Windows 10: How do I separate my Microsoft account from my Windows 10 Account?

Discus and support How do I separate my Microsoft account from my Windows 10 Account? in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I have accidentally added my daughter's Microsoft account to my Wife's Windows 10 account when I built her PC. Now when she logs into Windows it is as... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by CyberKnight13, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. How do I separate my Microsoft account from my Windows 10 Account?


    I have accidentally added my daughter's Microsoft account to my Wife's Windows 10 account when I built her PC. Now when she logs into Windows it is as our daughter. I want to separate the two accounts but everything I've tried has not helped. The option for logging in with a local account is not showing up and I do not want to delete her profile and rebuild it if possible. What are my options? Thank you!


    Sincerely,


    Christopher

    :)
     
    CyberKnight13, Dec 3, 2019
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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 How do I separate my Microsoft account from my Windows 10 Account? :(
     
    Zakin, Dec 3, 2019
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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, Dec 3, 2019
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  4. Kari Win User

    How do I separate my Microsoft account from my Windows 10 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
     
    Kari, Dec 3, 2019
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