• Patch Lady – can you set up a local – no Microsoft account on 2004?


    But you have to have good eyesight or good reading glasses as they like to hide it.

    When you get to the screen where they REALLY REALLY want you to set up an account online, in the bottom left corner is the “Offline account”.  Click there.

    Next screen you ignore the recommendation to set up an online account and click on the left hand side where it says “Limited experience”

    You put in your user name

    You can even leave the password blank (which I don’t recommend).

    But bottom line if you wanted to do all of that…. you still can with 2004.  You just have to look really closely and keep looking in corners.