Windows 10: Combining a local windows 10 account to a Microsoft account that already exist on windows 10

Discus and support Combining a local windows 10 account to a Microsoft account that already exist on windows 10 in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I have two accounts on my computer that I want to merge. One is a local account that I want to merge with my Microsoft account so I can sync... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by W.Donaghy, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. W.Donaghy Win User

    Combining a local windows 10 account to a Microsoft account that already exist on windows 10


    I have two accounts on my computer that I want to merge. One is a local account that I want to merge with my Microsoft account so I can sync everything and have all my files and desktop settings. But I don't see any way of doing that? Please help.

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    W.Donaghy, Jul 31, 2020
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  2. 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 Combining a local windows 10 account to a Microsoft account that already exist on windows 10 :(
     
    Zakin, Jul 31, 2020
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    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, Jul 31, 2020
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  4. 95Viper Win User

    Combining a local windows 10 account to a Microsoft account that already exist on windows 10

    95Viper, Jul 31, 2020
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