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How to create any user name to logon to the Windows 8?

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    Windows 8

    How to create any user name to logon to the Windows 8?


    I do not want to use a Hotmail.com or any similar MS account to create a Windows 8 account but my own user name and password to logon. How to do it?

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    Control Panel/User accounts create your user account and log on to it at boot up. If you just installing just bypass the setting up of a MS online account just hit next and you'll be presented with option to set up a Admin account.
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    Windows 8


    It seems the user is unable to go to the next step if does not create or provide one's hotmail account when installation or first time to use the Win 8. Is it true?
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    Windows 8 will give you the option of using a local account during the install but 8.1 won't. You can get around it and use a local account by not connecting to the Internet during the install. Windows 8.1 Preview ? How to install without Microsoft account (skip Microsoft account) | Infobyte Blog There may be a tutorial here for this but I didn't see it and I'm pressed for time.
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    I did talk about the Windows 8. and 8.1. After the PC had been upgradedto the Windows 8.1, the user was forced to create or use the Hotmail.com or any MS account to login; otherwise, the Next button is not enabled. The user is unable to go to the next step. So, I want to confirm whether the Windows 8.1 has forced the user to create or use hotmail.com or MS related account before use the Windows 8 and 8.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by compiler View Post
    I did talk about the Windows 8. and 8.1. After the PC had been upgradedto the Windows 8.1, the user was forced to create or use the Hotmail.com or any MS account to login; otherwise, the Next button is not enabled. The user is unable to go to the next step. So, I want to confirm whether the Windows 8.1 has forced the user to create or use hotmail.com or MS related account before use the Windows 8 and 8.1.
    With W8 I was given the opportunity to create either, with W8.1 I had to change to a Local Account later in PC Settings.
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    Yes Windows 8.1 wants you to use a Live ID. I use a Live ID so I haven't tried to bypass it on install. I've only ever did the Store Upgrade once and was using a Live ID when I did so I didn't see the screen your talking about. Try typing in a fake email address and see what happens. You can switch it to Local after your done the install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by compiler View Post
    It seems the user is unable to go to the next step if does not create or provide one's hotmail account when installation or first time to use the Win 8. Is it true?
    It didn't work that way for me, I just clicked next rather than fill in the MS account. I suppose that different methods of installing 8.1 will act differently. I used a RTM Win 8.1 64 pro UEIF GPT ISO to clean install. I was able to bypass all the MS Account stuff including Sky drive. I use Outlook for e-mail so I had no need or want for setting up a Live account for 8.1. I only want complete control of what gets up to the cloud.
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    The Live ID doesn't have to be a Hotmail account. Mine is my ISP provided e-mail and I use Outlook. You can also turn off the sync/skydrive options during the install. Just a FYI.
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