Windows 10: How do I set up a second Microsoft Account? Windows 10

Discus and support How do I set up a second Microsoft Account? Windows 10 in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I've been experiencing many problems in the last year or so. I won't bother you with the details as I've had to create lots of threads to resolve the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Taffy087, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Taffy087 Win User

    How do I set up a second Microsoft Account? Windows 10


    I've been experiencing many problems in the last year or so. I won't bother you with the details as I've had to create lots of threads to resolve the problems but one of the suggestion made by an MVP was that I should create a second account.


    How do I do this please? I've searched but can't find any useful threads.


    If my choice of Topics is wrong, would a Moderator please move it as appropriate. TIA


    PS In case it's relevant, I'm also about to upgrade from Outlook.com to the Outlook program that came with my Office Home 365.

    :)
     
    Taffy087, Mar 26, 2020
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  2. 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, Mar 26, 2020
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  3. 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 set up a second Microsoft Account? Windows 10 :(
     
    Zakin, Mar 26, 2020
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  4. Scrizz Win User

    How do I set up a second Microsoft Account? Windows 10

    Windows 10

    you don't have to use a Microsoft account....
    I know I'm not.
     
    Scrizz, Mar 26, 2020
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