How to Switch to a Local User Account on Windows 10?

Hello Everyone, Please let me know how to Switch to a Local User Account on Windows 10? I tried many times but failed. So Can anyone have any idea? Help me.

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Open Answer 13 January 2020

Switch to a Local User Account on Windows 10

Here’s how you can switch to a local user account on Windows 10. Once you install Windows 10 for the first time, the Setup program tries very, very hard to get you to sign in with a Microsoft account. 

Even if Windows 10 enables you to select from a Microsoft account or traditional local account across the out-of-box experience or Settings app, the experience has been developed to attract users into selecting the Microsoft account option.

Because of this method is that through a Microsoft account lets you open additional benefits, including the ability to sync settings, passwords, themes, and files across devices. You can control different elements of your computer, for example update personal information, reset the account password, and search a device if it's lost or stolen.

Although, this is not an account type that everyone wants to use. If you incorrectly created a Microsoft account on Windows 10, or you just don't want to use one, there's an option within the Settings app to switch to a local account without having to start from scratch.

In this post, I mentioned the guide; through this you can switch to a local user account on Windows 10 from a Microsoft account using the Settings app.

  • To Switch to local account using settings

  • To Erase Microsoft account data from Windows 10

What You Need to Know

There is a way to set up Windows 10 without using a Microsoft account. If you disconnect your system from the internet, you’ll be able to sign in with a local user account.  This works either you’re going through the setup process on a new PC or installing Windows 10 from scratch.

But, if you have previously set up Windows 10 and created or used an existing Microsoft account, this won’t be much help.

This procedure will save all your installed files and programs. You will not miss anything. However, Windows 10 will no longer synchronize your settings between your PCs and use other Microsoft account-linked features. You can still sign into some individual apps with a Microsoft account without signing into your PC with that Microsoft account.

We’re not saying everyone needs to use a local account. The choice is up to you. We are mentioned these instructions because Microsoft is making through a local account much more confusing.

To Switch to Local Account Using Settings

For switch to a local account from a Microsoft account on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Accounts.
  3. Tap on Your info.
  4. Touch the Sign in with a local account rather option.
  5. Enter your current Microsoft account password.
  6. Touch the Next button.
  7. Enter a new name for your account.
  8. Set up a new password.
  9. Enter a hint that will help you to remember your password in case you forget it.
  10. Touch the Sign out and finish button.
  11. Sign back into your account.

Quick tip: In case, you had a PIN before set up, you can still use it to sign in without having to enter a complex password.

When you are done with these steps, your Windows 10 account will be disconnected from your Microsoft account, and it will switch to the traditional local account style. Through this method, your Microsoft account credentials will continue to be available on the device to sign you into various services as required automatically.

To Erase Microsoft Account Data from Windows 10

In case you are switch to a local user account on Windows 10 and you don't want to keep your Microsoft account information on your computer, use these steps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Accounts.
  • Click on Email & accounts.
  • Under the "Accounts used by other apps" section, select the Microsoft account that you want to delete.
  • Click the Remove button.

As I explained above how to switch to a local user account on Windows 10, now I hope you will be able to switch user account on Windows.

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