Sorry for the long post; but, I posted in another forum and got no help so far and I reposted all details here that I covered in the previous forum. All of a sudden, Microsoft has started popping up a nag screen when I attempt to reply by e-mail to a Craigslist ad wanting me to set up a Microsoft account. All choices in that nag screen (other than yielding to Microsoft) takes me in a circle back to the nag screen and this nag is TOTALLY BLOCKING my sending e-mail replies to Craigslist ads. The nag is corner-to-corner, blocking all access to all other Windows components The only way I can get it off the screen is through Ctrl+Alt+Del and killing it through Task Manager. I don't want a Microsoft Account. The nag screen is all blue background with white letters and it says: Switch to a Microsoft Account on this PC Many apps and services (like this one) rely on a Microsoft account to sync content and settings across devices. We'll help you set up your Microsoft account now. First, confirm your current local password (we need to know this is you Alex Current password _____________________ Sign into each app separately instead (not recommended) and the choices are Next and Cancel Both choices take me in a circle back to the nag screen. I have never used Outlook.com, Hotmail, Office 365, OneDrive, Skype, Xbox and always clicked away from anything requiring a Microsoft account. I do not use "other devices" for e-mail so I don't need to "synchronize across devices". I occasionally read e-mail on my phone; but, I have never replied from a phone or even written one from there. Also, I specifically instructed T-mobile to disable texting at the system level on my phone (spammers) so I never receive text and couldn't send one even if I wanted to. How do I rid myself of this annoyance?