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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       25 Feb 2016 #11

    Note that I use my MS account all the time, just not as my primary log in. How would you log in if your Internet connection was down?
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  2. Joined : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 2,906
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       25 Feb 2016 #12

    nigelmercier said: View Post
    Note that I use my MS account all the time, just not as my primary log in. How would you log in if your Internet connection was down?
    I don't think internet is needed to login into your computer .and if it is, and I'm wrong I'm going back to playing tiddly winks
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,516
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Feb 2016 #13

    nigelmercier said: View Post
    Note that I use my MS account all the time, just not as my primary log in. How would you log in if your Internet connection was down?
    Again a good example how ignorance, not finding out the facts helps spreading false and invalid information!

    After installing Windows 10 and creating your initial user profile using an MS account, you have no need to connect your PC to Internet ever again. Never ever! Yet, you can always sign in to Windows using your MS account.

    Windows separates the user account name and the user profile name, creating a so called full (long) username by combining the computer name and user profile name. Your full username will always be Computer_Name\User_Profile_Name and signing in to Windows will happen using these full username credentials.

    When signing in with an MS account you will of course see your MS email address and enter the password for it, but in reality under the hood Windows does not sign the MS account user "Larry.Laffer@AnyEmailProvider.com" in to Windows in PC named as "LarrysMonsterRig" with that email address but instead with "LarrysMonsterRig\Larry".

    A bit complicated, see this video for better explanation for username, user profile name and full username:


    (Video from the thread Windows 10 instructional videos by Ten Forums members)

    In short: Windows and your PC do not need to be connected to the Internet for a user to sign in with an MS account, because the actual sign-in process and user credentials checking is based on the user profile name and the full username (Computer_Name\User_Profile_Name) instead of the MS account name.

    Even shorter: Of course you can always sign in to Windows with an MS account, regardless if you have or do not have Internet connection!

    Kari
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  4.    25 Feb 2016 #14

    Kari said: View Post
    When signing in with an MS account you will of course see your MS email address and enter the password for it, but in reality under the hood Windows does not sign the MS account user "Larry.Laffer@AnyEmailProvider.com" in to Windows in PC named as "LarrysMonsterRig" with that email address but instead with "LarrysMonsterRig\Larry".
    You can also (if you feel like it) sign on with "Larry@LarrysMonsterRig" rather than "LarrysMonsterRig\Larry" if you prefer to put the domain after the user when using a non MS account.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,516
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Feb 2016 #15

    lx07 said: View Post
    You can also (if you feel like it) sign on with "Larry@LarrysMonsterRig" rather than "LarrysMonsterRig\Larry" if you prefer to put the domain after the user when using a non MS account.
    Yes, I did not want to cover all possibilities but instead just to give an example. You can of course also sign in with simple Windows\Larry, if you do not happen to remember the computer name.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 2,906
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       25 Feb 2016 #16

    i set it in "netplwiz"to boot with out signing in everytime ,, of course I'm the only one in the house using my computer ,and I live in the woods ..
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,198
    Windows 10 IoT
       25 Feb 2016 #17

    nigelmercier said: View Post
    Note that I use my MS account all the time, just not as my primary log in. How would you log in if your Internet connection was down?
    Same way you log in with internet? I can unplug my network cable and still log in like I always do. I'm logged in with local credentials that are stored on my device. Internet access is not a requirement for authentication. WIFI goes down, or your in a coffee shop, or at a friends house etc. If you couldn't log in how would you ever switch networks?
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,198
    Windows 10 IoT
       25 Feb 2016 #18

    caperjack said: View Post
    i set it in "netplwiz"to boot with out signing in everytime ,, of course I'm the only one in the house using my computer ,and I live in the woods ..
    I do that on my desktop PC, I'm the only one that ever uses it. On my laptop though, I use a PIN.
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