Windows 10: Log back into an existing Local Account

Discus and support Log back into an existing Local Account in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hi during a support call we accidentally created a new profile on a users windows laptop. I can see the old accounts contents in the C drive > users... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by NFarrow, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. NFarrow Win User

    Log back into an existing Local Account


    Hi during a support call we accidentally created a new profile on a users windows laptop. I can see the old accounts contents in the C drive > users


    How do I log back into this local account when it doesn't appear as an account any where else?


    Thanks

    :)
     
    NFarrow, Apr 21, 2021
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  2. Switch Back to Existing Local Account from Microsoft Account

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your response in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.

    I suggest that you follow the steps below and check if you can log into your computer using the Local Account.

      • On the Search Bar type “User Account”.
      • On the right menu pane locate and click “Make changes to my account in this PC”.
      • Then locate and click on “Sign in With a Local Account instead”.
      • And follow on screen instructions.
    Hope this information is helpful.
     
    Vanessa Sohtun, Apr 21, 2021
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  3. DarWun Win User
    Switch Back to Existing Local Account from Microsoft Account

    I already identified that I had tried this, and that it did not allow me to switch back to the original Local Account. The Microsoft Account hijacked the User Name of the original Local Account. When I click "Sign in With a Local Account instead" and enter
    the original User Name, Windows 10 won't proceed. The only way to get back to a Local Account is enter a new User Name.
     
    DarWun, Apr 21, 2021
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  4. Log back into an existing Local Account

    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, Apr 21, 2021
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