Windows 10: Switching from Local Account to Microsoft Account Windows 10

Discus and support Switching from Local Account to Microsoft Account Windows 10 in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; Recently I had signed out of my Microsoft account on my computer and switched it to a Local Account, I am currently trying to sign in however, when it... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by sage analise, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. Switching from Local Account to Microsoft Account Windows 10


    Recently I had signed out of my Microsoft account on my computer and switched it to a Local Account, I am currently trying to sign in however, when it prompts me to "sign into this computer using your Microsoft account" it tells me "the password you entered for your device is incorrect. Please try again." I am able to sign into my Microsoft account on everything else including on the web, etc and the password is correct however it's not letting me sign in still.

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    sage analise, Feb 11, 2024
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  2. Windows 8 with 2 Microsoft accounts?

    Yea, I would create a local account and just use your school account to login to Outlook and Onedrive.

    Edit:

    Here switch between local and microsoft account.
     
    Mindweaver, Feb 11, 2024
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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 from Local Account to Microsoft Account Windows 10 :(
     
    Zakin, Feb 11, 2024
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  4. Kari Win User

    Switching from Local Account to Microsoft Account Windows 10

    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
     
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