Windows 10: Is Windows going to force me to have a Microsoft account?

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  1. kmph Win User

    Is Windows going to force me to have a Microsoft account?


    Windows started bugging me with messages that it "must" connect to a Microsoft account.

    Initially I was able to dismiss this message, although the button read "remind me later".

    Today the message appeared again, this time I could only dismiss it with a "remind me in 3 days".

    Am I going to be forced to have a Microsoft account in order to continue using my PC in 3 days?

    Is there any official information on this?

    (winver shows 2004)

    :)
     
  2. Zakin Win User

    Strange Windows 10 User Account issue.

    Unfortunately I had done those steps numerous reboots, it just, reappears for no good reason. The base account isn't even a Microsoft account, it's a local account.

    I haven't quite tried the built in administrator account on W10, but so far in my experience on my own computer, the built in account seemed to have absolutely no more control than I did on my own.

    It's just strange, I go in, it warns me twice about deleting the account, then it's gone. Reboot, and it's back?

    EDIT: Just to specify, both command line and Netplwiz both say only HIS account exists on the computer, it doesn't list this rogue account. This is what I meant in my first post about the fact that even Windows doesn't seem to believe it exists, HALF the time. *Frown Is Windows going to force me to have a Microsoft account? :(
     
    Zakin, Oct 15, 2020
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    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Oct 15, 2020
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  4. Scrizz Win User

    Is Windows going to force me to have a Microsoft account?

    Windows 10

    you don't have to use a Microsoft account....
    I know I'm not.
     
    Scrizz, Oct 15, 2020
    #4
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