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Dont want to setup a Microsoft account

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Dont want to setup a Microsoft account

    I have a Toshiba laptop and the update to 8.1 wants a password and to set up a user account with Microsoft email account...I don't want to setup a Microsoft account I want just a password only... How does one go by setting this up?

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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    For what it is worth, I suggest setting up a Microsoft account.

    It makes installing future updates easier.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro + 8.1 pro and 7 Utimate

    Click Create Account
    On the next page, ignore all the textboxes to enter your names and details etc - at the bottom is a small link that says "Continue using my existing account."

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  4. #4

    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit

    I just make sure it's disconnected from the internet when installing and it automatically creates a Local Account instead. But I always do a clean install, so I don't know whether this will work with an update.

    However, if you look at the screenshots in the following link, it shows that you can go to "Create a new account" then hidden at the bottom is a link to "Sign in without a Microsoft account."

    ETA: Ah, the above poster beat me to it.
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