Windows 10: Sign in with local account or Microsoft Account

Discus and support Sign in with local account or Microsoft Account in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; What are the advantages of signing into my Win 10 PC using a Microsoft account versus I have been using a local account. What do I gain by using the... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by Neil13764, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Neil13764 Win User

    Sign in with local account or Microsoft Account


    What are the advantages of signing into my Win 10 PC using a Microsoft account versus I have been using a local account. What do I gain by using the Microsoft account?

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    Neil13764, Apr 30, 2020
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    Hi Micheal,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    • Is this the only account on the computer?
    • Was this account upgraded from previous version of Windows?

    It looks like you are using a local account. I suggest you follow these steps:

    • Click on search in taskbar and type account.
    • Click on Accounts.
    • Now, under Your account, click on Sign in with Microsoft account instead.
    • Enter your Local account password for confirmation and then follow the screen instruction.
    • Enter User name credentials for your the new Microsoft account and click OK.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards
     
    Waseemulla S, Apr 30, 2020
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  3. 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 30, 2020
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  4. Kari Win User

    Sign in with local account or Microsoft Account

    Creating a MS account without losing Local account

    Go to https://account.microsoft.com, click Create account and fill the form:


    Sign in with local account or Microsoft Account [​IMG]


    With a Microsoft account you can then use OneDrive and Office Online apps for free. You can also use built-in native Windows apps which require a Microsoft account like Mail, Skype Preview, People, Calendar and download apps from Windows Store.

    See steps 3 to 5 in this tutorial to continue using local account as Windows sign-in account even when / if you download apps from store and / or use Windows apps requiring a Microsoft account, to avoid Windows user account converting to Microsoft account: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

    Other tutorials you might be interested in when you have created a Microsoft account:
     
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