1.    28 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Windows 10

    No Password, but Microsoft locks me out of my computer

    I've setup this computer for the primary user to not have a password. However, upon creating a Microsoft account, the system AUTOMATICALLY changed my account from Local to MS. Of course, using KeePass, we created a secure account with an unknown password. Locked out!

    Followed the long tutorial process to create an alternate admin account. Then I was able to login and get my password from Keepass and login to the locked-out account. I right clicked on my user name to bring up settings only to find that my account was no longer a local account. It had been mysteriously changed to a MS account. Grrrr! So, I changed the account back to Local. It worked as desired - could logout and back in with no password.

    Then later logged into Microsoft to play a game. Microsoft automatically reverted my local account to a MS account again. Double Grrrrrr!!!!! Locked out again! Yes, playing a silly game automatically changes your local account to a MS login - WITHOUT ASKING OR TELLING YOU!

    Short of deleting all things that require a MS account (games, etc), is there anyway to prevent this automatic changing of my account? The primary user of this PC has no valid need for a MS account.

    BTW, the tutorial here: Password of User Account - Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums does not mention that this happens. I'm guessing it is the source of many failures that I've seen posted so far.
    Last edited by bantar; 28 Dec 2015 at 14:45. Reason: Extra details
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