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The "Microsoft Store" app and local account

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    The "Microsoft Store" app and local account


    Hi

    With Windows 8.1 Update, I use some local account.

    When I log on to one of them, I open the "Microsoft Store" app and I access through a Microsoft account.

    At this point, I noticed that my local account is completely switched to the Microsoft account. How come? How do I prevent this?

    Thanks

    Bye

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    Hello Balubeto,

    The Store requires that you are signed in with a Microsoft account to install anything from the Store.

    You switched your local account to be a Microsoft account instead of "sign into each app separately instead" to only add your Microsoft account.

    If you like, you can switch it back to a local account using the tutorial below.
    The only way to prevent this would be to use step 5 in the tutorial below for a local account, or continue to use a Microsoft account.
    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Balubeto,

    The Store requires that you are signed in with a Microsoft account to install anything from the Store.

    You switched your local account to be a Microsoft account instead of "sign into each app separately instead" to only add your Microsoft account.

    If you like, you can switch it back to a local account using the tutorial below.
    The only way to prevent this would be to use step 5 in the tutorial below for a local account, or continue to use a Microsoft account.
    Hope this helps.
    Unfortunately, after performing the step 5, my local account is been switched to Microsoft account even if, then, I close the Store app. How come? How do I prevent this?

    Thanks

    Bye
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    Please re-read what I posted. It tells you why and how.

    You missed step 5B.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Please re-read what I posted. It tells you why and how.

    You missed step 5B.
    Right.

    For you, doing in this way, I could also install or update some app or not?

    Thanks

    Bye
    Last edited by balubeto; 02 Jun 2014 at 03:49.
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    Correct.
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