Windows 10: Why do I need to sign in to get reminders to work?

Discus and support Why do I need to sign in to get reminders to work? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Seems like Microsoft are desperate to get me to sign in. I don't want to. Is there any way to use reminders without having to sign in? Seems like a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Yossu, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Yossu Win User

    Why do I need to sign in to get reminders to work?


    Seems like Microsoft are desperate to get me to sign in. I don't want to.

    Is there any way to use reminders without having to sign in? Seems like a pointless restriction, designed to grab yet more personal data.

    :)
     
    Yossu, Feb 17, 2018
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  2. Why do I need a PIN to sign in to my computer?

    Problem solved, Thankyou, Tom
     
    TomEdgerton, Feb 17, 2018
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  3. Why do I need a PIN to sign in to my computer?

    Hi Tom,

    Thank you for posting your response.

    Glad to know that the information was helpful to you. We appreciate your efforts in troubleshooting the issue. Please feel free to reply, in case you face any other issues with Windows in future. We'll be more than happy to assist you again.
     
    Pawan Dhondiyal, Feb 17, 2018
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  4. Berton Win User

    Why do I need to sign in to get reminders to work?

    A lot of things are tied to a Microsoft Account which does require logging in.

    Might look at MySoftware's MyUltimateOrganizer 7.
     
    Berton, Feb 17, 2018
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  5. Yossu Win User
    Yeah, what I want to know is why they have to be tied to an account. Can't see any good reason for a lot of it, other than the obvious (highly dubious) reason.
    Thanks for the suggestion. Not sure I'm going to spend money on something I rarely use. Would have been nice to be able to use the built-in feature, were it not for Microsoft's attempt to control my life!

    Thanks for the reply.
     
    Yossu, Feb 17, 2018
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  6. dalchina New Member
    At a guess, so they can work across devices?

    There are plenty of freeware reminder/calendar type programs.. doesn't have to be a universal app.. and you don't HAVE to use MS's offerings.
     
    dalchina, Feb 18, 2018
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  7. Yossu Win User
    Probably. What MS seem to ignore is that we don't all have (or want) multiple devices. As it happens, I have a desktop PC and a laptop, but I don't want them synced. I'm quite happy to have each one do its own thing.
    Guess that's not where Microsoft want us to go today eh? Wish they'd stop deciding what I want and let me decide.
    I know, it was just convenient to have it built in to the OS. I try not to install more stuff than I have to.

    Thanks
     
    Yossu, Apr 4, 2018
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