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Local VS Microsoft Account

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    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

    Local VS Microsoft Account


    I have just got a new computer I will set up soon. I am new to Windows 8 so can someone tell me the pros and cons of having either a local account or using a Microsoft account?

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    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    The following site shows you the differences between local and Microsoft account and how to create them:

    Sign in to Windows 8: Microsoft account versus Local account - TechRepublic
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    I use one of each using the three finger salute (ctrl alt del) method Lock, Log off, Restart, Shut Down, Switch User - Windows 8
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    64-bit Windows 10


    In addition, the information at the top of the tutorial below can help you to compare the accounts.

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
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    Posts : 31
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


    Thank you guys for the links. I will mark as solved now.
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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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