Step 1: Disable Microsoft Account Login During Installation
During the installation process, you will be prompted to sign in to your Microsoft account. If you want to avoid this step, simply click on the “Skip this step” option located at the bottom of the screen. This will allow you to proceed with the installation without creating or signing in to a Microsoft account.
Step 2: Create a Local Account
Once the installation is complete, you will be prompted to sign in to your new Windows 10 account. Instead of signing in with your Microsoft account, click on the “Create account” option located at the bottom of the screen. From there, select the “Local account” option and enter your desired username and password.
Step 3: Disable Microsoft Account Syncing
To further ensure that your Windows 10 account is not linked to your Microsoft account, you can disable the syncing feature. To do this, go to “Settings”> “Accounts”> “Sync your settings” and turn off the switch for “Sync settings.”
Step 4: Use Your Local Account
You can now use your Windows 10 account without any ties to your Microsoft account. Simply sign in using your local account credentials and enjoy all the features of Windows 10.
Can I still use Microsoft apps without a Microsoft account?
Yes, you can still use Microsoft apps such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint without a Microsoft account. Simply download the apps from the Microsoft Store and sign in with your local account credentials.
Can I switch from a Microsoft account to a local account?
Yes, you can switch from a Microsoft account to a local account by going to “Settings”> “Accounts”> “Your info” and selecting “Sign in with a local account instead.”
What features am I missing out on by not using a Microsoft account?
By not using a Microsoft account, you may miss out on features such as automatic syncing of settings and files across devices, access to OneDrive cloud storage, and the ability to download apps from the Microsoft Store.