I have Microsoft Account (outlook.com account). I use Windows 8.1 Client.

Can I use Xbox games or SkyDrive on my OS without switching my local user account to Microsoft Account? In Windows 8 it was possible - I was logged as local user to Windows, and gave my account only to application. Now, when I want to log in to MS Account, OS always forces me to connect my local user account with my MS Account.

So, how do I put this in easiest way possible...
I want to be able to use a local account on Windows 8.1 Client Operating System. I want to be able to use SkyDrive app, that will use my MS Account for cloud storage. I want to be able to play games from Windows Store, but I don't want to use my MS Account (my user profile and password) to log in to Windows PC.

Is this possible? How?

  • Xbox 360 games cannot be played on Windows. The Xbox Windows Service I think your talking about has actually been discontinued by Microsoft. Clarify of your question if this comment makes no sense – Ramhound Oct 10 '13 at 17:54
  • Maybe I used wrong name. Games app, it requires xbox.com account. – Tschareck Oct 11 '13 at 13:14
  • I understand what you are talking about now. When you link a Microsoft Account to a Windows User Profile` a new user profile is actually created. Have you done this or are you just connecting the Windows Store to your Microsoft Account? – Ramhound Oct 11 '13 at 13:40

There is a way to use Skydrive with Windows 8.1 in local account. Add Skydrive as network drive.

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