Windows 10: Unable to convert Microsoft account to Local account

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  1. Unable to convert Microsoft account to Local account


    Hi,

    I accidentally trnafered my local user account on Windows 10 and signed in to a Microsoft account instead , I have tried to remove the Microsoft account and go back to a local but there is no option to and the account is a child account and there is no option in the Windows settings saying to switch back to a local account , I have access to the adult account for this child account I am logged into , I am just wondering what should I do and if I completing delete the child account will it revert back to a local account or will it still stay as a Microsoft account I have also tried to leave the family and don't think that has worked, do i have to make a new user profile on my pc if I cannot change it back to a local, please help


    Thanks Luke




    ***Modified title from: Microsoft user account on Windows 10 ***

    :)
     
    Luckky Scopes, Jul 24, 2019
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  2. Darshan J Win User

    Windows 10 - Trying to convert local to Microsoft account - getting "account already exists" error

    Hello James,

    To convert local account to Microsoft account follow the steps below.

    • Logout from your existing Microsoft account, login using local account.
    • Make sure your connected to internet.
    • click Start and then Settings.
    • Click Accounts and click on Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.
    • Follow onscreen instructions.
    [*]This will help you to convert local account to Microsoft account.
    [*]Get back to us if you are still unable to convert the account so we can further troubleshoot the issue.
    [*]
     
    Darshan J, Jul 24, 2019
    #2
  3. Local account converted to Microsoft account?

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We will assist you in resolving the issue.



    Follow the steps below to convert to local account, follow the steps below and check if the issue is resolved.



    • Sign in to your Microsoft account on Windows 10.
    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type Settings and select the top most search result.
    • Click Accounts and under Your emails and accounts
      click on sign in with a local account instead option.
    • Enter your Microsoft account's password and click on Next.
    • Type in a Password, and
      Password Hint
      that you want set for your local account and click
      Next
      . Click on Sign out and Finish button.


    If you want to switch back to Microsoft account, follow the steps below:



    • On the newly converted Local account, press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type
      Settings and select the top most search result.
    • Click Accounts and under Your emails and accounts click on
      sign in with a microsoft account instead option.
    • Enter the Microsoft account ID and Password and click Sign in.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions and check if the changes are effective.


    Write back to us with the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Jul 24, 2019
    #3
  4. Kari Win User

    Unable to convert Microsoft account to Local account

    Convert online Microsoft Azure account to local account?


    Unfortunately, you cannot switch an Azure AD account to a local or Microsoft account. You need to create a new user account first, make it an admin account, then disconnect from your organizational account, restart and sign in to new local account.

    All software remains installed and intact but all user specific customizations and settings are lost, new local user starting from scratch with default settings.

    The whole process step by step:

    1.) Copy your personal data (documents, images etc.) from current Azure AD user profile folder to respective folders in C:\Users\Public

    2.) In Settings > Accounts > Other people, add a new local user (see Option One in this tutorial) and change it's account type to Administrator (tutorial)

    3.) Check that everything is correct, that you will see your Azure AD account under Work or school users (yellow highlight), and your new local admin account under Other people (blue highlight):


    Unable to convert Microsoft account to Local account [​IMG]


    4.) Select Access work or school on left pane, select the connected Azure AD domain, click Disconnect:


    Unable to convert Microsoft account to Local account [​IMG]


    5.) Click Yes:


    Unable to convert Microsoft account to Local account [​IMG]


    6.) Click Disconnect:


    Unable to convert Microsoft account to Local account [​IMG]


    7.) Enter the username and password for your new local admin account, click OK:


    Unable to convert Microsoft account to Local account [​IMG]


    8.) Click Restart now:


    Unable to convert Microsoft account to Local account [​IMG]


    9.) When back on desktop with your new local admin account, move personal data from Public folder and its subfolders you backed up in step 1 above to respective subfolders on new user profile folder. If the old Azure AD user profile folder is still present in Users folder, it can be deleted now.

    That's it.
     
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