I would like to use my surface offline. I was given instructions on disconnecting from my MS Account, creating a local account so I could do this. I was also told I could LINK my local account to my MS Account. However, when I click on "link to Microsoft Account", once the information is given to them the only option given to continue the process is CHANGE to MS Account. The local account then no longer exists. If I am not signed into MS Account then I am told "offline, please use the same password you used when you signed on last" and the device does not boot. Is there a solution which allows me to work offline or link a local account to my MS account without CHANGING to a MS Account (and thus losing the local account?). I really want to be able to work off line but if I cannot get past the sign in screen while off line that is impossible!