1.    14 Oct 2016 #1

    changing logon account


    Hi

    my laptop currently signs in with an @Hotmail email account and password,
    I want to change this to a different @Hotmail account but it seems I need to
    change it to a "local" account first.

    What is a "local" account?


    Can I have two laptop logon to the same @Hotmail account.

    Thanks

    Daniel
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  2. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,440
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       14 Oct 2016 #2

    Hello Daniel,

    A local account is the same type of account that you used in Windows 7. It's an account that is only on your local computer, and doesn't roam like a Microsoft account.

    You would basically be temporally switching to a local account, then switch back to a Microsoft account that uses the new email address. This is a workaround to change to a different Microsoft account without losing the account's profile on the PC.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10
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  3.    14 Oct 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Daniel,

    A local account is the same type of account that you used in Windows 7. It's an account that is only on your local computer, and doesn't roam like a Microsoft account.

    You would basically be temporally switching to a local account, then switch back to a Microsoft account that uses the new email address. This is a workaround to change to a different Microsoft account without losing the account's profile on the PC.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10
    Thanks Brink
    Can I have two laptop logon to the same @Hotmail account.

    cheers

    Daniel
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,440
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       14 Oct 2016 #4

    Yes, you can sign in to as many Windows 8 and Windows 10 PCs as you like with the same Microsoft account.
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  5.    14 Oct 2016 #5

    Thanks Brink

    you rock

    cheers


    Daniel
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,440
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       14 Oct 2016 #6

    You're most welcome.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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