I was trying to install SharePoint 2013 using the Complete option (Server Type) opposed to Stand-alone and I ran into the following error:
Local accounts should only be used in standalone mode
To get around this, you will need to use PowerShell to create your Content Database.
From the start menu open SharePoint 2013 Management Shell (right click, run as administrator) . Start Menu | All Programs | Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products| SharePoint 2013 Management Shell
Once open, enter this command: New-SPConfigurationDatabase
New-SPConfigurationDatabase –DatabaseName "SharePointConfigDB1" –DatabaseServer "SQL-01" –Passphrase (ConvertTo-SecureString "MyPassword" –AsPlainText -force) –FarmCredentials (Get-Credential)
Once the PowerShell has completed, navigate back to Start Menu | All Programs | Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products |SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard
Run the Config Wizard, and you will be on your way!