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0answers
36 views

Add Windows 8.1 user: Service unavailable

When I try to add a user with Microsoft Live account via PC-Settings (german Windows 8.1) I get the message "The service is currently unavailable. Please try again later.", for several days now. While ...
0
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1answer
239 views

Can't login into Windows 8.1 - password field limited to 9 characters?

I just bought a new Windows 8 Dell Vostro 5470 laptop. I signed in with my Live account, which I use on my main computer everyday. I upgraded into Windows 8.1, and set up fingerprint authentication ...
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5answers
19k views

How to install/upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM without a Microsoft account

When I installed Windows 8, I deliberately chose not to use a Microsoft account to sign in. I like to keep things separate, and just logon with a tradional local account. Any apps that require me to ...
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2answers
180 views

What user activity does Microsoft monitor on a Windows 8 machine? [closed]

With Windows 8 requiring a Microsoft Live account for login does that mean Microsoft is monitoring user activity? If so, what? Is the need for a Live account primarily for Metro apps and usage, or ...
4
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1answer
323 views

Windows 8 / Live ID / Service logon credentials

Which logon credentials can one use to run a windows service with different permissions than "Local System" when the user is logged in using his Windows Live ID? I have developed a windows service ...
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0answers
131 views

Should I create a new Windows Live ID for Windows 8?

Currently I'm using a local account to log into Windows 8. Back when I was setting up my Windows Phone for the first time I used my existing WL ID and it imported all my MSN Messenger contacts (which ...
7
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4answers
2k views

Windows 8 PC added to trusted list but still thinks it's untrusted

I just upgraded both my PCs to Windows 8 x64 and I went through the process to add my PCs to the trusted list on Windows Live. Both computers appear on the list in my account settings online, but ...
5
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1answer
743 views

Windows 8 live account while disconnected

I assumed that a connection was needed in order to login with a live ID, but I discovered that windows 8 allows me to log in even without internet. This is convenient as I wouldn't want to be locked ...
3
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1answer
206 views

Having a personal AND school-vended skydrive account with Windows 8

I'm running into a bit of trouble trying to solve this problem. When I first set up Windows 8, I made my own personal Windows live account - with a sensible user name that I desired and my own ...
4
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4answers
8k views

Change Windows 8 login from Live id to local account

Windows 8 asks for my Live login details when I login - I'd prefer to use a local password separate from my Live password. Is it possible to use a local password? What do I lose out on if I don't use ...
4
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1answer
816 views

Reset Windows Live account for Windows 8

I have used the German release preview of Windows 8 and after installing the RTM available via MSDN my apps which were synced got automatically installed. However I have the English version of Win 8 ...