Windows Blue Preview Will Not Support Local User Accounts

The preview version of Windows Blue is nearing release in just a couple of days, and leaked documentation of the operating system has provided us with more details about this first major overhaul of Windows 8.

One thing that the upcoming OS has significantly streamlined is the set up experience, which has been particularly improved in Windows 8.1. But the preview build will come with its own specific setup that will be, in many ways, different than the final version.

Apparently the preview version of the operating system will only allow users to log in with their Microsoft accounts — local user accounts will not be supported in until the RTM version sees daylight.

The leaked documentation mentions:

“In order to use Windows 8.1 Preview you must sign in to your PC with a Microsoft account. The option to create a local account will be made available at the final release of Windows 8.1.”

Obviously, file this under leaked information, until the Windows 8.1 Preview Q&A is posted on Microsoft’s official website.

More details should head our way when the software titan officially unveils the Windows 8.1 Preview. The public unveiling of the preview build is all set to take place this Wednesday on the first day of the BUILD developer conference in San Francisco.

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