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Does Windows Live account have to be admin?

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    Does Windows Live account have to be admin?


    Following best practices, I do not like to be logged onto the computer as an admin.

    I noticed that when I remove my windows live account from the local Administrators group, the account is no longer displayed when I start the computer.

    Is there a new paradigm shift with windows 8 that they want you to have local admin rights?

    Please let me know if you know or have any ideas.

    Thank you,
    -Bob

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    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 CP


    Found out you cannot use the MMC. To make it work you have to use the "Make changes to accounts" settings panel to change the type of the user from Administrator to Standard"

    live account and local admin: mutually exclusive?
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Does Windows Live account have to be admin?
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