Windows 10: Windows 10 Microsoft Account replaced the local account

Discus and support Windows 10 Microsoft Account replaced the local account in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I've created a dummy email account for outlook but little did I know the microsoft email links to the Windows 10.Now I cannot reset my password + I... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by winexe, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. winexe Win User

    Windows 10 Microsoft Account replaced the local account


    I've created a dummy email account for outlook but little did I know the microsoft email links to the Windows 10.Now I cannot reset my password + I don't know the password and I'm locket out of Windows 10. I've installed Windows 7 and I can access the win10 files.Is there a way I can fix this?
    Thanks in advance

    :)
     
    winexe, Apr 3, 2017
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  2. Windows 10 Local Account

    And we get a tutorial that shows us how to create a dang account instead of how to get our . Like we are stupid! Ugh!
     
    local account, Apr 3, 2017
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  3. Windows 10 Local Account

    I am logged into my Microsoft account and I want to log into the current I have used for years. When I followed instructions, it wants me to create a new instead of just adding the current one. How do I add the current one that
    has all of my settings already established on my computer?

    Thanks.

    Staci
     
    local account, Apr 3, 2017
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  4. Pyprohly Win User

    Windows 10 Microsoft Account replaced the local account

    Hi Winexe,

    If you don’t know the password you assigned to it, that Microsoft Account will forever hold your local account locked.

    Luckily, your dual boot setup can save you here. You might not be able to login to your account again but you can recover your files and settings easily enough by activating the builtin Administrator account on the Windows 10 portion and using that account to access your files and delete the secured Microsoft Account.

    • Boot into Windows 7.
    • Locate and delete “\Windows\System32\sethc.exe” on the Windows 10 file system.
    • Make a copy of “\Windows\System32\cmd.exe“ (on the Windows 10 file system) and rename it to “sethc.exe”.
    • Boot into Windows 10.
    • On the user logon screen, press the shift key 5 times in succession. A Command Prompt should open on the logon screen.
    • Enter net user Administrator /active into this Command Prompt.
    • Reboot and at the login screen the Administrator account will become available.
    You can now use this Administrator account to recover your files under “C:\Users”.
     
    Pyprohly, Apr 3, 2017
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  5. The thing about MS account you can change the password on any device it's not tied to a specific device. Typically to change a PW you will be given options to have a code texted to your phone or email. You don't even have to be in Windows to change your Windows password. When you create a MS account it and the password are stored on MS servers.
     
    orlbuckeye, Apr 3, 2017
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Apr 3, 2017
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  7. winexe Win User
    @Brink i've tried with metod 2 but the only user there is my windows 7 account
    @Pyprohly i've tried to delete the file but it won't let me even with ownership and full control to it.When i try to delete it i get the following
    Windows 10 Microsoft Account replaced the local account [​IMG]
     
    winexe, Apr 4, 2017
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Windows 10 Microsoft Account replaced the local account

    winexe,

    If you wanted to reset the password for your Microsoft account, you would need to use option 3 instead.
     
    Brink, Apr 5, 2018
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