Local user account with no need for password


  1. Posts : 70
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Local user account with no need for password


    Hi,

    I have two computers. One is a Windows 7 and I am in the process of upgrading that to Win 10. The other is a new Dell Optiplex 5270, Win 10 Pro 64-bit, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD OS drive.

    Question regarding the new Dell Optiplex: One thing I want to do is have my computer linked to a local account (not a Microsoft account) and if possible I would like to do this during the initial setup. And I want to set this up with no password and not have anything like an email address, etc., associated with the computer. How can I do this? Is there a step-by-step tutorial that will show me how to do this? I am not an IT person and need things clearly explained. Thanks.

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    Never mind. I found a great tutorial online.
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Hello,

    You will be able to directly upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and still have your current local account be the same. It is not required to have a Microsoft account in Windows 10.

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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (21H1) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    NeedUpgradeHelp said:
    ... a new Dell Optiplex 5270, Win 10 Pro 64-bit ... Question regarding the new Dell Optiplex: One thing I want to do is have my computer linked to a local account (not a Microsoft account) and if possible I would like to do this during the initial setup. And I want to set this up with no password and not have anything like an email address, etc., associated with the computer. How can I do this? Is there a step-by-step tutorial that will show me how to do this?
    Yes, you can set up a local account with a blank password during the 'Out of Box Experience' (OoBE) initial set up. See Step 24 in this tutorial.

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