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Setup without Microsoft Account

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Setup without Microsoft Account


    I am trying to setup a new Windows 8 computer that is going to be a gift. I need to go through the setup procedure so I can install some software which is also part of the gift. How can I do this without having to use a Microsoft account, or at least with leaving the least amount of account remnants for the new user?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1 pro


    unless you do an upgrade and not a clean install, i dont think there'll be a problem with remnants , and you dont really need a microsoft account to install windows, its sth you set up later , just do a clean install and format any other partitions of the disk and ur gift is finishd .
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Have a look at step 18 here: Clean Install - Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 11 May 2014 at 17:18. Reason: updated link ;)
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