Monday, November 2, 2015

Can I install windows 10 with a local account? YES!

I get asked this more often than Microsoft would like. Yes, it's great to have a system set up with a built-in cloud presence. But some systems just don't have Internet access or relate to a live body with an email address. And some people just don't want that much Microsoft, even when they are buying their OS.

So here's the trick to installing a local account on Windows 10 box during installation. Pretend to go along with the plan then chicken out at the last second.
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And you've installed with a local account! The process is similar when you go to create an account after installation - keep going and look for an option duck out and get your circa 1995 local user account groove on.

Hope it helps!

1 comment:

AK said...

Great post Jacob!

Question: How do we disconnect the Window 10 machine log account from Windows login once we have been tricked into creating and using one? :)