Windows 10: Does attaching to a school account change Windows settings or policies on my personal computer?

Discus and support Does attaching to a school account change Windows settings or policies on my personal computer? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Are any Windows 10 policies or settings changed when you create a work/school account to Windows? Obviously, I mean settings other than the addition... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by jaygourley, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Does attaching to a school account change Windows settings or policies on my personal computer?


    Are any Windows 10 policies or settings changed when you create a work/school account to Windows? Obviously, I mean settings other than the addition of the account. Is it possible that creating the school account will affect the operation of my computer when I'm not connected to school? This is a troubleshooting question, not a privacy question. I just want to know if merely creating the account changes anything else. Can my school implement some policy to "protect" me without my knowledge? Windows sometimes displays messages referring questions to a group or domain administrator even though I'm just a lonely home user. And I wonder if that might be related to having added a school account to my PC. It's strange I don't see this discussed anywhere.

    :)
     
    jaygourley, Sep 16, 2020
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  2. personal and school accounts linked?

    When I set up my personal microsoft account, it was linked to my school account. I'm not sure how exactly I linked it, but I began having issues where I would log into my personal account and it would only show me my school account. I got a new computer
    and bought a subscription to microsoft office. However my new computer thinks I only have the subscriptions and license associated with my school account. I wouldn't care that much, but my access to office and windows through my school account is about to
    expire. I've also downloaded a ton of software for a new program I'm about to start, so I'd rather not set up a new username and start from scratch. Does anyone know how to help??
     
    SarahMiller8, Sep 16, 2020
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  3. 2 school accounts

    Hello Harry,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    If you are facing issues with syncing data of OneDrive from your School account, then I suggest you to follow the steps to

    fix OneDrive sync problems
    .



    However, if you want to add your School’s OneDrive account to your Windows 10 computer, then please follow the steps

    how do I merge my personal and school Microsoft accounts?




    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.



    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Sep 16, 2020
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  4. Does attaching to a school account change Windows settings or policies on my personal computer?

    Windows 10 Education Group Policy effect for Personal Computers

    Hello,

    As a student, I can get Windows 10 Education for free from my school's Microsoft Imagine program that they got for us. I was thinking of upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Education. One thing I am worried about is that my school's group policy
    would then take effect, controlling some settings like they do at the school computers. I am aware that this can happen if I use my school's Microsoft email account to sign in on my computer or connect the account to my computer but I will not
    do that. I will only use my personal Microsoft email.

    So basically, if I upgrade my PC to Windows 10 Education, will I have full control like I do now with Home, or will my school's Group policy take over?

    Thank you in advance.
     
    Vanilla_Donut, Sep 16, 2020
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