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Windows Store will not allow Sign In from Local Account

  1. #1

    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows Store will not allow Sign In from Local Account


    Hope somebody can advise me on this issue

    I have Windows 8 installed on a local account and wish to sign in from my Microsoft Account but only as & when required not all of the time. Shawn's tutorial "How to Sign in with a Different Microsoft Account to the Store in Windows 8" covers the procedure which should apply.

    Attempting this offers only the "Sign In" button however once clicked the spinning circle appears for a fleeting second before the pointer is returned to the button once more, further attempts loopback in the same manner.

    I can only surmise that this is happening because I have undertaken a customised install using Kari's excellent tutorial "How to Relocate User Profiles to another Partition or Disk in Windows 8" where the User Profile concerned is "D:\User" and not "C:\Users\User" this being my longstanding preference from previous Windows installs from XP to 7.

    I have tried the mklink /j route (suggested by other users on the forum) to link both C:\Users\User and D:\Users\User with D:\User but with no success.

    Is there a registry key containing the profile path which is used by the store sign in which requires modifying to my customised path of D:\User??

    .....or is something else amiss??

    Many thanks in advance,

    PC Pilot

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    I don't know, I have a local account and can access the store just fine after entering my MS account credentials.. not sure what the problem is, but it does work.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 Pro

    Hi Mystere,

    Thanks for your reply...have been away from the PC over the holiday so only just got your message....

    In my case I believe the issue is due to the Non Standard user profile (i.e. D:\User .....NB. NOT D:\Users\User) and this is what I am looking to resolve

    I think that it may be a registry profile path which requires modifying but I truth I do not know how the UI Apps interface with each user profile. Test accounts under Secondary profiles (D:\Users\Secondary) function as you have described but not the primary D:\User profile

    I would welcome ANY ideas!!


    PC Pilot
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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