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  1. #1

    Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I can see the convenience of doing so, but I just can't bring myself to converting. There are just nagging questions going through my brain about the potential security risks involved with tying your PC with an online account. For example, should my PC become compromised, aren't I just making it easier for someone to access my info, seeing as my email accounts/Onedrive will be logged in continuously? What happens if someone hacks my Microsoft account password and changes it? Do I also lose access to my PC? The whole thing stinks of stupidity too me.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    Easiest solution is to get off 8.1. Who needs this pestering.
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  3. #3

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Don't do it then, if it bothers you that much. It sounds like you already made your mind up before asking the question. Do you do any banking online? Or make online purchases with a credit card?
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  4. #4

    Posts : 21,865
    64-bit Windows 10
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