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Can one avoid signing into the email account that Windows 8 constantly requests. To open any applications (games, skype or download from the app store) there is that prompt to input Microsoft email account. I do not want Microsoft to "save this info so you can use this account with skype or Solitaire" or whatever app I want to get into. How do I avoid this?

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Convert your account to a local account. Bring up the right-hand-side bar (using upper right hotspot) and choose settings. Down the bottom is a small text Change PC Settings option. In the Users page, underneath your username will be a Switch to a local Account button. This will convert your account to a local one, which will disable all or most of the calling home requirements.

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Can you still download from the app store after doing this step? – Wayne In Yak Mar 11 '15 at 15:42

Create a local account

Control Panel users when you create a new account make sure it is local

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Need a better description – Canadian Luke Aug 2 '13 at 4:39

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