Windows 10: Switch from MS to local account Win10 pro

Discus and support Switch from MS to local account Win10 pro in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I have win 10 pro instllation set to login with Microsoft Account use for Office 365. I want to switch it to local account, and link with Microsoft... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by NikolaSepecan, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. Switch from MS to local account Win10 pro


    I have win 10 pro instllation set to login with Microsoft Account use for Office 365. I want to switch it to local account, and link with Microsoft Account, but I cannot find a way to do that.

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    NikolaSepecan, Apr 23, 2020
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  2. Creating a local account in Win10 pro

    How do I create a local account in Win10 Pro? I've created local accounts on my laptop with Win10 Home by
    • Select ' Accounts'> 'Family & other users'.
    • 'Add someone else to this PC'

      and then going through the account creation process, however my Win10 Pro doesn't have the option for Accounts'> 'Family & other users'. and I can't find a way of creating the account.
     
    Oneeasygeezer, Apr 23, 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 23, 2020
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  4. Kari Win User

    Switch from MS to local account Win10 pro

    Local Acct user and MS account user - sync them or merge them

    If the local account is the one where you have most of your personal data, this is how I would do it:

    • Sign in to your Microsoft account
    • Copy all documents, pictures and other personal data from Microsoft account's user folders to corresponding folders in user Public (contents of MS account Documents folder to Public Documents folder and so on)
    • Sign out from Microsoft account
    Notice that above steps are only required if Microsoft account user folders contain data you want to keep. If its user folders are empty or do not contain anything worth saving, you can skip the above steps. Continue from below.

    • Sign in to the local account
    • Delete the Microsoft account (Option One in this tutorial)
    • Switch your local account to a Microsoft account (tutorial)
    • Copy the data backed up from old Microsoft account to Public folders to new Microsoft account in corresponding folders

    That's it. Using the Public folders as temporary storage you will have none whatsoever file owner / permission issues later on.
     
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