Windows 10: Unable to Switch from Local to Microsoft Account

Discus and support Unable to Switch from Local to Microsoft Account in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have a laptop that was setup with a local account. Now I am trying to switch to a Microsoft Account. However, when I click on the Sign-in with a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by HuskerTech, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. Unable to Switch from Local to Microsoft Account


    I have a laptop that was setup with a local account. Now I am trying to switch to a Microsoft Account. However, when I click on the Sign-in with a Microsoft Account Instead button, the Microsoft Account screen pops up and closes without any opportunity to log-in. Same thing happens when I try to log in on the Microsoft Store app.Also, I receive a Code: 0x80070005 error when trying to install any app on the Microsoft Store. Is that related to not being able to log-in with a Microsoft Account? The Microsoft Store troubleshooter was of no help - and resetting the app didn't solve the problem

    :)
     
    HuskerTech, Jul 25, 2021
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  2. Unable to switch account from local to Microsoft account

    Hi,

    Thank you for the update.

    Please convert to Local account and back to Microsoft Account. To switch to a local account, please follow the below steps.

    To switch to a local account.

    Press “Windows + I” keys to open settings.

    Select Change PC settings.

    Select Users.

    On the right side, it will show your current account with an option "Switch to a local account”.

    Select “switch to a local account” and follow the steps to switch your Microsoft account into a local account. Once this is done your Microsoft account is safe and not linked with that computer anymore.

    To convert a local account to Microsoft Account you may try these steps:

    From the “Change PC settings” screen, tap or click Users.

    Tap or click Switch to a Microsoft account and follow the instructions.

    Also, check for pending updates and install them.

    Please let us know if the issue persists or you need any further assistance.
     
    Amarjeet_Paul, Jul 25, 2021
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  3. DarWun Win User
    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, Jul 25, 2021
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  4. Brink Win User

    Unable to Switch from Local to Microsoft Account

    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, Jul 25, 2021
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