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Mike86

OOBE - How to display always the Local Account setup first?

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HI,
Is it possible to always display the Local Account setup first at the OOBE setup stage instead of the Online Account setup?

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The easiest way is for the client to not have an internet connection.

I am not aware of an unattend setting for it specifically.

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Microsoft did this intentionally so that less technical people would create an Online Account to get more personal information for a User.

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Sure. Someone there decided to *not* show a screen with two big options for creating a local or online user account in Windows 8. Instead it shows one full screen online user account screen with little tiny local account text way down in the corner.

But I suspect that while I'm sure someone there works in some department relating to other people's information, the true reasoning for requiring an online account is to get rid of their outdated licensing model. The got rid of activation suppression (what the OEMs had prior to Windows 8) to all online activation. Even for Enterprise and Embedded (IoT) and especially Office.

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