You can now see the scene: Holiday gifts come unwrapped. You’re excited about a new laptop, or desktop computer. Windows prompts to create an account and create a password when you turn on your computer. You instinctively try to evade the prompt so that you don’t have a problem remembering your login information.
The background tech person in your family lets out an uncontrollable, primitive scream.
A password is your first (and best) line of defense against unwanted access to your computer—a particular risk for portable computers, which can easily be lost or stolen. This is especially true if your computer runs a newer version Windows and you are signed in with Microsoft. You will be able use find my deviceYour data will be encrypted automatically to make it easier for you to locate your computer and other compatible systems.
These guarantees are hypothetical for most people. Setting up a Windows 11 computer— and the process makes Microsoft account sign in seem like an inevitable fate.
Windows 10 is not always compatible with DIY builds. However, you can still access Windows 10 on some computers. It is simple to set up the system without a password. It’s easy to set up a local account with Windows 11 instead of signing into a Microsoft account. Or how to disable your Microsoft account and create a local account. (Please do not do this.
It is smarter to create a password for your computer that is associated with a Microsoft account. Then add it to your account. Easier login methodsuch as a PIN or security key. The latter option is only available on laptops that support facial recognition or fingerprint recognition. You’ll be protected, your life will be simpler, and your family can leave the tech support person to take care of your family.
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