Windows 10: How do I unlink my local account from a Microsoft account?

Discus and support How do I unlink my local account from a Microsoft account? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Hello, I have what appears to be a common problem, as far as I can see, from searching about this issue but also one without a good resolution. I... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by TimCampbell77, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. How do I unlink my local account from a Microsoft account?


    Hello,


    I have what appears to be a common problem, as far as I can see, from searching about this issue but also one without a good resolution.


    I have a Windows 10 laptop. I am a local administrator and up until yesterday, there was no Microsoft account associated with this machine.


    Yesterday I loaned my laptop to a family member (actual family member, not a Microsoft family member) to allow them to play a game, because they had temporarily lost their laptop charger.


    They were logged into the machine using my local account. They then proceeded to login to Xbox using their Microsoft account. At that point my local admin account on this machine became merged with their (child's) Microsoft account.


    I am now not able to open apps such as Chrome, or Firefox because it says I need to request permission from a family member. I also find it somewhat ironic that Microsoft Edge works without the need to ask permission (why are competing applications deemed to require permission when the MS equivalent does not?)


    I do not see the option to login using a local account, as has been suggested in some responses to this query elsewhere.


    I have tried deleting the registry key for the offending MS account in HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\StoredIdentities


    I have tried creating a new account (actually logging in) on the same machine which is my MS account (that I rarely use) but that is a different profile and does not have any of the local settings, bookmarks, etc, etc associated with the original local account on this machine.


    I am the 'only adult' in the MS family associated with my MS account and I have, under Settings - Email & App accounts removed the child account and added my MS account under both Email Calendar and contacts and Accounts used by other apps


    When I click on the option to ask for permission for an application (ask by email) I get this error:

    Something went wrong


    We’re working on it – try again in a little bit.

    Trace ID: nEGKHb7fgUamkMy+.4.1

    :)
     
    TimCampbell77, Feb 21, 2019
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  2. airway38 Win User

    Unable to unlink MS account back to local


    Thanks for the prompt reply. It's definitely a Microsoft account. Here is the photo showing the no option to change back to a local account.


    How do I unlink my local account from a Microsoft account? [​IMG]
     
    airway38, Feb 21, 2019
    #2
  3. unlink email accounts

    Hi, There are several methods or steps we can utilize to achieve your objective of unlinking your emails account with removing them. Before proceed with the different steps available, we need to further clarify on what applications or where on Windows
    10 you would like to unlink the email accounts. For us to resolve your concern, kindly answer the questions below:



    • The email account you wanted to unlink, is this a Microsoft account, an Outlook.com account or a third party email account?
    • Where are you attempting to unlink your email account, is it on an email client you have on your desktop computer?
    • If you are using an email client, are you using the Outlook desktop application or a third party email client?
    • Are you pertaining to unlinking your email account from Windows 10 as a sign in option?


    We look forward to your response to our queries.
     
    Jordan Dom, Feb 21, 2019
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  4. IoDavide Win User

    How do I unlink my local account from a Microsoft account?

    Unlinking local account by MSA account

    In Windows 10 to have same utilities (as Cortana) you have to link Hotmail account and local PC account, your local PC account is deleted and you unlock your PC with the Hotmail account (MSA for friends)

    This operation give your PC password to Microsoft.

    I don't agree this and I'd like collect yours opinions to organize a formal request to Microsoft to UNLINK the local PC account by Hotmail account

    I cannot see, and cannot wonder, technical problems to cortana to work with your hotmail account AFTER you unlock your PC with your local (and personal) PC account.

    So much we should have to talk about the needs of cortana to create an online database instead to a LOCAL one, a personal and local database that only you can access, but at the moment this is a secondary question.

    Waiting for comments and suggestions
     
    IoDavide, Feb 21, 2019
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