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Change my Windows 8.1 login to use OneDrive purchased with Office365

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I purchased a new computer with Windows 8.1. I was using Windows 7. However, I did already have a Live.com account that I used when I did the initial setup on my computer. After I got the computer, I was deciding what to do about Office and after looking over purchasing new software, I decided to go with Office365 and at the same time get the OneDrive for Business offer which gives me a TB of storage. The problem is that now my computer is tied to my old Live.com account with OneDrive which only offer 15 mg of storage. How can I change my computer to use the my new Office365 account to get the TB of storage that I get with OneDrive for Business.
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I believe the answer is to create a new windows account with your Office365 email address.  To do so click here... http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/create-new-user-account-in-windows-8/
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The other thing you can do is turn the Windows 8.1 machine into a local login and then use whatever email for Office 365 and/or Live Mail. I do this and it works fine.
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