SCHOOL CX, SCH.cx – Windows 10 Installer Now Prevents Local Account Creation. Windows 10 Home will now force you to log in with your Microsoft account unless you disconnect from the Internet first. Microsoft has always wanted you to log in with your Microsoft account, but now things are going even further.
The option to log in with a classic local Windows account is always hidden behind the “offline account” option. Now, we have confirmed that it has completely disappeared from the Windows 10 setup process.
How to force the use of a Microsoft account in Windows 10 Home
The screenshots in this article were taken while installing Windows 10 version 1903 Home (the current stable version of Windows 10, also known as the May 2019 Update).
During the first installation process (after you install Windows 10 yourself or when setting up a new PC with Windows 10), you are now prompted to “Log in with Microsoft” and there is no other choice.
According to reports, on Windows 10 Professional, there is a “domain join instead” option that will create a local user account. But this only applies to Windows 10 Professional. Windows 10 Home Edition does not have this option at all.
If you try to click “Next” or “Create Account”, Windows 10 will ask you for “a valid email address, phone number or Skype name”. There is no obvious solution.
You can click “Learn More” to find out more about the account creation process. If you do this, the Windows 10 installer will say that this is a way to avoid logging in with a Microsoft account:
If you don’t want to associate a Microsoft account with your device, you can delete it. Complete the Windows setup, then select the ” Start” button, then go to “Settings”> “Accounts”> “Your Information” , and then select ” Log in with a local account”.
That’s right-if you don’t want a Microsoft account, Microsoft says you still need to log in with an account before deleting it. Windows 10 does not provide an option to create a local account during the installation process.
How to create a local user account instead
Fortunately, there is a hidden way to solve this problem on Windows 10 Home: You can disconnect the computer from the network.
If your computer has an Ethernet cable, please unplug it. If you are connected to Wi-Fi, please disconnect.
When you are done, try to create a Microsoft account and you will see the error message “Something went wrong”. You can then click “Skip” to skip the Microsoft account creation process.
After skipping creating a Microsoft account, the old “Who will use this PC?” screen will be displayed. Now, you can create an offline account and log in to Windows 10 without a Microsoft account, the option has always been there.
Even if you have a laptop with Wi-Fi, Windows 10 will require you to connect to a wireless network before performing this process. Most people will connect to the network and think that a Microsoft account is required.
Maybe a future version of Windows 10 will refuse to allow account creation until you connect to the Internet. Microsoft might say: “After all, telemetry shows that most people just create Microsoft accounts.”
This is another nighy mode of the company, which brings us ” upgrade now or upgrade tonight ” during the free upgrade of Windows 10.