1.    13 Sep 2016 #1
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    Download Windows 10 app from Microsoft without account?


    Is there a way to download a Windows 10 app from Microsoft without having a Microsoft account? Al I need is the "XBOX Accessories" Windows 10 app to map out my xbox one controller and more importantly update the controller, but it seems I need to log in to download it which is ridiculous. I'd rather not have to sign up for an account that up to now I've never needed.
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  2.    13 Sep 2016 #2
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    You must sign in to store with a Microsoft account to be able to download apps. There's no way to go around it.

    Creating a Microsoft account takes a minute. Just be sure that you do not accidentally switch your Windows 10 sign-in local user account to a Microsoft account, see this tutorial for instructions: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

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  3.    13 Sep 2016 #3
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    That's what I was afraid of. I hate registering for new accounts just to download a single app. I've gone all these years without needing a Microsoft account.
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