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Change hotmail connected account to local account? (Win 10)

Question: Change hotmail connected account to local account? (Win 10)

My Windows 10 account is somehow tied to a hotmail account I don't remember creating. Is there any way I can turn it into a local account? I don't really want it to be connected

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Answer: Change hotmail connected account to local account? (Win 10)

GreyWasMyFriend said:

My Windows 10 account is somehow tied to a hotmail account I don't remember creating. Is there any way I can turn it into a local account? I don't really want it to be connected



Go into All Settings and choose Accounts. Under the 'Your Account' menu you'll see an option on the right to 'Sign in with a local account instead' - choose this.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.

I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.

Help?

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I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.

I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.

Help?

Answer:Delete local user account or change default account on start up

Press WIN + R keys to open the Run. Type netplwiz and hit Enter. From there you can select your account and click Delete.

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i want to change my local account into social account ,
progress will be lost or not

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Can't connect to Microsoft services to change local account to Microsoft account in windows 8?

Answer:change local account to Microsoft account in windows 8

Is this how you are doing it?
Windows 8 How To: Switch Between Windows Accounts and Local Accounts ClickHere

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I just updated from Windows 8.1 Pro to 10 Pro. After a lengthy fight with networking due to VPN conflicts (a ridiculous problem by the way) I have everything working. However, some of the features require a Microsoft account to be used. My 8.1 login was local. Now I want to use Cortana and other new features in Win 10. How can I change the account to a Microsoft account? I have tried the "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead" link but it does nothing to remedy the problem.
Any suggestions?

Answer:How do I change my login account from local to my Microsoft account?

try settings > accounts

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In order to access my office wi-fi I am tolf I must have a local account--how do I do that?
 

Answer:How do I change between Microsoft account and local account?

You would most likely need a Pro version of Windows 8 if they use a Domain.  Then you would need to talk to your IT person, to allow your machine on the company network.  As for your question, you do it from the Profile in the Metro Screen.  This actual question that you posted is in the FAQ on microsoft.com for the Windows 8 page.

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Sorry for the length of this post but I think it needs explaining.

I bought this laptop for a gift to my grandson about three years ago. Against my wishes, he has used it primarily to play high usage PC games. About 6 months ago it was hardly working anymore, viruses, malware, you name it.

I did a complete factory restore but he set it up to open with his hotmail user account on the "Lock Screen" in Windows 8.1, but he did give me his how hotmail email address and password so I can login. Well, within about two months later he had all the same issues back again and so he just quit using the laptop completely.

He gave it back to me and I cleaned everything up again (without doing a factory recovery) and also upgraded it from the original Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

Everything is working perfectly, it's very fast now and I love it.

Only issue I can see is if he (my grandson) deletes or changes his hotmail account I won't be able to login and also his emails are available for me to read (but I don't) and I don't use his email account. I use a webmail account of my own.

As I mentioned earlier, this laptop is running and set up perfectly for me with this one exception.

Without doing a complete factory recover, how can I chnage this laptop from requiring his (my grandsons) hotmail address and password to no login being required at all (as I am the only user now) or to run with a local account (as I believe it is referred to)?
 

Answer:How to change login from a hotmail account to a local login?

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I updated W8 to W8.1 and in that process the ID was chnaged to that of MS account from the local account. How can I revert back to the local account ID?

Answer:How to change log-in ID from MS account to local account

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

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added this Hotmail account to windows 10 mail app as opposed to outlook. will not be using outlook in the future.

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So,we have school laptops,that I also use for home use, connected to a domain and I want to create a normal user off the domain. Is this possible?, also is it able to have admin abilities, since we aren't even allowed to change our backrounds on the domain. PLEASE HELP!!!
 

Answer:How do you create a local user account on a domain connected computer?

So,we have school laptopsClick to expand...

Ask your school's IT department for help. We do not want to suggest anything that may go against their policies.
 

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When I try to change to a local account on my 10 machine I get this message

"The password you entered isn't complex enough to meet this PC's requirements. Please go back and try a password that contains numbers, letters and symbols"

The password does contain letters, numbers and symbols.

I have checked with secpol.msc and there is no password policy set, but I suspect this may be for domain joined PCs only

Answer:Can't change to local account

MikeWilliams said:

When I try to change to a local account on my 10 machine I get this message

"The password you entered isn't complex enough to meet this PC's requirements. Please go back and try a password that contains numbers, letters and symbols"

The password does contain letters, numbers and symbols.

I have checked with secpol.msc and there is no password policy set, but I suspect this may be for domain joined PCs only



I have the same problem using Win 10 Pro. Good news is you can change to a local account by entering no password. Bad news is that even after changing to a local account, you still cannot set up a password and get the same error message. I have not explored beyond that.

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Hi folks. I have seen this problem pop up now and then on these boards before and have tried all suggestions, but cannot get this to work. The situation:

I am on Bell South DSL. I have set up a wireless network with a Linksys router, model no. WRTG54C. I have a Dell desktop which is wired directly to the router. I have a Toshiba laptop which is connected wirelessly. On the laptop, I cannot access certain secure websites with password protection. For example, with hotmail.com, I can access the hotmail.com home page, but when I key in my account info and password, I get a "Page Not Found" error. I also use a site for work, Westlaw.com which requires a password. Again, I can get onto the westlaw.com home page, but when I try to access my account, "Page Not Found"

The desktop is able to connect to my hotmail account, and the laptop is able to access my hotmail account when I am on my neighbor's wireless network, so I'm guessing it's not a problem with the laptop's firewall or anti-virus software.

Through this forum, I have seen a suggestion to manually set the MTU setting of the router to 1492. This has not worked for me. I have tried setting the MTU to 1482, 1472, 1462, nothing works. Can anybody help? I've been through 5 different Linksys tech people and they are stumped (no surprise there). Thanks!
 

Answer:Cannot Access Hotmail Account/Yahoo Mail On Wirelessly Connected Laptop

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Is is possible to change the domain name of a hotmail account?
I lived in the UK when I registered and got the [email protected] address but, as I have now moved, I would like to keep my address, just change it to .com.
Possible?
Cheers and thanks!
Ollie
 

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Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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Dear all,
I am currently based in London. I have an issue with a staff's laptop based in Africa. We built the laptop and shipped it to them. As part of the build we put on our standard administrator account and then made a local account as they are not connected to our domain.

The user in this Africa office changed the local password of his account and now can't remember it therefore making the PC unable to be logged into. I do not want to tell him our administrator password because it's the same for all our PCs worldwide. I have researched many things to try and connect to the PC but it is now possible.

