How To Switch To Local Account From Microsoft Account In Windows 10

Windows 10 and Windows 8/8.1 provide Microsoft Account Sign in option for enhanced security and settings synchronization. You can easily setup your Microsoft Account on your Windows 10 PC but if you do not like Microsoft account sign in, you can always switch back to Local account. By switching back to local account you lose all your Microsoft Account’s settings and a new local account will be created for you if you had not created it earlier. And if you already had created a Local account before switching to Microsoft Account, you will be logged into that account. This tutorial shows you, “how to switch back to Local Account from a Microsoft Account.”

How to switch to Local Account in Windows 10?

Step 1

Go to Start menu and click on Settings-

Click On Start And Select Settings
Click On Start And Select Settings

In Settings window, click on Accounts to change account settings-

Step 2

In Accounts, window you will see your Account name on the right side and details of your account. Below that you will find two links; Manage my Microsoft account and Sign in with a local account instead. Click on the second link to setup Local Account on your Windows 10 PC.

You will be asked to enter your Microsoft Account’s password, enter your password and click Next.

Step 3

As you click Next, you will be prompted to create a local account or you will be asked to create a password for existing Local Account. Enter the details properly and click Next.

Finally, you are there. Just one click and you will be signed out of Microsoft account. Click on Sign out and finish to continue-

You will be logged out of Microsoft Account.

Step 4

You will be logged out to lock screen. Click anywhere on the screen to log in to your Local Account. Choose your account, enter the password that you have set in previous step and press Enter or click the arrow symbol to log in.

You will see your desktop. Click on Start button and on the top of Start Menu you will see name of your Local account.

You are done here. You have successfully switched to Local Account from a Microsoft Account. If you want to go back to Microsoft Account, follow this link-
Switch to Microsoft Account from Local Account in Windows 10.
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