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Update to 8.1 / Have to use Microsoft Acct


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#1 eric0668

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:20 PM

I had a link for email from a desktop site to Mail in the Tiles site.

It said I had to log onto my Microsoft acct. Well, because I have someone here not even as skilled as myself (not much) I haven't used that account so he doesn't have to enter my password every time. (Is there a way to be on that account but not use the log on pswd when restarting or logging in)

I don't only recall, I know I never used a password except the account itself in the App. Did the 8.1 update make you use the Microsoft account

If so that is all I need to know so I don't go crazy. I guess the option is always there to use the app(s) that you need to sign in for and sign out when done.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:13 PM

When I upgraded to Windows 8.1 (actually a nuke and pave, and a fresh install), from a boxed copy, Windows 8.1 tried the same thing with me (requiring a Microsoft Account).  HERE IS THE RESOLUTION.  During the install, disconnect from the Internet Completely (Disable wireless and unplug the Ethernet cord) -- not the download, just when the install starts.  Leave it this way, until you get the Windows 8.1 Start Screen.  Then you can enable the wireless, and (if appropriate), plug in the Ethernet cable.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:19 PM

I don't want to do a whole reinstall again I can't go back from 8.1 I would have to reinstall the whole system right

I have no problem using a point one without a password that lets me anything on desktop mode and most apps on the title page but now the email page I cannot

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:21 PM

Hi,

 

I had a link for email from a desktop site to Mail in the Tiles site.

It said I had to log onto my Microsoft acct. Well, because I have someone here not even as skilled as myself (not much) I haven't used that account so he doesn't have to enter my password every time. (Is there a way to be on that account but not use the log on pswd when restarting or logging in)

I don't only recall, I know I never used a password except the account itself in the App. Did the 8.1 update make you use the Microsoft account

 

For OEM versions of Windows 8 you have to use a Microsoft Account to update to 8.1.

 

If so that is all I need to know so I don't go crazy. I guess the option is always there to use the app(s) that you need to sign in for and sign out when done.

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In windows 8.1 they change things to force the user to use a Microsoft Account but it's still possible to use a local account if you choose Create a new Microsoft account and on the next step you will see a link to skip and continue with a local account.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:47 AM



For OEM versions of Windows 8 you have to use a Microsoft Account to update to 8.1.

 

 

You sure about that? I just got a refurb Asus PC loaded with Windows 8. Created a local account and was able to get the 8.1 update from the Store without using a Microsoft Account.



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:21 AM

 



For OEM versions of Windows 8 you have to use a Microsoft Account to update to 8.1.

 

 

You sure about that? I just got a refurb Asus PC loaded with Windows 8. Created a local account and was able to get the 8.1 update from the Store without using a Microsoft Account.

 

 

Well this is something online so Microsoft can change the "rules" whenever they want. When I tried that on the past it doesn't allow me without an account and the same to install other apps from the store.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:32 AM

 

 



For OEM versions of Windows 8 you have to use a Microsoft Account to update to 8.1.

 

 

You sure about that? I just got a refurb Asus PC loaded with Windows 8. Created a local account and was able to get the 8.1 update from the Store without using a Microsoft Account.

 

 

Well this is something online so Microsoft can change the "rules" whenever they want. When I tried that on the past it doesn't allow me without an account and the same to install other apps from the store.

 

Yeah I can't install apps from the store, such as Netflix, without logging into my account (in the Store that is, I can still use a local-only account for Windows itself). But the 8.1 Update seems accessible without logging into the store.



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:01 AM

I believe these were the instructions I used.  My problem with using the Microsoft account is that my Microsoft password is 16 characters of garbage that LastPass came up with and there was no way I was going to be learning that to log into my machine.






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