Win 10, MS account or local account?

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BigBen08 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,092
Win 10, MS account or local account?

I bought a new Win 10 laptop and need to set it up. I have the choice of creating a Microsoft account or local account.

I've been reading on the net but don't understand the benefits of setting up a Microsoft account. It might be helpful when getting updates, for one. But I don't like the idea of giving MS personal information, if that's required.

Maybe all I need is a local account. I don't know if it matters, but I will be the only one using the laptop.

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