I have tried:

1. Browsing to the machine from another pc on the network using explroer and I can see the C Drive.
2. I tried running this command but I just keep getting error 1219: net use \\pcname\ipc$ /usercname\administrator *
3. RDP will not work, it just won't connect.
4. The PC I am using is Windows 8 home edition and not business which I notice is a problem as computer management does not have users and groups it appears. The remote pc is Windows 7 Enterperise.

So at the moment I just have a laptop that is stuck at the login screen.

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I don't know why this is so difficult, Win 10 really screwed things up coming from Seven. Seems they changed a lot of things just for the sake of changing them. I shouldn't have to use a search engine or a forum to answer this question.

I am logged in under the administrator account. I have a local account whose password I need to change.

I am under Accounts and there is a local user but no obvious way to change that user's password.

Answer:How do I change a local user account password?

Option Three in this tutorial...

Change Password of Account in Windows 10

(actually, it's the same way as you would do it in W7)

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Dear all,
I am currently based in London. I have an issue with a staff's laptop based in Africa. We built the laptop and shipped it to them. As part of the build we put on our standard administrator account and then made a local account as they are not connected to our domain.

The user in this Africa office changed the local password of his account and now can't remember it therefore making the PC unable to be logged into. I do not want to tell him our administrator password because it's the same for all our PCs worldwide. I have researched many things to try and connect to the PC but it is now possible.

I have tried:

1. Browsing to the machine from another pc on the network using explroer and I can see the C Drive.
2. I tried running this command but I just keep getting error 1219: net use \\pcname\ipc$ /usercname\administrator *
3. RDP will not work, it just won't connect.
4. The PC I am using is Windows 8 home edition and not business which I notice is a problem as computer management does not have users and groups it appears. The remote pc is Windows 7 Enterperise.

So at the moment I just have a laptop that is stuck at the login screen.

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I don't know why this is so difficult, Win 10 really screwed things up coming from Seven. Seems they changed a lot of things just for the sake of changing them. I shouldn't have to use a search engine or a forum to answer this question.

I am logged in under the administrator account. I have a local account whose password I need to change.

I am under Accounts and there is a local user but no obvious way to change that user's password.

Answer:How do I change a local user account password?

Option Three in this tutorial...

Change Password of Account in Windows 10

(actually, it's the same way as you would do it in W7)

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Well it looks like MS shot themselves in the foot again.  Over night my system has changed so that my personal account is no longer an administrator even though it is still listed as one in Computer Management.  In User Accounts it is set as
a standard user and it cannot be changed to an administrator user.  Why does MS keep screwing up Windows 7???  It is a great operating system other than the stupid things that they have done, like not being able to copy a configured user account
to the default user and now this!!!   My assumption is that they do not want corporate users anymore, they just want brain dead faux McIntosh home users!  What they are going to do is force everyone to run as "The Administrator" instead
of creating other user accounts, why did they drop the "Power User"?  That was a very useful account, I know it's still there but it isn't the same!  Mr. Ballmer, please retire and let someone with some brains take over this company before you totally
screw it up!Ted McCarty

Answer:Can't change a user account to a local administrator

Hi Ted,

 

According to your description, I would like to say that if it is grayed out when you trying to change the account as administrator, it states that you
are already the administrator.


 

If you boot to Safe Mode, are you able to log in as Administrator? If so, go into User Accounts in the Control Panel and change your personal account
back to the Administrator type.

 

Regards,

 

Sabrina


 

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When I installed Windows 8 I didn't use a Microsoft account, but to use Skydrive, I had to connect, and when I did this, it changed my username, is it possible to change my username instead of using my Microsoft.com account's name?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Change name with connected account to Microsoft.com

Hello jjnilton,

If you like, you could use the method on the tutorial below to change the display name of your Microsoft account to be whatever you like, but it will always display the email address under the display name on the sign in screen.

Microsoft Account Display Name - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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When I was installing and setting up WCP, I could not get it to recognize my Windows Live ID hotmail address (I don't know why), so I set it up with a new hotmail address. I figured "no big deal... I'll just set up a new hotmail account later and change my Windows Live ID to match it". Hah. Big mistake. Now I cannot get hotmail to give me that account name... it's already taken (yeah, I know... by me!)

This is a mess. How do I change the hotmail address on my administrator account to my old, original hotmail address? How do I do it? (And no, I do not want to just create a new user account on my PC)

Answer:Change Hotmail Address Associated With User Account

same problem here as well... i want to change my
Change Hotmail Address Associated With User Account .. but how.. any one know how change it?

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I just got married and my wife would like to change the name of her hotmail account, which has her maiden name as part of it, to contain her new last name. I'm not at all sure how--or in fact if--this can be done without simply opening a new account, but if we do that, she would lose her old emails, contacts, and so on. I'd be grateful for any help you guys could give me.

Michael
 

Answer:Wife would like to change name of hotmail account to married name

Suggestion--keep the old account, open a new one.

In the old account forward (new) messages to the new account and export the contact list to a csv file.

In the new account import the contact list from the csv file.

To get existing (old) messages to the new account probably requires manually forwarding each one. If she decides to just leave the old messages where they are she will have to login to the account every couple weeks or so or the messages will be deleted.
 

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I bought a new laptop and it arrived yesterday. It runs Windows 8.1
I tried to log into my microsoft account, but it kept coming up with the error code 0xd0000072 and said it wasn;t able to switch from my local account to my microsoft account.
After googling it, I tried different options, such as flushing out the proxy even though I don't run on proxy, I disabled McAfee to make sure it wasn't the firewall, I signed into live and removed all trusted devices, I tried downloading the troubleshooter,which
told me my problem was that I didn't have a Microsoft account - super helpful.
Nothing seems to be working.
I then went on to trying to make a new microsoft account, but the error code still came up after all that hassle too.  
I eventually called it a night and decided I could probably just get by without it, however, when I tried to download software to install my printer, it wouldn't let me because I cannot seem to log in to my Microsoft account. 
Can anyone help?

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Hi

With Windows 8.1 Update 1, when I switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa, some dialog and confirmation/verification screen are displayed.

It is possbile to save the inserted data in this dialog screens and eliminate confirmation/verification screen in order to automate these procedures?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Automatic switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa

Hi

I installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Enterprise 64-bit.

I created a local account and I changed the name displayed in the Start screen.

Then, by this account, I performed the procedure to switch to a Microsoft account.

I noticed that when, by this Microsoft account, I perform the procedure to switch back to the local account, the name displayed on the logon screen, it is to be returned to the original one (ie, the one of the directory of the local user profile). How come?

So, how do I make sure that, at the end of these procedures, the account name back to being what had been changed by me?

