register PC with microsoft; use local account to log in


  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 10
       #1

    register PC with microsoft; use local account to log in


    I bought a used laptop running Win 10 Pro. winver reports 1809.
    How do I register my PC with my Microsoft account?
    But when I'm done, I'd like to use my local account each time to log in.
    Please tell me how to do that.
    I am very new at Win 10, and need step by step instructions.

    Thanks,
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,339
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    The safest thing to do with a used laptop, if it's not been clean installed, is to do just that.
    This may help:
    Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10

    Searchable list of tutorials:
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index

    Note that build 1903 is the latest, with build 1909 about to be released as a cumulative update for the first time.

    As you have Win 10 Pro, you have the useful options to
    - defer upgrades for up to 365 days
    - set updates to Notify you of their availability = you choose which to accept and when.
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  3. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,572
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    needsleep said:
    I bought a used laptop running Win 10 Pro. winver reports 1809.
    How do I register my PC with my Microsoft account?
    Just simply log in with your Microsoft Account.
    Switch to Microsoft Account in Windows 10

    needsleep said:
    But when I'm done, I'd like to use my local account each time to log in.
    Please tell me how to do that.
    Just go back to using a local account:
    Switch to Local Account in Windows 10

    needsleep said:
    I am very new at Win 10, and need step by step instructions.

    Thanks,
    Hopefully the tutorials are step by step enough.
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