Windows 8.1 sign in and microsoft account

I recently upgraded from Win 8 to 8.1.   Starting Windows 8.1 now requires a username and password, which I don't want.  I foolishly gave Microsoft one of my email addresses.  I would like to remove the Windows account and the sign in requirement.

Any help appreciated.
rpollittAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to the charms at the side (swipe to the right). Select the gear icon (Settings). In there select Change PC Settings. When that comes up, select Accounts and change your account to a local account. I did that back when I upgraded to 8.1. Works fine.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@rpollitt  - Did you get your local sign in back?
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rpollittAuthor Commented:
Hi John

I did get the sign in back, thanks.  After having a good look at 8.1, I going to killdisk the drive and go back to 8.0.  Microsoft seems to be going out of their way to irritate users with sign in and privacy issues.  Anyway, enough complaining.  Thanks for your help, much appreciated.

Ron Pollitt
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So then you should probably close this question then.
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rpollittAuthor Commented:
I would close this question if it was apparent how to do so in this new improved interface.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you. By the way, I am using Windows 8.1 and since I got the local sign in and the start exclusively in desktop option, it really looks and works like systems of old. I prefer 8.1 to 8 by a wide margin.
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rpollittAuthor Commented:
Glad you like it.  My thoughts dovetail with those on this link.  http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2014/07/22/8-reasons-windows-8-sucks/?daves-win8sucks=
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