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Windows Live ID or Local Account?

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    Windows Live ID or Local Account?


    Which do you prefer, using a Windows Live ID or a Local Account for Windows 8 and why?

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    Local account here.

    I'm not paranoid, but I dont want my Live ID stored in a preview build.

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    Choose a local account since the Live apps aren't included in this build anyways.


    NOTE: The preview build does not include every feature shown this morning. Shown but not in the Developer Preview release include the Windows Store, Windows Live Metro style apps, and some of the user interface features. The focus of the preview is the API and development tools for building Metro style apps.
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    Local Account, for the reasons mentioned above, no real benefits with Live right now.
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    I have one install of each, use the Live ID install most, but couldn't give a concrete reason why. I forget sometimes this is a Developer Preview build, works pretty well.
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