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Is there a way to manually sync using a local account?

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    Is there a way to manually sync using a local account?


    I'm currently logging in to my PC using a local account and am aware that auto syncing occurs if I were using a Microsoft account instead.

    I will be buying a new tablet and was wondering if there was a way to manually sync using a local account? It'll be just a one-time sync for me, so I just wanted to know if I can do it keeping my local account setup on my tablet or would I have to temporarily switch to a Microsoft account login?

    Thanks.

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    Thanks,

    Yes, that works, but I just realized my question was not very clear and I posted it in the wrong section; I meant the desktop sync.

    Thanks for your response, though.


    I'm currently logging in to my PC using a local account and am aware that auto syncing of my Start/desktop/IE favorites/etc. occurs if I were using a Microsoft account instead.

    I will be buying a new tablet and was wondering if there was a way to manually sync using a local account? It'll be just a one-time sync for me, so I just wanted to know if I can do it keeping my local account setup on my tablet or would I have to temporarily switch to a Microsoft account login?

    Note that I'm not looking for data sync. When I get my new tablet it will replace my laptop, so it is a one-time only sync of my Start/desktop settings that I want to perform once I have installed all the software on it.

    Thanks.
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    I don't think so. Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuspieds View Post
    Thanks,

    Yes, that works, but I just realized my question was not very clear and I posted it in the wrong section; I meant the desktop sync.

    Thanks for your response, though.

    I'm currently logging in to my PC using a local account and am aware that auto syncing of my Start/desktop/IE favorites/etc. occurs if I were using a Microsoft account instead.

    I will be buying a new tablet and was wondering if there was a way to manually sync using a local account? It'll be just a one-time sync for me, so I just wanted to know if I can do it keeping my local account setup on my tablet or would I have to temporarily switch to a Microsoft account login?

    Note that I'm not looking for data sync. When I get my new tablet it will replace my laptop, so it is a one-time only sync of my Start/desktop settings that I want to perform once I have installed all the software on it.

    Thanks.
    You will definitely need to use an msn account and sign into it each day for the sync features to work, they work really well also I must say. The cloud is also proving to be very useful.

    I'm not sure if you have to use an Admin account or not.
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    Ok, thanks for the confirmation.

    Like I stated, it is just a one-time thing, so it shouldn't be an issue to switch to the MS account, sync, then switch back.

    Thanks.
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