Office 2021 using a local account


zinc

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I have a new Win11 Pro PC set up with a Local Account. Let's say I wish to keep it this way.
I've read I'll need to create a Microsoft Account when I activate Office 2021 (and purchase it if from MS). OK.

My questions are will the purchase & activation of Office 2021:
1) Change my local account in any way?
2) Convert my local account into a MS account?
3) Add a MS account as a new account (that has Office 2021 in it)?

Thanks
 
Windows Build/Version
Win11 Pro 21H2 22000.613

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    ASUS Z690
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RFS

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I have the same setup as you and have Windows 11 set up with only a local account. When you purchase Office 2021, you'll need to first logon to your MS account to validate the licence key. If that's fine, you are given a link to download and install Office 2021. You do then need to logon to an Office component (eg Word) with your MS account to activate it. Your local account is not affected.
 

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    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self-build
    CPU
    Intel I3-10100
    Motherboard
    MSI H410M-PRO
    Memory
    16 GB
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    Nvidia GT 1030
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    Philips 27 inch
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    Edge
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    Microsoft Office 2021 Plus
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    Self-build
    CPU
    Intel i3-8100
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z370 D3
    Memory
    16 Gb
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia GT 720
    Sound Card
    Motherboard default
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 27-inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    Samsung 960 NVMe SSD 256 Gb
    Seagate 2 Tb HDD
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    ATX 450W
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    Microsoft
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    Edge
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    Windows Defender

zinc

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I have the same setup as you and have Windows 11 set up with only a local account. When you purchase Office 2021, you'll need to first logon to your MS account to validate the licence key. If that's fine, you are given a link to download and install Office 2021. You do then need to logon to an Office component (eg Word) with your MS account to activate it. Your local account is not affected.
Excellent. Thank you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Vista, Win 11, Win 11 Pro (main PC)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i9-12900KF
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z690
    Memory
    32 GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA T-600 x 2
    Hard Drives
    2TB M.2 2280 NVMe x 2, 2TB SSD
    Cooling
    Liquid
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