Thanks

Bye

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Hello All, This is my first post here and I hope that you all are willing to help out a "newbie" of the forum, because as of right now I am getting fed up with my BLEEPING COMPUTER!!!My computer has been acting a little funny lately...I'm not sure what the issue is, but a lot of my administrative privileges seem to have been changed, ie "You do not have permission to (fill in blank)" If anyone has time to take a look at my hijackthis logfile as well as the adsspy logfile to see if there is anything that looks a little fishy. I have had THREE different instances of my bank account info being exploited and just recently my Hotmail account was hijacked and used as a "mass SPAM sender". Also, the last logfile is from a program called IOBit, which has a HijackScan tool as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated!HIJACK THIS LOGFILELogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:55:31 PM, on 5/3/2011Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Progr... Read more

Answer:Possible crcss.exe trojan? Little to no admin privledges? Hotmail Account Hijacked as well as bank account

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I must create a roughly a dozen LOCAL accounts on a MS Surface Pro 3 running Windows 8.1 that is shared in a workplace. The workplace has a Windows 2003 Server and a domain; the Surface is in the domain and known in the Active Directory.
I would like to create each account with a dummy password, and require the user to change the password immediately on first login.

How do I do that? Is the technique for Windows 10 the same?

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So I originally started with a local account but then signed into the store with a MS account. I changed the setting where users are required to enter a password through netplwiz (like this) and making a password not required after waking from sleep. But after doing this and restarting/shutting down, I'm not automatically logged in like I should be, instead I'm presented with a login screen saying the password I entered was incorrect, even though I haven't even entered one yet, as well as two accounts showing up in the bottom left (like this).

It's acting like the local account is still there and is attempting to log me into it. I've looked in the Users folder, it's just the default, mine, and public. Under accounts in control panel it's only mine that shows up. Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks

Using win10 Pro, this was a clean install.
EDIT~ Just solved it :s

Hit the winkey and type "netplwiz" and hit enter.
If you have the box "Users must enter a username and password..." unchecked, check it and hit apply, otherwise don't do anything.
Now uncheck the same box and hit apply again, now in the new window that pops up, change the username to your microsoft email that you used to sign into the Windows Store. For the password put in your MS email password.
Once you've done that hit Okay and restart, it should automatically log you in like normal.

By default the box has the original local account name which is what screws things up.

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I have had some annoying MS account related issues on our new laptop (whilst our desktop works fine with our family accounts). See User account and family issues. It's made me consider on the laptop to convert my main administrator MS account login to a local account and dispense with multiple user accounts on it. However before I do this I wondered about several things ...

1. We have several user accounts on the laptop (all MS / family linked). Presumably I need to delete these other user accounts first - Or what happens to these if I don't. Seeing as the account I plan to turn local is mine and I am 'head' of the family. If I delete them normally I see the rest of the family listed under family settings as 'Can Log In' and allow them. Will this listing disappear under settings if I convert to local?
2. As the whole MS / family setup works perfectly on our main desktop PC I hope there is no knock on effect towards the whole multi-user family account setups on here. I'd hate to do the change on our laptop and some nasty side effect to rear it's head on the desktop. It should remain untouched and still list our family under 'family settings'.
3. With a single local account setup on the laptop what happens if I want to use the store on it? Can I still buy apps, films, music etc? Will existing apps I had previously downloaded still work? I am probably wrong but I was under the impression you had to be logging in with an MS account rather than a local account to use it?
4. Can C... Read more

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I installed Windows 8 on Christmas Day and I skipped the email account setup parts. I never used any APPS yet, in fact I removed everything app-related from my start screen including notifications, etc.

I have used the Classic Shell so far, but today I thought I'd set up the Live email account login.

While I was setting up the app account I kept getting emails from the live account manager to confirm what I was doing and I confirmed each one.

The last thing it asked to 'Trust this PC'. I did so and my machine name appeared on my Microsoft account profile page under "Trusted PC".

But when I restarted I could no longer log in with my local account or the new Live email account.

I logged in as Administrator and saw that my local account name was changed from my username to <[email protected]>, my live account ID. It would not allow Administrator to change the account name or my password.

I tried to log in with the email and Live password, but it said I could not log in with his PC and that I need to resolve the issue with the live account on-line.

I had a password reset disk (USB drive) and I used it. It started up the reset wizard and I put back my old password. It finished with no error but I still could not log in.

Finally, I logged in as Administrator and restored my Acronis system image from yesterday. Then everything was back to normal.

I have no idea what happened, I was very careful doing each of these steps.

I see a clue, though, on the Mi... Read more

Answer:Setting up Live email account 'destroyed' my local account

What exact steps did you take when creating the live account?

Was this a new account? or did you use the switch to a Microsoft account?

I could not tell you what happened.

I have several Local and Live accounts on my system for testing, and I do not have Live Essentials installed
All of my accounts work perfectly. And across PC's, as I have a desktop also setup with a couple of different and same accounts.

It is possible that Chrome caused an issue. and it is possible you need Live Essentials to use chrome properly. I don't know as I forbid Chrome being installed on any of my PC's.

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I have had some annoying MS account related issues on our new laptop (whilst our desktop works fine with our family accounts). See User account and family issues. It's made me consider on the laptop to convert my main administrator MS account login to a local account and dispense with multiple user accounts on it. However before I do this I wondered about several things ...

1. We have several user accounts on the laptop (all MS / family linked). Presumably I need to delete these other user accounts first - Or what happens to these if I don't. Seeing as the account I plan to turn local is mine and I am 'head' of the family. If I delete them normally I see the rest of the family listed under family settings as 'Can Log In' and allow them. Will this listing disappear under settings if I convert to local?
2. As the whole MS / family setup works perfectly on our main desktop PC I hope there is no knock on effect towards the whole multi-user family account setups on here. I'd hate to do the change on our laptop and some nasty side effect to rear it's head on the desktop. It should remain untouched and still list our family under 'family settings'.
3. With a single local account setup on the laptop what happens if I want to use the store on it? Can I still buy apps, films, music etc? Will existing apps I had previously downloaded still work? I am probably wrong but I was under the impression you had to be logging in with an MS account rather than a local account to use it?
4. Can C... Read more

