Windows 10: Changing from a local account to a Microsoft Account

Discus and support Changing from a local account to a Microsoft Account in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi, I've been trying to change my local account to a Microsoft account on Windows 10, but I haven't been able to do so. No option appears saying... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by John_800, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. John_800 Win User

    Changing from a local account to a Microsoft Account


    Hi,


    I've been trying to change my local account to a Microsoft account on Windows 10, but I haven't been able to do so. No option appears saying "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead". In the "Your info" section (Settings > Accounts > Your info), it displays my current Microsoft account email address, as if it was already a Microsoft account. However, I can tell that I currently have a local account, since there is no login password (which my Microsoft account definitely has), and since Windows Powershell says it's a local account. How can I convert my (seemingly) local account into a Microsoft account? Thanks.


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    :)
     
    John_800, Aug 10, 2019
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  2. 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.
     
    Rafael Com, Aug 10, 2019
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  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, Aug 10, 2019
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  4. Kari Win User

    Changing from a 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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