Windows 10: Signed in with a local account, unable to switch to Microsoft account

Discus and support Signed in with a local account, unable to switch to Microsoft account in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I switched my account to a local account and that seemed to mess up my Outlook app. I clicked Fix account, nothing happens. I try to sign in with... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by MattRomo, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. MattRomo Win User

    Signed in with a local account, unable to switch to Microsoft account


    I switched my account to a local account and that seemed to mess up my Outlook app. I clicked Fix account, nothing happens. I try to sign in with Microsoft account in settings, a screen comes up and disappears immediately.

    :)
     
    MattRomo, Feb 4, 2019
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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, Feb 4, 2019
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  3. DarWun Win User
    Switch Back to Existing Local Account from Microsoft Account

    I already identified that I had tried this, and that it did not allow me to switch back to the original Local Account. The Microsoft Account hijacked the User Name of the original Local Account. When I click "Sign in With a Local Account instead" and enter
    the original User Name, Windows 10 won't proceed. The only way to get back to a Local Account is enter a new User Name.
     
    DarWun, Feb 4, 2019
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  4. Signed in with a local account, unable to switch to Microsoft account

    Windows 10 - Wrong Microsoft Account linked to local admin account - no Sign in with local account instead link available

    Thanks for the response. What I suggest you do is to switch to a local account and then switch back to your Microsoft account.

    Here's how:

    • Sign in using the Microsoft account.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Click Accounts.
    • Under Your email and accounts, click Sign in with a local account instead.
    • Type the password of the Microsoft account and click Next.
    • Under Switch to a local account, click Next.
    • Click Sign out and finish.

    Once you're done switching to a local account, you can now set your new Microsoft account to associate on your Windows 10 computer. Make sure to type in the correct email address you want to associate to your PC. Follow the steps provided above and click
    Sign in with a Microsoft account instead to set up your new account.

    Should you have further questions, let me know.
     
    Aileen Alf, Feb 4, 2019
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