Windows 10: How to convert local account to Microsoft account?

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  1. How to convert local account to Microsoft account?


    I want to convert a local account on my PC running Windows 10 Home to Microsoft account. The system is always asking me to enter the password though I have entered my e-mail and Microsoft password. I entered the Microsoft password for the second time but The password you entered for your device is incorrect. Please try again

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    Viktoria Gem, May 7, 2020
    #1
  2. Kari Win User

    Convert online Microsoft Azure account to local account?

    Unfortunately, you cannot switch an Azure AD account to a local or Microsoft account. You need to create a new user account first, make it an admin account, then disconnect from your organizational account, restart and sign in to new local account.

    All software remains installed and intact but all user specific customizations and settings are lost, new local user starting from scratch with default settings.

    The whole process step by step:

    1.) Copy your personal data (documents, images etc.) from current Azure AD user profile folder to respective folders in C:\Users\Public

    2.) In Settings > Accounts > Other people, add a new local user (see Option One in this tutorial) and change it's account type to Administrator (tutorial)

    3.) Check that everything is correct, that you will see your Azure AD account under Work or school users (yellow highlight), and your new local admin account under Other people (blue highlight):


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    4.) Select Access work or school on left pane, select the connected Azure AD domain, click Disconnect:


    How to convert local account to Microsoft account? [​IMG]


    5.) Click Yes:


    How to convert local account to Microsoft account? [​IMG]


    6.) Click Disconnect:


    How to convert local account to Microsoft account? [​IMG]


    7.) Enter the username and password for your new local admin account, click OK:


    How to convert local account to Microsoft account? [​IMG]


    8.) Click Restart now:


    How to convert local account to Microsoft account? [​IMG]


    9.) When back on desktop with your new local admin account, move personal data from Public folder and its subfolders you backed up in step 1 above to respective subfolders on new user profile folder. If the old Azure AD user profile folder is still present in Users folder, it can be deleted now.

    That's it.
     
    Kari, May 7, 2020
    #2
  3. Local account converted to Microsoft account?

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We will assist you in resolving the issue.



    Follow the steps below to convert to local account, follow the steps below and check if the issue is resolved.



    • Sign in to your Microsoft account on Windows 10.
    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type Settings and select the top most search result.
    • Click Accounts and under Your emails and accounts
      click on sign in with a local account instead option.
    • Enter your Microsoft account's password and click on Next.
    • Type in a Password, and
      Password Hint
      that you want set for your local account and click
      Next
      . Click on Sign out and Finish button.


    If you want to switch back to Microsoft account, follow the steps below:



    • On the newly converted Local account, press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type
      Settings and select the top most search result.
    • Click Accounts and under Your emails and accounts click on
      sign in with a microsoft account instead option.
    • Enter the Microsoft account ID and Password and click Sign in.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions and check if the changes are effective.


    Write back to us with the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, May 7, 2020
    #3
  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    How to convert local account to Microsoft account?

    Unable to convert Microsoft account to Local account

    Hi Luke,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I appreciate your efforts on this. I understand that you have converted a Local account to a Microsoft account and want to convert the Microsoft account back to Local account.



    Since the Microsoft account is a Child account that is the reason, you are unable to convert the Microsoft account to a Local account. If you delete the Child account from the computer, it will remove the Child account permanently from the computer.
    If you have access to any other account on the computer, you can create a new local account on the computer. Please refer the steps in the article

    Create a local user or administrator account in Windows 10
    .



    To remove the Child account from the computer, please follow the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows key + R, type
      control
      and click on OK.
    2. Select Large icons from the drop down for
      view by.
    3. Click on User Accounts.
    4. Click on Manager User account.
    5. Select the Child account and click on
      Delete account.
    6. If you have important files saved in the account, click on
      Keep files to save the files, else click on Delete files.
    7. Click on Delete account to delete the account.


    As you have mentioned, you have removed the Child account from the Family I suggest you to check if the child account still reflects under the Family. If the Child account reflects under the Family, please remove the child account from the Family using
    the Adult account, restart the computer and check if you get the option to convert the Microsoft account as a Local account.



    For more information on removing the child account from Family, you can refer the article

    Remove members from your family group.



    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, May 7, 2020
    #4
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