Windows 10: A question about local account. Switching from MS acct to it.

Discus and support A question about local account. Switching from MS acct to it. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; If I go from a MS account login to a local account does it copy over all my settings etc? I am asking as I am moving on the 26th/27th, and I won't have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Scyris, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. Scyris Win User

    A question about local account. Switching from MS acct to it.


    If I go from a MS account login to a local account does it copy over all my settings etc? I am asking as I am moving on the 26th/27th, and I won't have the internet back till the 28th. I've heard that windows 10 requires the net to sign in unless its a local account. Also after I get the net back, can I disable/remove the local acct and go with my main one again? I don't wanna end up with a pc I can't use for a day and a half. Thanks all.

    :)
     
    Scyris, Feb 19, 2021
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  2. NickTh Win User

    MS Acct vs Local acct

    I think you can take extra mesurments like two-step authentication, but as you said, using an MS Acct needs you to be more carefull than a local one.
     
    NickTh, Feb 19, 2021
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  3. badrobot Win User
    MS Acct vs Local acct

    Somehow they still manage to get your feedbacks and pop up questions even on local account. I think there's a program within 10 that detects how frequently you click on something and pop questions about it. Then at the bottom there"s a link for "Send us more feedbacks" (or something to that effect) to get you to logon on your MS acct.
     
    badrobot, Feb 19, 2021
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  4. Kari Win User

    A question about local account. Switching from MS acct to it.

    MS Acct vs Local acct

    You said exactly this, the last sentence of your post I quoted:

    And I still say no, it's exactly the opposite: you can never make a local account as safe as an MS Account. You need to be more careful with a local account which cannot be secured with two step verification.
     
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