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For the past few years any one that had to visit a Microsoft website has seen, odds are, an advertisement for them to install Silverlight, Microsoft’s Flash competitor. You see, Microsoft has wanted a chunk of the “web app” pie, and for the longest time, that was Flash. If you wanted to do an App or a Movie or such that was easily done and put in to a web page, Flash was the Champ to use. But Microsoft wanted to change that, and this was actually what may be considered the Downfall of the .Net programming language toolkit…
So As I spend more time using Windows 8 I have discovered some features in it that, for some reason, I have not seen mentioned at other tech sites that I visit. And let me assure you, it is a Lot of sites. But I need to backtrack a bit so that you can fully understand how it all comes together.
When your going through the Install Windows 8 setup process, at one time, it asks you if you want to associate your login account with a Hotmail or a live.com account. No big surprise there, Microsoft has been pushing that idea for a long, long, long time, let me tell you, all the ways back to Windows 98 SE.
Anyway, during setup you can associate a Microsoft online service with your login, and I am almost sure that this is what “ties” this feature together. You see, I had an old Hotmail account, some 15 years old that i associated. I just had to notify Setup and then login to the account. Now, I did, however, also notice that you can sign up for a new account, at what time you get the standard EULA, but, also, you have to verify a CAPTCHA.