Windows 10: How do Local and Microsoft login effect my PC's login from a boot. Solved


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v.10.0.10240
       15 Aug 2015 #1

    How do Local and Microsoft login effect my PC's login from a boot.


    I should be grateful for any help.
    At the moment I have a Local login and I am considering changing to a Microsoft login.
    If I do, does this mean that when my PC starts from a boot, that instead of the pin that I use to login to my account on the PC, I will be asked to login with both my Microsoft account username and password?
    If I make a mistake will I be locked out of my PC?
    Thank you
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  2. Posts : 8,291
    Windows 10 Professional
       15 Aug 2015 #2

    brinuk said: View Post
    I should be grateful for any help.
    At the moment I have a Local login and I am considering changing to a Microsoft login.
    If I do, does this mean that when my PC starts from a boot, that instead of the pin that I use to login to my account on the PC, I will be asked to login with both my Microsoft account username and password?
    If I make a mistake will I be locked out of my PC?
    Thank you
    Hey brinuk , welcome to tenforums.com !

    When you switch to an MS Account, you may be given the opportunity to create a 4 digit PIN Code right away, if not, you can set it later.
    (I'm not sure about preserving your old PIN)

    The Login Screen will display your username and email and you have a choice of entering the PIN Code or your Password.

    Numerous attempts at logging in will prompt you to reset your password.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v.10.0.10240
    Thread Starter
       15 Aug 2015 #3

    Edwin said: View Post
    Hey brinuk , welcome to tenforums.com !
    When you switch to an MS Account, you may be given the opportunity to create a 4 digit PIN Code right away, if not, you can set it later.
    (I'm not sure about preserving your old PIN)

    The Login Screen will display your username and email and you have a choice of entering the PIN Code or your Password.

    Numerous attempts at logging in will prompt you to reset your password.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    Thank you for your prompt assistance.
    It seems that Cortana requires a PC login with a Microsoft account.
    I assume this is also the case to enable my Gmail account to sync and show new emails in the live tile, and also to sync the Microft calender wit my existing Gogle calender. .
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 8,291
    Windows 10 Professional
       15 Aug 2015 #4

    brinuk said: View Post
    Thank you for your prompt assistance.
    It seems that Cortana requires a PC login with a Microsoft account.
    I assume this is also the case to enable my Gmail account to sync and show new emails in the live tile, and also to sync the Microft calender wit my existing Gogle calender. .
    You are correct.
    You can pretty much sync everything with everything, makes life a whole lot handier!
    And, don't be put off by the 'Microsoft collects your data' thing, in order for all these apps/services and Cortana to work to your benefit, MS needs to hold your info.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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