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Microsoft is sorry – instructions for switching to the local account have been deleted

Microsoft is sorry – instructions for switching to the local account have been deleted

Two weeks ago, Microsoft published an updated guide for switching from a local account to a Microsoft account in Windows 11 or vice versa. Admittedly, the company has placed the latest instructions among the warnings about all the downsides of local accounts, but the instructions are still there.

Now they're gone.

Thanks to the Wayback Machine, it can be seen that Microsoft has added instructions to switch to a local account June 12and remove it again Five days laterDiscover Tom's devices. For less than a week, users can follow the company's official guide to using Windows without a cloud-tied account.

Why the company chose to publish the evidence and then delete it is unknown. It's possible that one faction within the company is more interested in facilitating and informing users, while another faction is determined to convince almost everyone to switch to a Microsoft account.

In recent years, Microsoft has made it more difficult to set up Windows on a new computer or after a reinstall using a local account from scratch, but for those who want, it's still easy to switch to a local account once the computer is activated. . Opens Settings -> Account -> Your information And click on Sign in with a local account instead. Another option is to keep a Microsoft account to get the benefits of easy Windows license management, but create a separate local account for everyday use.

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