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How to switch between Local and Microsoft accounts in Windows 8


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

A new tutorial titled How to switch between Local and Microsoft accounts in Windows 8 was added by Lawrence Abrams. Please use this topic to discuss any aspect of this tutorial.

A brief excerpt of the tutorial can be found here:

When creating accounts on Windows 8 you have the option to choose a Local account or a Microsoft account. A Microsoft account, formerly known as a Windows Live ID, is an account that has been registered with Microsoft so that you can use their online services such as Hotmail, SkyDrive, Calendar, or the Windows Store. In order to use most of these services and integrate them into Windows 8, you will need to use a Microsoft account when logging into a Windows 8 computer. A local account, on the other hand, is one that is only usable on the local computer and does not have any integration with Microsoft's online services. This type of account is what has traditionally been used in previous versions of Windows.

We hope you find this tutorial helpful.

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