How to setup a Windows 8.1 PC or do an 8.1 upgrade upgrade without a Microsoft Account: (Just bare in mind that you may not want to do this see this link for more info)

  • Rather than entering an existing Microsoft account when prompted, click on the link to create a new one (even though you don't want one)
  • Where you are prompted to create a new account click on the link to sign in without a Microsoft account
  • Create your traditional "local" account


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