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Ability to create Local Account Removed from OOBE in 1903
Yesterday I attempted to set up my PC but during the New PC setup the computer refused to allow me to set up the computer with a local account, and it forced me to log-in to my Microsoft account to set up the PC. I even called MS support and told this was an intentional change and the only way around it was to login to the MS account, and then remove the MS account after I got into windows. I was able to work around this by temporarily disconnect my house's internet, and at that point it allowed me to create a local account, but it's absurd that the first time set up is now FORCING people to set up a MS account linked to their computer. I understand that MS wants to put pressure on people to do it that way, but TOTALLY REMOVING the option to create a local account is a low blow. I often reset my PC to help clear out the junk and get it running fresh, and I prefer to set up my PC as a local account during set up so I can specify what my user folder is named, and get a chance to disable some system apps like Skype that I don't want to run before I log into my MS account. (ps, since I'm not sure if OOBE is a real term or something I made up, it's short for Out Of Box Experience, the first time set up wizard that windows puts you through the first time it boots after installing windows or resetting windows.)
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Create OOBE once for a user after prepping machine
Hello! I've imaged a desktop computer for my father. Installed on the software I want and activated windows as well as office. I'm shipping it to him and want him to see the OOBE when he powers computer on so he can create his user account, sign in to microsoft account if need be, etc. Do I simply sysprep with OOBE but NOT generalize? I feel like I'm overthinking this? Thanks in advance!!
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I maintain 10 computers for our computer club. Our default setup is one administrator account, for maintenance and installations, and a generic member login with limited privileges. This is closer to a business environment than a home one. Yesterday I did a clean install of Win10 (20HS) on a laptop that been running Insider releases. Now, when I create an account I am asked to supply or create an MS email account, or phone number. Is there a way to create accounts to match what I have on all my other PCs or do I need to go back to an older release?
Create a local user account Select Start > Settings > Accounts and then select Family & other users. (In some versions of Windows you'll see Other users.) Select Add someone else to this PC.
Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Other users (in some Windows editions, it may be labeled as Other people or Family & other users). Under Work or school users, select Add a work or school user. Enter that person's user account, select the account type, and then select Add. If you need to remove that person's sign-in information from your PC:
To open User Accounts, click the Start button , click Control Panel, click User Accounts and Family Safety, and then click User Accounts. Click Manage another account. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Click Create a new account.
Select the Start button on the taskbar. Then, on the left side of the Start menu, select the account name icon (or picture) > Switch user > a different user.