In Windows 8, you can configure what account you use to sign in to the Operating System.

You can get to this from the Charms > Settings > More PC Settings > Users

You can switch between a Windows Live account (or Windows Account or Hotmail) and a local account (non web account).

You can change the user sign-in options.

Three things you can change here:

  • You can change your password.
  • You can create a picture password
  • You can create a pin

You can also add multiple user accounts to your device. This will allow you to have multiple users able to sign in to your PC, Laptop or Tablet.

This is where I think Windows 8 will have a strategic advantage compared to the iPad.

As you all know, the Apple iPad only allows for one owner/user.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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