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Windows 10: Apps can now be downloaded without an account

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Martin Schneider

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I do not like it. Hopefully Microsoft will change something about it, because it can't go on like this.

Windows 10 apps can now also be downloaded without an account. Not all, but at least the free apps.

The range of functions was quite limited in Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile without an account, but this will now change. All free apps can now be downloaded without a Microsoft account.

Nothing works without a Microsoft account

You are almost forced to create a Microsoft account, because otherwise you can hardly use anything. No Cortana, no apps and many other things that you can't use without a Microsoft account. But now the principle is changing in the Windows Store: If you don't have a Microsoft account, you can buy free apps from the Windows Store, but not paid apps. This allows users with a local account to download any free apps.

Microsoft incorporates stumbling blocks

Apps, games, and other content that have in-app purchases or are rated between 18 and 18 years of age cannot be downloaded. Theoretically, the user is forced to create an account. Microsoft had not yet commented on this issue.

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Martin Schneider

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I do not like it. Hopefully Microsoft will change something about it, because it can't go on like this.

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Jonas Gross

Microsoft is now finally realizing that not everyone wants to download an account in order to download apps. In my opinion, Microsoft is justified in requiring an account for paid apps. How else should you pay?