Sign out of Live account?

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  1. whiteblazer01

    whiteblazer01 Member

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    I'm considering setting up a Live account and would like to know if (and how) I can sign out of the Live account on my Surface Pro. If this is done, would I still have access to any apps that may have been downloaded from the Store?
     
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    Yes, you can simply log off and technically you've logged off of your Live account by doing so. If you set up a local account and log in you should still be able to see and get updates from the store. I recently flattened my SP and when I set it up I set up only a local account. The store did not know who I was on the first visit - it asked for my user and pass. Since then I've automatically been informed of updates even though I'm logged on as a local account. For me personally that's not so good news as I wish not to be spied on by the NSA every day, but apparently they still get to see some metadata related to my Live account compliments of MS every day
     
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    I still keep changing my mind with this... the most annoying thing with having a Live Account linked, is having to enter my password everytime I unlock the Surface. On the other hand though, without it, you have to log in to quite a few apps each time.
     
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    That's the reason I'm hesitant to set up a Live account and connect it to my SP. I don't agree with Microsoft's Privacy Policy, and I especially don't like the MS-NSA relationship. The only reason I'm even considering it is to be able to use apps. So far I'm operating solely in desktop mode; I don't use any apps. I don't mind purchasing apps, I just don't want my purchases tracked, aggregated, compiled into a profile, and analyzed/cross-reference/manipulated for whatever reason. But then again, that seems to be the societal trend - to have a public profile and have memberships.
     
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    NSA can spy on me all they want. There's nothing interesting about me that they'll need to waste resources on. Heck, at least I know someone is looking out for me....hopefully.
     
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    Thanks for the link. I have to admit I didn't actually do that, but for some reason my Surface has stopped asking me for my password lol... so I must be doing something right!
     
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    Perhaps it has become sentient? Keep an eye on it for sure. The robot apocalypse is coming!
     

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