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Windows 7: Link online IDs

09 Apr 2009   #1
Orbital Shark

Link online IDs

Has anyone had the opportunity to try this option out?
I've linked my Windows Live ID but won't get a chance to try it out for a while. I've checked the help files and it seems like an interesting concept. Is it new to 7077 as i've never notice it before.?

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09 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Hello Orbital Shark,

I too have looked at it but not had time to play with it - It is included in 7068 and I think was in 7057, (but may be wrong :)).

Seems like it could be useful to have a for people in an enterprise network scenario, although a lot of systems use the eMail address as the user ID in those circumstances due to AD, but it would give a link for alternate ID's.

Think it needs a bit more investigation, and will become more useful if the likes of Google, Yahoo, and the like support it
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09 Apr 2009   #3
Orbital Shark


Thanks for the reply.

I might get a chance to look at it over the weekend so if I do i'll post my findings. Thing is it looks to be W7 only and it would be AWESOME if i could network my GF's mothers laptop with mine this way.
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09 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu


Yes will be interesting to see what can be done,

We may not be a number but are all fast becoming our eMail address so it does make sense to tie these and our "local" ID together in the home markets
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09 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Its in 7068. In fact I wrote a short tutorial on how to set it up.

HomeGroup - Link your Online ID and Share Files
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09 Apr 2009   #6


IIRC, there was a similar function (though not as robust) built into Vista as well....
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