Windows 10: How do I share between three machines using a single Microsoft ID? Solved

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  1.    10 Feb 2017 #11

    strollin said: View Post
    I've experimented with both local accounts and MS accounts on my network and can't find any real advantage to either one, they both seem to work equally well for me.

    You can use OneDrive and the Store on a machine with a local account. You will still need a MS account to login to OneDrive and the Store but you can login to the machine with a local account.

    Only certain "features" of Windows 10, such as Cortana, actually require you to be logged into the machine with a MS account.
    Hi there

    I wasn't sure about onedrive but you've answered that one . I don't use Cortana either --there's enough noise around without having every conceivable device controllable by barking commands at it !!!! however of course YMMV.

    I'd suggest to the OP he re-installs clean W10 again -- and get all the latest updates.

    Windows networking is generally a REAL one of these


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    but the latest update seems to have fixed it (for the moment) !!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    10 Feb 2017 #12

    I was a bit sniffy about Cortana, but now I've discovered how useful OK Google is on my phone, I'm starting to change my mind.

    The last time I had the Start Menu fail on me was when I upgraded one of my other machines from Windows 7. I spent a long time trying to fix it, but in the end a clean install proved a lot easier. I suspect that is what I will do this time, but I just want to double check that there aren't any horrible hidden downsides to getting rid of the preinstalled software that I haven't thought of.
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       11 Feb 2017 #13

    ricecrispies said: View Post
    I was a bit sniffy about Cortana, but now I've discovered how useful OK Google is on my phone, I'm starting to change my mind. The last time I had the Start Menu fail on me was when I upgraded one of my other machines from Windows 7. I spent a long time trying to fix it, but in the end a clean install proved a lot easier. I suspect that is what I will do this time, but I just want to double check that there aren't any horrible hidden downsides to getting rid of the preinstalled software that I haven't thought of.
    You should go to the computer manufactures support site and download all the drivers For your motherboard, Lan ,WiFi ,Audio ,Video and whatever else they have for that computer and put them on a USB drive.

    If you don't know the official web site just do a google search.
    EG:
    support Acer
    or
    support HP
    or
    support Toshiba

    Most manufacturers have tool that you download to auto detect what computer you have and makes it easier to find the right drivers.
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  4.    11 Feb 2017 #14

    Thanks everyone for all your advice. I eventually found that Lenovo system recovery happens through an application called OneKey, rather than through Windows's own recovery and reset tools. I was able to do a factory reset and now everything appears to be working fine.
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