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Solved Access store without microsoft account login


arnoldh

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Hi,

I use local accounts on my desktop. I do not want to use Microsoft Accounts.

However, I want to use the Store sometimes. From what I understand I can't just use my Microsoft login directly to get into the store. I have to change my desktop user login from a local one to a Microsoft Account login before I access the store. Am I correct?

If so, when I want to access the store, can I just change my user account type before using the store, then change it back to a local one immediately afterwards? Will changing my user account back to a local one completely disassociate my Microsoft Account from my PC?

Call me paranoid, but I just want to run Microsoft's operating system on my PC. I do not want to have Microsoft synching and otherwise 'controlling' my PC:(
 

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I don't think you need to change user account, I'm on my domain user account now, and if I remember well, the first time I go to the Store, it ask me a Microsoft account, I type the user and password of my Microsoft account in the pop up Windows that open and he never ask me again.
 

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Hello Arnold,

If your user account is a Microsoft account and you are signed into it, then you would be signed into the Store automatically with that same Microsoft account by default.


If your user account is a local account, then when you open the Store, you would need to sign into the Store itself with any Microsoft account first before being able to download or purchase apps.


http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5270-apps-install-metro-apps-windows-8-store.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...-different-microsoft-account-windows-8-a.html


Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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You're most welcome. :)
 

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