Windows 10: Microsoft account sign in switched my main account

Discus and support Microsoft account sign in switched my main account in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I opened the xbox companion app and switched my microsoft accounts. When I switched back on the companion app, for some reason it changed the microsoft... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by coryab, Oct 7, 2021.

  1. coryab Win User

    Microsoft account sign in switched my main account


    I opened the xbox companion app and switched my microsoft accounts. When I switched back on the companion app, for some reason it changed the microsoft account my PC uses. This account is a child account that I don't have access to the e-mail for anymore. It is also a local account. It basically morphed all my data from my main microsoft account that I always use to my different microsoft account that is also a local account. I don't have a clue how this happened and everything I look up says to do things that aren't an option. When I add the microsoft account I've been using this whole time i

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    coryab, Oct 7, 2021
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  2. 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, Oct 7, 2021
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  3. Brink Win User
    Sign in with a Microsoft account instead

    Hello Wally, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile

    It sounds like this is at step 7 in the tutorial below where it's asking you to enter your local account's password one last time.

    Switch to Microsoft Account in Windows 10
     
    Brink, Oct 7, 2021
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  4. Teokute Win User

    Microsoft account sign in switched my main account

    Cannot sign in microsoft account.

    My device: Lumia 520. GDR2.
    I cannot sign in my Microsoft account on my device. It didnt say any error but Microsoft account is not listed in Email and account list. When I click add button, it will show microsoft account option but after press sign in, it is still not shown in email
    and account. Another problem is i cannot delete facebook account. Error code: 0x83cf1202. I have tried as suggested here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2475837/en-us#step0x83cf1202 but as my Microsoft account is not shown, I cannot do step 6. Microsoft account sign in switched my main account :(

    Any suggestion?
     
    Teokute, Oct 7, 2021
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