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    Default Do you have a Microsoft account?

    Just wondering how many people have a Microsoft account? I don't and would prefer not to but Windows 10 really really wants me to. I don't use OneNote, Cortana or any of the programs/apps that require logging in nor play games so have been able to avoid it so far but it is annoying when I tried to check out some of the apps in Win10 and it requires me to log in first.

    If you have an account, what was the main reason for doing so?

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    Default Re: Do you have a Microsoft account?

    Have a look at this thread to get an idea of the rationale behind a MS Account

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    Default Re: Do you have a Microsoft account?

    I do have a microsoft account and i use it access outlook.com(for emails serivces),skype(for video calls),xbox(for playing games).

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    Default Re: Do you have a Microsoft account?

    I have a MS a/c , but its not tied to Windows in any way.
    I used it to get a free (and unused) outlook.com a/c , I got in early & got the email adress I wanted

    Also have another at work , also not tied into win in any way

    Only used when I need to login to a MS website/portal via a browser .

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    Default Re: Do you have a Microsoft account?

    I have a Microsoft account for email and Windows updates..
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    Default Re: Do you have a Microsoft account?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    I have a MS a/c , but its not tied to Windows in any way.
    I used it to get a free (and unused) outlook.com a/c , I got in early & got the email adress I wanted

    Also have another at work , also not tied into win in any way

    Only used when I need to login to a MS website/portal via a browser .
    Same for me, I wanted a different email address with the same prefix encase anything happened to Gmail

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    Default Re: Do you have a Microsoft account?

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefnz View Post
    Have a look at this thread to get an idea of the rationale behind a MS Account
    Thanks, yes I read your excellent post which convinced me to just use a local account when installing Win10 on my new build.

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    Default Re: Do you have a Microsoft account?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    I have a MS a/c , but its not tied to Windows in any way.
    I used it to get a free (and unused) outlook.com a/c , I got in early & got the email adress I wanted
    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Same for me, I wanted a different email address with the same prefix encase anything happened to Gmail
    I wasn't aware you could have a MS account just for email that wasn't tied to Windows so thanks for that.

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    Default Re: Do you have a Microsoft account?

    I have one but don't use it often. I also don't XBox or game. Skype yes but hardly use those these days. Yep, you can use Outlook or Hotmail email and choose not to have tie into Windows. With Windows you can choose to have just a standard username like the good old days.

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    Default Re: Do you have a Microsoft account?

    Yes, I have one and need it occasionally, but it is really neither here nor there. I see no reason to not have one if it is part of the system and can make some things easier.

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