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Windows 10 may only work with a Microsoft Account

According to reports from some US users, Microsoft has apparently revised the setup process for the current Windows 10 version. And so with the Windows 10 Home version, only the login option via Microsoft account is available, instead of offering the option of using a local user account as was previously the case.

Windows 10 may only work with a Microsoft Account

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Windows 10 may only work with a Microsoft Account

According to reports from some US users, Microsoft has apparently revised the setup process for the current Windows 10 version. And so with the Windows 10 Home version, only the login option via Microsoft account is available, instead of offering the option of using a local user account as was previously the case.

Windows 10 may only work with a Microsoft Account

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The topic of online obligation is not new to Microsoft

The approach of many software manufacturers is not really new, so they do not require their products to be registered online, and then advertise here with the associated advantages for the customer. However, since most users are not interested in creating another account for a software for which they have paid, but simply want to remain anonymous, this approach has so far had only moderate success.

That is why some have started to introduce an online obligation when activating / registering the software. The manufacturers are well aware of the fine line on which they are moving, but on the other hand they see the need for the considerable losses caused by software piracy. Microsoft is currently only a test that was carried out by some randomly selected Windows insiders.

However, we also suspect that Microsoft does not carry out such tests out of sheer boredom, but that there are definitely concrete plans for the future that will eventually be implemented.

As everywhere, the principle “No rule without exception” applies, and thus an online constraint required by the manufacturer during installation can often be avoided relatively easily. To do this, you simply cut off the online connection during the setup process, which then automatically switches to an offline mode (previously not visible).

However, later you have to live with the constant messages that appear on the screen, but please activate or register the software online. As a rule, current software is provided with a version check, which checks each time it is started whether the version used is still up to date, and of course whether there was already an online registration.

In the long run, this should get on the nerves of most users so that the online registration / activation will be done after all.

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The topic of online obligation is not new to Microsoft

The approach of many software manufacturers is not really new, so they do not require their products to be registered online, and then advertise here with the associated advantages for the customer. However, since most users are not interested in creating another account for a software for which they have paid, but simply want to remain anonymous, this approach has so far had only moderate success.

That is why some have started to introduce an online obligation when activating / registering the software. The manufacturers are well aware of the fine line on which they are moving, but on the other hand they see the need for the considerable losses caused by software piracy. Microsoft is currently only a test that was carried out by some randomly selected Windows insiders.

However, we also suspect that Microsoft does not carry out such tests out of sheer boredom, but that there are definitely concrete plans for the future that will eventually be implemented.

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As everywhere, the principle “No rule without exception” applies, and thus an online constraint required by the manufacturer during installation can often be avoided relatively easily. To do this, you simply cut off the online connection during the setup process, which then automatically switches to an offline mode (previously not visible).

However, later you have to live with the constant messages that appear on the screen, but please activate or register the software online. As a rule, current software is provided with a version check, which checks each time it is started whether the version used is still up to date, and of course whether there was already an online registration.

In the long run, this should get on the nerves of most users so that the online registration / activation will be done after all.

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Michael Suhr
Michael SuhrWebdesigner / Economist
After 20 years in logistics management, I have been working as a freelance web designer and office trainer since the beginning of 2015. Incidentally, I give tips and tricks for more digital skills in my blog as time permits.

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About the author:

Michael Suhr
Michael SuhrWebdesigner / Economist
After 20 years in logistics management, I have been working as a freelance web designer and office trainer since the beginning of 2015. Incidentally, I give tips and tricks for more digital skills in my blog as time permits.

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2020-01-09T16:33:22+01:00By |Categories: Short News, Windows 10|Tags: , |