Windows 10: local account unable to switch to MS account

Discus and support local account unable to switch to MS account in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I tried everything on the account page to no avail. When I googled the issue, I saw many folks with the same issue. How is whis done with Windows 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by maranna, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. maranna Win User

    local account unable to switch to MS account


    I tried everything on the account page to no avail. When I googled the issue, I saw many folks with the same issue. How is whis done with Windows 10 Pro 1809?
    I was told to use a second account for my wife to backup itunes so gave her a local account then cold not get back to the MS account. I was lucky enough to have a Macrium image.
    I thought ids I signed out of hers, I could reboot and chose to sign in as MS.

    :)
     
    maranna, Dec 20, 2018
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  2. 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, Dec 20, 2018
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  3. Kari Win User
    Creating a MS account without losing Local account


    Go to https://account.microsoft.com, click Create account and fill the form:


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    With a Microsoft account you can then use OneDrive and Office Online apps for free. You can also use built-in native Windows apps which require a Microsoft account like Mail, Skype Preview, People, Calendar and download apps from Windows Store.

    See steps 3 to 5 in this tutorial to continue using local account as Windows sign-in account even when / if you download apps from store and / or use Windows apps requiring a Microsoft account, to avoid Windows user account converting to Microsoft account: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

    Other tutorials you might be interested in when you have created a Microsoft account:
     
  4. local account unable to switch to MS account

    Switch laptop sign in from MS account to Local Account questions


    Hi, Ive just switched from signing in to my laptop with a Microsoft Account to signing in with a Local Account instead. My laptop was always listed as a Device on the opening screen along with a map showing its location when I looked in my Microsoft Account. Under Devices I could also view my laptop along with other bits of various information about the device and its location was always shown on a map there too. After signing into my laptop with my Local Account ..If I sign in separately to my Microsoft Account afterwards Ive just noticed that having switched to a Local Account my laptop isnt shown on the opening Microsoft Account screen anymore and its not listed in devices either. Is this normal behaviour? I was expecting to still find my laptop listed in Devices. Also...Under Update and Security/Activation..it used to say Digital Licence linked to a Microsoft Account. Now it just says Windows is Activated with a digital licence. Is all this normal behaviour if you sign into a laptop with a Local Account instead of a Microsoft Account?
     
    sportsfan148, Dec 20, 2018
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