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    Avoid login screen, password etc

    You can only open a user account after going through the initial instal process which, halfway through demands entering the details of an existing Microsoft Account or creating a new one. It blocks further progress until done. And that seems to be accepting defeat. This insistence on imposing...
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    Avoid login screen, password etc

    Well, I spent more time than I wished looking for a way of avoiding it and believe me, there is no conceivable way of progressing beyond the completion or creation of a MS account
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    Avoid login screen, password etc

    Had no problems with the new account. Why MS demand your birthday details as part of the creation is beyond comprehension. I know it could be any date but the privacy intrusion issue is unacceptable and attracts widespread and justified criticism and censure. What was a problem was actually...
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    Avoid login screen, password etc

    Hi everyone. I gave in eventually and will have to adopt a post-installation solution. I had annoying problems getting Windows up and running, having to create a new Microsoft account. It was just nag, nag, nag until I did. I hate this enforced subscription thing. I have an android accounts...
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    Avoid login screen, password etc

    Remember Winmail? There was a hack many users implemented which enabled it to be used on Win 10 - until one of MS's 'updates' killed it dead. If you have a fingerprint reader, which I don't on this laptop. My Samsung Galaxy does, yet "for my additional security" still insists on the pin...
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    Avoid login screen, password etc

    I used to play with the registry in Win7 and earlier. But so many Windows 10 updates reconfigure/replace registry entries without warning and I'm hoping there might be a foolproof way to avoid this.
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    Avoid login screen, password etc

    And the advice on the main issue is?
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    Anyone know how to get rid of Avast antivirus.

    Don't all brand name computers come with the manufacturer's bloatware on them? Some of it is possibly useful, but a lot isn't - and I've never discovered any that are absolutely essential. Personally I use Avast's free version and, touch wood, haven't had a virus in years. Maybe biting the...
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    Avoid login screen, password etc

    I’m beefing up my laptop (which in any event needs a new cooling fan (sounds like a 737 starting up sometimes) and battery (short charge time and looks a bit lumpy) with a new SSD. I’ve retrieved the product key just in case, and this is going to be a completely fresh installation using the...
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