Screenshots Windows 8: Local account or Microsoft account

All of the sync settings are disabled

As I mentioned, there is no sync capability between multiple Windows 8 systems with a Local account. In fact, if you go to the Sync your settings menu (Figure F), you'll see that all of the sync settings are disabled and you will see a message telling you that you must switch to a Microsoft account.

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