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  1.    24 Feb 2016 #1
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    How do I manually do what win10 setup calls logging into a ms account?


    Suppose I install Win10 but skip the stage that says logging into a microsoft account.

    I'd like to know what that option does. Does it open the Edge browser and go to www.bing.com and log in there?

    Does it log into multiple websites? If so, which? Does it log any particular programs in?

    Suppose I ski that stage, then how would I manually do what that stage would do automatically?

    Thanks
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  2.    24 Feb 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by andyharziner View Post
    Suppose I install Win10 but skip the stage that says logging into a microsoft account.

    I'd like to know what that option does. Does it open the Edge browser and go to www.bing.com and log in there?

    Does it log into multiple websites? If so, which? Does it log any particular programs in?

    Suppose I ski that stage, then how would I manually do what that stage would do automatically?

    Thanks
    Hi @andyharziner, welcome to tenforums.com!

    If you add your MS Account during installation, it will merge whatever settings, personalization, etc. you have synced therein during the installation process.
    If you skip that stage, you will be prompted to sign in with a local account instead.
    You can switch to an MS account later in Settings/Accounts.
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  3.    24 Feb 2016 #3
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro

    That simply allows you to create a local account instead of an MS account. See Step 24 in this tutorial: Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums



    EDIT: I see Edwin was faster
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  4.    24 Feb 2016 #4
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    Windows 10 IoT
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  5.    24 Feb 2016 #5
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by andyharziner View Post
    Suppose I install Win10 but skip the stage that says logging into a microsoft account.

    I'd like to know what that option does. Does it open the Edge browser and go to www.bing.com and log in there?

    Does it log into multiple websites? If so, which? Does it log any particular programs in?

    Suppose I ski that stage, then how would I manually do what that stage would do automatically?

    Thanks
    Its not "A "Microsoft acct ,its "YOUR" Microsoft acct ,like a old Hotmail.com acct or a new outlook.com one ,or any Microsoft acct you might have created over the years ,,just try going to the Microsoft store and downloading some free app and it will prompt for the acct there ,or any of the other ways other have posted
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  6.    24 Feb 2016 #6
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    I have a Microsoft account, but there is no way I would ever consider using it to log in.
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  7.    24 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    I have a Microsoft account, but there is no way I would ever consider using it to log in.
    And what does that have to do with the original question?
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  8.    25 Feb 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    I have a Microsoft account, but there is no way I would ever consider using it to log in.
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    And what does that have to do with the original question?
    I'm suggesting that the OP follows my suggestion.
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  9.    25 Feb 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    I'm suggesting that the OP follows my suggestion.
    I would suggest doing just the opposite. There are advantages to using your Microsoft ID. I use mine on all my devices to sync my preferences and other info across devices. To each his own though. If you prefer a local account go for it. I'd rather use all the features the OS has to offer.
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  10.    25 Feb 2016 #10
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I would suggest doing just the opposite. There are advantages to using your Microsoft ID. I use mine on all my devices to sync my preferences and other info across devices. To each his own though. If you prefer a local account go for it. I'd rather use all the features the OS has to offer.
    We do not always agree but in this topic I could not agree more with you.

    Using multiple computers and mobile devices, as well as being an avid regular OneDrive user, I wouldn't even dream using my Windows 10 machines without an MS account. The fact is that Windows 10 is designed and intended to be used with an MS account, to get most out of it and to really be able to utilize all its features.

    Personally I find an advice to not use an MS account to be really bad advice. There's simply no cons in using the MS account.

    The above does not mean I do not use local accounts; I have a local admin account on each of my machines for administrative purposes.

    Kari
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