Windows account and a local account

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I am attempting to download something from the Windows App Store. But a message is saying that I need to change my local account to Windows account to be able to purchase. I want to know why do I need a Windows account instead of my local account for this? Are there any other way to download apps on the Windows Store?

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #190257

Windows account and a local account

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Local account in Windows is the one you use to access your computer with.

Windows account or live ID is Microsoft account which you need to access varieties of online services of Microsoft, which doesn't just include Windows App store. It also can be used for MS Office Web Apps, set-up E-Mail account, play and download X-Box live games.

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Windows account and a local account

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Since you are downloading something or you want to download from the Windows App Store, you need to use a Microsoft account. You probably tried to log in to the App Store using your Windows user account and that is not right. Your account or user account in your computer can only be used on the computer.

It cannot be used to log in to any Microsoft website or to any website on the internet. If you want to purchase an app from the Windows App Store or download a free app, you need a Microsoft account to log in. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, you need to create one.

Once you have a Microsoft account, you can use it to log in to any Microsoft website like their community or forum website if you need any support or help.

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