Microsoft has been pushing its users to create Microsoft accounts for years now. While there are some benefits to using a Microsoft account, such as the ability to sync your settings and files across devices, many people prefer to use a local account instead.
If you’re one of those people, you’re in luck. It’s still possible to install Windows 10 without a Microsoft account. Here’s how:
- Download the Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft’s website.
- Create a bootable USB drive with the Windows 10 ISO file.
- Boot your computer from the USB drive.
- Follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the “Sign in with a Microsoft account” screen.
- Click the “Create a new account” link.
- Click the “Sign in without a Microsoft account” link.
- Create a local account and password.
- Click the “Sign in” button.
Windows 10 will now be installed without a Microsoft account.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind:
- If you choose to install Windows 10 without a Microsoft account, you will not be able to use some of the features that are only available with a Microsoft account, such as:
- The ability to sync your settings and files across devices
- The ability to use the Windows Store
- The ability to access your Microsoft account email and calendar
- You can always create a Microsoft account later on and connect it to your local account. To do this, open the Settings app, go to Accounts, and click “Your account.” Under “Sign in with a Microsoft account,” click “Connect.”
- If you ever need to reinstall Windows 10, you can do so without a Microsoft account by following the ste