Benefits of Microsoft accounts
With a Microsoft account, you can easily sync many different Windows settings and your account settings on your computer. For example, a Microsoft account lets you sync your passwords saved on the Edge browser and other personalization settings on a Windows 10 computer using the same Microsoft account. Alternatively, you will be able to download and install apps from the Windows Official Store.
Many users are not interested in downloading apps from the Store nor want to sync and backup account settings. For users who don’t care about Microsoft account, there is a way to install Windows 10 without a Microsoft account and create a local user account in Windows 10.
While one can migrate from a Microsoft account to a local user account and vice versa even after installing or upgrading to Windows 10, you can access the local user account during installation book or upgrade.
Install Windows 10 without a Microsoft account
Here’s how to create a local user account while installing or upgrading to Windows 10 to install and use the operating system without a Microsoft account.
Step 1: At the end of the installation or upgrade process, you will see the following screen where you will be asked to enter your Microsoft account ID and password.
Step 2: To create a user account and use Windows 10 without a Microsoft account, click the Skip this step option (as shown in the picture above), located on the lower left side of the screen.
Step 3: In the following screen, you will be asked to set up a local user account by typing a name for your account and securing it with a password.
After entering a name for the local account and entering a password to protect it, click the Next button to continue installing or upgrading.