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Old 11-29-2017, 10:16 AM   #1
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Anyone not using a Microsoft account on W10?

I'm going to be doing a clean install on my wifes old rig which is going to her brother, he doesn't have a MS account, I guess I can just have him on a local account? Can you get into the MS store for apps without a MS account? I found this at MS and just wanted to touch bases with you guys.

"If you sign in to Windows with a local account, you can choose not to enter a password. However, we don't recommend this—it's the least secure way to sign in to your PC. You can also switch a Microsoft account to a local account, but you can't use a local account to download apps from the Windows Store or sync settings online."

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...thout-password
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:16 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone not using a Microsoft account on W10?

I just use a local account. I need to sign-in for OneDrive. I am able to get in the MS Store with just the local Account. To download an item from the store, you have to sign in.
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Re: Anyone not using a Microsoft account on W10?

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I just use a local account. I need to sign-in for OneDrive. I am able to get in the MS Store with just the local Account. To download an item from the store, you have to sign in.
Thanks Jim, I have to call my brother in law and see if he has one.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:27 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone not using a Microsoft account on W10?

I also use a local account for Win10.
I don't use the store or OneDrive, so this has never posed any problem for me.
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Re: Anyone not using a Microsoft account on W10?

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I also use a local account for Win10.
I don't use the store or OneDrive, so this has never posed any problem for me.
Thanks Peter....by the way can't post a picture today???
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:28 PM   #6
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Re: Anyone not using a Microsoft account on W10?

Hi FV,

I don't have an MS account, I don't use the MS store, and I don't use OneDrive or make regular use of any form of cloud storage. Neither my wife nor I have any need for those things, but on the few occasions when I want to share large files with others I use either a free 2.5 gB Dropbox account or the free 15 gB of online storage a Google account provides.

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Re: Anyone not using a Microsoft account on W10?

Thanks ctal, I figured out and it's working!
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:08 PM   #8
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Hey Al... good to see ya post...
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