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Discus and support Switching between user accounts on Windows10 to make a different Microsoft account the new... in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi everyone, I have a new Microsoft account and want to change the account that I use to log into my Windows10 laptop to this new Microsoft account.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Kristie-Ana, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Switching between user accounts on Windows10 to make a different Microsoft account the new...


    Hi everyone,


    I have a new Microsoft account and want to change the account that I use to log into my Windows10 laptop to this new Microsoft account.


    I already found a pretty neat explanation on how to add a new local account, log into a Microsoft account on that and then make it the primary login for the laptop in the following closed thread.


    However, I have a few further - probably stupid - questions:

    • Will I still be able to log into my old user profile that I had with my old Microsoft account, after making the new one the login account?
    • Do I understand it correctly that the old account will then be a local user account and I would still be able to log in and move files, for instance?
    • Or should I rather save all files to an external hard drive from the old profile, create the new one, sign into the new Microsoft account on it, make it the primary login account and then add all files from the external hard drive (and delete the old profile)? - I was planning to back up files on OneDrive, in any case.

    Any help is much appreciated!


    (In case my description of the problem doesn't make sense, please let me know and I'll try to re-phrase it.)

    :)
     
    Kristie-Ana, Apr 6, 2019
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  2. Kari Win User

    Change Microsoft Account Details in Administrator Account


    Hi Daryl, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    It's quite easy in fact, simply switch the account in question first to a local account, then switch back to a Microsoft account, this time using your wife's MS account credentials.

    Tutorials:
    Notice that before doing this you need to remove the new additional MS account on the PC, the one you created with her credentials. Windows allows only one user account for each email address, if the new account exists you cannot switch the original administrator account to an MS account using the same email address. Tutorial: User Account - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
     
    Kari, Apr 6, 2019
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  3. Zakin Win User
    Strange Windows 10 User Account issue.

    Unfortunately I had done those steps numerous reboots, it just, reappears for no good reason. The base account isn't even a Microsoft account, it's a local account.

    I haven't quite tried the built in administrator account on W10, but so far in my experience on my own computer, the built in account seemed to have absolutely no more control than I did on my own.

    It's just strange, I go in, it warns me twice about deleting the account, then it's gone. Reboot, and it's back?

    EDIT: Just to specify, both command line and Netplwiz both say only HIS account exists on the computer, it doesn't list this rogue account. This is what I meant in my first post about the fact that even Windows doesn't seem to believe it exists, HALF the time. *Frown Switching between user accounts on Windows10 to make a different Microsoft account the new... :(
     
    Zakin, Apr 6, 2019
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  4. DarWun Win User

    Switching between user accounts on Windows10 to make a different Microsoft account the new...

    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, Apr 6, 2019
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