Disable Microsoft Account sign in for Store app in Windows 8.1

By | September 16, 2014


Generally at the installation your latest Windows 8 or 8.1 PC requires a Microsoft account to log in through it that helps you buy or get anything directly from the Microsoft pre-installed app Store.

If you don’t have use Microsoft live ID, you can’t be able to download anything from the app Store, but Microsoft had already an option to disable this requirement and use your own enterprise email IDs to sign into all these Windows Store apps which require Microsoft account. In this tutorial I am going to tell you how easily you can disable Microsoft Account sign in for Store app in Windows 8.1, there are two different method has posted for your convenience. Go through the steps to get get rid off live ID,

Disable Microsoft Account sign in for Store app in Windows 8.1

Method 1: User Registry Settings (Using: regedit.exe)

  1. Open Run window, press Windows+R key and then type regedit.exe in the text area.
  2. Now the registry windows will open, find this path:
  3. In right-side of the current window, create a new DWORD MSAOptional and set its value to 1.
  4. Close Registry Editor and restart your system or restart Explorer as mentioned here. After restart, Microsoft account sign in will no longer be required in Windows Store apps.

Method 2: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)

  1. Here also you need to press Windows+R to get the run window and type this, gpedit.msc
  2. Now go to:
    Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> App runtime
  3. In right-side side, search fot the option called “Allow Microsoft accounts to be optional
  4. Here the option you will see would be disabled, make it enabled.