Windows 10: How to fresh install without microsoft account or password


  1. Posts : 6
    windows 7 64bit
       09 Apr 2018 #1

    How to fresh install without microsoft account or password


    Simply as in the title.
    I want to instal win 10 without having to use a microsoft account and without having to type in a password every time I login. I want full admin rights to avoid 'you don't have permission' type restrictions. I dimly remember something about auto activation only being possible if a m/soft account is used?
    I did do a fresh instal a few days ago - had to create a /soft acct and p/w and have been unable to disable/remove it since. Inj fact removing the account has prevented access to the laptop completely as the old password is no longer recognised. I tried the netplwiz uncheck "users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" but it didn't work.
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  2. Posts : 34,525
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       09 Apr 2018 #2

    Toby43 said: View Post
    Simply as in the title.
    I want to instal win 10 without having to use a microsoft account and without having to type in a password every time I login. I want full admin rights to avoid 'you don't have permission' type restrictions. I dimly remember something about auto activation only being possible if a m/soft account is used?
    I did do a fresh instal a few days ago - had to create a /soft acct and p/w and have been unable to disable/remove it since. Inj fact removing the account has prevented access to the laptop completely as the old password is no longer recognised. I tried the netplwiz uncheck "users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" but it didn't work.
    Read step #21, then go to step #23...

    Clean Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 6
    windows 7 64bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Apr 2018 #3

    Doesn't work. I have win 10 Home. There's no choice (other than to provide a phone number, email, or Skype) but to use a M/soft acct. I set one up a long time ago -can't remember when or why. But the point is there is no way of not using some ID and a p/w to get into windows - and that's what I want to overcome. Somehow I did it on my wife's laptop last year - but that was a preinstalled version, not a newly downloaded copy from the M'soft site.
    I just find it very intrusive to be forced to do it this way without having any personal choice in the matter. Google accounts and Samsung accounts etc are the same - we are being sunk without trace by organisations insisting things are done their way, with no user choice allowed. Come back Windows 95 - all is forgiven.
    But how do I get out of this account and the need for a password every time I start up?
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  4. Posts : 7,616
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Apr 2018 #4

    Toby43 said: View Post
    Doesn't work. I have win 10 Home. There's no choice (other than to provide a phone number, email, or Skype) but to use a M/soft acct...
    I have Home too and I use a local account with no password, it goes straight in to the Desktop when I start up.

    When you do a clean install, or you start a new PC 'out of the box' for the first time, you are required to set up a user account. Step #23 of the tutorial you were pointed to is how I've always set up a local account. Microsoft do their best to 'encourage' you to use a MS account, but the option to use a local account is still there, hidden away in the small print.
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  5. Posts : 7,616
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Apr 2018 #5

    Toby43 said: View Post
    But how do I get out of this account and the need for a password every time I start up?
    See this tutorial....

    Switch to Local Account in Windows 10

    ...and then either set a blank password, or use this tutorial.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  6. Posts : 6
    windows 7 64bit
    Thread Starter
       11 Apr 2018 #6

    f14tomcat and Bree - thank you guys. I'm hanging my head in shame - for being too idle and panic stricken to read the tutorials first instead of screaming for help. Problem solved! Come the weekend I will find the time to refresh my memory by re-reading that and some of the other superbly produced tutorials. With the lady of the house about to arrive back from a trip and a bit of housework to do, perhaps it wasn't the best time to start looking at an IT problem!
    But a completely new install has yet again proved that there's nothing quite like it for bringing back a certain 'snap' that no amount of tweaking and resetting seems to achieve. And as a bonus, the wifi connection on that laptop which had been prone, inexplicably to dropping out, is now as stable as I could wish for. I'd put that down to Australia having at long last adopted a form of fibre optic cabling (the subject of much criticism) and had tried every suggested solution short of replacing the module itself. A new install has solved the problem.
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