Windows 10: Is it possible to use windows 10 "Find my device" with a local account?

Discus and support Is it possible to use windows 10 "Find my device" with a local account? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello, I am using a local account on my W10 laptop. I would like to use Find my device. In settings > Update & Security > Find my device, I click on... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by boby_245, May 19, 2019.

  1. boby_245 Win User

    Is it possible to use windows 10 "Find my device" with a local account?


    Hello,


    I am using a local account on my W10 laptop. I would like to use Find my device. In settings > Update & Security > Find my device, I click on "sign in with your Microsoft account to use or change find my device".


    This takes me to the settings page Accounts > Your info where it says "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead". However, I don't want to use my Microsoft account instead of my local account. Is it possible to use the local account in conjunction with find my device which is linked to my Microsoft account, or must the computer account be an "online" account to use find my device?


    Many thanks,

    :)
     
    boby_245, May 19, 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 Is it possible to use windows 10 "Find my device" with a local account? :(
     
    Zakin, May 19, 2019
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  3. Local account installation question


    I'm fairly certain that Skip this step was available in 10.0.130 - the workaround in Step 20 (back button) is no longer required.

    The currently known, as of 10.0.130, ways to create a Local account sign-in are
    • Skip this step at the MS account creation phase
    • No Internet connection during the install
    • static IP (post# 2 by Fragment) - New (to me anyway)
     
    Slartybart, May 19, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Is it possible to use windows 10 "Find my device" with a local account?

    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, May 19, 2019
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