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Local versus Microsoft login

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#1 reast82


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 01:46 PM

Which to use? Proponents of using a Microsoft account highlight SSO with Skype, Store, Mail app, other apps ...Great! However, in the event of a lost password, compromised password, etc. and you're screwed.


Also, it seems to that I'm authenticating against an AD domain and therefore am part of a Microsoft domain, being subject to GPO's, quotas, auditing and the like. I mean I do have a roaming profile by signing in with my Hotmail account, right? This may be über paranoid thinking, but is it?


I choose local login for security and in the spirit of keeping a small digital footprint. Another thing, Microsoft Aps are useless IMO. Big colorful large minimal interface (and usability). I have a tendency to remove almost all apps from the get go. I mean FFS do I really need Amazon, Ebay, Kindle, Sports, Reader (That one is really a turd) as screen monopolizing waste of ones and zeros? Forgive my rant and thanks for reading ...now back to topic.


I'd like your thoughts on which method you use or recommend for signing in to W8 / W8.1. Any deep-in-the-woods technical information on what really happens when you log in with an MS account would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 02:00 PM

You should be able to store your password someplace where is will be safe and not get misplaced.  If you lose or misplace the password, depending on the make and model there usually will be a way to get around this.  But this usually involves using the system recovery partition to set the operating system back to the condition it came out of the box.  There is software out there which you could find by Googling.  But other members can not help your because of the following forum rule.  "No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures."

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