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Logged into Skype, now my entire windows login is changed

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Logged into Skype, now my entire windows login is changed


    I used to log in to Win 8 with the name "User", which I like. When I tried to fire up Skype, my computer required me to make a Microsoft account, which I did. Problem is, now I log in with my real name and email address, using my MS account password.

    I want to go back being "User" and logging in with a different password than for my MS account. How do I do this?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello bifftanner, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The Skype app requires that you are signed in to Windows 8 with a Microsoft account to be able to use it since Skype uses a Microsoft service.

    What you did was switch your local account to be a Microsoft account in Windows 8 when you did what Skype requested.

    If you like, you could switch your now Microsoft account back to a local account, but you will not be able to use Skype if you for reasons posted above.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Here's a new tutorial by Kari that can help show you how to use Skype with a local account.

    Skype App - Use with Local Account in Windows 8
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    Windows 8.1


    Wow, Brink! This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much!!
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    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm glad Kari's tutorial was able to help.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    You're too modest. It was both of you who helped. I needed you. The last time I was good at using my PC, DOS 7.0 was the thing. I hate having to learn it all anew with every revision >:-[
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Logged into Skype, now my entire windows login is changed
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