Windows 10: Different MS account for Windows and Office?

Discus and support Different MS account for Windows and Office? in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; Can you have windows login using one microsoft account, and office 365 installation activated with a different microsoft account? 182157 Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by och, Jul 6, 2021.

  1. OCH
    och Win User

    Different MS account for Windows and Office?


    Can you have windows login using one microsoft account, and office 365 installation activated with a different microsoft account?

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  2. JackKnapp Win User

    Windows 10 Reinstall using different MS Account

    I have reinstalled windows a couple different times (Reset, Recovery, and clean install) but every time I cannot activate - the Activation window is blank.

    Could it be I am using a different MS Account for the reinstall? Checking my two MS accounts I see that this serial version of windows is now linked to both accounts (but it is NOT activated). Any suggestion on what to do? Do I need to disconnect the
    serial from the old MS account so it can be activated using the new MS account?

    Thanks
     
    JackKnapp, Jul 6, 2021
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  3. Kari Win User
    Creating a MS account without losing Local account

    Go to https://account.microsoft.com, click Create account and fill the form:


    Different MS account for Windows and Office? [​IMG]


    With a Microsoft account you can then use OneDrive and Office Online apps for free. You can also use built-in native Windows apps which require a Microsoft account like Mail, Skype Preview, People, Calendar and download apps from Windows Store.

    See steps 3 to 5 in this tutorial to continue using local account as Windows sign-in account even when / if you download apps from store and / or use Windows apps requiring a Microsoft account, to avoid Windows user account converting to Microsoft account: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

    Other tutorials you might be interested in when you have created a Microsoft account:
     
    Kari, Jul 6, 2021
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  4. trikeyz Win User

    Different MS account for Windows and Office?

    Windows account cant access Office 365 Family license

    My husband recently renewed his Office 365 and shared the license with me (as he had done previously). Since this renewal, i am unable to use the Office license if i log into windows under the same MS account as i use for Office 365.

    • my MS account shows that the license is shared with me.
    • if i log into windows under another (local) account, i can use the Office 365 shared license (I log into office 365 using the MS account)
    • if i log into windows under the MS account, then log into Office 365 under that same MS account, it says i am not licensed to use Office 365.
    After a 3 hour chat session with MS, it was concluded that i will need to log into windows under a different account if i want to use the MS Office license. During that 3-hour session (and before) we uninstalled/reinstalled office, and deleted numerous license
    keys, to no avail. The tech decided that my windows account must be corrupted, and since he was an Office tech (not a Windows tech), he didnt know how that could be fixed, other than to use separate accounts for Windows and Office.

    I can live with having 2 different accounts (1 for windows and 1 for office) but this seems like a dumb solution, especially when it used to work fine until this recent renewal.

    Any insight welcome.

    T
     
    trikeyz, Jul 6, 2021
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