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Are local user accounts ok for most things on Windows 10 ??


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#1 sodicka320

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 01:24 PM

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Just wondering if there is much i'll miss out on by having local user accounts instead of MS live user accounts?

 

Auto syncing onedrive and cortana  i can live without  :)

 

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 01:43 PM

If you don't intend to use the Microsoft Services then a local account should suit you just fine.  If, however, you intend to use any one of them, or already do use one or more of them, then going with a Microsoft Account is probably best.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 02:33 PM

If you need to use something that requires use of a Microsoft account you can easily switch over to it temporarily. When finished switch back to the local account.

 

I recently got a new laptop with Windows 10. In the almost one month I've had it I have not used a Microsoft account on it for anything.

 

Note that in the list provided in the link by britechguy there are many Microsoft services. Not all of them require you to use a Microsoft account since they are not specific to Windows 10-they can be used on other Windows OS versions which do not require a Microsoft account to use.



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 03:23 PM

Thanks for replies .

 

I have office 365 for mail and calendar and the web version of onedrive is fine for my needs , the only live thing I use really is my live email address but that also works through outlook fine.

 

So after I reset I might try just local accounts this time and see how it goes . :)

 

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 04:31 PM

Note that in the list provided in the link by britechguy there are many Microsoft services. Not all of them require you to use a Microsoft account since they are not specific to Windows 10-they can be used on other Windows OS versions which do not require a Microsoft account to use.


I never used anywhere near to all of these services, but for most that I did use pre-Windows-8 they still required you to have a Microsoft Account to access them. The fact that you didn't use it to log in to your machine is a separate issue.

You have to have a Microsoft Account to use Office 365, for example. One can certainly log in "indirectly" when on a local account on a Windows 10 machine, but you're still logging in to that service with your Microsoft Account credentials.

I just found it convenient to be "recognized" when logged in using a Microsoft Account for the services I do use, and those are very few. I don't even keep OneDrive active, but I do occasionally Skype.

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 07:02 PM

So If I read this right I should not be able to use windows live services without a Microsoft Account on here?

Houston we may have a problem.

When I re-installed win 10 I only created a local machine account with admin privledges.

Or does this mean I have an unprotected microsoft account running around on here somewhere?


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