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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 32
    WIndows 10 Pro 64 Bit
       23 Aug 2015 #1

    App store and Microsoft account


    When i try and download apps from the store it makes me sign in with my Microsoft account.

    For security reasons my Microsoft account is quite complicated

    After i sign in with the Microsoft account the next time i start my computer i have to use the Microsoft password and because its so complicated that is just not practical.

    Is there not a way i can access the store without this Microsoft account password
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10 pro
       23 Aug 2015 #2

    You need Gmail account to access play store likewise you need Microsoft account to access Microsoft Account. Though there is some work around but i would suggest you to Change your Password to something much less complicated but Strong.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 32
    WIndows 10 Pro 64 Bit
       23 Aug 2015 #3

    Windows10users said: View Post
    You need Gmail account to access play store likewise you need Microsoft account to access Microsoft Account. Though there is some work around but i would suggest you to Change your Password to something much less complicated but Strong.
    Thank you for the advice

    I see what you mean about the password but i think its a backward step to compromise my Microsoft password to to use the app store
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,445
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       23 Aug 2015 #4

    Hello Sam,

    It sounds like you switched your account to sign in to Windows with from a local account to a Microsoft account.


    If you wanted to stay signing into Windows with your Microsoft account, you could add a PIN to make it easier to sign in to Windows with, but not affect the password.

    PIN - Add to your Account in Windows 10


    If you wanted to stay using a local account to sign in to Windows with, then you can do so and only sign in to the Store with your Microsoft account.

    If this is what you wanted, then you would need to switch to a local account again.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

    Afterwards, you could use in step 5 in Option Two of the tutorial below to sign in to the Store with your Microsoft account, and still sign in to Windows with a local account.

    Store - Sign in with Different Account in Windows 10
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 32
    WIndows 10 Pro 64 Bit
       23 Aug 2015 #5

    Ok thanks for the advice
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,445
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       23 Aug 2015 #6

    You're most welcome.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 32
    WIndows 10 Pro 64 Bit
       23 Aug 2015 #7

    Hi Brink

    I think i have messed up somewhere i did as you advised and signed onto the computer with my microsoft password, then added a pin number.

    Then as a test rebooted and put in the pin number and yes the computer started and i was able to download from the store with no problems.

    But as this was only a test and it seemed to me that my computer was slower and web browsing was slow as well, i decided to go back to a local account.

    I followed you advice and reverted back to a local account, but on the start up it still asks for a pin number not a password and although its not started with my microsoft account it allows access to the store is there no way of going back to a fully local account

    Pleae
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,445
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       23 Aug 2015 #8

    You are currently and will always sign in to Windows with a local account since you just switched from a Microsoft account.

    If you wanted to use Windows apps (ex: Store) that use a Microsoft service, then you just needed to sign in to the Store with a Microsoft account. It will not affect your account still being a local account.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 32
    WIndows 10 Pro 64 Bit
       23 Aug 2015 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    You are currently and will always sign in to Windows with a local account since you just switched from a Microsoft account.

    If you wanted to use Windows apps (ex: Store) that use a Microsoft service, then you just needed to sign in to the Store with a Microsoft account. It will not affect your account still being a local account.
    Hi thanks for the quick reply i understand what you say i have reverted back to a local account but i can still access the store ?
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,445
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       23 Aug 2015 #10

    Yes. When you sign in to the Store with a Microsoft account like in step 5 in Option Two of the tutorial below instead of switching to a Microsoft account you will and stay a local account.

    Store - Sign in with Different Account in Windows 10
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