10 thoughts on “Install Windows 10 Version 2004 With Local Account

  1. Shyam Reddy

    Thanks Sergey for all the advisories and tips. Much appreciated! :)

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  2. throkr

    Hi Sergey,
    In fact, this option is only hidden if Windows was installed at least one time with a Microsoft account on the concerned computer.
    If all the previous Windows installations were made with a local account, the option “offline account” is still visible with Win 10 2004 ….. ;-)

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      The Home edition hides the offline account option all the time.

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      1. throkr

        Well, obviously not in all languages: in the French version (Pro & Home), the option is still offered with 2004 …..

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  3. Thierry B

    No change in the French version. The creation of a local account has not changed in versions 1909 and 2004.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      hmm, that’s great. I think the Home edition of the French Windows version is affected.

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      1. throkr

        The option is still there in the French version (Pro & Home).

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  4. Bobloblaw

    Wonder how long it will be until MS make this impossible, requiring internet connectivity to set up the (Microsoft) account.

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  5. Jacob

    The push for a MS account goes much farther : I just installed the 1909 edition from scratch on a new PC. I could still use the local account BUT each time I had to logon to some windows site or the store my local account was changed to a MS account (without warning or prompt.) I reverted to a local each time and finally found a policy that prevented this without breaking the possibility to access the store or answers.Microsoft.com for instance.

    Another terrible thing is that help and some other “features” automatically open a Bing search with Edge. I had to remove the F1 shortcut to stop this. The known hacks to prevent Bing searches* do not work anymore.

    I will try the remove Cortana hack…

    Jacob
    Jacob

    *
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search]
    “AllowCortana”=dword:00000000
    “AllowSearchToUseLocation”=dword:00000000
    “DisableWebSearch”=dword:00000001
    “ConnectedSearchUseWeb”=dword:00000000
    “AllowCloudSearch”=dword:00000000

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  6. Frank Zimmerman

    You have to be wary of #5 (creating with a Microsoft Account, then removing it later). The first account you use to set up Windows gets written to the “Owner” field in a number of places to in the Registry. It does not get changed when you switch to a local account.

    So if you are a computer tech, setting up customer’s computers, you could still be listed as “Owner”. Then they might go to install some software later on, and your name shows up auto-filled as the Owner in that software install. Not so great.

    A solution is to search the Registry for your name and replace it with the Customer’s name, before delivering the computer.

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