Does Windows 10 still wants to logon with a Microsoft account instead of a local account? If yes, is there a way to workaround this?


Yes, Microsoft still wants to push the usage of a Microsoft account in Windows 10.

In the OOBE phase you get the option to sign in with a Microsoft Account.

But you can click on Skip this step

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and in the nest step you can create a local account:

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In Who is going to use this PC? enter the preferred username, now enter your password twice and a hint to not forget it.

That is all and a 1 step lower compared to Windows 8.1.

  • I believe this has changed slightly in the final versions of Windows-10, but is essentially the same. – Erik Funkenbusch Jul 28 '15 at 18:13
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    @ErikFunkenbusch no, I just installed the RTM again and took the screenshots again. In the preview it looked different. Today a lot of users will ask this, – magicandre1981 Jul 29 '15 at 4:11

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