Who owns this PC?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by dobbelina, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    Who owns this PC?

    Yes, that is a good question, especially when you meet this screen during setup.
    No where is there a mention of how to create a local account?
    You have to reluctantly press the "I own it" link, even though it clearly says,
    "We'll set it up as yours using a Microsoft account."
    Then you have to press the tiny "Skip this step" on the next screen, forcefully trying to
    suck you into Microsoft's Cloud of happiness, before you can create a local account!

    :rifle: BAD BILL !!! :fear:

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  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Did you skip 8.x?
     
  3. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    What's a "forceful try?" It's either forced, or it isn't.

    Bill who?
     
  4. naxal

    naxal MDL Junior Member

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    Indeed, was OP in hibernation ??

    This thing had huge threads everywhere in Windows 8.1 release.. Including in MS official Feedback forums while eve 8.1 was i Public Beta !!

    It safe to say that by now, most knows to find that option of Skip MS Cloud stuff
     
  5. Revagon

    Revagon MDL Novice

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    At least it lets you skip this step. I recall a while back when I had to intentionally disconnect from the Internet just to use a local account.
     
  6. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Why are we still blaming Bill for what Satya is doing?
     
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  7. Revagon

    Revagon MDL Novice

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    Technically, it was Ballmer who was around when this whole thing took off. But yeah, I get what you're saying.
     
  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #8 Enthousiast, Aug 21, 2016
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    That wasn't needed, it could always be skipped. In 8.0 it was simple, in 8.1 you had to select "create new account" and than "local account" in 10 it hasn't really changed since 10240.
     
  9. Revagon

    Revagon MDL Novice

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    Disconnecting from the Internet was necessary for Windows 8.1 Preview, unless you were willing to put a fake email address when "signing up" for a Microsoft account. At least that's from what I can recall.
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Strange, in 10 previews you had to be connected, when not it wouldn't run thru oobe.
     
  11. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    this whole thread belongs in:Flush:
     
  12. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I always skip MS account so I can put my real name if for user account. Then naturally I use MS account after first logon.
     
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  13. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    WoW, someone must really be bored, lol:D
     
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  14. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    My pcs are all joined to a domain, so I always start by answering that the organization owns it. You can't actually join a domain at that point, however, so you get walked through creating a local account. Of course, it's completely optional joining the domain or entering Microsoft Account info after setup is done.

    So it seems the easiest way to own your machine is to pretend you don't.
     
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  15. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Naturally! :D
     
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  16. AzTec

    AzTec MDL Member

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    Who owns this PC?

    Easy, M$ do, they even have control of your webcam, so I found out with eSet Nod Smart Security v10, they have ya,'hook line and sinker'
     
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  17. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    now "your" hardware belongs to m$, while you are using "their" OS.
     
  18. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    try this it always works for me;)

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  19. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    Same here.
     
  20. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    M$ wants to own your web can (beware bat1) even to the point of breaking your encoders
    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/wi...illions-webcams-windows-10-anniversary-update
     
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