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Microsoft account and Internet

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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10

    Microsoft account and Internet


    Hi there. Just double-checking: If I have a Microsoft account on my PC for Windows 8.1, and my Internet happens to be down, can I still use my PC? Scenario 1: if I am logged in already, Scenario 2: if I need to log in. Thanks for your help.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yes, you sure will still be able to sign in and out of your Microsoft account on your PC while not connected to the internet.
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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Thanks, Shawn.
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    You're welcome.
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