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I would like help solving a mystery.
I set up a new Dell Optiplex 3020 which shipped with Windows 10 Pro.
I bypassed the option to set up the user with a Microsoft Account (The owner does not have a microsoft account and I did not create one at that time.) and set up a Local User Account, the owner's FirstName only, with no password for the owner of the computer.
I also set up a Technical User local administrator account with a password "just in case." (I am glad I did.)
I unchecked and turned off everything that had to do with the Cloud and sharing information with Microsoft.
I installed the software, antivirus etc. including Windows Live Mail with an account with the ISP which the owner needed on the computer. I registered the computer using the owner's first and last names as well a registering the antivirus software account. In this process I restarted the computer several times with no problems logging back in with the local user account.
The computer ran updates twice during the setup process.
The next day the login screen was showing the owner's full name with the non-microsoft account e-mail address requiring a password for login. Since the owner did not have a Microsoft account nor a Microsoft account password logging in was not possible.
I tried the e-mail password that was used in Windows Live Mail to log in and I tried no password at all. Neither one worked.
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Hi, Ive just switched from signing in to my laptop with a Microsoft Account to signing in with a Local Account instead. My laptop was always listed as a Device on the opening screen along with a map showing its location when I looked in my Microsoft Account. Under Devices I could also view my laptop along with other bits of various information about the device and its location was always shown on a map there too. After signing into my laptop with my Local Account ..If I sign in separately to my Microsoft Account afterwards Ive just noticed that having switched to a Local Account my laptop isnt shown on the opening Microsoft Account screen anymore and its not listed in devices either. Is this normal behaviour? I was expecting to still find my laptop listed in Devices. Also...Under Update and Security/Activation..it used to say Digital Licence linked to a Microsoft Account. Now it just says Windows is Activated with a digital licence. Is all this normal behaviour if you sign into a laptop with a Local Account instead of a Microsoft Account?

Answer:Switch laptop sign in from MS account to Local Account questions

Yes, that is all normal. How is the computer supposed to know which Microsoft Account to send all that info to when you are signed into a local account?

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I'm having a time format problem in my Hotmail account.

Basically, I'm in the UK but I created a US Hotmail account. This is causing a time problem. When it says I receive an email at 1pm UK time, when I check my inbox, it actually says I received it at 8am Eastern US time (it's always -5 hours).

I have put up with it, but it's getting a bit of a problem lately. Surely there is a way you can change the time format of you account? I honestly cannot see this option anywhere though. I mean, what if you were travelling out of the country? Surely, the option should be there to alter the time to the country you're in, etc?

Many thanks if you can help.

EDIT: Aha, I've figured it out. If I change my country/region to the UK, it sorts itself out =)
 

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It used to be not connected to any email account but when it updated to 8.1 I chose to get an email address for it, so now as a result, the password has to be 8 characters long and I have to use a PIN number , but that's still 4 characters, and I usually use one character password.

So how do I go back to the normal type of user account to use the 1 character password?

Answer:My user account changed to an hotmail-email account connec

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8

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I have a new computer.  I just noticed an old picture, which is not in my new computer saved, is STILL showing up as profile picture on emails I send.  I put a new picture up, BUT the old picture is still showing up on emails I forward.  HOW
CAN I DELETE THIS?
I have no pictures saved on my new computer in C drive, public folders.

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Hi, for a neighbour up the road, there son is seriously ill and in recovery (brain damage). He has a tablet running Windows 8 or 8.1 with a Microsoft account which sadly none of them know the password. They wish to access the tablet in the hope of showing him pictures to aid in recovery.

Normally if it was a PC I would quiet happily transfer all of the data off using a caddy or USB CD rom/ boot disk but this doesn't seem possible at the moment.

Is there a way to access the user account, or downgrade back to a local without actually logging in? netplwiz?

Possible chance of doing a forget password if the account is linked to his mobile.

Thanks, James

Answer:Windows MS account, revert to local account without psword

Originally Posted by PuG


Possible chance of doing a forget password if the account is linked to his mobile.



I would try this route first. You will find out right away if the account is linked. Also there is less chance of scrambling something on the machine. Once you can log in then it is trivial if you want to switch to a non MS account. If online doesn't seem to handle it try calling customer service for Outlook. They must have a record of the IP for the device and you should be able to come up with some method of verifying identity so they can clear the password for you.

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Hi there

IE11 re-starts itself every so often after a few web pages -- only happens on MS account. It's FINE on a LOCAL account !!!!.

You also see this Forum error sometimes (I've posted in the Forum bugs too).



Cheers
jimbo

Answer:IE11 crashes and restarts on MS account --OK on Local account

I also found using inprivate IE 11 prevents the crashes from occurring. Crashing has shown itself in this and the last build on my machines.

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I'm curious,

How many use a Microsoft Account to log in or use a local account?

If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?
I have upgraded my desktop but have not upgraded my laptop yet. Not sure of the pros and cons of using a Microsoft account vs local account and using the same on both a desktop and laptop.

Thanks

Answer:Microsoft Account vs Local Account & Desktop vs Laptop

Originally Posted by jbfoster



If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?

Thanks



yes it will sync few thing. NO problem if you have 2, 3, 10 PCs log with the same account at the same time

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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

Answer: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?.

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Hi I have accidentally changed the admin account to a local user and now cannot make any changes to my laptop. I am using an ASUS brand and when I click on manage user accounts it pops up with a screen "connect smart card". Kindly help, thanks in advance.

Answer:Accidentally changed the admin account to a local account

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I am setting up my own small network that include the following configuration :

Server : Windows 2000 Server with active directory
Clients : 5 clients

My question is :

Is there an easier way have the existing local account converted to active directory account.

Objective :

I want to be able to have the current user of the pc sign-on to an active directory account and be able to have all the access to the existing applications, email(outlook express), bookmarks etc. which have been there in the local pc before the active dierctory upgrade.

I found that once I log in the local pc to the active directory domain, everything start fresh. The "my document" is empty. Cant see all the setting/folders which have been set up before the conversion to active directory.

Appreciate any suggestion.

Thx
OzzieGUY
 

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I tried to see Skype Video on Windows 10. Huge mistake.
It asked me for a Windows Account. (I just finished understanding what Google Account means).
I happened to have a Windows Account. I entered it and it accepted it.
It then asked that I must also change the password that I use for my profile on my desktop.
I obliged and sacrificed my simple password as it required a strong password.
So now I have a Windows password and my strong user profile password.
I rebooted. Big headache for the past two hours.
Neither passwords worked to let me in my profile (which has Administrator privilege).
I logged in as Administrator, went to Control Panel, Users accounts, hoping that being logged in as Local Admin, I can change the password of my profile. I can see my profile user account, but there is no way to change its password, only to delete or change to ordinary user.
I changed my Windows account password via my mobile.
Still, I can't log in to my profile.
Would somebody kindly help? or should I just dump Windows 10 and move on to Mac?

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Hi all,

When I click on the link to associate my Microsoft Account to my Local Account (after upgrading from Windows 7), it simply does nothing. Click, click, click.

Similarly, when I try to log in the Windows store app, I get an application error with cryptic codes (nothing meaningful).

However, when I switch to another local account (my grilfriend's), I'm able to link a Microsoft Account (get the user/password prompt) and go to the Store and log-in.

Is there a way to fix my account (which was used to do the upgrade) or should I create a new one and start over with it?

Thanks!

B.

