I've read numerous posts here advising that most people do not want to sign in with a Microsoft account and instead use a local account. What I don't fully understand is why? Can someone please elaborate the reason(s) why anyone might prefer to use a local account, rather than a Microsoft account? (I saw somewhere someone mentioned security risks but they didn't elaborate and that's all I've seen) When I first heard about it, I thought "Yeah!" a local account sounds like a great thing to do. But, that's simply because I've always used a local account on a Windows device, without any supporting evidence as to why I should actually use a local account. It would just be great to know I haven't missed anything vital.