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Is Windows 8.1 that awful for private (local) email?

  1. #11

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    You don't need a microsoft account - I use gmail personally and Windows Live mail works perfectly fine - exactly the same as it did in Winows 7.

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  2. #12

    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    ^^^ Added the details to the post above while you were posting :O) Yes:
    you will be asked to create or use an existing Microsoft account
    but no need to be allured into following MS's wishes, one can choose local.

    Some practical info in this post
    Yeah, you're right, they had that option buried hoping you won't see it.

    I copied this from the official site
    Windows 8.1 is designed to be used with a Microsoft account, so we recommend that you give it a try. Simply put, your Microsoft account is the glue that holds together so many useful features of the new Windows. Without one, you won't be able to, for example, automatically sync your settings and documents between PCs, back up your photos to the cloud so you can get to them from anywhere, or see all your contacts from multiple email and social networking accounts together in the People and Mail apps.
    But if you're sure you want to use a local account instead, choose Create a new account, and then on the new account page, choose Continue using my existing account.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7

    they had that option buried hoping you won't see it.
    Yes, and succeeding to the point that most\many believe an ms account is the only option.

    Simply put, your Microsoft account is the glue that holds together so many useful features of the new Windows
    Let me rewrite this in clearer words :O)

    "Simply put, your Microsoft account is the glue that holds your money + credit card together with so many expensive features of the new Windows"
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