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Do you use a Local account or Microsoft account?

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  • Local Account

    5 35.71%
  • Microsoft Account

    7 50.00%
  • a mix of both

    2 14.29%
  1. #1


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    Do you use a Local account or Microsoft account?


    I'm just wondering what everyone's take is on the whole thing. For me, I find having everything linked to my Microsoft account to be kind of useful.

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  2. #2



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    . For me, I find having everything linked to my Microsoft account to be kind of useful.
    Specially with Win10 coming and I can sync everything then. Or after a reinstall it speeds setting everything back-up. Plus then I don't have "everything" just at home on my PCs but can access over all.
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  3. #3


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Local only, I do not use any app, nor plan to, so sync is pointless for me.
    Local account is supposed to be completely disabled between Windows 11-12.
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Local here. No use for the store, don't use one drive or cloud services in general. I have satellite ISP with monthly data cap and can't afford to waste it on stuff I don't really need or use.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Local for me to.

    Having OneDrive on the desktop might have its uses but I use it so infrequently that accessing it via outlook email is fine.
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