horrible, I want days where i could install software without giving so much information! For free edition? seriously mongodb, I don’t even have my password setup in windows it is PIN! What a horrible UX, made account just to vent out
The post you replied to talks about setting up mongod to run as a service. You are providing that info to the Windows OS to run the service. This is a Windows thing, not MongoDB. Note that this information is not sent to either MongoDB or Microsoft. The only time you’re providing information directly to MongoDB is if you’re creating an Atlas account, but then you’re not installing MongoDB on your Windows system in that case.
You can run MongoDB on Windows without setting it up as a service. Doing this however means that you have to manually run the mongod command before using the database.
What error you get with email address?
Try domain/ID or firstname.lastname or give your I’d with space in quotes
If none works you have to install it as not as service as Doug suggested above
Disadvantage with this is you have to start mongod manually
Other options don’t use installer use command line install passing minimum parameters
Check mongo documentation