Windows 10: Caught between local and Microsoft accounts

Discus and support Caught between local and Microsoft accounts in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; One of my Windows 10 systems is in a weird state in between local and Microsoft accounts. 1. There is no "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead" or... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by crawfish, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. crawfish Win User

    Caught between local and Microsoft accounts


    One of my Windows 10 systems is in a weird state in between local and Microsoft accounts.

    1. There is no "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead" or "Sign in with a local account instead" option under Settings/Accounts/Your info. This page shows my local account name, which is just my first name, and my Microsoft account email address. (I upgraded just a few weeks ago from Windows 8.1 and never signed in with a Microsoft account as best I can recall.)

    2. My other machine is working right. When I switch to my Microsoft account, it shows my full name and email address. When I switch to my local account, it shows my first name and "Local Account" instead of my email address. There is the complementary "Sign in instead" option in both cases. Note the differences here between this machine and the situation described for the other machine in (1). (I upgraded from Windows 7 a few months ago, and I know I switched to a Microsoft account early on before switching back to my local account.)

    3. The old-style Control Panel "User Accounts" shows "Local Account" for (1).

    4. The local and Microsoft account names and passwords are the same for both machines.

    Any ideas?

    :)
     
    crawfish, Nov 4, 2018
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  2. 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, Nov 4, 2018
    #2
  3. 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.
     
    Yaqub K, Nov 4, 2018
    #3
  4. Caught between local and Microsoft accounts

    Switch Back to Existing Local Account from Microsoft Account

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your response in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.

    I suggest that you follow the steps below and check if you can log into your computer using the Local Account.

      • On the Search Bar type “User Account”.
      • On the right menu pane locate and click “Make changes to my account in this PC”.
      • Then locate and click on “Sign in With a Local Account instead”.
      • And follow on screen instructions.
    Hope this information is helpful.
     
    Vanessa Sohtun, Nov 4, 2018
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