Blocking Office 2013 MicrosoftAccount under Win8.x nonPro Editions

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by sickmindedguy, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. sickmindedguy

    sickmindedguy MDL Novice

    Sep 13, 2014
    Under Win8.x Pro user can block all of the online features of Microsoft Office 2013 using gpedit and Office-Admintemplates available from Microsoft. This way Office 2013 behaves like a offline local thing without Skydrive and MS-Account/Syncing of Themes etc.

    I wonder if there is a registry tweak that allows the same things under Windows 8./.1 ( the non"pro" ones ) . As you might know these "Home" Editions don't have gpedit.msc and therefore can not apply admintemplates at all.

    The only solution so far was to put Windows 8/.1 completely to a local Account, but I want to use MS-Account for Windows, just not for Office. Thus the damn need for the Pro Versions.

    Any way around that ?