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

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

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

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A: 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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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

A: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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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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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

A: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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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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when I follow the onscreen directions to do this I get to the last step and get this,
were sorry something went wrong,your account wasn't changed to this Microsoft account.code:0xd0000225
any ideas? this is on a windows 8 32x system.

ive done the same thing with same email on my windows 8 64x laptop with no problems.

A:switch from local to microsoft account

Hello brihy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

In that case, you might see if creating a new administrator local account, sign in to it, then deleting your Microsoft account may work.

Do note that a local account will not be able to use the Store, and any Metro apps that require a MS account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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

A: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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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 .
 

A: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 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
 

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

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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?

A: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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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.
 

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

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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?
 

A: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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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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Wanted to ask for upside and downside of changing my local/admin account to a Microsoft account. I don't understand other than being able to go into the Microsoft store.

I am seriously considering dumping 8.1 and installing 7 to match my desktop. This is a recent install on a laptop.
Pain in the butt so far!!

A:Local Account/microsoft account

Hi there Needlenoses and welcome to Eight Forums!

If I understand your question correctly you want to know the difference between a local account and a 'Microsoft account'.

Well... first of all. You will need you Microsoft account to sign in at the App store before you can download any apps. This however does not mean that you must use the Microsoft account to sign in at your computer. You can still do that with a local account.
When signing in with a local account all the information is stored locally on your pc. Just as in the 'old' days. When signing in with a Microsoft Account some information is being stored in the cloud. That way, when you logon onto another Windows 8 device, you get the same experience everywhere. That is the main difference between the two ways to sign in.

I.e. I use the Microsoft account to sign in. So weather or not I am using my Surface or my Desktop....I have the same settings on both devices automaticaly. As well as the same Start etc. I like that :-).

These two tutorials should provide some more interesting information:
Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8
Greetz,

Rover

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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.

A:local account/Microsoft account

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

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Primary user here on this computer...if I set up PC as a Local Account do I need a password?
I use Outlook as my mail server. Will I have to enter my Microsoft Account password to use Outlook if I initially set up PC as a local account. Basically I want to boot up not needing a password since I am the only one accessing the PC

A:Microsoft Account vs. Local Account

Hello bgotswals,

It doesn't matter since you can set Windows 10 to automatically sign in to a local or Microsoft account at startup using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I'm just wondering what everyone's take is on the whole thing. For me, I find having everything linked to my Microsoft account to be kind of useful.

A:Do you use a Local account or Microsoft account?

Originally Posted by FuturDreamz


. For me, I find having everything linked to my Microsoft account to be kind of useful.



Specially with Win10 coming and I can sync everything then. Or after a reinstall it speeds setting everything back-up. Plus then I don't have "everything" just at home on my PCs but can access over all.

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I updated to 8.1 yesterday and noticed that it went to a Microsoft Account. I switched it back to a Local Account. I installed a few apps to check out yesterday also. Tonight I went to install an app from the store but it would not let me unless I switched to a Microsoft Account.

What happened? Did I do something to cause this?

Thanks
Jim

A:Microsoft Account / Local Account

If you set up a local account they want your ms info to allow you into the store, it will not change the local account. They set you up originally so all your computers link up to cloud info and their store but it is not required. Yet. :-)

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Hello so when i first got windows 10 i had a local account and used it as normal then for some reason i added my microsoft account and now everytime i log in i need to use the microsoft account, just now i tried to switch it to the local account and i got this error any ideas?

A:Cant Switch to local account

Hello Jay,

Double check to make sure that the Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant service is enabled, set to manual, and started. Afterwards, see if you may be able to switch to a local account.

Services - Start, Stop, and Disable in Windows 10

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Windows 8 not allowing me to switch to local account from email account any ideas ?

A:Cannot switch to local account

Originally Posted by Muddabir


Windows 8 not allowing me to switch to local account from email account any ideas ?



What happens when you try to switch accounts?

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why I CAN'T SWITCH TO MICROSOFT ACCOUNT FROM MY LOCAL ACCOUNT.IT SHOW ME AFTER AFTER EVERYTHING IS DONE"WE CAN'T CONNECT RIGHT KNOW,ERROR OCCURED..E0008CO..WHY?

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please give me a solution for this problem, see attachment thank you

A:Cannot Switch to a Microsoft Account

Hello gumuglorious, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The error ?sorry we could not connect to Microsoft services right now. If this problem persists ,search for network problems on the start screen " usually 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 would recommend to download and run the Microsoft account troubleshooter for now to see if it may fix this issues.

