'Sign in with a local account instead' missing from fresh Windows 10 installation

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The last time I did a fresh installation of Windows 10 I used a DVD for version 1809 and during the installation there was the option to create a local account. When I did a fresh installation of Windows 10 this time, I used the MCT to create a bootable flash drive with the latest version of Windows (22H2). This time, I was very disappointed that there was no option at all to create a local account and the only way I could complete the installation was by setting up a 'Microsoft account'. The page said that I could easily convert it to a local account later from 'settings - accounts - your info' and by clicking on 'sign in with a local account instead' but there option is not there. I have been googling this all night and it seems to be a common problem but I have not found a solution other than creating a new local account and then deleting the local account or reinstalling Windows 10 again. Has anyone found a solution for this? If I have to reinstall Windows 10 in the future I am tempted to use my version 1809 DVD instead.

This has only added to my personal dislike of anything newer than Windows 7.
 
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While Pro should automatically give the "Continue with limited setup" when it detects no network connection, Home needs a little more work. On the "Let's connect you to a network" screen, press shift + F10 to open up command prompt, and enter the following command:
Code:
OOBE\BYPASSNRO
It'll reboot and when you return back to the network screen, you can skip that, allowing you to access the limited setup option which allows you to create a local account.
 
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Yes, you have hit the nail on the head. It was the Home version that I was installing which by the sounds of it Microsoft had decided to make more awkward! I bet Bill Gates has a local account on his own PC.
 
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An interesting thing to also note is that Microsoft seems to automatically convert local accounts to Microsoft accounts too. I had been looking at my lads laptop this weekend which was set up a while back using a Windows 10 1809 DVD and definitely was set up with a local account. Since he has set up the Xbox app on it, it is now showing up as a Microsoft account without the option to convert it back to a local account. I have set up a separate local account it so I can relax that I can retain access to it at all times and have let him carry on gaming on the Microsoft account. I am not very happy with Microsoft!
 
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When you sign in to a Microsoft app (I.e the Xbox one) from a local account it’ll ask you if you want to use your Microsoft account for all apps or just Microsoft ones. If you select all apps it converts your local account
 
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