Solved Installing Microsoft 365 switched me to an online account


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I reinstalled Windows 11 fresh a couple days ago and managed to keep my local account intact. Yesterday I installed Microsoft 365 and it went well. I already have it installed on a Windows 10 machine.

But today I noticed my account is now online. I tried some AI based suggestions to change my account back to local. But somehow my password got changed and I was locked out of my system. Fortunately I made a Hasleo backup yesterday and managed to restore it. At this moment Microsoft 365 is NOT currently installed and my account is still local.

So I'd like the guidance of this forum on installing Microsoft 365 and keeping my local account. Hopefully this is possible.

Any guidance?
 
Windows Build/Version
23H2 22631.3374

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo M920s
    CPU
    i7-8700 @ 3.20 GHz
    Memory
    32 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
If your not already, you should use the Offline Installer.
You have to login to the Office 365 web page with your Microsoft account to download the Offline Installer, but then you can Install it from your Local Account
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 77000 3.60
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GEForce RTX 2060 Super
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two 27" Dell 4K monitors
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    M.2 NVME SSD, 500 GB; Two 2TB Mechanical HDD's
    PSU
    850w PSU
    Case
    Cyberpower PC
    Cooling
    Water cooled
    Keyboard
    Backlit Cyberpower gamiong keyboard
    Mouse
    Backlit Cyberpower gaming mouse
    Internet Speed
    1 GB mbps
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
I reinstalled Windows 11 fresh a couple days ago and managed to keep my local account intact. Yesterday I installed Microsoft 365 and it went well. I already have it installed on a Windows 10 machine.

But today I noticed my account is now online. I tried some AI based suggestions to change my account back to local. But somehow my password got changed and I was locked out of my system. Fortunately I made a Hasleo backup yesterday and managed to restore it. At this moment Microsoft 365 is NOT currently installed and my account is still local.

So I'd like the guidance of this forum on installing Microsoft 365 and keeping my local account. Hopefully this is possible.

Any guidance?
Check to see if your subscription to Microsoft 365 has expired . . .
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 22631.2861
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy TE01-1xxx
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1463MHz (21-21-21-47)
    Memory
    16384 MBytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 - Acer 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
    Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    Standard
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Internet Speed
    500 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's all Folks!
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 (10th gen) 10700
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27" & Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x
    Hard Drives
    SSD (512 GB)
    HDD (1 TB)
    Seagate
    PSU
    Intel i7 10th Generation
    Case
    HP
    Cooling
    HP/Intel?
    Mouse
    Logitech M705
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave K350
    Internet Speed
    50 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox 90.2
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Headphone/Microphone Combo
    SuperSpeed USB Type-A (4 on front)
    HP 3-in-One Card Readr
    SuperSpeed USB Type-C
    DVD Writer

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo M920s
    CPU
    i7-8700 @ 3.20 GHz
    Memory
    32 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
If your not already, you should use the Offline Installer.
You have to login to the Office 365 web page with your Microsoft account to download the Offline Installer, but then you can Install it from your Local Account
Thanks! This did the trick ... eventually. That is the website has changed and the option to download the offline installer is hard to find. But it does allow me to install 365 and keep my local account.

Why does Microsoft make this so hard to locate?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo M920s
    CPU
    i7-8700 @ 3.20 GHz
    Memory
    32 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
Thanks! This did the trick ... eventually. That is the website has changed and the option to download the offline installer is hard to find. But it does allow me to install 365 and keep my local account.

Why does Microsoft make this so hard to locate?
I'd have thought that was obvious, they want you to use a Microsoft Account over a local one.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 build 10.0.26635.3566 Beta
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 14 5430
    CPU
    Intel i7-1355U
    Motherboard
    Dell 0GMW80
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 14" and LG Ultrawide 26"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 and 2560 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 1TB NVME Gen 4 M.2 SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Keyboard
    Dell KM3322W
    Mouse
    Dell Trackpad or Dell KM3322W
    Internet Speed
    900mb down / 400mb up FTTP
    Browser
    Edge 124.0.2478.67 Beta
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Windows 365
    1TB OneDrive
    Outlook
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio
    Python 3.12.2
    Macrium Reflect
    Dell Update
    MyDell
    Dell SupportAssist
    Dell TB16 Thunderbolt dock
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    Core i5 - 1035G4
    Motherboard
    Microsoft
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Surface touch
    Screen Resolution
    2736 x 1824
    Hard Drives
    128GB
    PSU
    Microsoft
    Case
    Microsoft Keyboard
    Cooling
    None
    Mouse
    Microsoft Arc Intellimouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Surface Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    900mb / 400mb FTTP
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Thanks! This did the trick ... eventually. That is the website has changed and the option to download the offline installer is hard to find. But it does allow me to install 365 and keep my local account.

Why does Microsoft make this so hard to locate?
Security - it's relevant - do you do your taxes - or even those for others? Even if - or especially if - you use a tax software such as TurboTax, TaxCut, or even free software such as TaxSlayer - you - or the folks you do taxes for - must keep copies of those returns - that is a matter of law - speciifically the Tax Code. Microsoft accounts make the process secure and painless - that is why it matters - at least to me.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    H-P
    CPU
    Pentium-G
    Memory
    8 GB
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    i7
    Motherboard
    Optiplex 9020 SFF
    Memory
    32 GB
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