Do you use a Microsoft or Local account to login to Windows 8.1?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ian82, Feb 3, 2014.

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Do you use a local or microsoft account to sign in to Windows 8.1?

  1. Local

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  2. Microsoft

    40.0%
  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    What is everyone using? I use a Live Account but I'm wondering if it's better or the system would feel snappier if I used a local account?

    That would also allow me to disable UAC

    PS: Anyone know of a trick to uninstall eveery metro app including the stubborn Photos Metro app which can no long be uninstalled after the update to 8.1 but was uninstallable in 8?
     
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  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    MS account

    and

    :suicide::suicide::suicide::suicide:
     
  3. joluboga

    joluboga MDL Member

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    My thoughts exactly...
     
  4. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    I have both Local & MS accounts but I use the MS account on the Main Rig, the Local accounts are on test rigs.
    SOooo I voted MS account
     
  5. lievre

    lievre MDL Senior Member

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    I had problem with the store on a local account, so now i use Microsoft account.

    Lievre
     
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  6. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    I use a local account. I would not mind using my Microsoft hotmail/outlook account. But does that require entering my password at each restart/sign in. That is what prevents me from signing in from my MS hotmail account.
     
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  7. Aninvitedsoul

    Aninvitedsoul MDL Senior Member

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    #7 Aninvitedsoul, Feb 3, 2014
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    MS knows all about me.
     
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  8. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    Using MS account is as equal as doing suicide every second, when MS account is active on PC..
     
  9. _patrik_

    _patrik_ MDL Member

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    I use my MS Hotmail account on the Windows 8.1 x64 os (legal copy). I think is better for using the Store capabilities.
    For the password request, click with right mouse button on the little start icon in the lower left corner in the desktop, select Run and in the run window right the command: control userpasswords2.

    After this is possible to set the account for login without password.
     
  10. elhassan

    elhassan MDL Member

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    I like to use Local Account......its the best if you want to enjoy your windows 8.1
     
  11. qaj1shi

    qaj1shi MDL Senior Member

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    Local!
    I don't like that we "have to" in some way use Microsoft... I mean, it had to work everything without a Microsoft acc too!
     
  12. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    for people who want to use a local account and NOT enter a password for each time you start your PC

    Press CTRL + R to bring up the run dialogue box

    Now type: netplwiz

    now uncheck the box which says users must enter a password bla bla bla

    then click ok, then type in your password twice to confirm and you'll never be prompted to enter a password when restarting only if you manually logout or lock your system
     
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  13. eydee

    eydee Guest

    And what happens if you change your password from another computer?
     
  14. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    then you have to type netplwiz again, enable the password requirement then apply

    then reopen netplwiz, disable the password verification then apply, then enter the new password
     
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  15. paulks

    paulks MDL Novice

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    i use local account.its best for me..i want ms account.
     
  16. eydee

    eydee Guest

    The point of the question was: Can you login after that? If you can't you obviously can't netplwiz again.
     
  17. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Bah, MS has been watching us longer than the NSA has been watching its own piddle go down the drain for so many years, do you really think it matters if its local or not? If you are that worried about a local vs ms account, use linux for petes sake lol


    get one its free
     
  18. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    I use my Microsoft account only for my main machine, for everything else, I use local accounts.
     
  19. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    I use a Local account. I do absolutely nothing that would require a Microsoft Account for login. Also, it allows me to access my network share far quicker (I use the same local login credentials on my main and server computer; I can just go right into the share folder).
     
  20. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    I once chatted with my friend, if it's a OEM copy then MS just doesn't give a sh*t, because even if the build was not leaked, there must be already tens of thousands (or hundreds of thousands) OEM guys installed and played serious or funny tests to this build, just no way for MS to check if the guy login with a MS a/c is a legit OEM people or used a leaked build.

    So use whichever login you think is appropriate. :D