Windows 10: Cannot Sign in to Local Account after Reverting to Windows 10

Discus and support Cannot Sign in to Local Account after Reverting to Windows 10 in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I tried Windows 11 on my Dell XPS, but things just weren't working right, to be brief. So, I chose the revert back to Windows 10 option. Good thing I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by MatthewSisto, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. Cannot Sign in to Local Account after Reverting to Windows 10


    I tried Windows 11 on my Dell XPS, but things just weren't working right, to be brief. So, I chose the revert back to Windows 10 option. Good thing I backed up my data because, despite them saying it shouldn't cause any issues, it messed up my entire computer at the boot level and I had to do a fresh install. I also used Windows' cloud recovery option. Now when I sign in, when before I could sign in to my local user account, I can only sign in as an administrator. I can only set up the PIN login in administrator; fingerprint runs into an issue with setup. If I try to sign in as a local user, I

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    MatthewSisto, Oct 19, 2021
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  2. CSMR(2) Win User

    Signing into Onenote app converts local account to microsoft account

    Steps:

    • Sign into a local account
    • Open the OneNote app (tablet not desktop app)
    • Sign in to this app with a Microsoft account
    The local account is then converted into a Microsoft account with that identity.

    This is wrong and unexpected behaviour as no indication is given that the sign in is for the whole of windows rather than just OneNote.

    It is also hard to revert.

    I am guessing that other apps may exhibit the same behaviour.

    In fact I don't understand how an app (which is supposed to be sandboxed and secure) can change user account information.
     
    CSMR(2), Oct 19, 2021
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  3. Local account installation question


    I'm fairly certain that Skip this step was available in 10.0.130 - the workaround in Step 20 (back button) is no longer required.

    The currently known, as of 10.0.130, ways to create a Local account sign-in are
    • Skip this step at the MS account creation phase
    • No Internet connection during the install
    • static IP (post# 2 by Fragment) - New (to me anyway)
     
    Slartybart, Oct 19, 2021
    #3
  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Cannot Sign in to Local Account after Reverting to Windows 10

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    As you may already know, Windows 10 (as well as Windows 8) allow you to log in with a valid Microsoft account, instead of creating a local account that only works on your machine. However, you may prefer to keep a local account for privacy reasons. If you do, though, some Windows 10 features—like Cortana—may not work. Despite the default behavior, the Windows 10 Store is not one of them. You can still log in to your Microsoft account for just the Store without switching to a full Microsoft account. The process, however, is not terribly obvious. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Launch the Store from your Start menu.
    • Click the user icon next to the search box.
    • Click “Sign-in” from the menu that appears.
    • Choose “Microsoft account” and log in like normal.
    • When the “Make it yours” box appears do not enter your password. Instead, click “Sign in to just this app instead.”
    from Lifehacker
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 19, 2021
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