No, I tested with the latest build created with the media creation tool. In fact, I am on the inside builds.You tested an older build, which isn't relevant anymore.
The complaint here is that the Local Account option is becoming increasingly obscured with newer builds.
Windows works extremely well, why would I want to do that? Everything I have works with it, including the ultimate game pass, which I got with my XBox Live Gold subscription. To each their own, I do not really care.just don't install windows, how hard is that.
What is a stored profile? Thanks.I'm posting to eat crow. I used to get pissed about all the Microsoft account bullshit that comes with Windows and Office. I mean, pissed. Finally I gave in and allowed Office to connect to Microsoft OneDrive so I could share something with a client. And then I tried a Microsoft PIN account. And then OneDrive version control. And then I tried a stored profile so I could use a computer in an office 200 miles away.
I cannot say what will happen in the future, and I realize this may not be the right solution for everyone, but I've taken some time to learn the tools and right now I can't see anything I don't like about signing in with Microsoft and OneDrive. I am eating crow. Big crow. I feel like I wasted time fighting it.
On the build 1903, newly created boot media, I was never able to reproduce the missing local account option. Must have tried at least 6 different ways with the same results. Always connected to the internet so, as I said before, I must just be lucky. (Home, Pro, VM, bare metal hardware, new build, old gateway computer and so on.)All the new 1903 builds I do have to be disconnected from the network in order to install a fresh copy without an online account. The start up process literally does not give you an option if you have a WAN connection.
LOL, clearly I am not part of most of us. I do not tolerate any OS, I enjoy them all.None of these discussions could ever hope to be complete without the obligatory "What about Apple/Google" post
And of course the whole reason most of us here have spent decades tolerating Windows - even in it's latest consumer-gaslighting incarnations - is because it's *not* OSX.
Doubt it.But I can sort of see Microsoft's dilemma. The vast majority of Windows users are not [H]ard. And so even offering a local / cloud account option during setup probably generates a shit ton of confusion and support calls from all the people buying OEM desktops and laptops.
The correct term would be 'roaming user profile'. Basically, I had a VPN / VPS combo that was replicating a client's server environment, and I was using that as a pre-production server to build forms and reports (I refuse to work on a production server - a proper pre-production environment that can be wiped and recreated dependably is the first thing I insist on). I was visiting them for a week to work with their support people and their sysadmin set me up with a roaming profile so I could log in to any computer and get to my pre-prod stuff without setting it up or leaving settings installed.What is a stored profile? Thanks.
It doesn't get around activation, not sure what would have ever given you that idea.It's a step that sounds like it should only be necessary if you are trying to avoid activation servers for piracy. Shouldn't be a step required to legitimately use software the way people want.
I never said it would get around it, wasn't an idea I had. To clarify: I had meant to quote, in the my original posting one of the people mentioning disconnecting from the internet to get it to install how they wanted. I've heard that is not an uncommon step in various cracks for software, usually not a step required for installing legit software.It doesn't get around activation, not sure what would have ever given you that idea.
Personally, I would like to know as well, either to avoid it or get around it. (Remember the guy who kept saying IT'S A CLOUD INSTALLER!)Horrible reporting, but I expect that from ZDNet and Bott. All he does is quote a few forum and Reddit users - he didn't even try it himself to see what was going on!
Then he references an old article which in of itself said that it was much easier to setup a local account with 1903.
Again, a bunch of FUD spewed by the tabloid of tech news. I'm not sure which is worse, ZD or wccftech.
Using the media creation tool, I have installed with Ethernet connected to the Internet both Home and Pro versions of 1903, and every time at the user account section, I had the option to select a local account. No one who claims a different experience has been able to tell me what they are doing differently that makes a difference. Yes, if you have Wi-Fi, don't connect to a network, but you can be connected to the Internet by Ethernet, install Home or Pro of 1903, and select a local account on installation.
My bad, I misread that as saying that only pirates would try use an offline account.I never said it would get around it, wasn't an idea I had. To clarify: I had meant to quote, in the my original posting one of the people mentioning disconnecting from the internet to get it to install how they wanted. I've heard that is not an uncommon step in various cracks for software, usually not a step required for installing legit software.
Sorry, I have no idea what you're trying to say here. If you aren't connected to the internet when you install Windows, it can't force you to create a Microsoft account. QED. Also, and I shouldn't have to point this out, this can never really change, except for some fantasy scenario.What, until next year? They run on commercial products that never connect to the internet.
No.If it wasn't for those, it would be gone. They'll cripple the local account in some way.
I won't mention the name, lest he reappear, but he was pretending that there was no such thing as "be offline when installing" until called out about it.I actually have tested this a while back, when someone, I do not recall who, tried to claim that the local account option during setup is gone.
To the extent this was true, Microsoft already rolled it back--and, again, if you're not online, it will pester you a couple of times to go online, but if you remain steadfast, you can create a local account.I noticed this for new Windows 10 Home installs on OEM machines - I literally had to create a dummy MS account to get past the setup screen, there was no way to actually use a local account. I guess it sounds like you'd have to boot without internet to get past it otherwise. Really quite stupid.
Not requiring a 10-character password? Yeah, I know, that's a kind of flippant answer but if I don't want to put a password on my home PC, I'm not going to. Can't do that with a Microsoft account (as far as I know).What's the use case for creating a local user account?