New users-Windows 10 setup now prevents local accounts

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by KX4OM, Oct 3, 2019.

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  1. KX4OM

    KX4OM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here's the scoop. It is fairly easy to create a local account with Windows 10 Pro, not so easy to do it in Windows 10 Home, which forces setup of a Microsoft account. This changed with the May Update, 1903. Why a local account, rather than a Microsoft account? More privacy, for eMail, phone number, or Skype required to be divulged during setup.

    The first article from How-To Geek on Oct 1st confirms the issue. The 2nd article on Oct. 3 gives the work-around.

    In my opinion, How-To Geek has gotten a lot better since more authors, including Dave McKay have joined; he covers Linux.

    Ted, KX4OM
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  2. AG5CK

    AG5CK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I had this issue with my new laptop last month. By the time I started Googling for a solution I had already connected to my wifi. I ended up unplugging the router to get past it.
  3. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    So if you had a account setup previously it just goes Poof ?
  4. WA4SIX

    WA4SIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I already had an account. Win10 Pro. Just did the 1903 2 days ago. No issue at all.

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  5. KC8RLU

    KC8RLU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Dear Micro$oft:




    I wonder if Micro$oft would be guilty of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.
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  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Pro is the way do go. I never used a home version of Windows. Home is missing a lot of good needed stuff.

    Home has a lot of trial software and BS that I do not need or want.

    I am getting a new Dell with Win 10 Pro next week. I hope I am not pissadointed.

    I want to feal the pain others have with Win 10, Before I put Linux on my new computer. :)
  7. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    this is just a small part of Microsoft slowly but surely removing user privacy options, in favor of their data-gathering operations. If you take the time to track back through their changes, you will see that they have been steadily tightening the thumbscrews since WIN 8 was introduced, and probably earlier. While Linux is far from perfect, most distros are a lot more private / less intrusive than Windows.

    You really should read "No Place to Hide" by Greenwald. Since it was written, things have gotten worse by a factor of at least 10.
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  8. WA4SIX

    WA4SIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have the hex core 2,2 GHzDell G3 laptop with the 1060 video card (Adds Thunderbolt). 16 G of RAM.
    It wipes the snot off of my Dell T-5500 with 2 Xeon quad core 2.2 GHz & 72 Gig of RAM.


    CANKANY QRZ Member

    That does sound good.
  10. WA4SIX

    WA4SIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    It was $800 as a Dell refurb. Came with 8 Gigs of RAM & a 1TB spinny disk. I added another 8 Gigs of RAM & an NVME drive. Those two mods doubled the benchmark test. I would say it was mostly the NVME that did most of it.


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