Windows 10 supports signing into your PC using Microsoft Account. It means you can use your Microsoft Account to globalize your settings, i.e. you can login to many computers using the same Microsoft Account and the same settings will get applied on all the PCs. First of all, you need to have a Microsoft Account. You can create one here. Once you are done, you can switch to Microsoft Account.
How to switch to Microsoft Account from Local account on Windows 10?
Let’s start the process. Make sure you have already signed up for Microsoft account in advance. After you are ready with your Microsoft account, just follow these steps.
Let’s start the process. First go to Start menu and click on Settings.
In Settings window, click on Accounts.
Here you will see details of your Local Account on the right side of the screen. You will see a link below your account description which allows you to “Sign in with a Microsoft account instead“. This link allows you to switch to Microsoft account on Windows 10, click on that.
The link will open in new windows where you can see Microsoft login page. Now, provide your Microsoft account credentials and click on Sign in button.
It will ask for your local account’s password one last time. Enter your local user account’s password and click on Next button.
Your Microsoft Account’s password may be long. It will cause inconvenience while logging in. So, you can alternatively set a PIN for your Microsoft account. This way you won’t have troubles after you switch to Microsoft account on Windows 10. If you don’t want to set a PIN and continue using your Microsoft Account’s password, click on Skip this step link.
Now your Microsoft Account is ready to be used on your PC. But before you start, you have to verify your identity. To do that, click on Verify link available under your Account in Account Settings as shown below.
After you click on Verify link, you will see a prompt to re-enter your Microsoft Account’s email id. Enter your Microsoft account details in the box provided and click Next.
You will receive a verification code on your email account that you have used to switch to Microsoft account. Open the mail received from Microsoft and copy the verification code and paste it into the box provided on Account verification window. Click Next to continue.
You will see that verification link has disappeared from your account’s page. Now you can close Settings window.
Click on Start button and on the top of the Start menu, you will see your Microsoft Account name. You have successfully switched to Microsoft Account from Local Account.
Sign in using Microsoft Account in Windows 10
You have successfully signed in using Microsoft Account on your Windows 10 PC. Now you can enjoy Microsoft Sync service on your PC. You can always switch back to Local Account if you wish to. Hope you liked this tutorial. Feel free to write down your queries and suggestions in comments down below.