1. Joined : Jul 2015
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       29 Jul 2015 #1

    Local Account only possible in Windows 10?


    hi everyone, the tech preview was forcing you to use Microsoft accounts to setup - can you use a local only login in win 10? if you are updating from a system 8 with local only account does that work?

    anyone been through it yet?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,413
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       29 Jul 2015 #2

    Hello Macguru, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yes, you can setup Windows 10 with only a local account if you like. Step 20 in the tutorial below can help show you how to if doing it from a clean install.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install

    You just will not be able to use modern apps or the Store unless you sign in to the Store with a Microsoft account. Your account to sign in to Windows 10 will still be a local account though.

    Store - Sign in with Different Account in Windows 10

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    8.1
       29 Jul 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Macguru, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yes, you can setup Windows 10 with only a local account if you like. Step 20 in the tutorial below can help show you how to if doing it from a clean install.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install

    You just will not be able to use modern apps or the Store unless you sign in to the Store with a Microsoft account. Your account to sign in to Windows 10 will still be a local account though.

    Store - Sign in with Different Account in Windows 10

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks Shawn! I found the info on disabling the forced updating. Together these were my two biggest concerns so I should be good to go. Appreciate your help ! All the best!
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,413
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       29 Jul 2015 #4

    You're most welcome.
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