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  1. flhthemi's Avatar
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    Forced MS Sign in Custom Install


    I am installing Windows 10 Home on a friends laptop. I am installing from a USB stick using the media creation tool for 1909 18363.657 doing a custom install. When the setup gets to the page for signing in with MS I find I no longer have an option to skip entering an email address and use a local account.

    Am I missing something here, some hidden key combination or do I REALLY now have to use an email address then go switch it to local? I don't want to use MINE and then find I need to remove his laptop from my account...

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  2. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.868
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    If you run the installation whilst not connected to the internet then it will, according to the other threads on this topic, allow you to create a local account instead.

    I think that the relevant threads have reported that the way to create a local account during installation has changed with different Versions of Windows 10. I think the last comment I saw was that, for Windows 10 Home, there is no longer any other method of achieving this.

    @Bree - I think this is a topic you were researching. Does another method still exist or is an offline installation now the only way for Windows 10 Home?

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  3. flhthemi's Avatar
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    Try3 said:
    If you run the installation whilst not connected to the internet then it will, according to the other threads on this topic, allow you to create a local account instead.

    I think that the relevant threads have reported that the way to create a local account during installation has changed with different Versions of Windows 10. I think the last comment I saw was that, for Windows 10 Home, there is no longer any other method of achieving this.

    Denis
    Yes you are correct, disconnect from the internet during setup. Pro versions still work the old way..option to skip MS account and use a local one.
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  4. sygnus21's Avatar
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    flhthemi said:
    I am installing Windows 10 Home on a friends laptop. I am installing from a USB stick using the media creation tool for 1909 18363.657 doing a custom install. When the setup gets to the page for signing in with MS I find I no longer have an option to skip entering an email address and use a local account.

    Am I missing something here, some hidden key combination or do I REALLY now have to use an email address then go switch it to local? I don't want to use MINE and then find I need to remove his laptop from my account...

    Forced MS Sign in Custom Install-stupid.jpg
    See this thread: From 7 Pro to win 10 but do NOT want MS acc, just Local User Acc, HOW?. Has a confirmed solution by Brink
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  5. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.868
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    sygnus21 said:
    See this thread: From 7 Pro to win 10 but do NOT want MS acc, just Local User Acc, HOW?. Has a confirmed solution by Brink
    Brink's post is #3 in that thread [this link takes you straight to that post] - From 7 Pro to win 10 but do NOT want MS acc, just Local User Acc, HOW?

    Brink has now included that in his Clean install tutorial at Step 24 [again, this link takes you straight to the relevant part] - Clean Install Windows 10

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  6. sygnus21's Avatar
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    The relevant part was the link I pointed to as it "directly" answers the OP's question, which is the same question here - how to bypass - answer - a bogus phone number (1234567890) works

    Thanks.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
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    Hello,

    Usually, you can also just enter a bogus phone number 1234567890 into the phone/email address field like in step 24 below to set up a local account while clean installing Windows 10 Home without having to disconnect from the Internet.

    Clean Install Windows 10
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  8. sygnus21's Avatar
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    Thanks Shawn. And yes, tutorials work, but in this case I was merely pointing to your direct answer to the issue at hand

    My two cents.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
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    sygnus21 said:
    Thanks Shawn. And yes, tutorials work, but in this case I was merely pointing to your direct answer to the issue at hand

    Thanks.
    LOL, looks like be crossed posted.
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  10. flhthemi's Avatar
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    I had upgraded from Win 7. Then I did a clean/custom install because I knew there was some rather shaky software there and a lot of bloatware from Toshiba. In the process of the custom install is when I had this issue. It's not my PC. I didn't want to use my account on someone else's computer. So I was stumped. I knew if I came here there would be an answer. Either way works. Brink hadn't posted and I found out in the interim that disconnecting from internet would do the trick. So I did it and it jumped right to letting me use a local account. It's done and running rather well for an old laptop. Install even found all the drivers for it too. So he'll be happy when he gets it back....

    Thanks for all the info/help!
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