App store and Microsoft account

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  1. Posts : 121
    WIndows 10 Pro 64 Bit
       #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. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 pro
       #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. Posts : 121
    WIndows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Windows10users said:
    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. Posts : 61,929
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #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.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html


    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.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    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.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  5. Posts : 121
    WIndows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Ok thanks for the advice
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  6. Posts : 61,929
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    You're most welcome. :)
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  7. Posts : 121
    WIndows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #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. Posts : 61,929
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #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. Posts : 121
    WIndows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Brink said:
    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. Posts : 61,929
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #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.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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