Using Windows 8.1, is there a way to log into my OneDrive account while continuing to log into my machine using my local signin so I can continue access everything on my LAN? When I open OneDrive it seems to want me to change my machine login. If I try to install OneDrive for Windows 7, the installation says there is a higher version already installed. I could not find a way to uninstall the current Windows 8.1 OneDrive.


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  • This might be a duplicate, but I did not find it when searching for an answer. – rwg Aug 22 '14 at 15:05

No. OneDrive will only log in using the Microsoft account you are logged into Windows 8.1 with.

  • Well that is sad. – rwg Aug 13 '14 at 18:41
  • @rwg Please accept (and upvote if you like) my answer so this question is marked as closed. – Duncan X Simpson Aug 16 '14 at 0:06
  • I did not accept this (until now) because I was hoping that another answer would show up that would tell me how to do this. – rwg Aug 22 '14 at 15:04
  • there is a product called syncdriver that will sync folders on my window 8 or window 10 with Onedrive without have microsoft own my machine by forcing me to login using their system (remember hotmail?). Also the offic product Onenote will sync without being forced to v=give up my local login. – rwg Aug 31 '15 at 0:57
  • I was not aware of that, as it is a third-party appication – Duncan X Simpson Sep 3 '15 at 3:47

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