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Windows 8 and non local accounts

  1. #1


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Windows 8 and non local accounts


    Hi, I am currently using a local windows 8 account because I'm not sure if i switch to a windows live account as my method of logging on to windows, I'm not sure if I will still be able to get into my computer without internet.

    Can someone please explain this to me ?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rymax,

    If the computer doesn't have an internet connection, then it would be best to use a local account.

    You could use a Microsoft account to sign in without an internet connection, but you would need an internet connection to be able to setup the Microsoft account at first. There would be no point to use a Microsoft account if it doesn't have an internet connection to be able to use the sync and other features.

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks, that is just what I was curious of. I do have internet but I just wanted to make sure I can still get in if something were to happen, internet goes out.
    Anyway, thanks again!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.

    Yeah, you'll be fine using a Microsoft account then.
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