1. Joined : Feb 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ USA, 85254
    Posts : 315
    windows 10
       08 Jun 2015 #1

    download apps w/out microsoft account

    Like the title states; isnt there a way to download new apps without having to create a microsoft account?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,363
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       08 Jun 2015 #2

    Hello Matt,

    I'm afraid not. The Store requires you to sign in to it with a Microsoft account to be able to download and install apps from.

    If you like, you can still sign in to Windows with a local account, and only be signed in to the Store with a Microsoft account to download and install your apps.

    Store - Sign in with Different Account in Windows 10
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. Joined : Feb 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ USA, 85254
    Posts : 315
    windows 10
       09 Jun 2015 #3

    Actually brinkl; I seemed to have solved this one on my own. It seems that once you get the local account settings the way you want them; then you setup the microsoft account for the apps, etc.; then you can click on sign into each app individually and that seemed to have made it for me so it didnt change my local account settings; but yet; I can still download apps now because i am still signed into my microsoft account as well; I just click on sign each app individually. Not sure if you knew this info; but if you didnt before; you do now Shawn.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,363
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       09 Jun 2015 #4

    Yep, that's what was in the tutorial. Glad you got it sorted.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Cannot manually download updates from download.microsoft.com
So, I have both windows 7 and windows 10 installed on two computers. (Total of four operating systems) And I need to download User-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11 update for Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2, but when I click 'Click here' and...
Windows Updates and Activation
Local Account or Microsoft Account - How to Tell in Windows 10
How to Check if User is a Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 You can sign in to Windows 10 with a local account or a Microsoft account. This tutorial will show you how to check if a user account in Windows 10 is either a local...
Office Download: Word, Excel and PowerPoint Office touch apps for Windows 10
Windows 10 News
Why does Microsoft install Apps on a local account?
I have clean installed build 9626 more than once on a desktop computer and have booted many times. I use a local account only which is an option in the installation if you scroll down on the page where a new account can be established with Microsoft...
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:57.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums