You can skip it during initial setup and add it later. Skipping this step will limit access to some resources e.g. you can't use the marketplace to install applications.
From the MS page: (highlighting a few key items)
A Microsoft account (formerly Windows Live ID) lets you do all kinds
of things on your phone. Once you sign in, ...
It is not possible to delete the Microsoft account that was used to set up your phone. You will need to reset your phone and set it up again with another account. Which will lose all your apps, music, etc. Hopefully this problem will be fixed in Windows 10 for phones.
To stop the phone from syncing, this is what I've figured out:
Go to People App
Open settings from the bottom bar
Scroll to the bottom and select your account
Scroll to the bottom and change Server to 127.0.0.1
Save the changes
It is important to note that this may break other functionality that uses the account such as 'Find my Phone' and the ...
The article you linked to is from 2014 and isn't completely accurate anymore.
According to Microsoft's Lifecycle Policy, support for WP 7.8 ended on 14 October 2014, with no 5-year extended support promised.
The official WP7 support page also says that the OS is no longer supported and, crucially, "services and functionality ... will be discontinued over ...
Resetting the phone will only remove the relationship between the phone and the previous account. It will also wipe all data on it. The contacts associated with the previous account will not be further updated after the reset.
This happened to me when I didn't have a SIM card in my phone. Turned out it is caused by the time being wrong on the phone, as the phone was not able to get the correct time off the mobile phone network.
Go to Settings → date+time
Switch Set Automatically to off
Enter the correct date and time
Go back and try syncing with your Microsoft account again.
It's pretty straightforward... I did it once because I got an email that my account may be compromised and I was advised to change my pw. You just have to go into the settings of your phone and change the password and everything will work like a charm :)
As per the link, I have given the steps below:
To create a Microsoft account when you set up your phone
Follow the setup instructions on your phone until you get to the Keep your life in sync screen.
Tap Create one, then follow the instructions.
Once you've finished this step, you'll be signed in to your phone.
To create an account ...
First off, I'd make sure that paid downloads are allowed in the My Family settings, just in case. Otherwise you'll have to do a reset and set up the phone with a different account. This issue is fixed in Windows 10 Mobile, where you can use multiple accounts with the Store.
Your best bet is to export from your old Microsoft account and the import that data into the new account. To do this, start at the bottom of my answer here, and then go to the top and work your way down.
If they are associated only with Facebook, simply go to
Settings -> email and accounts -> Add -> Facebook
If you have two Facebook accounts, I'...
The contacts are stored locally on your device, however there isn't a "phone only" address book.
Contacts are kept synchronised with your Live account (or any other account that supports SyncML, such as Google, or if you have one, Exchange Server - or anything that can pretend to be one), so you can choose which cloud service you prefer to use to back up ...
There are several reasons for this - legal, business or political.
TV shows and movies might not be licensed for purchase in your country
Cortana might not speak/understand the language of your country
Microsoft can't provide customer support in local language (no local support center, personnel not trained for specific product, etc.)
You should not take ...
I recently had reasonable success chatting with Microsoft Support about my account billing issue. They probably cannot directly solve your problem, but they might be able to point you in the right direction. Or you could try calling support on +47 23 500 500.
*I know you said Microsoft does not offer support for Microsoft Accounts, but please try the above ...
Any email account can be used for a Microsoft account. Shouldn't be a stress point. Just setup your regular email as a Microsoft account and you're good to go. Wikipedia actually talks about the ability to use any email account for a Microsoft account here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_account . Note what this means is you don't have to go get ...
Had almost same problem. You had a chance to set your Microsoft Account with 3G and just after those steps go to the WiFi settings and chose one.
The amount of data it will use in 3G with those steps will be as little as possible.
The is no way to use WiFi before all those steps.
So I guess this is the first app your downloading from the store? For each download or update you need a Microsoft Account to which your license is bound.
I really recommend setting an account up because there are a lot more things your phone can do when synched with a MS account.
Check your date and time settings, they have to be right for the region you're in. Also try a doing a soft reset.
Also sometimes this is just an issue with Microsoft services, might resolve itself eventually.
How to recover contacts when UserID is forgotten?
You cannot recover your contacts without knowing the user ID. However you can recover your user ID.
To recover your User ID
If you have a phone number associated with your email account you
don't need a user ID. You can log into your account on Outlook
mail.com using your phone number. After loging in note ...
In order to use the backups, you'd need to do a hard reset (which wipes everything on your phone), then log in to the same MS account and restore from the backup. If you have multiple MS accounts and one of them is working on your phone, you can copy the contacts over. To do so, follow these steps:
Log in at https://outlook.live.com/owa/?path=/people with ...
You are using a Nokia Lumia 610 and WP7.x.
As of the official Windows Phone 7 support page:
Windows Phone 7 has reached end of support, so services and
functionality for this version of Windows will be discontinued over
** Download apps and games FAQ,
You may not have the latest version of the Windows Phone operating
system (OS) on your ...
You cannot change the password from your phone, other than by logging on in Internet Explorer and doing it from there. If you do change your password via the Microsoft website (and to be honest, that's a lot easier to do on a normal PC), your phone will then prompt you to enter the new password without requiring a hard reset or losing any data.
AFAIK the only way to prevent this would be to, when you are adding a new contact, choose to save it to an account other than your MS account. (e.g. Your service provider may allow you to save contacts)
The Microsoft Account required error comes when you are trying to Update the app to latest version. Apparently there is no way for you to avoid it if you don't intend to associate a Microsoft Account with WP.
As for Share, it just provides you a way to share the weather stats via some apps which support sharing like Messaging, OneNote, etc.