Windows 10: Microsoft Account using local password

Discus and support Microsoft Account using local password in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi, I recently bought a new SurfacePro to replace my older laptop and desktop. When setting up initially I was unable to connect to the internet. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by G.Seymour, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. G.Seymour Win User

    Microsoft Account using local password


    Hi, I recently bought a new SurfacePro to replace my older laptop and desktop. When setting up initially I was unable to connect to the internet. I had to set up with a local username and temporary I thought password. When I was able to connect I entered my Microsoft ID and PW. One Drive connected, my desktop synced and all seems great, yet it had my email listed as a separate MS user in the family group which I had to enable despite already being connected to it. BUT when signing on it still wants my local password, not my MS one. I checked the setup but it does not offer me to switch to signing in as MS account, implying I already am! How do I resolve so my sign in is always into my MS account without the temporary local password?

    :)
     
    G.Seymour, Nov 6, 2020
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  2. Yaqub K Win User

    Local Account password changed to Online Account Password

    Hi,

    I suggest you to follow the steps on how to switch from Microsoft account to Local account:

    • Click on search in taskbar and type account.
    • Click on Accounts.
    • Now, under Your account, click on Sign in with Local account instead.
    • Enter your Microsoft account password for confirmation and then follow the screen instruction.
    • Enter User name credentials for your the Local account and click OK.
    • Now, login to Local account.
    Hope it helps.
     
    Yaqub K, Nov 6, 2020
    #2
  3. Forgot Local Password

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and reset the password for the local account and check.


    • Login in to your Microsoft account.

    • Press Windows logo key + X key.

    • Select Computer Management.

    • Click on Local user and group.

    • In the right window pane, double click on user’s folder.

    • Right click on local user account and select set password and follow the on screen instructions.


    Hope it helps. Do let us know if your issue is resolved. For any further query, feel free to contact us.

    Thank you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, Nov 6, 2020
    #3
  4. Microsoft Account using local password

    Forgot Local account password

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.



    I understand the inconvenience caused to you as you do not remember the local account password, we will help you with this issue.



    Kindly let us know if you have Microsoft account on your computer.



    If so, I suggest you to log-in with the Microsoft account and change the password for the local account.

    Follow these steps:

    • Press Windows key, type Settings
      and press Enter.
    • Then click on Change PC settings.

      (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click
      Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
    • Tap Accounts, and then click Sign-in options.
    • Tap Change your password and follow the instructions.


    For reference: Passwords in Windows: FAQ

    (Applies to Windows 10 as well)





    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of the issue, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Nov 6, 2020
    #4
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