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03-03-2021 06:03 PM
Product: HP Slimline Desktop
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
I was using the recovery partition to reformat and reinstall Windows 10 on this computer. At one point, it asked me to create a password and to create a Microsoft account before I could finish configuring the installation. Since I am not going to keep this computer (I plan to donate it to charity), I don't want to do either of those things. The eventual new owner can do that and make it more his own. I don't want to include ANY information about myself since I don't know and will not have any control over who eventually receives it. How can I bypass these steps? I suppose getting a copy of Windows 10 on the open market would solve the problem but I don't want to put that kind of money into a donation. I shouldn't have to when the computer has a perfectly serviceable copy already on it - if I can avoid the personalization.
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