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unlinking my microsoft account from windows

i want to temporarily disable my microsoft account on my device (so i can disable licenses linking to my account), but the local account option isn't there. is there an alternative way to do this?

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windows 10 version 20h2 (2009)

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setup:

core i7 9700f

16gb 2666mhz ram (dual channel)

512gb sandisk sata boot ssd i salvaged from my broken laptop (lenovo doesn't seem to have great quality ideapad laptops)

480gb sata ssd that came with my system

2tb hdd

msi geforce rtx 2060 super

asrock b365m ib-r mobo

logitech g513 rgb keyboard

logitech m720 triathlon wireless mouse

logitech g935 wireless rgb headset

fifine k669b usb mic

some old samsung 1080p60hz monitor (upgrading it soon)

some cheap "rgb" mousepad i got for christmas

and the most important part, real rgb inside the case

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I think you can only "log out" of the account.

So you need to create a local account to do so.

Or install windows with the ethernet unplugged and run the system on a local account.

 

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you can log into your microsoft account and remove your PC from your account. 
This is what I did when my Mobo died and I used my same Key on the new mobo for windows10.

It might help your situation too.

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I7 -10700K
MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Plus

 

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32gb (4x8gb) DDR4 (3200 MHz)

Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro

 

Corsair H115i Platinum AIO

EVGA 750 GQ

In a Cyberpower PC X-Titan case

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You can still make a local account, its just Microsoft makes if difficult. You have to log out, then click on the sign in to a Microsoft account button, and in that menu click you don't have one or something, and they will eventually give you the option to make a local account. 

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9 hours ago, ShrimpBrime said:

Or install windows with the ethernet unplugged and run the system on a local account.

I just tried that on a new office install. As soon as you plug in internet it requires an account.

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6 minutes ago, JZStudios said:

I just tried that on a new office install. As soon as you plug in internet it requires an account.

I know. But it's the only way to install windows without an account that I'm aware of. Not sure if turning off windows update takes care of that or not. 

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1 hour ago, ToolMan said:

You can still make a local account, its just Microsoft makes if difficult. You have to log out, then click on the sign in to a Microsoft account button, and in that menu click you don't have one or something, and they will eventually give you the option to make a local account. 

this is on an existing pc, how can i log out?

some chill gamer

 

 

setup:

core i7 9700f

16gb 2666mhz ram (dual channel)

512gb sandisk sata boot ssd i salvaged from my broken laptop (lenovo doesn't seem to have great quality ideapad laptops)

480gb sata ssd that came with my system

2tb hdd

msi geforce rtx 2060 super

asrock b365m ib-r mobo

logitech g513 rgb keyboard

logitech m720 triathlon wireless mouse

logitech g935 wireless rgb headset

fifine k669b usb mic

some old samsung 1080p60hz monitor (upgrading it soon)

some cheap "rgb" mousepad i got for christmas

and the most important part, real rgb inside the case

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7 hours ago, Stylized_Violence said:

local account option isn't there, it might be some weird microsoft family limitation

some chill gamer

 

 

setup:

core i7 9700f

16gb 2666mhz ram (dual channel)

512gb sandisk sata boot ssd i salvaged from my broken laptop (lenovo doesn't seem to have great quality ideapad laptops)

480gb sata ssd that came with my system

2tb hdd

msi geforce rtx 2060 super

asrock b365m ib-r mobo

logitech g513 rgb keyboard

logitech m720 triathlon wireless mouse

logitech g935 wireless rgb headset

fifine k669b usb mic

some old samsung 1080p60hz monitor (upgrading it soon)

some cheap "rgb" mousepad i got for christmas

and the most important part, real rgb inside the case

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5 hours ago, ShrimpBrime said:

I know. But it's the only way to install windows without an account that I'm aware of. Not sure if turning off windows update takes care of that or not. 

I don't know. I tried installing it for my dads business, and I did it without the internet connected. I don't know how MS possibly thinks that's a good idea for businesses to have all the PCs directly tied to a single hackable MS account.

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