If you prefer to not use an Apple ID with your Apple MacOS laptop, follow these steps.
- At the Sign In Screen, select Don't sign in and then click Continue.
- Select Skip at the pop-up window that says, "Are you sure you want to skip signing in with an Apple ID?"
- At the next window, Uncheck Enable Siri on this Mac and then click Continue.
- One more pop-up window with flash on the screen before you are taken to the Desktop.
If you DO want to sign in with your Apple ID, here are the steps: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204053