Windows 10: Switching From MS Account To Local Account

Discus and support Switching From MS Account To Local Account in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; In Settings, I'm trying to switch from a MS Account to a Local Account. I'm asked for my name. When I give it I'm told that name is already in use.... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by Van1, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. Van1 Win User

    Switching From MS Account To Local Account


    In Settings, I'm trying to switch from a MS Account to a Local Account. I'm asked for my name. When I give it I'm told that name is already in use. Of course it is; that's the account I want to use. Can I get past this somehow, and if I do. does that delete my MS Account?

    :)
     
    Van1, Jan 1, 2021
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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 1, 2021
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  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, Jan 1, 2021
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  4. Kari Win User

    Switching From MS Account To Local Account

    Creating a MS account without losing Local account

    Go to https://account.microsoft.com, click Create account and fill the form:


    Switching From MS Account To Local Account [​IMG]


    With a Microsoft account you can then use OneDrive and Office Online apps for free. You can also use built-in native Windows apps which require a Microsoft account like Mail, Skype Preview, People, Calendar and download apps from Windows Store.

    See steps 3 to 5 in this tutorial to continue using local account as Windows sign-in account even when / if you download apps from store and / or use Windows apps requiring a Microsoft account, to avoid Windows user account converting to Microsoft account: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

    Other tutorials you might be interested in when you have created a Microsoft account:
     
    Kari, Jan 1, 2021
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