Microsoft starts hiding local account settings worldwide to force the use of Microsoft accounts

Last September, severalmedia reported that the latest version of Windows 10 Home, which was updated in May 2019, no longer allows the creation of local accounts to force Windows 10 users to use their Microsoft accounts. At the time, the “feature” was limited to the U.S., butmedia outlet Windows United reported that the missing “local account” option had also been extended to Germany.

Microsoft starts hiding local account settings worldwide to force the use of Microsoft accounts

Microsoft starts hiding local account settings worldwide to force the use of Microsoft accounts

Microsoft starts hiding local account settings worldwide to force the use of Microsoft accounts

It is alleged that the latest stable version of the May 2019 update no longer automatically provides an alternative to local logins during the first setup process. Obviously, the option to create an offline account has completely disappeared from the settings. During the account setup process, clicking Next or Create Account will automatically prompt you to enter the MSA or Skype name. Clicking Learn More on the settings page below prompts a disclaimer that tells the user to create an MSA anyway, and then deletes it in the settings.

With some tips, Windows 10 users can still create local accounts, such as unplugging the network during installation or going into airplane mode. If you don’t want to associate a Microsoft account with your device, you can delete it. Complete the Windows Setup, then select the Start button, then go to Settings, Account, Your Information, and then select Sign in with your local account instead. “