Answer:Unable to link Microsoft Account to my Local Account

Might want to try the Microsoft Accounts Troubleshooter. If that doesn't help it's possible corruption exists and you might have to start over. I've had that happen a few times.

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Hi there

Using a LOCAL account I have no problem with Shares -- how do I set these now using an Ms account.

Samba just times out trying to access Windows machine where I'm logged on with an Ms account. Also I can't access other Windows machines from the Ms account. The other Windows machines can't access the Windows machine where I'm logged on with an Ms account.

All these problems DISAPPEAR when using a LOCAL account.

I think my future strategy will be just keep a MINIMAL Windows VM with an Ms account to GET the insider builds and then revert back to Local accounts.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:How do I set shares using Ms Account - Works fine when LOCAL account

Did you set a pin?

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EDIT01:
Aaaaaaaah! Wasted Time: A few minutes after I wrote the below post, Win10 asked for another restart. I said "Yes" and after that I was able to switch to the MSA again. Account on my Machine is also verified.
I dont know what reason was, for the Problem. And as I did a lot of things, I really cant say what fixed in the end lol
It was definitely not a restart needed from SFC or DISM.
Maybe a very long delayed (a few hours) restart order from the MSA Trouble Shooter? Not sure.
------------------------------
Hello.
Yesterday, I did a clean Install with Build 10158. When prompted to add / create an Account, I added my MSA and everything worked fine.
A:
Windows Update then wanted me Verify my MSA to be able to get Insider Builds. Ok then:
1.) Clicked on "Verify"
2.) Entered my eMail
3.) Got the Security Code
4.) Entered Security Code
5.) Done. No Error
After 2 restarts, I still got the 'Pop-In' that says: "Get Insider Builds: Insider Build Settings need some Attention". Next Phase:
In the Windows Update -> Advanced Screen, I clicked on the "Fix me" Button. Nothing happened.
B:
I have searched through the Web. As there are only kind-of-Solutions for Windows 8/8.1:
1.) I decided to switch to a local Account
2.) Did a restart
3.) Logged in with the new local Account again
I went back to the Settings -> Accounts -> Your Accounts.
1.) Clicked on "Sign In with a Microsoft Account instead".
2.) No reaction.
3.) Tried the "Fix me" Button in the Windows Update Section again... Read more

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Hi, I only have one account in my Win8.1x64 PC. It was "Admin" (Standard user was not available, grayed). I tried to change it to "Standard" using Local Policy Group and now the account changed to "Local Account" and whatever I want to do (Change UAC settings, open Local Policy Group,check disk for errors, etc etc) I get the attached message below.I can't even press "YES" as it's grayed. How can I disable UAC and return my account to Administrator? Thanks

Answer:Admin account changed to Local Account/Can't disable UAC

Please follow the steps in this thread:
Accidentally changed the admin account to a local account

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I run my W10 computer using a local account. I want to avoid using a MS account and don't have one set up one the computer at this time. My local account is the only account.

That being said, I was interested in installing a couple of apps from the app store. However, it is requiring that I log in with my MS account to download and install them.

My question is if I log into the MS account to download and install the apps, will that create a new user account of any kind or otherwise mess with my computer settings or user accounts?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Effect of Signing into MS Account to get Apps if using local account?

I use the MS account and I only have one user account. I doubt it will create a second user account.

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I got the laptop as a gift, and one Account was set up as Admin and Local. There is no other account.

Today, I had to print a pdf file, and the computer wouldn't recognize the printer (HP 1102). It had previously set up the driver for the printer itself. Since I had a backup file of Printer driver on my laptop, I tried to use uninstall.exe file to uninstall the driver, and then reinstall it. However Windows doesn't allow the exe file to run with the message that it is a potentially dangerous file, and I need Admin access. That's when I noticed that Admin and Local are same. I don't much fiddle with these settings and am unaware of how to set these up. So I read a few threads here on MG. But I don't get the hang of how I separate the Admin and Local Accounts. I don't want to end up with two local accounts.

Also, while using Printer trouble shooter, I got a message saying I had a USB 3.0 and I needed 2.0. But yesterday I printed without any problems. So how do I resolve these two issues that seem interrelated at one level, and yet are different.
 

Answer:Local Account And Admin Account Same On Win10/ Hp Printer

Go to USER ACCOUNTS and investigate what is there. Presumably you do know the password for the Admin acc.

NB: Ignore that USB warning, USB 3 are back compatible with USB 2 sockets. But all laptops sold now usually have both USB 3 and USB 2 sockets.
If you look at the EXACT Laptop model specs on the manufacturer website it will tell you.
 

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I run my W10 computer using a local account. I want to avoid using a MS account and don't have one set up one the computer at this time. My local account is the only account.

That being said, I was interested in installing a couple of apps from the app store. However, it is requiring that I log in with my MS account to download and install them.

My question is if I log into the MS account to download and install the apps, will that create a new user account of any kind or otherwise mess with my computer settings or user accounts?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Effect of Signing into MS Account to get Apps if using local account?

I use the MS account and I only have one user account. I doubt it will create a second user account.

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Having successfully changed from Windows 7 to Windows 10 & set up a local account all is fine. but now i want to set up a Microsoft account & all ways into doing it are blocked. by that i mean when you go to user account via control panel & click onto make changes to my account in pc settings, i am directed to accounts then try to click on sign in with a Microsoft account instead. a dark grey window opens & closes immediately. i can't get past this point.
can anyone help please. thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Cannot create or set up Microsoft account over local account in Windows 10

Please see if running the Microsoft Accounts Troubleshooter helps you.

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I tried to see Skype Video on Windows 10. Huge mistake.
It asked me for a Windows Account. (I just finished understanding what Google Account means).
I happened to have a Windows Account. I entered it and it accepted it.
It then asked that I must also change the password that I use for my profile on my desktop.
I obliged and sacrificed my simple password as it required a strong password.
So now I have a Windows password and my strong user profile password.
I rebooted. Big headache for the past two hours.
Neither passwords worked to let me in my profile (which has Administrator privilege).
I logged in as Administrator, went to Control Panel, Users accounts, hoping that being logged in as Local Admin, I can change the password of my profile. I can see my profile user account, but there is no way to change its password, only to delete or change to ordinary user.
I changed my Windows account password via my mobile.
Still, I can't log in to my profile.
Would somebody kindly help? or should I just dump Windows 10 and move on to Mac?

