Windows 8.1 - Local or Connected account?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Tyrizian, Oct 28, 2013.

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Windows 8.1 - Local or Connected account?

  1. Local account

    61.9%
  2. Connected account

    42.9%
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  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    Just as the title asks, Local or Connected account?

    Select both if you have a Local and a Connected account on the same computer.

    As for me, I use a Local account, because I haven't found a use for Metro/Modern UI applications.
     
  2. mattdocs12345

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    Where is none option?
    Anyways I voted local since this is what I used to have when I ran Windows.
     
  3. J_L

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    On Windows Server 2012 R2 (free from DreamSpark) there is only local, but I can access Windows Store and connect my Hotmail account after some modifications.
     
  4. guest

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    Don't see the need to use cloud account, so it's local account for me.
     
  5. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Local, but I was quite angry, when I had to create an account just to download Windows 8.1, obviously everything about my PC has been downloaded by MS. :mad:
     
  6. moontan

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    i tested both and came to the conclusion that i did not need any of the Metro apps.

    so i went back to a local account.
     
  7. Janus

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    Local account, for me
     
  8. TheWindBringeth

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    Do you mean you had to create/have a Microsoft Account to download Windows 8.1, you had to create/have a Microsoft Account *and* log into your computer with it in order to upgrade to Windows 8.1, or something else?

    Are you in a "the gift that keeps on giving" situation?
     
  9. xxJackxx

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    Connected. With that I gain the ability to sync things between my desktop and laptop. I figure I lose nothing as both connect to the internet and if there is any info they want from me they will take it in either case.
     
  10. mattdocs12345

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    But you could make it that little harder for them...
     
  11. Noob

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    Local for me.
     
  12. Carver

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    Same here, As soon as I made the account with Microsoft I found I could access the BIOS I tried before and I couldn't get in
     
  13. aladdin

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    Hi Jack,

    What about the network. Can you access to anyone in your home network or can they access to your computer?

    By the above, I don't mean Homegroup.

    Best regards,

    Mohamed
     
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