Dear How-To Geek,
While configuring my new computer (which has Windows 8 on it) I seem to have created some sort of synchronized-to-Microsft’s-servers login. I really didn’t want to create it, but it looked like I had no other choice when I set the computer up. On all my old versions of Windows all the way back to the early days of the OS, I always had just a plain old login like John + a password. I don’t like this whole John + somecrazyemail (because all the reasonable @live.com emails were already taken) + a password business.