Although Microsoft prefers that you create a Microsoft account for use with Windows 8 / 8.1, using a local account is preferred.
Unless you want to use apps from the Windows Store. In this case, you will not have a choice and the use of a Microsoft account will be required.
Using a Microsoft account as a user account in Windows 8 / 8.1 has many disadvantages :
Although it's possible to create a local account when installing Windows 8 / 8.1 (although this sometimes requires a little trick, such as temporarily shutting off the Internet, for example), it's also possible to create a local account from Windows.
To do this, go to the bottom right of the screen and click on Settings.
Open the control panel.
Click on : Users Accounts and Family Safety.
Click on : User Accounts.
Click on : Manage another account.
Then, on : Add a new user in PC settings.
Windows is switching to the touch version, where you will find the "Add an account" option in the "Other accounts" section.
At the bottom, click on "Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended)" link.
Click on "Local account".
And you can finally create your local account with a username and password.
The user has been created with a local account.
Click on Finish.
To close this window, place your cursor at the top of the screen to display the title bar and click on the cross at the top right.
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