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How to bypass LIVE acc sign-in with 8.1 Mail/Ppl/Cal apps

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1

    How to bypass LIVE acc sign-in with 8.1 Mail/Ppl/Cal apps


    Now that we learned how to bypass the 8,1 login hijacking; is there a way to bypass LIVE account sign-in nonsense when using Metro Essential apps (Mail, People, Calendar) at this point?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Malus,

    From your previous posts on this at the link below, those apps require that you must be signed in to a Microsoft account to use. There is NO way around it other than using a different program. Sorry.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    I know. Or at least the official way round doesn't exist. But mark my words, one will exist soon enough. Many people use Windows 8, and among them there are many who are annoyed by this live account rape. Among those again, there will be few who will have the will and ability to make it work sooner or later. Evolution will fix stupidity eventually.

    If someone knows how to bypass it already, I'd like to know.

    Thanks,
    Cheers
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You don't have to use a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 8/8.1 if you don't want to.

    It's just that if you don't, you will only not be able to use any apps that require you to be signed in to with a Microsoft account for them to work since they use Microsoft services that use your Microsoft account. Everything else will work just fine.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    I know.
    But I want to use my local account and Mail App, just as I used it before 8.1 update. That's what I paid for. I don't see any need to be punished for not using live account. Once again, thanks Brink, but I opened this thread in hope of finding someone to help me find the work around this annoyance. I'm not finding a way to accept this. I already decided I don't like it and I want it gone.
    If you think this thread is not appropriate for this forum, feel free to remove it.
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Nar, I'm just saying that as far as I know, it's not possible because of the apps requirements.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    We'll see.
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