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Caffrine
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New Laptop ~ Turning on and signing-in to Microsoft question

I haven't had a new computer in 8 yrs.   I have an Alienware 17R.   I turn-on and it requires me to sign-in to Microsoft before I can do anything.   Is this the way all computers are now or can I eliminate or bypass this sign-in?   My old DELL just requires a click on which user I want and I'm in.  Thank You!

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jphughan
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RE: New Laptop ~ Turning on and signing-in to Microsoft question

You can still use a regular local account, but Microsoft pushes pretty aggressively to get you to use a Microsoft account when you first set up the laptop.  I think the "I don't want to use a Microsoft account" option is buried inside the "Don't have a Microsoft account? Create one here!" option, for example.  Using a Microsoft account allows some of your preferences to sync across multiple Windows PCs and allows you to recover a forgotten password, but if you would prefer a regular logon and you've already set up your laptop, go to Settings > Accounts.  The option to disconnect from a Microsoft account and use a local account instead will be in one of the subcategories there.

Caffrine
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RE: New Laptop ~ Turning on and signing-in to Microsoft question

Thank you, I will give this a try.   Appreciate your time and answer.

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