Difference: Microsoft Account & Local Account in Windows 8



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Microsoft Account

• You can download apps from Windows Store
• You can get the online/live content in Microsoft apps automatically
• You can sync the settings online (browser history, account picture, color & etc)

Local Account

• You need to crate a user name and account for each PC you use.
• You cannot download the apps (You need a Microsoft account to download apps)
• Your settings won’t be synced across the PCs that you use.

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