How to Setup Windows 10 Machine for Home or Office Use

Learn How to Setup Windows 10 Machine for Home or Office Use? You must select the correct options when you do Windows 10 initial setup. I’m using the latest INSIDER PREVIEW VERSION of Windows 10.

The Windows 10 free ISO (Windows10_InsiderPreview_Client_x64_en-us_14295.1000.ISO) can be downloaded from here. Windows 10 setup can confuse end consumers if you are not familiar with the new GUI of Windows 10 setup. 

The first Question is —> Who Owns Windows 10 Machine? Is it your Windows 10 machine, or is this machine owned by your organization? 

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Depending on the choice you make – Windows 10 machines will be set up differently. If it’s your personal machine (your own), select I OWN it

How to Setup Windows 10 Machine for Home or Office Use

If it’s a company-owned machine, then select My Organization. This process is explained in the video tutorial at the bottom of this post.

How to Setup Windows 10 Machine for Home or Office Use
How to Setup Windows 10 Machine for Home or Office Use

When you select I own it, on the next page, you need to provide a personal Microsoft account email ID and password to log in to the machine. If you don’t have an MS account and password, you can create one online from this page.

This kind of Windows 10 setup requires an Internet connection. Also, Windows 10 setup gives an option to create a local account which is an offline account and can be created without an internet connection.

How to Setup Windows 10 Machine for Home or Office Use
How to Setup Windows 10 Machine for Home or Office Use

This option is required if the machine is owned by your organization. Join Azure AD if you are not connected to the office network, and you may be working from home via the Internet. No VPN is required for this step. Join a Domain, mostly only possible if you are in the office !! Enter your Work account – Official EMAIL ID (office 365 email id) if your organization already uses the office 365 solution.

How to Setup Windows 10 Machine for Home or Office Use
How to Setup Windows 10 Machine for Home or Office Use

I’ve configured MDM auto-enrollment for all Windows 10 devices which join Azure AD. Hence these Windows 10 PCs will be managed by an MDM provider.

In our case, that is Microsoft Intune, and You can see the policies being enforced on the machine. These are not AD Group Policies rather; these are Intune policies.

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…

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