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Say NO to Microsoft account

In the old days of on boarding a new Windows 7 desktop/laptop, you followed the prompts and arrive at creating a local account and choosing a password before rebooting to sign-in. For PC Administrators, the task would be to join the machine to the domain.

Life was simple. But, with new versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11, now this task is quite different and forces administrators to come up with either a single Microsoft Account to onboard the system or multiple accounts.

Well, the good news is that we can by-pass this obstacle and create the familiar local account.

After you select your region, keyboard layout and network; you are prompted to confirm your email address to create a local account but the sign-in method is prompting for a Microsoft account and that’s not what I want.

Here’s to proceed and create the local account. (Read here)

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