I was using OneNote 2016 without any issues in my previous company laptop. I got a new laptop with windows 7 and office 2013 installed. I have installed OneNote 2016, however, when I click on OneNote icon, I am asked to log into cloud. When I click on "sign-in", I get a office-365 login scree. But, I only have hotmail account and I do not have office 365 account. I am totally stuck because I have stored all the onenote notes in Skydrive. Is there any way to skip this logon screen or is there a way to use skydrive instead of office-365?

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I solved my problem using registering these keys. You need to save the below text as .reg file and apply it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00





Add the following DWORD value in the registry before running OneNote:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



*For OneNote 2013 change the 16.0 to 15.0

Reference: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/5b6aef85-6f3b-4f16-943d-a39b0e577236/onenote-2013-disable-signin-screen-send-to-one-note-clipping-and-autoadd-to-startup?forum=officeitpro


I encountered the same issue with OneNote 2016 (as part of the Office Home & Business Suite). I finally relented and proceeded to sign in to MS. Fortunately, I forgot my password. The dialog skipped the rest of the sign in process and opened OneNote.

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