Posted 07 June 2015 - 12:19 PM
Regarding post #2:
Similar things apply for windows 8 and 8.1, if you install without your computer connected to the internet at all (no ethernet plugged in, no wi-fi networks connected into) (for machines with the OS pre-installed this means when you first turn it on and set it up you stay disconnected)then you can only choose a local account. On window 8 and 8.1 if you install/first start your computer with some form of connection attached then you are supposed to get options for ms accounts and options for a local account (hidden in small textat the bottom though).
On windows 8.1 you might want to be careful of KB3013816 because it's description reads like it forces users to have an ms account, although I might have misinterpreted this description.
Edited by rp88, 07 June 2015 - 12:19 PM.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB