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I recently had to reset a couple of Windows 10 computers. The first one, I ran through its paces and when I got to the screen to create an account, I noticed the option to create a local account was missing. Some research online and it seems to be just more of Microsoft’s bullying. They want you using a Microsoft account (more telemetry data for them) where you have to use your email and password to get into your computer.
I searched online at the time but couldn’t find any solution. I had to create a Microsoft account and then switch over to a local one. This was on a laptop. The next opportunity I had to reset Windows was on a Dell AIO (All In One) desktop.
This time, I knew what to do. Disable the Internet. With the Dell computer, it had both wireless and wired Internet. They did not use wireless, so it was just a matter of unplugging the ethernet cable before running the installation. When it got to the Internet connection part of the installation, I clicked on the option, I don’t have any internet.
If you are using wireless, do not connect when requested. Choose the same option. It’s time to push back against the bully. 🙂