Frequent question: How do I install Windows 8 1 without a Microsoft account?

How do I install Windows 8.1 without a Microsoft account?

Installing Windows 8.1 Without Microsoft Account

  1. Step 1: Begin installing Windows 8.1 either using a USB drive or a bootable DVD. …
  2. Step 3: In this screen, click the option titled Sign in without a Microsoft account option to create a local account by entering a name and password for your account.

30 авг. 2016 г.

How do I bypass Microsoft account on Windows 8?

How to bypass the Windows 8 log-in screen

  1. From the Start screen, type netplwiz. …
  2. In the User Accounts Control Panel, select the account you wish to use to log in automatically.
  3. Click off the check-box above the account that says “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.” Click OK.

21 июн. 2012 г.

How do I skip a Microsoft account login?

If you have a computer with an Ethernet cable, unplug it. If you’re connected to Wi-Fi, disconnect. After you do, try creating a Microsoft account and you’ll see a “Something went wrong” error message. You can then click “Skip” to skip the Microsoft account creation process.

How do I download apps on Windows 8.1 without a Microsoft account?

You can browse the Windows Store with a local user account, but you’ll have to sign up for a Microsoft account if you want to download and install an app from the Store. Unfortunately, there are no other options in Windows 8/8.1 to bypass this requirement.

Do I need a Microsoft account to set up my new laptop?

However, you are not required to use a Microsoft account, even though it appears that way. During the initial setup, Windows 10 tells you to sign in with an existing Microsoft account or create a new one. It does not mention that you can sign in with a local account, but you can.

How do I create a Microsoft account for Windows 8?

Create a user account in Windows

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings. …
  2. Tap or click Accounts, and then tap or click Other accounts.
  3. Tap or click Add an account.
  4. Enter the account info for this person to sign in to Windows. …
  5. Follow the instructions to finish setting up the account.

How do I get into my Windows 8 if I forgot my password?

Go to and follow the on-screen prompts. You can reset a forgotten Windows 8 password online like this only if you’re using a Microsoft account. If you’re using a local account, your password is not stored with Microsoft online and so can’t be reset by them.

How do I change my Microsoft account on Windows 8?

Open the Charms bar, click on “Settings”, and then click “Change PC Settings” Click on “Accounts” and then click on “Your account” Click “Connect” and follow the prompts to attach the correct Microsoft account.

How do I know if I have a Microsoft account?

If you use any Microsoft services (Office, Outlook, etc.), you have a Microsoft account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can create one during the sign-in process. Go to Microsoft account and select Sign in.

Do I really need a Microsoft account?

A Microsoft account is required to install and activate Office versions 2013 or later, and Microsoft 365 for home products. You might already have a Microsoft account if you use a service like, OneDrive, Xbox Live, or Skype; or if you purchased Office from the online Microsoft Store.

Do you need a Microsoft account to use Windows 10?

No, you don’t need a Microsoft account to use Windows 10. But you’ll get a lot more out of Windows 10 if you do.

Do I need a Microsoft account to download apps?

While you may be encouraged to use a Microsoft Account, it is not necessary — you can use a local account, but if you decide to download apps from the Store, you’ll be prompted to switch this to a Microsoft Account.

How can I download games without using Microsoft account?

If you want to install apps without Microsoft account on local a Windows 10 device (not connected to local AD or Azure AD), then this is not possible. When you hit Install button, the Sign in window will come for sure. You essentially need to sign in to Microsoft account to install an app.

How do I download games from the store?

How do I download PC games from the Microsoft Store?

  1. Step 1: Make sure that you have a Microsoft account. …
  2. Step 2: Start the Microsoft Store. …
  3. Step 3: Browse the games available in the Microsoft Store. …
  4. Step 4: Download and install games from the Microsoft Store. …
  5. Step 5: Run the game(s) that you downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

10 дек. 2018 г.

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