Windows 10: Linking windows 10 computer to microsoft account

Discus and support Linking windows 10 computer to microsoft account in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello, I have just installed Windows 10 on my laptop. When I went to link it to my microsoft account I found that in doing so my password and... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by BDSF, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. BDSF Win User

    Linking windows 10 computer to microsoft account


    Hello,


    I have just installed Windows 10 on my laptop. When I went to link it to my microsoft account I found that in doing so my password and username would be changed. I do not want to change either. Is there any way to link to my microsoft account and keep using the password and username I currently have on my laptop?

    Thanks

    :)
     
  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 Linking windows 10 computer to microsoft account :(
     
    Zakin, Jul 11, 2019
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  3. 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, Jul 11, 2019
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  4. Scrizz Win User

    Linking windows 10 computer to microsoft account

    Windows 10

    you don't have to use a Microsoft account....
    I know I'm not.
     
    Scrizz, Jul 11, 2019
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