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?
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.