Windows 10: Cannot link local account to Microsoft account as account 'here already'

Discus and support Cannot link local account to Microsoft account as account 'here already' in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; Hello, I linked my Microsoft account to an admin account on Windows, and then removed it. I shifted over to a new user profile and have tried to link... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by Cheng Shon Chow, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. Cannot link local account to Microsoft account as account 'here already'


    Hello,


    I linked my Microsoft account to an admin account on Windows, and then removed it. I shifted over to a new user profile and have tried to link to Microsoft, but I always get the message that the email is 'here already' even though I have deleted the old user account and unlinked it / my PC before I deleted. I have checked the registry editor but there are no traces of the Microsoft account. Please help.

    :)
     
    Cheng Shon Chow, Mar 29, 2020
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  2. Windows 8 with 2 Microsoft accounts?

    Yea, I would create a local account and just use your school account to login to Outlook and Onedrive.

    Edit:

    Here switch between local and microsoft account.
     
    Mindweaver, Mar 29, 2020
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  3. Zakin Win User
    Strange Windows 10 User Account issue.

    Unfortunately I had done those steps numerous reboots, it just, reappears for no good reason. The base account isn't even a Microsoft account, it's a local account.

    I haven't quite tried the built in administrator account on W10, but so far in my experience on my own computer, the built in account seemed to have absolutely no more control than I did on my own.

    It's just strange, I go in, it warns me twice about deleting the account, then it's gone. Reboot, and it's back?

    EDIT: Just to specify, both command line and Netplwiz both say only HIS account exists on the computer, it doesn't list this rogue account. This is what I meant in my first post about the fact that even Windows doesn't seem to believe it exists, HALF the time. *Frown Cannot link local account to Microsoft account as account 'here already' :(
     
    Zakin, Mar 29, 2020
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  4. Kari Win User

    Cannot link local account to Microsoft account as account 'here already'

    Creating a MS account without losing Local account


    Go to https://account.microsoft.com, click Create account and fill the form:


    Cannot link local account to Microsoft account as account 'here already' [​IMG]


    With a Microsoft account you can then use OneDrive and Office Online apps for free. You can also use built-in native Windows apps which require a Microsoft account like Mail, Skype Preview, People, Calendar and download apps from Windows Store.

    See steps 3 to 5 in this tutorial to continue using local account as Windows sign-in account even when / if you download apps from store and / or use Windows apps requiring a Microsoft account, to avoid Windows user account converting to Microsoft account: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

    Other tutorials you might be interested in when you have created a Microsoft account:
     
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