1.    11 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    using email acct to log in your windows 10 on pc?


    Anybody does this is it safe? I use my email passwood acct to log in to my pc?is there any problems with doing this.
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  2.    11 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I set up a new Outlook.com account to use for my Windows 10 machines. I have yet to get a single e-mail in to this account, and I've been using it since last June.
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  3.    11 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Colorado
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    Windows 10

    I've been using my Outlook.com account as well. One thing I like is that you can set up a Pin code to log in to Windows 10 with rather than having to enter your full password as well. I also have two factor authentication set up on my microsoft account for that added sense of security.

    Certainly better than folks who use a local login and then set it up to automatically log in so a thief can get all of their stuff just by stealing the phone, tablet, laptop.
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  4.    11 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    Its been safe for me for over a year now ,,like already suggested ,don't use you main email acct ,create an outlook.com acct, just for use with windows 10 ,
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  5.    11 Jan 2016 #5
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    Thread Starter

    Why is there a problem using your main email acct?
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  6.    11 Jan 2016 #6
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    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by vejichan View Post
    Why is there a problem using your main email acct?
    nope not at all ,[that I know of anyway ] I guess we are just suggesting the use of another acct just to be on the safe side ,
    never hurts to be safe .
    I actually do you my most used Microsoft acct . but for important emails I use a non Microsoft from my internet service provider ..
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  7.    11 Jan 2016 #7
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,620
    Windows 10 IoT

    I use my ISP provided e-mail account for my Microsoft ID. My e-mail password and Microsoft ID password are two totally different passwords. Microsoft does not have or know my e-mail password. With an outlook.com login the two passwords are the same password, or so it seems. Microsoft already knows you outlook.com password so what's the big deal?
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  8.    11 Jan 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Thread Starter

    Frankly...I have nothin to hide...there isn't any special on my pc or emails...no secret to the universe here

    Btw how do u guys set up a restore point on windows 10 ? What other safety precautions should I take?
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  9.    11 Jan 2016 #9
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by vejichan View Post
    Frankly...I have nothin to hide...there isn't any special on my pc or emails...no secret to the universe here

    Btw how do u guys set up a restore point on windows 10 ? What other safety precautions should I take?
    not something I could help with as I do nothing ,not an issue ,if something happens I just start over
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