Windows 10: Switch to local account or reinstall with local account

Discus and support Switch to local account or reinstall with local account in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Hello. So i am new to Win 10, and recently did a Windows 10 Home edition test install on a separate harddrive (using Win 7 atm). I installed using the... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Damun, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Damun Win User

    Switch to local account or reinstall with local account


    Hello.
    So i am new to Win 10, and recently did a Windows 10 Home edition test install on a separate harddrive (using Win 7 atm). I installed using the Microsoft account method, as i thought this was the only option. I recently found out that it is possible to install Win 10 Home with a local account as described in this tutorial (fantastic tutorial btw.).

    In hindsight, i should have done the "local account" method, as I will only be using my account on this one PC.

    Are there any negative side effects (e.g. performance-wise) of the "MS Account" method over the "Local account" method?
    I.e. should i keep it as it is?

    or

    Should i switch my install to a "local account" (as described here)?

    or

    Would it be better to do a completely new Win 10 install using the local account method?

    :)
     
    Damun, Jan 13, 2020
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  2. 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, Jan 13, 2020
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  3. 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, Jan 13, 2020
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  4. Switch to local account or reinstall with local account

    Cannot switch to local account

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in using Windows 10.

    Refer to these steps to convert Microsoft account into Local User account:


    • Click on Windows button, then click on
      Settings.

    • Click on Accounts then click on
      Your account
      .

    • Click on Sign in with a local account instead.

    • Following the Online instructions.
    If the issue still persists, I would suggest you to create a new Local user account and check if that helps you.


    • Press “Windows key + X” and click on “Control Panel”.

    • Click on “User Accounts” and click on “Manage another Account”.

    • Click on “Add a new user in PC Settings”. Follow the on screen directions to complete the process.
    Hope this information helps you. Please do let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Jan 13, 2020
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