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Existing account will now be changed......

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    Existing account will now be changed......

    Total Newbie here and I need help. I picked up a second laptop for my hubby to use mainly for internet surfing, It was pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 which I know nothing about. I am now wirelessly connected and walking through the email set up for him. The last step states 'you are almost done. your existing account will now by changed to a MS account'. Which account is this referring to? Since I am wirelessly connected to my own existing account, I don't want any of my personal files changed. I am afraid to hit ok at this point. What files is it referring to, there are no files set up on the Window 8.1 laptop at this point, it is a clean slate. Please help. Thanks in advance.

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    Hello Beejer, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This would be considered "first run setup" on an OEM PC like your new laptop to get Windows 8.1 and your user account setup on it.

    It looks like your laptop had a default local account setup that is now being switched to be a Microsoft account. You will not lose anything during the switch since it's just changing the type of account it is. The tutorial below can give you more information on this process if you like.
    If you would prefer a local account instead, then the tutorial below can show you how to switch it back.

    Hope this helps,
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