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, ...
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 official way to change the Windows Live ID associated with your phone is only with a reset. In your case, the Unique ID (which is a number associated with every Windows Live ID) is the same and you've changed only the Widows Live ID (which is an e-mail address). Even so, this email account cannot be changed on the Windows Phone since the first Live email ...
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.
When you assign a Live ID to Windows Phone and access Marketplace it creates a Zune account and Xbox account if you don't have. In that moment it assign the same country you have in Live ID to others.
The problem is that you can't change country in those services.
MAYBE you can try change the gamertag in Xbox and assign a new gamertag from your country. ...
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.
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 ...
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'...
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 :)
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 ...
Not really a question about the phone, I believe you will have to contact the support for windows live. You can however add more than one live account to the phone for the purpose of email/contacts syncing. I've got 2 live accounts and an exchange account hooked in.
On the people hub go to settings, accounts and add from there. It will also let you choose ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
This is not possible. Been on the same boat.
Also changing the gamertag will not work, because you cannot change gamertag from a different country. So creating a new LiveID on your country and then wanting to switch gamertag to the one you had before (from US) is not possible.
Microsoft said this is by design and that they are working on that, but they said ...
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 ...
This is not possible-like you said, the Office Hub forces you to use your primary Windows account. The best you can do is install the dedicated OneDrive application and set it up using your company's account.
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.
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.