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Win8.1 got rid of the sub-sectional search.
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Win8.1 got rid of the sub-sectional search.

Thats good, that was mildly irritating when searching around the OS for configuration settings. I didnt bother with 8.1 personally though. maybe in a few years if I need to
    
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I know they try to lure people into thinking that by hiding the option to create a local account as much as possible when upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, which is despicable, but the option exists. Or did they change that recently ?

Well, in Windows 8, you actually could. In 8.1, I haven't been able to get around it on each clean install I've performed so far. So I usually end up registering with my own M$ account first, then create a new, local user, log in to that account, and then proceed to remove the M$ account. It sucks.

If anyone knows of a workaround I'd love to hear it. smile.gif

    I had no problem using a local account when I installed Windows 8.1 Preview into VirtualBox (with no Internet connection).  The option was not obvious, but I did find it:

    How to install Windows 8.1 With a Local Account Only
    How to install Windows 8.1 Preview using a Local Account
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    I had no problem using a local account when I installed Windows 8.1 Preview into VirtualBox (with no Internet connection).  The option was not obvious, but I did find it:

    How to install Windows 8.1 With a Local Account Only
    How to install Windows 8.1 Preview using a Local Account

After buying Skype (or a little bit before that, don't know exactly) Microsoft converted into BIG Data operational philosophy. Same as Google and Facebook are following. In a nutshell they need every detail they can get on you and figure out the question they want to ask about that data later. That is why, in my opinion, they are pushing so hard the MS Account, Metro, always online Kinect in XBOne, etc. They are behind the curve with their uber database of entire earth human population and want to get more data.

Don't take this as lamentation about privacy. Any privacy when you are plugged to the net is illusion, at best. I'm just pointing out that this is approximately the same as Google, Facebook (and many other smaller players) are doing. In the case of MS we just kinda get somekind of kneejerk reaction if THEY are doing it as this has not been as obvious in XP and in the case of 7. When Vista and 7 came out there was a lot of discussion already about privacy and DRM and stuff as a lot of people seemed to see some of the stuff done in Vista and 7 as "locking things down". And in a sense it was - we just got used to it.

With various windows platforms still being approximately 95% of the market (at least according to Steam HW survey data) they are already pretty much rolling in data. Already approx 20% of home users are on Windows 8. Probably not quite as high number of devices yet as Android users but I'd imagine it's already large enough to allow MS to somehow monetize the data, especially in combination with data from Skype, Bing, OneDrive (as they call it now) and XBOne installations as well.
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Maybe this is because I am install over the network, but when I installed Win8.1 I clicked the create account button and then a skip button appeared.

Though once I had it installed with the base software I always have installed and updated I make a system image...so I've only seen it the one time. Maybe I am remembering wrong? I know I didn't make a MS account though.

No, you are correct thumb.gif
I actually found this out as well a couple of days back when I managed to completely screw up the bootloader and came to the conclusion that it would be easier to just reinstall again.
I had assumed the 'Create new account' was only to make a new M$ account, and completely overlooked that little blue line of text..
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