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What benifits are gained by signing in through MS Account

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    What benifits are gained by signing in through MS Account

    When I bought my new laptop it preferred me to create a Microsoft Account and sign in to Windows with it. After doing some digging, the effects of this are still unclear. What exactly gets backed up and where to when signing in with a Microsoft Account? Also I noticed other applications had automatically signed themselves into the Microsoft Account, such as Outlook.

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    Hello, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    There's some good information and links at the top of the tutorial below to help answer all that for a start.

    Microsoft Account - Sign up for and Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

    When you sign in to Windows 8 with a Microsoft account, you will by default also automatically get signed in to any app that requires a Microsoft account with the same account.

    You settings get synced by default, but you can turn this off and on.

    Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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What benifits are gained by signing in through MS Account
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