microsoft account to local account in Windows 10 guide.
What happens when it gets hacked? Well, that's a hard question to answer because it really depends on how you want to use the operating system. Pick what makes you happy. My guess is that Microsoft simply doesn't want you using a local account. When I installed Windows 8, I deliberately chose not to use a Microsoft account to sign in. Looking like user error on my part at the moment but I would prefer to know what the issue is. I want to use my computer without submitting myself to advertising at every turn. Any way to do this? Switching to Microsoft account makes it easy both for Windows and you to seamlessly install store apps, sync data and using the same account across multiple devices consistently.
Enter it then click Next. Even though signing-in with Microsoft account has many advantages, there are users who prefer sign-in with a local account. If the above doesnt work, enter anything in your microsoft sign in not a valid account and press enter. If you have already switched to Microsoft account, you can switch back to local account without loosing anything. Select Microsoft Account in the popup that appears and then enter your email address and password.
After that, you need to enter your password, add the local account details username as opposed to email adress etc. I was setting up Windows 8. Log in under the public profile you created to do your normal stuff. For example, the first time that you attempt to access SkyDrive, you'll have to enter your Microsoft account credentials, as shown in Figure E. When I need a password, I need to press start, open Lastpass, search for the password, copy it, switch back to the app, and paste it.
If you need detailed steps, please let me know. I constantly have to use my cell to put passwords into my laptop. Create two users at first. I went to the personalization and linked a Windows Live account to my doamin account. Then create your sub folders and move the short cuts accordingly. Already Switched to Microsoft Account? Microsoft Weekly Newsletter Be your company's Microsoft insider with the help of these Windows and Office tutorials and our experts' analyses of Microsoft's enterprise products.
I'm not interested in having personalized pictures there The setup and turning off the computer have also slowed down a bit. Anyone got an idea to get ride of this? Keep in mind that when using Windows 8 in a corporate domain environment, you will not be able to use a Microsoft account to sign into a Windows 8 system. Please note, programs that you install after word will not put a shortcut here. To make Cortana as powerful as possible, you have to leave the local user account behind. Or do I have to copy everything? Method 1: I would have you check the article below on how to create a local user account.
Figure D You have to manually sync apps when you go to another Windows 8 system. Anytime you need to install a program from the store, you can do that under the Admin account Right click and click run as admin and make that program available to the guest user. And if you already have installed Windows 8. An online site that script kiddies in kindergarten can hack? Once a Microsoft account is created on Windows 8, users can log on to the computer using that account in order to gain access to several Microsoft account specific apps and features such as Windows Store, SkyDrive, etc. You'll also have quick access to the Microsoft Store, which requires the use of a Microsoft account in order to download apps.