"It wasn't immediately obvious to me how to create a local login, so I wrote it up here to help you, Oh Internet Person."
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, ... and Microsoft employee.
I was the Chief Architect at Corillian Corporation, now a part of Checkfree, for 6+ years. Before Corillian and Microsoft I worked as a Principal Consultant at STEP Technology, speaking, writing, consulting, and very much not getting rich during Web 1.0, although I worked on a bunch of web sites you have heard of. I've also been an Adjunct Professor at OIT, teaching C# and Web Services. I created the first PalmPilot Diabetes Management System in 1998 and sold it to a healthcare company some years later.
The comments on the linked page speak volumes, too:
I had no idea you can click "Create a new account" to show the "Sign in without a Microsoft account" link.
I had always entered an invalid MS account a few times. That would cause it to relent and offer me that link."
When I read that page:
"Sign in to your microsoft account
Don't have an account?
Create a new one"
I of course think that it is referring to creating a new MICROSOFT account."
Yes, possible to use Local account but : Skydrive will not work, Microsoft apps will reset randomly and you need to enter log/pass over and over again ,that way Microsoft giving you a idea about switching to Microsoft account.Windows 8 don't have such issues.
I had a local user in Windows 8.0
When converting to Windows 8.1 the local users lost accesso to the basic windows 8 apps (mail, calendar, etc.); i'm unable to install/uninstall/update them, they're just black holes in the main menù.
I didn't need them so it's fine, but if i was using them i would be pretty much screwed.