Microsoft Accounts Troubleshooter in Windows 8

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I had already switched my local account to a microsoft account but when I again switched it to a local account I cannot switch it back to my microsoft account as when I enter my win 8 password and enter the email address it gets stuck on "Please Wait".

Please help me.

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Hi guys!

I installed Win8CP on my laptop, over my Win7 pro. During the last stage of installation, it asked me to use my Hotmail credentials, but it was impossible because I didn't had Internet connection in that moment. It was mentioned that I can do that later, so I skipped it and used my current User Profile password and Name (Administrator).

When I installed Win8CP, and tried to swich from local to my Hotmail (Microsoft) account, it doesn't realy switch it, just change my name to email address and that wasn't enough because I see on SkyDrive application which says "To use SkyDrive, change your account settings", which is very strange.

But, I tried to create another User on my laptop (NB: I have only one account, with Administrator rights) and that new user profile can associate itself with Hotmail credentials, I can see my Hotmail name and picture on the right corner in Metro and I can use all applications, including SkyDrive.

So, does anybody had simmilar problem and is there a solution for this situation? I ask because all my applications, files and settings are under my primary Profile and it will be very hard to switch to another User.

And, is there any possibility for reinstalation of Win8CP to have my Hotmail (Microsoft) account associated to Win8CP, but to preserve all files as I did when changing from Win7 to Win8CP?

Best,
Ivan S. V.

A:Switch to Microsoft account

My setup went exactly the same as yours, When I could not access my skydrive I created a new Live account and it works fine, I also went back to a local account then removed the PC from the trusted list in my account details, and swapped back to the MS account but it never sent me any request to add the PC into the trusted list. I changed the PC name and added it manually but that made no difference. The new account I created has the old pc name logged in the trusted list.

When I first logged in with the local account I was prompted to enter my live details for email access. Also if I go into pictures I can see the pics in my skydrive but not access the skydrive app.

I too was wondering if the Refresh PC without affecting files button might help.

I think it might have been a good idea to log out of all live software on the PC and rename it before installing.

If it is connected I was unable to install using the web based installer and had to use the 64bit iso.

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I have just got a new computer I will set up soon. I am new to Windows 8 so can someone tell me the pros and cons of having either a local account or using a Microsoft account?

A:Local VS Microsoft Account

The following site shows you the differences between local and Microsoft account and how to create them:

Sign in to Windows 8: Microsoft account versus Local account - TechRepublic

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Hi!

I just bought a new laptop and the problem is, I cannot switch to a Microsoft account. It either gets stuck at the "preparing your account" window or would say that there are network problems. This has been happening since I bought this laptop, which is about a week now.

Please help as I am really excited to try out the apps available.

Thanks!

A:Cannot switch to a Microsoft account on Windows 8

Furthermore, I have tried doing a refresh, still no luck

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Hello, my Microsoft account is taking over the computer. I have two administrator accounts, both set with equal priorities, but on two different domains, one is a Microsoft Account and the other is the AD (local)domain. The problem is that when I am logged in under my AD account, whenever I do anything that requires administrator approval, the system does not accept the AD account approval, even though I am logged in with it at the time...it only accepts the Microsoft account login and password as approval for any action.

This is very inconvenient as I need both admin accounts. Is there any fix to this issue, is there any way to approve actions with the account that is logged in at the time of use, not necessarily the microsoft account?

Please help.

A:Microsoft Account over Local Domain

sounds like the AD account is not really setup as local admin
Make sure to add the AD account to the local pc

It is easier to do it from Manage Computer
Right Click Explorer and click Manage
Then Local Users and Groups
Create new user with same name and password as the AD Account
Double click the new user to open it
Click Member of tab
Select Users and remove it
Click Add, Advanced, Find Now
Double click Adminstrators and add it and ok all the way out
Shutdown, not reboot
wait 30sec and start up again and try it

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Hi all, my friend isn't able to sign into his computer anymore after starting it up. It's asking for a Microsoft Live account instead of his local account and there appears to be no buttons to switch user. There's no "create account" option either to get through this.

