How to Install Windows 10 with Local Account

Sign into Microsoft Account in Windows 8 & 10

  • Start the installation of Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 as you would usually do, and follow on-screen instruction to proceed.

  • When you’re prompted to sign in to your Microsoft account, click on “Create a new account” under the heading of Don’t have an account?”​​ 

Create a New Microsoft Account when Installing Windows

  • On the screen where you’re required to enter information to create a Microsoft account, scroll to the bottom, and click or tap on​​ Sign in without a Microsoft account.​​ 

Sign In Without a Microsoft Account in Windows

  • Enter your desired user name, password and password hint for the local account to be used to login to Windows OS. If you are not entering a password and create only the one local account, Windows will automatically sign in and boot to desktop or Start screen for you.​​ 

Create Local Account When Installing Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8

Click or tap on​​ Finish​​ when done. Windows setup wizard will continue to complete the installation