Windows 8 lets you create two types of user accounts which can be used to login to Windows 8. You can either create a Microsoft Account which requires you to have a Windows Live ID and an active internet connection to create or you can simply create a local account which doesn’t require an internet connection nor Live ID.

Both of these accounts can be used in Windows 8 but, there are many differences between their functions and features.

You can see the feature comparison of both accounts in the table below.

As you can see in the table above, most of the features like sync, app setup and Windows Store are only supported by Microsoft account while the Local account only has an advantage in deletion and password change which can be done offline.

Which user account are you using for Windows 8? Let us know in the comments below.

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