I don't have access to his computer currently, but I was hoping someone might have encountered this issue and know of a solution. It seems sketchy to me, he's not extremely adept at computers and I'm suspicious he might have some malware. He said this happened suddenly, one day he turned on his computer and it asked for a Live account instead of using his local account. Maybe it was a Windows Update or configuration change he made though, not sure.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I've always used a Microsoft Account to login to Windows 8.1 and have my setting synced

now I'm thinking, would it give me any faster Windows performance if I had chosen a local account instead? or is it the same?

A:Choosing a local vs. Microsoft Account

Hello MaXimus,

There would be no difference in Windows performance between using a Microsoft account or local account.

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Hi!

So this strange thing is happening with my bf's user accounts and we're trying to figure it out. His pc is running on Windows 8.1. So there is a folder on his desktop named after his local user account but with contents identical to his microsoft account folder. So the exact same folder appears twice - once on the desktop, named after his local account, and once in c:\users, named after his microsoft account.

We want to move that folder from the desktop because that's not where it's supposed to be. Does anyone have an idea about how we can do that? He thinks that happened after we added some permissions for his local account but it may be something else.

Would appreciate your help on this!

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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

A:Local and Microsoft account name problem

Hello Balubeto,

Whenever you change the user name, the original name is still tied to the account along with the new name(s). Usually it's best to create a new local account with the user name you want to have it displayed properly everywhere.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Just setting up a laptop for my daughter.

1. Can you still log in to a laptop as a user set with a microsoft account even if there is no internet access? She is likely to need access in places where there is not always internet access.

2. I have the administrator account access which was set up as Microsoft so that I could set her as family child account. Am I now better off converting this access to local so that I can still get in if she manages to mess the laptop up?

Thanks
Dave

A:Question on local vs microsoft account

Originally Posted by Camera


1. Can you still log in to a laptop as a user set with a microsoft account even if there is no internet access? She is likely to need access in places where there is not always internet access.



Certainly you can. If you don't have internet access you just need to use the password that was valid when the laptop was last used. For example if your password is Password1 and you shut down the laptop and put it away, then go to another device and change your Microsoft account password to Password2 you'll still need to use Password1 to log into the laptop if there is no internet access as (obviously) the laptop will not have any way to know you changed it.







Originally Posted by Camera


2. I have the administrator account access which was set up as Microsoft so that I could set her as family child account. Am I now better off converting this access to local so that I can still get in if she manages to mess the laptop up?



No need. If you have set-up an administrator account it doesn't matter if it is MS account or not - using one or the other doesn't make it easier or harder to log in.

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hi i haven't been able to receive updates on my laptop since i bought it (brand new)
i've now realised this is because i'm logged in as a local account, when i try to add a windows account (which i do have) it will let me enter an email address but will then say sorry cannot connect to windows services, it is the same message when i try to add a new user, any help ?

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In Windows 8.1, when trying to change from regular password to Microsoft Account, in the end of the process (I pass it all the way to the last step) I get the message:
"Some settings are managed by your system administrator" and code 0x80070005.
I have Administrator account (there is only one account on the computer)

I bought a computer that was used in the store (last item). Apparently they have put some protection that limits changes (Group security?), and did not remove it when I took the computer.
I don't have "pro" so I don't have Secpol.msc .

Please help how to remove these limitation, and restore the default settings?

Thanks,
Oron

A:Cannot switch to a Microsoft Account, error 0x80070005

Hello Oron, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since this is a used computer, it may be best to reset Windows to start fresh. This way you could setup a Microsoft account during the reset.

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I have tried to switch to Microsoft account in Control Panel. But when I've finished the requirements, it said: "We're sorry, but something went wrong. Your account wasn't changed to this Microsoft account" with the code: 0xd000225.
Please help me. I cannot use Skydrive until I've done that.

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when i want to download apps from Windows Store, i can't do it because Windows Store is not connected to my Microsoft account, i try to login but it says i have problem with internet connection, but i have internet connection
then i disconnect my Microsoft account and switch to local account

i tried to switch to Microsoft account again, and this problem occurs
please help me

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Hi there developer
help me
I need to work with administrator built-in account and can't work with ather user account in our company
so now I need to switch to my microsoft account from this Administrator Built-in account
but when I try to give me this Error :
We Are Sory , but something went wrong .you're account wasn't change to this microsoft account
Code : 0xdd00000bb
meanwhile I'm able to switch to microsoft account with other user account name and type
even I'm able switch to microsoft account from the other account name with administrator type
but can't switch with administrator account name with built-in account
help me please if you know any way to resolve this problem
great thanks
Regards :
Raha

A:switch to microsoft account with administrator built-in ?

