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Problem setting up new windows 8.1 computer

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    Problem setting up new windows 8.1 computer


    I just got and I'm in the process of exchanging a new windows 8.1 computer for one with a touch screen and thought I'd try to iron out some of the problems I encountered when trying to set up the first computer.
    It asks you if you have a Microsoft account which I thought I did but kept getting error messages saying wrong username or password when putting in the information so I decided to create a new account. When trying to create a new account, I kept getting a message saying that service wasn't available at the moment. Is that an issue with setting up windows 8 computers? Should I just skip that step when my new computer comes?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro MC
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    Just a thought are you sure your computer is online connected to the internet?
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    Best to stay unconnected from the internet, when installing Windows 8/8.1.
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    I'm not installing Windows 8.1. I'm just trying to set up a new computer that came with Windows 8.1 and I was connected to the internet. One of the first screens said to sign onto the internet so the computer could finish setting itself up.
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