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DelmarPip
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[WIN8] using windows 8 without live account

do you realy need to have one ?



darcilicious
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If you want to sync across computers, yes. If not, no.
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mmainprize

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Houghton Lake, MI
reply to DelmarPip

If you want to install any Store Apps you will need an account



SoonerAl
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Win 8 Store App configuration example
I have my Win 8 laptop accounts setup as local accounts. In my case I have my normal standard user account, Al, and an administrator account, Root, both configured as local accounts. You can still configure the Store app with a Microsoft Account if you need to install or purchase apps. This explains the accounts...

»www.howtogeek.com/121975/htg-exp···ndows-8/

FWIW I configure individual apps with a Microsoft Account, ie. SkyDrive and OneNote as examples. I only have one Windows 8 computer so I have no need to sync settings, etc.


beerbum
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said by mmainprize:

If you want to install any Store Apps you will need an account

Just to be clear.. You can still install Apps if you are using a local account on your computer - you just have to log in to the store with a MSN account each time.

At least I could and I login to my laptop using a local account.


JohnInSJ
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San Jose, CA

said by beerbum:

said by mmainprize:

If you want to install any Store Apps you will need an account

Just to be clear.. You can still install Apps if you are using a local account on your computer - you just have to log in to the store with a MSN account each time.

At least I could and I login to my laptop using a local account.

Which is pretty much the same as using the Mac app store, or the iOS app store, or the google play (or whatever its called this week) android store, or the Amazon app store.

To use a store, you need to be connected and have a login for that store.

Apparently this is News.
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mmainprize

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reply to beerbum

said by beerbum:

said by mmainprize:

If you want to install any Store Apps you will need an account

Just to be clear.. You can still install Apps if you are using a local account on your computer - you just have to log in to the store with a MSN account each time.

At least I could and I login to my laptop using a local account.

Yes you can install apps under a local account, but you still need the store account to download and install it.

Also many of the apps will use that store account to know your location, and other information about you. Many require you to login to use the app and by default it uses the current windows 8 logged in user i think, so a local account would not login and you would have to enter the store login account each time you use the apps i would think.

I have not tried the local accounts yet but glad to hear they still exist.


JohnInSJ
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said by mmainprize:

said by beerbum:

said by mmainprize:

If you want to install any Store Apps you will need an account

Just to be clear.. You can still install Apps if you are using a local account on your computer - you just have to log in to the store with a MSN account each time.

At least I could and I login to my laptop using a local account.

Yes you can install apps under a local account, but you still need the store account to download and install it.

Also many of the apps will use that store account to know your location, and other information about you. Many require you to login to use the app and by default it uses the current windows 8 logged in user i think, so a local account would not login and you would have to enter the store login account each time you use the apps i would think.

I have not tried the local accounts yet but glad to hear they still exist.

Nope, apps (and the store) that require a live account can use a persistent "remember me" option if you are not logged into the PC with your live account. That's how it works on my work PC (sign in with domain account, have live account for skydrive and store, and presumably other cloud type things - don't relogin unless I don't check remember me, or my password is changed and no longer valid)
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DelmarPip
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so if your pc is compromised and you are logged in they get everything including the credit card you use to buy the apps thats not good



darcilicious
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Wha..?



NormanS
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said by DelmarPip:

so if your pc is compromised and you are logged in they get everything including the credit card you use to buy the apps thats not good

Do you think that your credit card information for those on-line stores is stored locally?

I've used Amazon and the iTunes store. The CC information is in their database, so if they are compromised, so is my CC. But I don't access them with locally stored CC information.
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