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Help me choose an Account type

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    Help me choose an Account type


    I'm building my new all-in-one HTPC/Nas/Gaming Box, that will be running Windows 8 because of File History killer feature.
    I want to backup my critical datas daily into SkyDrive, and use my Xbox account to download/play games.
    But I'd like to use a local account, named "HTPC" for example instead of my regular Windows Live ID.
    So is it possible to have la local account, that will sign in with a live one for skydrive and xbox applications ?

    If it's not possible, let's imagine that I create a local account first.
    My user folder will be in C:\users\htpc\ exact ?
    Now if I convert the account to a Live one (and disable all Sync options), path is still C:\users\htpc\ ?
    Is it possible to change displayed name ( "HTPC" instead of "FirstName LastName") only for my htpc ?

    Do you have any idea ? or suggestions ?

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    Good question. Subscribing to hear the answer if there is one... (Besides everything you mentioned, this would go for the app store as well...)
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