Interesting conundrum we have, and one I'm not used to installing an OS. Choices. Install 10 with no connection to the outside world, it knows that, thus sets up a local account with the bare minimum, end of. Install 10 connected, and you get the privilege of a Microsoft account, but it will also do what the hell it wants, aka, install s**t galore (a good example being the Nvidia driver set, with all the trimmings) regardless of whether you want them or not. Now we all know the above, all too well now, unfortunately Never have I planned so much, as to what steps to take before plugging a system into the world, as I have now with 10. This is what I have come up with, regarding my girlfriend's laptop, which incidentally, picks up no Wifi drivers during install, and I refuse to install the whole Intel package just to get them (8260 card), but does when connected via Ethernet, only, along with all the other s**t. 1. Make sure Ethernet is NOT connected. 2. Install 10, local account available only. 3. Install 10 updates, I have them already, up to 240. 4. Disable Windows Update Service. 5. Do usual GPedit tweaks for updates/drivers. 6. Reboot. 7. Devices/Hardware drivers no thank you tweak. 8. Reboot. 9. Plug in Ethernet and pray. 10. Should nothing happen (hopefully), run the Windows Update Enable/Disable script with Mini-Tool, choosing what I want to install/hide on the system. 11. Switch account to MS. 12. Make sure nothing I disabled has been re-enabled. Wow. That just got a whole lot harder. Please LMK if I have missed anything?, PLEASE!