I have installed the Windows 8 Release Preview, however I did not connect a Live ID, I am using a Local Account.
I'd like to test out the metro Mail and Calendar apps with my Google account. The steps to do this according to the interwebs are:
- Open the Charms sidebar
- Click Settings
- Click Accounts
- Carry on adding accounts
When I open one of these apps, I am presented with a sign-in for Windows Live. If I click cancel on that, the app closes. There is no Accounts item in the Settings.
I am the only user account on the box, created during the win8 install. It is listed as an administrator.
Is it possible to use these apps with a Local Account? I could just create a dummy Live ID, but that just seems silly to me.