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Microsoft wants to trap you into their global network.... just saw this in a tip online a minute ago.

How to switch to a local account from a Microsoft account on Windows 10

Don't need a Microsoft account on Windows 10? Here's how you can switch to a traditional local account.



However, this is not an account type that everyone wants to use. If you mistakenly created a Microsoft account on Windows 10, or you just don't want to use one, there's an option within the Settings app to switch to a local account without having to start from scratch.




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Why would you want to do this? I don't really trust Microsoft. I clicked on the link and within 30 seconds MS wanted to send me notifications. Closed the window and reopened incognito. It looks like they want an Admin account. Who knows how much is written back MS.

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Why would you want to do this? I don't really trust Microsoft. I clicked on the link and within 30 seconds MS wanted to send me notifications. Closed the window and reopened incognito. It looks like they want an Admin account. Who knows how much is written back MS.

Hi Jim,



I think what John was referring too, was

Say you buy a new PC, or simply were reinstalling from scratch Windows.



I believe this applies to Vista , Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10.



Basically because I am say one of the paranoid ones of this group, I will call it

Microsoft Tricks you into installing as an ONLINE ACCOUNT .



In other words if you do not know the trick , you feel you are forced to give an email address at time of install. This then becomes your Admin Account.



But if you carefully say no or leave blank , you can install as an old fashion Local account.( like the old days of normal windows install such as windows 2000 , XP)


So John was explaining that you can take back your computer to a local account
rather than using the email address account you might have been tricked into using.


Rudy might know more , but it was my understanding

Microsoft has really gone the direction of say Google.



Which is making money from Marketing.

In comparison , Google used Linux to create Android and was able to keep it non open source.



If you buy a new Android phone , Google tries to take it over. The average person will only know to get apps from google play store , you need an email to join play store etc etc.


I suppose you could argue that the Microsoft wanting your email is like another

way to get tech support from them while under warranty I guess??? I don't know.



But I never heard of Tech Support from Google's Android.



So it's probably a spy mechanism or target marketing deal.


p.s. this is precisely why anything I install , I do it (manually).

do not ever click a button without fully understanding what they asking.



two more examples of this.



1. on windows , say you download a virus protection software, or spyware remover, malware remover that is free. They often hide goofy things like yahoo toolbar add on to your browser as an example. This happens because people do what I call an auto install ....one click install rather than read and do a step by step install.



2. Linux Mint will allow a basically one click install. But then you do not get

to partition your hard drive like a photo John has shown before to this forum.
Partitioning your hard drive can do many great things for you.

1 . If your on Windows: spyware , malware , viruses cant jump across the partition.

2. In Linux : if you crash you can reload the OS and keep the home partition you already have which holds your data , like music , docs photos etc.

You know, windows didn't get that bad over night! It took fifteen years of careful development!
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