Just backup the data in that problematic account like documents, desktop items (C:\Users\%UserName%)

Now log off and sign in into another user with administrative rights and delete that account and create a new one with administrative rights.

That might 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?

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hi am having a string of problems with my microsoft account all brought about (i think) because of a problem with the audio system, i am now stuck in a local account,(having followed advice from a thread i followed on windows support). every time i try to change back to my microsoft account i get as far as signing in to my local account then it just says 'please wait' and goes no further (had it sat like this for an hour!) anyone have any ideas what i can do? thank you

A:cannot connect to my microsoft account, stuck in local

Log into the Microsoft side and delete the Live account on there, then go through the process of creating a new User Live ID on the Laptop, which should create a new Live account with Microsoft.

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When Windows 8.1 is logged in to my Microsoft account, I'll have to use the same password as when I log in to my Outlook account. Unfortunately for me, I use a password manager to help me remind my passwords. The disadvantage of this is that my Microsoft Password is a random string of 16 characters. That is not something you want to type every time you log on to your pc. Is there any way to use a local password when logged in to your Microsoft account?

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Can someone please explain the differences between using a local vs Live ID/Microsoft account to log into a W8.1 computer? Thank you.

A:8.1: Local acct vs Microsoft account for logging in

Hello pseudoware,

Basically this:

Local account = Same account as in previous versions of Windows. It's a local account as in that you can only sign in to that specific local PC with the account. You will not be able to use any modern apps (ex: SkyDrive, Store) that use Microsoft services that require to be signed in with a Microsoft account.

Microsoft account = This is like a roaming account. You sign in to Windows 8/8.1 with your email address and password. You could use the same Microsoft account to sign in to multiple Windows 8/8.1 PCs to have their settings synced on each PC. You will be able to open and use modern apps that use Microsoft services.
For more info, see also:

Microsoft Account - Sign up for and Create - Windows 7 Help ForumsUser Account - Add a New User in Windows 8
Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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I recently downloaded Microsoft 8.1 from 8.0.  Since then I have had several issues.  I have worked many of them out.  I needed to install the Kindle app in metro.  It wanted me to put in my local user password, I did.  Then it wanted me to log into my Microsoft account, with password, I did.  Then it wanted a code number.  I put that in.  Then it wanted to put all my documents, pictures, and settings into the cloud. That was something I was unsure whether to do or not.  If I agree to that, it then wants to switch me from my local user account, to my Microsoft account.  I don't want to do that.  Why can't I just keep my local user account?  If I do allow this to happen, I will automatically go to Metro won't I?  I don't want to start in Metro.  I want to start in the desktop, which is where I spend most of my time.  I also read this somewhere, and you had to be on the internet and logged in Microsoft to use your computer.  Is this right?  If it is, I surely do NOT want to do that.  I wish I had stayed with 8.0.  It worked fine there.  Now it has become a royal pain in the rear.

A:why does Microsoft want me to switch in metro to Microsoft account?

Nothing will change in your personal account, when you sign in as a microsoft account.  It will backup your profile, so if you end up buying a new machine, or having to reinstall Windows 8.x, everything will come back up on your computer as it was (desktop picture, user picture).  As for Metro, you do not need to use Metro, to run the Kindle App.
 
The best thing is to not use Metro, use the desktop, and load the desktop version of the Kindle app instead.  The only person making this a royal pita, is you, not Microsoft.

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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?
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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.

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A: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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my local admin account was converted into a Microsoft account , is there a way of reverse it ?
Less than one month ago Windows 10 Pro was installed. Let me explain you that there was already a windows 8 installation with kernel corrupted , version 10 recovered all exactly as it was , all programs installed and my configurations.
Previously I had a administrator local account that remained the same after windows 10 installation. It happens that days after I logged in with my Hotmail account to the Microsoft Store to download a couple of items and unbeknownst to me my local admin account was transformed into a Microsoft account.
Now I no longer wish to be logged all the time with this Microsoft account, I even have another admin local account if I want to change but I would have a lot of work to make it look like as it was my original converted account.
In order to avoid such work I ask whether there is a way to ?convert? (let?s call this way) the Microsoft account back into my local account or is there a way of copying all the configurations to a new admin local account ?

A:local account converted to Microsoft acct., is there a way to reverse?

Go to settings -> accounts. Click on "sign in with a local account instead"

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

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