Will I lose my Local Account if I open a Microsoft Account?
I recently purchased a Windows 8 laptop which I have since updated to Windows 8.1 Update. When setting it up, I decided to login with a Local Account. I uninstalled most of the Microsoft apps, because I prefer to use my desktop email, browser, etc. programs. However, there are a few games in the Store I'd like to install, because their counterparts are on my Windows 7 desktop.
The Microsoft Store won't let me install additional apps, or even replace the ones I uninstalled, unless I open a Microsoft Account. If I do that, will I still be able to log into my laptop with my Local Account when I don't want to use the Microsoft Store (which will be most of the time)? Also, will Microsoft start pestering me with ads or making any changes to my computer if I open one of their accounts? I really don't need another email account and I don't intend to use OneDrive.