We’ve already provided information about how to switch from a local account to a Microsoft Account for those Windows 8 users who want to take advantage of new features of Microsoft’s newest release. As yet, however, we’ve neglected to help out any users who have tried out account syncing and Windows 8 apps and aren’t impressed. If you are such a user and you want to switch from logging in with a Microsoft account to logging in with a traditional local account, read on for a full tutorial.
User Accounts and Family Safety
How To Manage User Accounts and Family Safety Settings in Windows
As even the newest users to Windows 8 will quickly discover, Microsoft’s newest operating system offers a choice of account types that you can use to log in. A local account works like a typical user account from an older version of Windows, while a Microsoft account offers a bunch of new and useful features that help you get more from Windows 8. Many users, unlearned in the details of each account type may simply opt for a local account because it's more familiar. Those users, after learning what they're missing, will likely want to upgrade.
If you're one of those users and you want to switch from your local account to a Microsoft account, read on for step-by-step instructions to make it happen.
Windows 8 offers users a choice that most will have never had to make before. Right from the start, before you even log in and see the new interface, you'll have to choose whether you want to log in using a local account or a Microsoft account. Users who don't plan on taking advantage of new Windows 8 apps and don't want to learn any new features will be more comfortable using a local account, which works just like any account you've ever had on a previous version of Windows. But is there any value in using a Microsoft account? Let’s look at the differences between these two account types and when it is best to choose what.
When you install or use Windows 8 for the first time, the operating system will walk you through the procedure of creating your primary user account. This account will likely be the account you most often use, but you’ll likely need others. If you have friends or family members that use your computer or you just want to have a second account with limited access for security reasons, you’ll need to create a second user account. This tutorial will explain the process involved for creating a new account for an individual with an existing Microsoft account, someone who wants a Microsoft account and someone who just wants to use a local account.
If you have created a Microsoft account (Windows Live ID) that you no longer want to use on your Windows Phone, the operating system lets you change it for another account. However, this will mean losing all your apps, files and settings so that you can start over and use a different account. In this guide, I will show how this works on your Windows Phone 7.5 and also explain the role of a Microsoft account in relation to Windows Phone.
Windows 8 is an operating system optimized for use on a wide range of devices. Whether you’re using a Windows desktop computer, a tablet or even a phone, Windows 8 has you covered. While many features will be accessible across all platforms, some tasks may be easier done on one form of device or another. This can be seen with a task as simple as signing in.
On a standard desktop operating system, you’ll select your account and type in a password. Using a full-sized keyboard this is the fastest and easiest way to do the job. But what happens when you’re on a tablet or phone? Suddenly, typing your secure password with varying cases, symbols and numbers is a bit of a headache. To alleviate this potential pain, Microsoft has included a number of sign-in options that you can configure. Read on to learn what these options are and how to take advantage of them.
In this article I will show you how to setup Windows 7 and Windows 8 so that it will log you in automatically, without requesting you to type your user account password every time. Even though this tutorial can be found on many other sites, we decided to publish it as well. The problem with other similar guides is the fact that they are not complete and fail to give you all the information you must know. Therefore I will try to guide you through all the steps and share with you all the information you need to know, in order not to deteriorate your computing experience.
Smartphones have changed the way we stay connected, both personally and professionally. With Gmail, we can now have our calendar, contacts, and email available on our Windows Phone, no matter where we are. In this article we'll take you through the steps necessary to connect to Gmail and synchronize your account from your Windows Phone 7 device.
Smartphones have changed the way we stay connected, both personally and professionally. With Windows Live, we can now have our contacts, appointments, and email available on our Windows Phone no matter where we are. In this article we'll take you through the steps necessary to connect to Windows Live and synchronize your account from your Windows Phone 7 device.
I would like to continue our series of more advanced articles on managing user accounts and groups, with a tutorial about how to use the Local Users and Groups panel (snap-in) from Computer Management to create user accounts and user groups.
Most people will edit user accounts on a Windows computer using the User Accounts panel found in the Control Panel. However, there’s another way which gives you access to a lot more detailed information about the users defined on your computer and the permissions they have. It is done via a rather hidden panel called Local Users and Groups. This tutorial will show how to find it, what information you can access and how to use it to have better control over user accounts and their permissions.
One way to use the Credential Manager is to export your Windows credentials to another Windows computer, or to back them up and import them after you reinstall Windows, so that you don’t have to manually type them again. This can be useful in some scenarios and we would like to show how to backup Windows credentials and restore them when needed.