Local Account for Windows 10

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When setting up Windows 10 for the first time, there's a question about user name setup.


Microsoft wants you to create an OUTLOOK sign in so you can sync your files and settings to their cloud service.


And that sounds pretty great, except we're finding that once you've setup a workstation with a 'MICROSOFT' account it gets really tricky to share printers, drives and devices between network users.


If you can instead use a 'LOCAL' account by following the below setup steps, network sharing will go much more smoothly!









IF you've already setup the MICROSOFT account, here's a youtube video showing you how to switch it to a LOCAL account.