Windows 10: I can't convert a Microsoft account to a local account on Windows 10 1909

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  1. I can't convert a Microsoft account to a local account on Windows 10 1909

    Logan Developer, Nov 30, 2019
    #1
  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 I can't convert a Microsoft account to a local account on Windows 10 1909 :(
     
    Zakin, Nov 30, 2019
    #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, Nov 30, 2019
    #3
  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    I can't convert a Microsoft account to a local account on Windows 10 1909

    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, Nov 30, 2019
    #4
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