Windows 10: Logging in with Microsoft account rather than local administrator acco

Discus and support Logging in with Microsoft account rather than local administrator acco in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I would like to use some of the features that require you to log in with a Microsoft account rather than my own local administrator account. But when I... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Hereathome, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Logging in with Microsoft account rather than local administrator acco


    I would like to use some of the features that require you to log in with a Microsoft account rather than my own local administrator account. But when I did that, it totally changed my settings for my local account including desktop, etc. So I deleted the Microsoft account. I don't understand how to keep my local account settings when signing in with a Microsoft account. Can anyone shed some light on this please? Thank you.

    :)
     
    Hereathome, Jan 9, 2016
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  2. Ugo Lopez Win User

    Not In A Family But Family Features Are Still Enabled On My Computer ?

    Correct. You need to create an ADMINISTRATOR account rather than a "normal" local account.

    So please sign out from BACKUP, sign in again with your Microsoft account and repeat point 1) but choosing an administrator account.
     
    Ugo Lopez, Jan 9, 2016
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  3. signing in to cortana at the set up

    Have you tried just leaving it blank?

    Have you tried logging out then logging in with the Microsoft Account password?

    Did you have a local account you were using rather than a Microsoft Account on Windows 8.1?
     
    Smittychat., Jan 9, 2016
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Logging in with Microsoft account rather than local administrator acco

    Go to start -> Settings -> Accounts -> Sync your settings. Turn off sync settings.
     
    NavyLCDR, Jan 9, 2016
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  5. edwar Win User
    I'm not sure the above post is correct. For Sync to work you have to be signed in to a MS account. If you are using a local account that is not tied to a MS account you are not connected to your MS account so there is no way for MS to sync up with that account. It is for syncing across different devices, computers or phones, that are logged into your MS account.
    I'm going to run a test on my insider preview build that is running in a virtual machine and I'll post back with what I find.
     
    edwar, Jan 9, 2016
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  6. edwar Win User
    When logged in with my local account the Sync option/options are all grayed out. I can't turn any of them on or off. The main "Sync settings" option is completely inactive, Grayed Out, and non-functional.

    When I sign out of my local account and sign back in using my MS account all the Sync settings are Active. But my local account is not affected. I have 2 different desktops colors and icons on each.
    So that Sync settings is not your problem.
    Are you sure you have Signed out of the MS account log in and Signed back in with your Local account?
     
    edwar, Jan 9, 2016
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  7. edwar Win User
    That is if you created a separate Username account for your MS sign in. I have 2 computer sign in accounts. One local and one for my MS account. If you used the PC Settings option to "Sign in with a MS account instead" from your local account then what you did was completely change your local account sign in to a MS account sign in and then YES it would change all your settings and basically your local account is GONE.
     
    edwar, Jan 9, 2016
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  8. Logging in with Microsoft account rather than local administrator acco

    Yes edwar the is exactly what I am talking about. As far as I can tell signing in with the Microsoft account totally takes over your pc and your settings, rendering the local account useless. So if you want to use some of the features like Cortana you are forced to the Microsoft account and I don't see any way around that. It seems you have to turn your personal pc into a Microsoft pc. I mean no disrespect but I do not understand how windows 10 is of much value other than bringing the original start up menu back, as all the features Microsoft touts are only useable by turning the pc over to them. Maybe I a missing something though.
     
    Hereathome, Jan 9, 2016
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  9. edwar Win User
    Totally agree with everything you have said. That is why I only run Win 10 in a virtual machine, actually the insiders preview builds. But I have 2 accounts. One a local account and one using my MS login, which by the way is a Gmail email address.
    I don't think you are missing anything.
    One thing I can say for Apple is they have, at least presently, kept iOS and OS X separate. AFAIK you never have to actually sign in to your Apple account except to use the Mac App Store or the iTunes store and you always have a local account on Mac computers. That may change in the future. I don't know and really don't care. I'll never buy another Apple product.
    My Computers are My Computers. They are not Phones. This whole thing about having one OS for both a computer and a phone is, IMHO, counter productive.
    I have an Android phone that is tied into a Google account. But that is a Phone. Even if I can browse the net on it and get email on it it is still a phone and that is what I mainly use it for, to get and make phone calls.

    Top it all off with the data collection that MS is doing on Win 10 that you can NOT Turn Off.

    I'm still running Win 7 on both my desktop and notebook computers. I did install Win 10 on my desktop for a total of about 4 hours. But I made a fresh image of my main system drive just before I installed 10 on my desktop. At the end of about 4 hours I wiped 10 off and reloaded that image.
    And guess what. I am done doing updates on my computers.
     
    edwar, Jan 9, 2016
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  10. edwar Win User
    Have you tried going back to using a Local account? All your setting might still be there. You can check that by going to the C:\Users folder and see if your local logon username is still listed.
     
    edwar, Jan 9, 2016
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  11. Since I deleted the Microsoft account, I don't want to go back to even try that. It took me a while to figure out how to recover everything to my local account. So I am adopting the "if it ain't broke.." approach. Thanks for explaining everything edwar. If I want to talk to a device or use apps I will use my android phone and tablet that keeps my phone and tablet "mine". I appreciate your efforts. Thank you.
     
    Hereathome, Jan 9, 2016
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  12. edwar Win User
    You are welcome.

    Best of luck to you.
     
    edwar, Apr 5, 2018
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