Windows 10: Switching accounts ask for a password

Discus and support Switching accounts ask for a password in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I have the admin account on this PC that i don't bother with a password, i set up an account for my wife as she's working at home just now and she uses... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by bjproc, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. bjproc Win User

    Switching accounts ask for a password


    I have the admin account on this PC that i don't bother with a password, i set up an account for my wife as she's working at home just now and she uses a password, but her friends nephew visits here quite often and he's autistic, but phone and computers he's fascinated with them.
    Anyway, i set up an account for him just so he can play about on the computer and not bother our accounts, he set up a password for his account and i got him to show me for my account.
    Now, i want to remove this password.
    I have got switching the PC on and it logs into my account, but now if we're switching accounts i need to enter the password to get into my account when before i just had the "sign in" option which just logged me in.


    Switching accounts ask for a password [​IMG]

    :)
     
    bjproc, Sep 13, 2020
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  2. 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, Sep 13, 2020
    #2
  3. Brink Win User
    local account unable to switch to MS account

    That's ok. When you get to step 7 above, you would just leave it blank.

    When you successfully switch to a Microsoft account, it will use the password of your Microsoft account.
     
    Brink, Sep 13, 2020
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  4. Arun B J Win User

    Switching accounts ask for a password

    Surface Pro: Sign-in asks for MS Account Password

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.



    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.


    • Are you able to login to Windows?


    I suggest you to again create PIN password and check if the issue persist

    Follow the steps below and check if it helps.


    • Go to all settings.

    • Click on Accounts, under sign in options.

    • Select Add PIN and check if the helps.


    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Arun B J, Sep 13, 2020
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