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Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:13 am
by erkinalp
Windows 10 now hides the option to create a local account if there is a network connection.

Re: Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:58 am
by learn_more
Great feature, let's see if we can implement that in ReactOS as well.

Re: Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:27 pm
by EmuandCo
I install Win10 on a daily basis at work. It's NOT hidden, you just have to click the text left to the button to NOT use a MS account. Or... you remove all LAN connections of course.

Re: Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:47 pm
by erkinalp
learn_more wrote:Great feature, let's see if we can implement that in ReactOS as well.
What would we use as the online account provider? reactos.org accounts?
EmuandCo wrote:you just have to click the text left to the button to NOT use a MS account.
This started in R1909, so you might not have encountered it yet.
This is from Reddit:
fatherjetson wrote:Flashed with the Download Tool today, and that option was gone at the login screen. Clicked create account, but neither found it there. :(
Although, some say there is a workaround: leave the password blank; this will cause a local account to be created as passwords are compulsory for microsoft.com accounts:
scsibusfault wrote:Pro tip, to avoid this- don't enter a password during setup. No password, no security question bullshit. Set one through computer management once you're logged in and it doesn't throw the hint or the recovery prompts.
This workaround may not last for long, though.

Some say the option has been just renamed:
Kuinox wrote:They didn't removed it. The title is misleading, The button is still there, but they renamed the button. It's under "Domain Join Instead" https://i.imgur.com/tA9fo1R.png And there you can create an offline account: https://i.imgur.com/eBLi5cv.png

Re: Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:58 pm
by dizt3mp3r
That is ridiculous and my Win10 hate levels just rose from 10 to ... 11.

Re: Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:08 pm
by EmuandCo
German news regarding that fake news: https://www.drwindows.de/news/windows-1 ... -in-aktion

Re: Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:34 pm
by dizt3mp3r
Well if it isn't true completely, then it is still true, trying to add a local user used to be as easy as following the "add a user" link. It isn't any more.

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I am no longer self-mutilating.

Re: Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:51 pm
by dizt3mp3r
English (American?) news re: that news making it appear valid.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-1 ... tion-gone/

Re: Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:48 pm
by ImperialSpectre
Just for the record this feature can be re-enabled if you unplug the ethernet cable or remove the Wi-Fi dongles then the offline local account creation would show as normal.

Re: Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:47 pm
by shunesburg
ImperialSpectre wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Just for the record this feature can be re-enabled if you unplug the ethernet cable or remove the Wi-Fi dongles then the offline local account creation would show as normal.
Made the same think at work, and before reconnect I disable Local Update and put the flow of update to 5%, because without that the Update take all the traffic on WAN and LAN.

Re: Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:15 pm
by Lewis-H
To switch to a local account from a Microsoft account on Windows 10, use these steps:
Open Settings.
Click on Accounts.
Click on Your info.
Click the Sign in with a local account instead of option.
Type your current Microsoft account password.
Click the Next button.
Type a new name for your account.
Create a new password.
Try this method instead it might help!
Regards,
Lewis

Re: Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:44 pm
by Jah-On
I noticed that too. What I ended up doing is downloading the educator's edition, which is the same, but has the "Create Offline Account" button.

Re: Windows 10 now hides local account option

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:00 pm
by Lewis-H
Have you tried these steps?
Open Settings.
Click on Accounts.
Click on Your info.
Click the Sign in with a local account instead of an option.
Type your current Microsoft account password.
Click the Next button.
Type a new name for your account.
Create a new password.
I hope this helps!
Regards,
Lewis