Windows 10: "sign in with local account instead" option missing

Discus and support "sign in with local account instead" option missing in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; After a recent Windows update one of our employees signed into his Microsoft account thinking he could just grab some files from his account then sign... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by GolanTrevise, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. "sign in with local account instead" option missing


    After a recent Windows update one of our employees signed into his Microsoft account thinking he could just grab some files from his account then sign back out. Now his personal account is permanently tied to the admin account on that workstation. MS removed the option in the user profile to use a local account instead. Now the only option is "Manage my Microsoft account".


    Is there a registry hack or any trick to remove the Microsoft account and go back to the local admin account that does not involve reloading the machine or creating a new admin account?

    :)
     
    GolanTrevise, Apr 16, 2021
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  2. "Sign in with a local account instead" option missing

    Since the Fall Creators Update, I've spent countless hours trying to find the "Sign in with a local account instead" option on the PC settings, but even now I still can't find it. It was suddenly missing under the 'Your info' tab.

    I want to remove the account out of my PC and switch it to a local account because I plan to mark said account for closure/deletion and replace it with another one, but I find myself unable to. I feel like it would have bad consequences on my PC if I kept
    it logged in to my Microsoft account, which, like I said, is marked for closure/deletion.

    Where is the "Sign in with a local account instead" option? Did it move to another place without our knowledge?
     
    livingsandwich, Apr 16, 2021
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  3. MeSo2 Win User
    "sign in with a local account instead" is missing

    My intention is not to create a new user with administrator rights, but to change back the principal system "Administration" account (User) back to itself, a local login that is using a "Local Account." This used to be possible by using the now missing
    option to "sign in with a local account instead". This is clearly a OS bug.
     
    MeSo2, Apr 16, 2021
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  4. mwillcoc Win User

    "sign in with local account instead" option missing

    "sign in with a local account instead" is missing

    I'm having the same problem after a reinstall of Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool. Before reinstalling I linked my local account to my son's Microsoft account to avoid any licence issues.

    I would like to log out of his account, but the option to do so is missing. It turns out that his account is a child account. Is that why the option is missing?

    Update - I removed his account from the family group at which point the "Sign in with a local account instead" option appeared.
     
    mwillcoc, Apr 16, 2021
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