View Poll Results: do you use microsoft account or local account to sign in to your windows 8

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  • local account

    4 15.38%
  • microsoft account

    22 84.62%
  1. sumton's Avatar
    out of curiosity im wondering how many use Microsoft account to sign in to windows 8
    12-21-2013 09:48 AM
  2. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I do so all the time. Makes a lot of sense once you think about it.
    12-21-2013 09:59 AM
  3. Jazmac's Avatar
    Always my MS account.
    12-21-2013 10:00 AM
  4. constantinosmi's Avatar
    Microsoft account only. I would like to hear why would someone prefer not to use the Microsoft account. Personally I do not see any reason.
    12-21-2013 10:14 AM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    I have 2 PC's with Windows 8. One is signed in with a local account, and the other with my Microsoft account. So I'm in the middle.
    12-21-2013 10:14 AM
  6. mrappbrain's Avatar
    Ms account. Pros outweigh the cons.
    12-21-2013 10:31 AM
  7. Guzzler3's Avatar
    When I first got W8, I was leery of using a MS account (paranoid, since being burned by Google) so I used a local account. But I soon realized that I realize that I should try it out with a MS account (I do tech support as a side job) and I found the experience and features superior to the local account. Since then I always use a MS account, and recommend others to set up a MS account with their W8 system. At least they get a secondary/backup email-account by doing so.

    Now I do setup a local account on my Surface RT, just so if someone wants to use my RT they don't mess with my stuff on my tablet. I name the account 'A guest'.
    12-21-2013 12:01 PM
  8. Reflexx's Avatar
    MS account unless I'm recording tutorials or something and I don't want people to see my personal stuff.
    12-21-2013 12:07 PM
  9. gedzum's Avatar
    Yeah I also sign in using my MS account. When I upgraded the family PC I initially had it set to use a local account. I was lazy at first, but I ended up creating an MS account for my mum.
    12-22-2013 03:57 AM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I use MS account, but it wouldn't matter anyway, since I have no family or roommates who live with me.
    12-22-2013 04:20 AM
  11. rculver9056's Avatar
    Microsoft account here as well.
    12-22-2013 04:45 AM
  12. dznk's Avatar
    Microsoft Account everytime. Otherwise there's no SkyDrive, OneNote, Calendar and Xbox Music for me :)
    12-22-2013 04:56 AM
  13. hopmedic's Avatar
    I have a domain set up at home, so I'm logged in with a domain account, and it is linked to my Microsoft account. Best of both worlds.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-22-2013 03:42 PM
  14. _Emi_'s Avatar
    just the sync part makes me wonder who wouldnt want that? I know some people wont, but there are so many benefits about having Microsoft account vs local account

    the only negative point, but I understand it due to security reasons, its a non easy way to log in the computer automatically (or remove the password) you can do it when the computer is in sleep mode or hibernation, but not when you restart and shutdown unless you go usercontrolpasswords2 and do all the stuff there.
    but just the sync part is awesome, last time I had to reinstall my dads computer twice, but I installed office the first time. the second time office was automatically put automatically in startscreen the way i put it first time. so I didnt have to do anything. skydrive and having apps from store is another nice thing. you dont have to use it but you can use it. so yeah for me Microsoft account is nice.
    also when I get in my computer through remote desktop or the files network thing (I dont like using homegroups). I always have to type my email and password, which is long and it would be easier to just put the old "123" and end haha, but like I said I understand I have to put all that, and you can deactivate the password for everything
    Last edited by _Emi_; 12-22-2013 at 04:28 PM.
    12-22-2013 04:16 PM
  15. henry.gray's Avatar
    My Microsoft account always, its pretty much saying do you sign into your windows phone with Microsoft account or a made up account.
    12-22-2013 04:22 PM

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