Image description: Elon Musk & X @elonmusk • 42m Just bought a new PC laptop and it won’t let me use it unless I create a Microsoft account, which also means giving their Al access to my computer! This is messed up. There used to be an option to skip signing into or creating a Microsoft account. Are you seeing this too? This is not cool of Microsoft.

(Originally published on 2024-02-25)

    • @AllOutOfBubbleGum
      65 months ago

      “Setup for an organization” and “domain-join instead”, but you aren’t forced to domain-join later. At least that’s how it’s done on Windows Pro. No idea about Home/Standard/whatever it’s called now.

      • @bbuez
        25 months ago

        I can confirm the only way setting up Home edition is to unplug the internet for it to prompt to make a local account

    • @teamevil
      25 months ago

      Yup… still need to create an account to use but if you’re not online…no bueno for Microsoft bueno for local account. Just beware, you won’t be able to take advantage of all of Microsoft…cloud services or the telemetry you can’t opt out of…

    • @mrunicornman
      5 months ago

      Also if you try and log in with a random email and gibberish password, it will fail to log in and show you the “Use local account instead” button