I just got a new laptop and it is my first experience with Windows 8.1. During the initial setup, it asked for my Microsoft account info (Hotmail/OneDrive). Since I don't mind synching with that, I gave it. However, I now find that it requires me to use that login/password to access my computer. I want to have a different password for my computer login. I have looked up how to create a local password, but that requires me to change to a different user account. First, I don't want multiple accounts on my new machine, and second, I want to use that username without creating a new one (some of the scripts I use between computers rely on having the same user name).
The main question is this: Can I create and use a local password for this computer without changing the password on my Microsoft account? If not, can I separate my Microsoft account from the Windows one so they can have separate accounts, without having to change my user name or create a new account?