Answer:New Windows Account changed my local User account can't log in

ikhadduri said:

I tried to see Skype Video on Windows 10. Huge mistake.
It asked me for a Windows Account. (I just finished understanding what Google Account means).
I happened to have a Windows Account. I entered it and it accepted it.
It then asked that I must also change the password that I use for my profile on my desktop.
I obliged and sacrificed my simple password as it required a strong password.
So now I have a Windows password and my strong user profile password.
I rebooted. Big headache for the past two hours.
Neither passwords worked to let me in my profile (which has Administrator privilege).
I logged in as Administrator, went to Control Panel, Users accounts, hoping that being logged in as Local Admin, I can change the password of my profile. I can see my profile user account, but there is no way to change its password, only to delete or change to ordinary user.
I changed my Windows account password via my mobile.
Still, I can't log in to my profile.
Would somebody kindly help? or should I just dump Windows 10 and move on to Mac?



Hi ikhadduri and welcome to Tenforums.

You say you can log in as an administrator - can you perform a System Restore to get things back the way they were?

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Microsoft and Gmail account had already created. But when I add the POP account. It can not be run. It always received the notice that" Not syn yet". Last time, I used a Lumia 1020 with Win 8.1. It can be easly done. Pls, check and give me the solution.

Answer:Our phone (950XL) can not be add local account into genaral account.

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Microsoft and Gmail account had already created. But when I add the POP account. It can not be run. It always received the notice that" Not syn yet". Last time, I used a Lumia 1020 with Win 8.1. It can be easly done. Pls, check and give me the solution. check this article: How to manage accounts in the new Mail and Calendar app for Windows 10 | Windows Central
There's a section about adding pop mail from either yahoo or aol.
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Hi

With Windows 8.1 Update 1, when I switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa, some dialog and confirmation/verification screen are displayed.

It is possbile to save the inserted data in this dialog screens and eliminate confirmation/verification screen in order to automate these procedures?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Automatic switch a local account to a Microsoft account or

Hello Balubeto,

Sorry, but no.

If I may ask, why do you need to switch your user account on the PC back and forth between being a local and Microsoft account?

A Microsoft account can do everything that a local account can.

If you really need to have or use both accounts, then you might consider have two user accounts on the PC. One your Microsoft account, and the other a local account. This way you could just switch between signing in to your user accounts instead.

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Can you get back old Hotmail account, after having renamed it to new Outlook account?
Well here is Microsoft's answer on Reddit!

If you renamed your account, and want to rename it back to the original name, you can do that.
IMPORTANT: This may not work if you are outside of the US and have a "@live.com" or "@Hotmail.com" address!
First, remove the alias that was created when you renamed your account (the alias will be for the original name).
Go to http://account.live.com, select "Notifications" then "manage your email preferences" and you'll find links to remove aliases.
Second, go back to the Rename page, Sign In and rename back to the original name.

Hope it helps someone!

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i got this surprise when i was unable to log in into skype then i when to my email and i got this
and after several emails to support i got an answer saying that
 
"ve verified that a serious violation of the Microsoft Services Agreement occurred on your account .......................   Due to the nature of this violation, and pursuant to the terms of the Microsoft Services Agreement, Microsoft can neither grant you access to the contents of your account,..."
whats next now?
i want to know what happened exactly, and can that be appealed?
 

Answer:Problem with hotmail account, account temporarily suspended)

Ask them for a appeal? The only ones who will know what happened is them. Do you happen to use Skype to send adult content? I hear they have been cracking down on that more.

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i got this surprise when i was unable to log in into skype then i when to my email and i got this
and after several emails to support i got an answer saying that
 
"ve verified that a serious violation of the Microsoft Services Agreement occurred on your account .......................   Due to the nature of this violation, and pursuant to the terms of the Microsoft Services Agreement, Microsoft can neither grant you access to the contents of your account,..."
whats next now?
i want to know what happened exactly, and can that be appealed?
 

Answer:Problem with hotmail account, account temporarily suspended)

Ask them for a appeal? The only ones who will know what happened is them. Do you happen to use Skype to send adult content? I hear they have been cracking down on that more.

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After a normal reboot i have this problem.
I want to switch to local account from but when i try to switch i receive this alert:

Windows 10 has an error your microsoft account has not been converted to the local account error 0x80004005

Can you help me ?
Thank
Hispa

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Title says it all. I like to boot up and log in with no password but I want to use my Microsoft account when I am fooling with store apps. Is this possible?

Answer:Can I use Local Account to log in but Microsoft Account for Store

I don't think you can do that. You need to be logged into your MS account to access the store.

Jeff

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Currently I an running with a local account but I want to create a MS account ONLY to save my BitLocker recovery keys online in case my USB gets stolen along with my laptop in which my keys are saved to a USB. My USB is kept near my computer which doesn't make sense anyways.

So, I want to create a MS account but keeping my local account as my main primary account. Is there a way to do this?

Thanks

Answer:Creating a MS account without losing Local account

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



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:
Microsoft Account Two-step Verification - Turn On or Off - Windows 10 ForumsMicrosoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC - Windows 10 Forums
Kari

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Hello,

I am trying to look for the most clean and painless way to basically tie a user's local machine account to a newly created domain account. I found that I can change the registry setting for ProfileImagePath in order to point it to the old profile. One thing that this doesn't seem to do is to reference the outlook profile that is on their local account. Is there a way to move this profile without having to just recreate it on the new domain account? Is there an easier way of moving everything in general?

Thanks
 

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I currently use a Local Account (no password) on a notebook but would also like to add my existing Microsoft Account. Is this possible without losing an option to sign in with the Local Account if necessary?

Answer:Add Microsoft Account without losing Local Account?

AjayK47 said:

I currently use a Local Account (no password) on a notebook but would also like to add my existing Microsoft Account. Is this possible without losing an option to sign in with the Local Account if necessary?



Not really, but you can sign in to various apps only with your MS account and keep your 'local' sign-in.
When asked for your credentials, look for the "Sign in to this App only" tag.
There are a few exceptions, though.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...l-account.html

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I logged into a windows program with my email not knowign it would log into the whole accouint for me i want to remove the email thats connected to ym local account is that possible?

Answer:How to remove microsoft account from local account

Switch your user account back to local account: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Next time when installing apps from Windows Store, see this tutorial: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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Hi everyone !

Looking at your security config I saw that some /many of you use a local account on Windows .

I open this thread to ask you why ? For security ? Is there any difference regarding security ?
I added a poll so you can select what you use

Looking forward to hearing from you .
 

Answer:Microsoft Account vs Local Account - Windows 10

HI !

A good explanations of the differences :
Should you use a local or a Microsoft account in Windows 10?
 

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i have to ask this i am on Windows 10 Home build 16299.19 as i am currently terminating an old account and going to my most current account but i am concerned that the one i use to login into my current PC might be lost and i do wonder if the admin account i use for this HP 550-a14 PC might be gone but not sure.

