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Create a local user account for a child or someone else who doesn't have a Microsoft account. If needed, you can give that account administrator permissions. An offline account is just another term for a local account. As you create an account, remember that choosing a password and keeping it safe are essential steps.

The default local user accounts, and the local user accounts that you create, are located in the Users folder. The Users folder is located in the Local Users and Groups folder in the local Computer Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

Type the user name, password, and password hint for your new account. The user name must be different than any others on the device. Note: If you’re using Windows 10, version 1803, you can add security questions—instead of a hint—to your local account to help you reset your password in case you forget it. Check your version of Windows 10

Select Sign in with a Microsoft account instead. You'll see this link only if you're using a local account. Note that if you see Sign in with a local account instead, you're already using your Microsoft account. Follow the prompts to switch to your Microsoft account.