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How To Setup Windows 8 To Use Local Account And Not Microsoft Account?

The default option of Windows 8 installation is to use Microsoft Account to log in Windows. If you want the traditional way, i.e. use local Windows account, there is an explicit option to override the default.

Just pay attention to setup screen, you’ll find it – click “Sign in without a Microsoft Account”:

Choose between Microsoft and Local Account to sign in Windows 8

Then on next screen the installer outlines the pros and cons of these two account types:

Click Local Account button to complete Windows 8 installation, so you won't have to use Microsoft Account to log in Windows.

If you still want to choose “Local Account” for signing in Windows 8 (as a matter of privacy or you’re using broadband with low monthly quota), just click the right button to proceed.

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