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How to create a local Windows account?


Is it possible to use Windows without Microsoft account?



If you are setting up your computer for the first time without an Internet connection, you have the option to create a local account (except Windows 11 Home Edition). Afterwards you can connect to the Internet manually.


Alternatively, you can convert your Microsoft account to a local account. Open Windows settings and go to Accounts. At Your info your Microsoft account is displayed, click on Log in with a local account instead. A window will open asking you for your current login password. Enter your password and click on Continue. Set up a local account with new credentials and password.

Please note that Microsoft requires a Microsoft account to use some features, such as Windows Hello.


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‎19.01.2022 14:20
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