1.    02 Jun 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Can I upgrade from 8.1 to 10 with just a local account?

    I am preparing for the plunge by joining this forum.
    My current 8.1 account is just local, I have no 'Microsoft Account' created.
    Does 10 require the MS account or will it force me to have one?
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  2.    02 Jun 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Never mind, as soon as I posted this I saw a bunch of 'Similar Threads' listed below my posting and I found more than I needed there.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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