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Brad Trammell

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As a former avid MS user, normally I wouldn't complain about this, however I can't truly be the only one annoyed by the fact that anytime I setup a Windows 8 or Windows 10 (Dev) machine I am forced to sign into a microsoft account.


Yes I know it's a dev verison and they probably want to track who is using it, however I had the same thought when Windows 8 came out yet the final version still had the sign in.


I just want to see what other computer techies have to say and if I'm actually the only person who this seems to bother.

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No you aren't the only one, this bothers me too, but there is an easy workaround (on 8.1)

SImply select set up new Microsoft Account(Instead of I have an account) and then choose use local account.

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You can use a local account instead, I do it all the time.

When installing, Click on Create New account when you get to the screen where you setup the login name.

Then click on Sign in without a Microsoft account.


See Steps 2 and 3 here: http://www.hanselman...ALocalUser.aspx


You can also not connect to the internet, then a local account is the default.

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