Answer:Local Admin Account vs standard Account

Originally Posted by msdragonfan


i have to ask this i am on Windows 10 Home build 16299.19 as i am currently terminating an old account and going to my most current account but i am concerned that the one i use to login into my current PC might be lost and i do wonder if the admin account i use for this HP 550-a14 PC might be gone but not sure.



Goto Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage Accounts which will tell you the status of all accounts.

Generally for security you should be using a User Account for general PC use, web surfing etc. Use the Admin Account for maintaining your PC. I also create a second Admin account on all my PCs to use as a backup in case the main Admin account becomes corrupted.

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i have to ask this i am on Windows 10 Home build 16299.19 as i am currently terminating an old account and going to my most current account but i am concerned that the one i use to login into my current PC might be lost and i do wonder if the admin account i use for this HP 550-a14 PC might be gone but not sure.

Answer:Local Admin Account vs standard Account

Originally Posted by msdragonfan


i have to ask this i am on Windows 10 Home build 16299.19 as i am currently terminating an old account and going to my most current account but i am concerned that the one i use to login into my current PC might be lost and i do wonder if the admin account i use for this HP 550-a14 PC might be gone but not sure.



Goto Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage Accounts which will tell you the status of all accounts.

Generally for security you should be using a User Account for general PC use, web surfing etc. Use the Admin Account for maintaining your PC. I also create a second Admin account on all my PCs to use as a backup in case the main Admin account becomes corrupted.

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Can a local user acount with admin privelages be created in users as a local machine acct?

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I logged into a windows program with my email not knowign it would log into the whole accouint for me i want to remove the email thats connected to ym local account is that possible?

Answer:How to remove microsoft account from local account

Switch your user account back to local account: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Next time when installing apps from Windows Store, see this tutorial: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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After a normal reboot i have this problem.
I want to switch to local account from Microsoft account, but when i try to switch i receive this alert:

Windows 10 has an error your microsoft account has not been converted to the local account error 0x80004005

Can you help me ?
Thank
Hispa

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hello, windows support could not answer this question so I'm hoping someone here can
I set up my windows 10 PC with a local account a couple of months ago, this week I bought a windows phone and set up a microsoft account on the phone, now I have signed into the PC with the same microsoft account I used on the phone in order to make best use of both
my question is what has happened to the local account and have all my settings been transferred to the microsoft account or have I lost everything?

Answer:Local account to Microsoft account, where are all of my settings?

Did you change your existing account, or did you add a new (microsoft) one?

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Is there a work-around to create a local account without first logging into the Microsoft account?

The only account presently in place is the Microsoft account.
 

Answer:Create local account when cannot log into Microsoft account?

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So, I have been working on my neighbor's computer. She doesn't want a password to log in to her computer. Is there a way that I can disable the password upon login. This is on a local account.

Answer:User Account Password on Local Account

Jesse, have a look here

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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I currently use a Local Account (no password) on a notebook but would also like to add my existing Microsoft Account. Is this possible without losing an option to sign in with the Local Account if necessary?

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I am the owner of my win10 laptop and want to be able to access and created files on my own computer without having to log into the windows cloud server each time.
How could I set things up that way, without reverting to "factory" settings?

I used to know what to do in windows xp, but have trouble imagining the file system of win10, especially since the print always seems to be of much smaller size these days ... (heeh)

tia,

Raenie
 

Answer:Create local account when cannot log into Microsoft account?

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I just updated to Windows 10 and the account I migrated from Windows 7 won't let me link my Microsoft account. Windows Store crashes when I click Sign In, and any other button that would bring up a dialog box is just unresponsive (Cortana, User Settings, ect.) I've created another local account and the problem doesn't persist on that account, just the one I migrated from Windows 7. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Cannot link Microsoft Account to Local Account

What worked for me was reinstalling Windows. If you upgraded online, run the "MediaCreationToolx64.exe" utility and re-download all the installation files. When it's done, it'll start running the installation and fail (at least it did for me). To jump-start it back into action, go to the "C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources" folder and re-run the Setup.exe. If you have an installation disc, you can just run it from there. After that whole process finished, I was able to log into my MS account again. My guess is something in the original upgrade got goofed up so it had to be reinstalled to correct it.

Let us know how you get on!

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hello i'm using windows 8,my pc cant connect to microsoft account even after entering all information till it tells me you are almost done.the last message it gives me is "sorry we could not connect to microsoft services right now.If this problem
persists ,search for network problems on the start screen "...yet i'm connected to the internet and there's no network problem found.please help

Answer:cant switch my pc from local account to a microsoft account

Hi,

The error ?sorry we could not connect to Microsoft services right now. If this problem persists ,search for network problems on the start screen " occurs 
because of an issue with Microsoft account or

1.Corrupt Microsoft Account settings

2.Can?t connect to the sync service

3.Problems with Microsoft account Policy

4.Microsoft Account required

5.Connection issues due to proxy or certificate issues

I suggest to download and run the Microsoft account troubleshooter to fix this issuse:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/13976.how-to-troubleshoot-microsoft-account-issues.aspx


RegardsWade Liu
TechNet Community Support

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Currently I an running with a local account but I want to create a MS account ONLY to save my BitLocker recovery keys online in case my USB gets stolen along with my laptop in which my keys are saved to a USB. My USB is kept near my computer which doesn't make sense anyways.

So, I want to create a MS account but keeping my local account as my main primary account. Is there a way to do this?

Thanks

Answer:Creating a MS account without losing Local account

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



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:
Microsoft Account Two-step Verification - Turn On or Off - Windows 10 ForumsMicrosoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC - Windows 10 Forums
Kari

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Hello, after a Windows Reset i got a message:
"you need to fix your microsoft account for apps on your other devices to be able to launch apps"
So i deleted and ulinked my Microsoft Account and converted my User as Local User and not a Microsoft Account user.
The problem is that now i cannnot connect back to my Microsoft account. When i click on "Sign in with Microsoft Account Instead" the windows pops up, loading only for a while and after that it disappears.

When i go to App Store and try to login , i get an error before the email/password form is loaded.
When i try to add an email account, i get an error code 0x801901f4.

I created a new microsoft account user, and everything was fine with the new user.
I tried sevelar things, e.g Poweshell apps reregister, deleted Store cache and more, but nothing helped.
How can i reconnect my local account to Microsoft Account?
Thank u.

Answer:Cannot connect to/add my Microsoft Account to Local Account

Hi Addie.

Could you please advise what version and build of Windows 10 you are using.

In this thread some solutions are presented.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...7-68265256e976

For V1607 access the troubleshooters by,

Windows key + S, search bar appears, type troubleshooting into search bar, troubleshooting appears at top. Click it, window opens, lower right side "Fix problems with Windows Update", click. Window opens, click on “advance”, click on Run as administrator, click “Next”. Should run clean. If not run again. Other trouble shooters are accessed upper left, View all.

