Windows 10: Logging in and Internet access

  1.    12 May 2016 #1

    Logging in and Internet access

    I just got a little netbook with windows 10 as its OS. Like many other people, I'm having issues with the whole password business. It wanted my 4 digit pin, but wouldn't accept it until I connected to the internet, at which point it was happy.

    The bottom line for me: I DO NOT WANT TO GO ONLINE EVERY TIME I USE THIS COMPUTER. I would prefer to have a password when I first turn it on in case it gets stolen- ironically the whole point of having this separate device is heightened security for sensitive information - but I don't have online access in the place I most often use it. Is there any way to password protect without tying into the net / microsoft edge? (also ironically, one of the reasons I wanted a clean start is because Outlook is such a burdensome POS at present, and now the first thing they want to know is my bleeping outlook address. EEERGH.)
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       13 May 2016 #2

    Hello kcm :)

    I am guessing you log on with a Microsoft Account. Now that you have set up the PIN and it is associated with your Microsoft account do you still need to be connected to the internet when you log on?

    You could use a local account or convert your Microsoft Account to a Local Account. Have a look at these tutorials and see if they help:
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  3.    13 May 2016 #3

    I use a Microsoft account and a PIN. I definitely don't need internet access to use it to log on - only the first time it was required.
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