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How can you make multiple accounts for Windows 8?

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July 7, 2013 9:15:30 PM

So im going to finally build my new pc and im going to install W8 on it. Its going to be shared by my family and i want my own account with my own personalizations, is it possible to make more than one account to log onto Windows 8 with? like there was with Windows XP, Vista, 7? How so? And why does W8 want an email when you make an account? Do i have to enter an email to make an account? Especially the first account made when installing W8, because that account will probably be shared by the rest of my family, so i dont know which one email to put for that account. Help me out?

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a b * Windows 8
July 7, 2013 9:42:42 PM

Just tell it you want to make a "local" account, as opposed to the one with an e-mail address.
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July 7, 2013 10:54:25 PM

mbreslin1954 said:
Just tell it you want to make a "local" account, as opposed to the one with an e-mail address.


and how can i do that when its installing Windows 8 and prompts you to make an account? It looks like you need to enter an email. any help?
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a b * Windows 8
July 7, 2013 11:04:21 PM

Towards the latter stage of the installation, on the bottom left corner of the "Sign in to your PC" window, there is a link that says "Sign in without a Microsoft Account". Click on that link. Then make up an account. It will be an account local to that machine, not tied to anything else, not tied to a Windows domain or an e-mail address. It's just that simple.

If this link below works, click on the picture in order to get a larger, readable image of what I'm describing:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/ss/windows-8-cl...

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a b * Windows 8
July 7, 2013 11:06:45 PM

If you want a free program to make Windows 8 look and function like Windows 7 (i.e., boot to the desktop and with a Start button), go here and install the open source program Classic Shell:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/classicshell/

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July 7, 2013 11:36:10 PM

mbreslin1954 said:
Towards the latter stage of the installation, on the bottom left corner of the "Sign in to your PC" window, there is a link that says "Sign in without a Microsoft Account". Click on that link. Then make up an account. It will be an account local to that machine, not tied to anything else, not tied to a Windows domain or an e-mail address. It's just that simple.

If this link below works, click on the picture in order to get a larger, readable image of what I'm describing:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/ss/windows-8-cl...



Thanks so much!!! im sure that'll work. Tommorrow ill be finally building my new rig and installing W8 so i had to know how ASAP and you did it. Thanks a ton again
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July 7, 2013 11:39:47 PM

mbreslin1954 said:
If you want a free program to make Windows 8 look and function like Windows 7 (i.e., boot to the desktop and with a Start button), go here and install the open source program Classic Shell:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/classicshell/



thanks, ive heard of Clasic Shell, but i think itll just really slow down Windows and my pc in general so ill just not install it, the layout and UI is bearable, all i need is a start button and menu and i already found a good program that can let you add an XP or Vista/7 start menu and its so customizable. I forgot the name, but i can get you a link if you're interested. Thanks again
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