In v1703 Troubleshoot is within the settings menu "Update and Security".

For your account please use a browser and go to account.microsoft.com to manage your account. See if you can log in.
Ken

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out of curiosity im wondering how many use Microsoft account to sign in to windows 8

Answer:do you sign in on your PC with local account or microsoft account

I do so all the time. Makes a lot of sense once you think about it.

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I cannot switch from my "local account" to my "Microsoft account". The following is what I have done
Settings>Change PC Settings>Accounts>Cindy(Local Account), I then click "Connect to a Microsoft Account"
Switch to a Microsoft Account on this PC, "confirm your current password", I then put in an old, old password (which is the only password that will work)>
Sign into your Microsoft Account and I enter my email and a "newer password">
Help us protect your information, because you turned on 2 step verification for your account you need to enter a security code. I then have Microsoft text me a new security code>code is then entered>Sky Drive is your cloud storage, etc.>
Switch to a Microsoft Account, you're almost done. Your existing account will now be changed to a Microsoft Account. All of your files on this PC will remain in place. >Then I get this message: "We couldn't change your account because there's already
an account on this PC with this email address. Only 1 account is listed when I go to "other account."
 
When I am at Account>Other Accounts, I have the choice of "add an account" or "my account", which is the one I click on and I can either edit it, (which the choices are "standard, administrator or child) or remove it. I have chosen both standard and administrator and it hasn't made any difference.
 
HELP!!! What do I do to fix this? Do I delete the account and start over? Will I lose all my emails, contacts, documents, etc.
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ok well i changed my email because my account that is on the microsoft account at the moment that email has been hacked so i deleted it and have got now a different email and i can't change it because i also don't remember that password as on my computer i have a pin instead of my account password

Answer:How do I change my Microsoft account to a different account as that email doesn't exist anymore?

Try using this method: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ur-device.html
To find out what password you had on that old email go to Control Panel and search "Credentials" then click on Manage Web Credentials.
If you need to add additional information or want to post additional questions, please join the site so you can see the reply button and continue the conversation in the same thread you originally made. Please see this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I got both my parents a Microsoft Lumia 435 for Xmas. They are seperated but spent Xmas with the family at my mothers house. My father set-up and activated his Microsoft account and phone. Today when my mother started her phone it has automatically defaulted to my fathers Microsoft account. I have tried rebooting but still no joy. Still defaults to his account. How do I change this?

Answer:How to change the Microsoft Account on new Lumia 435 as defaults to another account, even after rebo

You need to RESET your mom's phone and while it is doing that create a Microsoft account for your mom on a PC or a tablet. Then sign in on the RESET device using your mom's new Microsoft account. Cheers.

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So this is probably the strangest problem I have ever encountered with Windows 7. About two or three months ago, I noticed that my user account had suddenly changed into a guest account. I get prompted for an administrator password when trying to do any tasks that require administrator privilege. It is not a huge hassle, as I know the administrator account password.

Here is where it becomes very strange. When I turn my computer on, it automatically logs me into my user account (the guest account). When I got into the user accounts section of the control panel and try to manage user accounts, it shows exactly zero user accounts on my computer. Also, when I try to change my user account (the guest account) to an administrator account, precisely nothing happens.

It gets evens stranger. When I log out of Windows, the only user account I can pick from, to log back into Windows, is the generic "Administrator" account. My user account is nowhere to be found. When I go to the control panel and try to manage accounts, only the administrator account is listed. There is an option turn on a generic guest account, but nothing related to my original user account is shown. Again, this is in contrast to when I am logged into my user account (the guest account), and see exactly zero user accounts listed on the manage accounts screen.

I feel that I am pretty good at avoiding bad websites, and I do have an antivirus program installed (not that that will prevent my ... Read more

Answer:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

Answer:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

Answer:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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My wife has upgraded to Windows 10 and was using her login details with no problem.

When she needed to install a HP Printer Driver, a Microsoft Account was asked for. She couldn't remember her details so we used mine.

Now there is an Administrator account under my name and she doesn't have a login. The computer now seems to be setup for me rather than her.

We now have her Microsoft account details and would like to change the Administrator account to her.

We have tried adding a new login and have changed her to an Administrator, but this creates a whole new profile on the computer which we don't want.

Does anyone know how we can change this please?

Answer: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:
Step 1: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 ForumsStep 2: Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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

Kari

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Hello!
I have a new PC and set up. I have (stupidly, not knowing what I was doing) changed from an Administrator to a Standard User. There are NO other Administrators set up on this PC! Now, there seems to be NO way to change back from Standard user to Administrator. Every solution I have come across needs an Administrator password and of course, I don;t have one because I am not signed in as an administrator! Does anyone know of a workable solution to this? I can't even do a system restore because of course, I need to be signed in as an Administrator! ANY assistance will be most gratefully received!

Answer:Change Standard User account to Administrator account???

Activate the built-in hidden super Administrator Account and then log into it and create an admin account.

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I have been using Windows 10 for about a week. I set up two accounts - one administrator, the other regular user. When attempting to update Windows 10, I got a message saying because I did not login a Microsoft account, some updates couldn't be downloaded. So, I had to create a Microsoft account. At the end of creating the account, there was a message saying from then on, I would login the Microsoft account. That is not what I want. I want to use the administrator and user accounts on daily basis and only use the Microsoft account when downloading updates.

My questions are:

1. can I get updates without login a Microsoft account?
2. If not, can I login the existing administrator and user accounts on daily basis and only login the Microsoft account to get updates?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:local account/Microsoft account

You do not need a Microsoft account to get Windows updates.

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Hello - I've been researching why I do not have the PIN option under my Sign-On options for my local and Microsoft accounts but I'm not having any luck finding out why. This is a clean install of Windows 10 and it is activated. Everything else works flawlessly except there isn't an option for me to use a PIN to login.

Has anyone else seen this?

Answer:PIN not an option for my Local Account or MS Account

I believe that I saw it sometime during the Preview builds, but not for 10240.

Go into settings/accounts/sign-in options. Can you set a PIN? (You may have to go through a verification through email.)

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Exactly what is the benefit to use your outlook.com account as an account when you first boot your fresh win 8 laptop?

I helped my bro in law along the way with his new laptop and he proceeded to use his outlook.com account details as the login.

Call me old school but I've always had separate local accounts on a home machine! What's the benefit now then?

When you change your outlook.com password I guess you need to remember it to log in!? Also are you required to have an internet connection at all tines? Or does it cache the last credentials!?

Hope you van help, I'm very new to win 8 and in about half can hour about to boot up my new machine with win 8 pre installed!!

Answer:Local account or Outlook.com account

Hello Jr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, the information at the top of the tutorial below can help give you more details about this.

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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