1.    23 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    windows 10

    getting updates without logging a Microsoft account

    In short, can I get Windows 10 updates without logging a Microsoft account and not from a peer updated computer?

    Here is a longer version of the question posted in the user account and family safety forum. I don't want to waste resources to post it here again.
    local account/Microsoft account
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  2.    23 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    You do not need a Microsoft account to get updates.
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  3.    23 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 7
    windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    You do not need a Microsoft account to get updates.
    Thank you for the quick reply.

    The following is what was shown on my update screen. What account was Windows talking about? Obviously, I must have logged in a account (the default Administrator account, in this case) to see the message.

    We couldn't download some updates because you were signed out of your account. Sign in with your account, try the update again, and stay signed in during the download.
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