Anyone transferred to non-local account in Windows 8.1?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Airbus, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Airbus

    Airbus MDL Member

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    I was wondering, did someone migrated from local to non local (i.e. m$ account) on Windows 8.1?
    What happens during the process? Something changed?
    I know the drill I just want some shared experiences.
    Do you recommend it? Tiles (most of them) won't work if you are using local account.
    Thanks
     
  2. stormdude124

    stormdude124 MDL Novice

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    I did it, so far so good:D,its just like when windows 8 leaked and everyone was afraid then but no account was blocked:p.I say go for it
    They wouldn't really block your account considering how many people are using windows 8.1 by now :cool:
     
  3. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I always liked having a local account but this Windows 8.1 seems to be heavily integrated with the online account so I formatted again and only used the Microsoft Account sign in option. everything works great now
     
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  4. Airbus

    Airbus MDL Member

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    Thank you for the answers and the feedback.

    Have you checked on SkyDrive what is synchronized and what is not?

    I assume every time you log in you use your Microsoft account, right?
     
  5. stormdude124

    stormdude124 MDL Novice

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    Skydrive:just anything on your skydrive is synced and the files you save will be synced if you save them in the skydrive folder
    2 yes on start-up you sign in with your ms account like any other account
     
  6. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Using two legit keys (retail pro and free WMC) and using my Microsoft account. I am currently chewing on my fingernails waiting for the MS Swat team to arrive.
     
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