I recently downloaded Microsoft 8.1 from 8.0. Since then I have had several issues. I have worked many of them out. I needed to install the Kindle app in metro. It wanted me to put in my local user password, I did. Then it wanted me to log into my Microsoft account, with password, I did. Then it wanted a code number. I put that in. Then it wanted to put all my documents, pictures, and settings into the cloud. That was something I was unsure whether to do or not. If I agree to that, it then wants to switch me from my local user account, to my Microsoft account. I don't want to do that. Why can't I just keep my local user account? If I do allow this to happen, I will automatically go to Metro won't I? I don't want to start in Metro. I want to start in the desktop, which is where I spend most of my time. I also read this somewhere, and you had to be on the internet and logged in Microsoft to use your computer. Is this right? If it is, I surely do NOT want to do that. I wish I had stayed with 8.0. It worked fine there. Now it has become a royal pain in the rear.