Widgets without an account


fx1111

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Is there a way to bypass this with a local account? I just want to have the widgets without an account.

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    3XS Gamer 3080
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    Motherboard
    MAG B550 TOMAHAWK
    Memory
    32GB (2x16GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX - 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (EVGA)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF 27" WQHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    Nvme - Sabrent 1TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2
    SSD - Samsung 870 QV0 1TB
    HDD - Seagate BarraCuda 3TB Internal Hard Drive HDD
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    Corsair RM750x, Modular, Silent, 80PLUS GOLD
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    Corsair Hydro H100x -
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Bree

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Is there a way to bypass this with a local account? I just want to have the widgets without an account.
No, the Widgets require a Microsoft account to work. However, you don't have to sign in to Windows with a Microsoft account. You can continue to use a Local account, but just sign in to Widgets with your MS account. That's what I do.

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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