Windows 10: Can't change local account to a Microsoft account

Discus and support Can't change local account to a Microsoft account in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I want to change PC login from a local account to a Microsoft account The system is Windows 10 Home When I go to Accounts I do not see the option 'Sign... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by robgr, Jun 8, 2021 at 8:57 PM.

  1. robgr Win User

    Can't change local account to a Microsoft account


    I want to change PC login from a local account to a Microsoft account The system is Windows 10 Home When I go to Accounts I do not see the option 'Sign in with a Microsoft Account' What am I missing? How do I change a PC login using a local account to using a Microsoft account?

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  2. Yaqub K Win User

    Local Account password changed to Online Account Password

    Hi,

    I suggest you to follow the steps on how to switch from Microsoft account to Local account:

    • Click on search in taskbar and type account.
    • Click on Accounts.
    • Now, under Your account, click on Sign in with Local account instead.
    • Enter your Microsoft account password for confirmation and then follow the screen instruction.
    • Enter User name credentials for your the Local account and click OK.
    • Now, login to Local account.
    Hope it helps.
     
  3. how to change local account to Microsoft account

    Hi Linda,

    To change your login settings from local account to Microsoft account, please follow the steps below:

    • Click on Start menu and select Accounts.
    • Select Your email and accounts and click on Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.
    • Type the details for your Microsoft Account.
    • Reboot the PC for the changes to take effect.

    Let us know the result.
     
  4. Kari Win User

    Can't change local account to a Microsoft account

    Change Microsoft Account Details in Administrator Account


    Hi Daryl, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    It's quite easy in fact, simply switch the account in question first to a local account, then switch back to a Microsoft account, this time using your wife's MS account credentials.

    Tutorials:
    Notice that before doing this you need to remove the new additional MS account on the PC, the one you created with her credentials. Windows allows only one user account for each email address, if the new account exists you cannot switch the original administrator account to an MS account using the same email address. Tutorial: User Account - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
     
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