Can you create a seperatelocal account on a microsoft account computer


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    Can you create a seperatelocal account on a microsoft account computer


    Basically my partner is wanting a user account on my PC but she'd rather not have it linked to her Microsoft account. The main account I use is linked to my Microsoft account.

    According to what I've read online I should be able to go to add a family member and click the person doesn't have an email account. This I can do but then it wants me to create an email address for this person and the option mentioned in the guide to create an account without a Microsoft account isn't there.

    Is there a way to create her account as a local account while keeping mine as a Microsoft account or would both have to be local?
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    peteyt said:
    Basically my partner is wanting a user account on my PC but she'd rather not have it linked to her Microsoft account. The main account I use is linked to my Microsoft account.

    According to what I've read online I should be able to go to add a family member and click the person doesn't have an email account. This I can do but then it wants me to create an email address for this person and the option mentioned in the guide to create an account without a Microsoft account isn't there.

    Is there a way to create her account as a local account while keeping mine as a Microsoft account or would both have to be local?
    Certainly! Take a look at this tutorial here on Tenforums. It should answer your question and give you step-by-step instructions. Post back if you have any other questions on this or problems. TC

    Add User Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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    f14tomcat said:
    Certainly! Take a look at this tutorial here on Tenforums. It should answer your question and give you step-by-step instructions. Post back if you have any other questions on this or problems. TC

    Add User Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
    Thanks the guides online might be outdated as the guide you linked to seemed to work straight away. Thanks again
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    peteyt said:
    Thanks the guides online might be outdated as the guide you linked to seemed to work straight away. Thanks again
    You're quite welcome! Glad it got you going. Lots of good tutorials here.....glance thru when you have the time. Cheers! TC

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    peteyt said:
    ...the guides online might be outdated as the guide you linked to seemed to work straight away.
    That's because the tutorials here are continually updated. For example, the one you used says:
    Last Updated: 1 Week Ago
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