1.    06 Mar 2016 #1

    Change the Microsoft account associated with a logon?


    So we setup a MS account for my daughter, using her email address, but accidentally put in my birthdate so it got created as an adult account. This means I can't add the account to my "Family" so I can setup parental controls. According to Microsoft, there is no way to change an adult account into a child account. The only thing I can do is delete the account and then wait 60 days before recreating it. This means that in the mean time she doesn't have a MS account to use to log on so I'm kind of screwed.

    The only thing I came up with is to create a dummy MS account for her to use for 60 days until I can recreate it using her email account like it is now. Is that even possible? I would need to associate her current local account with the dummy account and then be able to change it to reassociate it with the new account once I recreate it after 60 days.

    Any help or other ideas would be great.

    Thanks.
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  2.    06 Mar 2016 #2
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    You can go from local account to MS account as many times as you want. When you go back from Local account to MS account it should ask for an email address and password that you want to associate it with. Just enter the newly created dummy MS account then.

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  3.    06 Mar 2016 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    You can go from local account to MS account as many times as you want. When you go back from Local account to MS account it should ask for an email address and password that you want to associate it with. Just enter the newly created dummy MS account then.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    So I'll need to go from Local to MS and use the dummy one. Then later do I need to go from MS back to local and then from Local back to MS to use the actual account once I can recreate it? And during that whole process, does it keep all the documents, settings, user profile, etc?
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  4.    06 Mar 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelemvor View Post
    So I'll need to go from Local to MS and use the dummy one. Then later do I need to go from MS back to local and then from Local back to MS to use the actual account once I can recreate it?
    Yes.
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