So if you unlink your Windows 8.1 from Outlook.com and make it local so you don't have to log on, then you can't check you mail any more... Freaking thing wants you to link to outlook right away. And if you do it puts the password back on so you need to log on all the darn time. What I hate is if you leave it alone for 15 min it will hit the lock screen and you have to enter the darn password again. No place to tell it not to do that. The two hacks I found don't work as well. The place in the registry does not exist and the one with the hidden program does nothing as well. Oh well... Maybe I will change the password to F*** Off - so I have the satisfaction of telling it off every time.