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unlinking my MS account from my Windows account

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    win 8.1

    unlinking my MS account from my Windows account


    What are the implications of unlinking my MS account from my Windows account and my MS office account?

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    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello mhj, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The items listed in the blue note box in the tutorial below can give you some of the implications.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8
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    Posts : 2
    win 8.1


    Thank you for your reply.
    As I am not involved with social media or internet file sharing apps, my goal is to detach from the cloud and onedrive. I do have a home network with a main computer (win 8.1 pro) that I hope to configure as the hub for home network file sharing (raid 5 array) and backup (external hard drives). The home network, in addition to the main comp, consists of a surface pro 3 (win 8.1), a Win 7 Laptop, Tivo box, printer, and iphones. One very useful feature, for my purposes, that comes with a linked MS account is the synching capability. Do you know if software exists that provides system synching capability behind a home network firewall?
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unlinking my MS account from my Windows account
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