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User Accounts for SkyDrive Only

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    User Accounts for SkyDrive Only


    Is it possible to assign a MSFT account to a user for the SkyDrive access but use another MSFT account for the same user (logged in and active at the same time) for access to their Hotmail email via the metro Mail tile and their settings and MSFT store, etc.?

    Thanks,

    JimTC

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    The integrated SkyDrive (ex: modern SkyDrive app and SkyDrive folder in File Explorer) in Windows 8.1 uses the same Microsoft account that you sign in to Windows 8.1 with. That can't be changed.

    However, you could sign in online to SkyDrive.com with it's Microsoft account while signed in to Windows 8.1 with a different Microsoft account.
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    Any idea if it will store the login account used for SkyDrive in settings so that it will be the default next time?

    I guess I can just find out, now can't I....
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    It automatically signs in to the integrated SkyDrive by default with the same Microsoft account that you sign in to Windows 8.1 with.

    As for signing in online to SkyDrive.com, you would have to cookies enabled in your browser, and check the remember me box while signing in to have log in remembered for the next time you visit the site.
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