1. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 170
    Windows 10 64-bit home
       13 Sep 2016 #1

    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. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,549
    Windows 10 Pro
       13 Sep 2016 #2

    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. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 170
    Windows 10 64-bit home
       13 Sep 2016 #3

    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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