Windows 10: Converted local account to microsoft - can I convert it back? Solved

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  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro
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       30 Jul 2015 #11

    Thanks Brink and everyone else. I will probably do a fresh reinstall Windows 10 in a couple of month from now, once all the hardware manufacturers have caught up on drivers.
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #12

    I can sympathize. I once a long while back mangled the Admin account and after much Internet searching and not finding a way to resolve it reinstalled. Thought there might be a better way with the new OS.
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #13

    och said: View Post
    I somehow converted my local administrator account to microsoft account. Now it doesn't give me an option to disconnect it and revert back to local account. It makes me sign in with my email password instead, and my file sharing across my network is now broken. I can no longer access the files on this pc by going to //pcname/c$ and entering administrator credentials. Anyway this can be solved?
    In other words.. Cortana tricked you! I don't trust her either and I'm not going to be using her until she learns to behave.

    Anyway, when it happened to me it was easy to convert back, but seems you have a bug that causes this. Or maybe you're using the "Home" edition instead of "Pro"? That could be a difference, where again MS treats the Home users without respect.
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  4. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2015 #14

    thomash said: View Post
    In other words.. Cortana tricked you! I don't trust her either and I'm not going to be using her until she learns to behave.

    Anyway, when it happened to me it was easy to convert back, but seems you have a bug that causes this. Or maybe you're using the "Home" edition instead of "Pro"? That could be a difference, where again MS treats the Home users without respect.
    Its Pro edition actually.

    I think ultimately what happens is that the system didn't have enough privileges to completely convert Administrator account to Microsoft account, and doesn't have the privileges to convert it back. I guess it wasn't a good idea to be using Administrator account to begin with, but I've been doing that for ages without any issues and some added convenience when it came to making system changes.
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #15

    thomash said: View Post
    In other words.. Cortana tricked you! I don't trust her either and I'm not going to be using her until she learns to behave.

    Anyway, when it happened to me it was easy to convert back, but seems you have a bug that causes this. Or maybe you're using the "Home" edition instead of "Pro"? That could be a difference, where again MS treats the Home users without respect.
    Same here ... Hate it ..hate it ..and hate it .. Why the hell we have to sign in MS account in order to use it ..
    Can it just be ..." Hey Google ..that's it ..."
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #16

    och said: View Post
    Its Pro edition actually.

    I think ultimately what happens is that the system didn't have enough privileges to completely convert Administrator account to Microsoft account, and doesn't have the privileges to convert it back. I guess it wasn't a good idea to be using Administrator account to begin with, but I've been doing that for ages without any issues and some added convenience when it came to making system changes.
    Since the experience I had the Admin account is used very sparingly these last few years in Win 7; I just use a lot of the right-click Run as Admin thing as Standard user. Sometimes when I do use the Admin account I'll get side tracked on to the Net or something and then start goofing in the system and realize I'm still in Admin and I need to get out.
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  7.    31 Jul 2015 #17

    You can do it easily OCH


    I ran into the same problem. But finally I found solution!

    Just click on Sign with a local account instead

    When you are prompted for new user details, just enter the old user name and the same password . click next ! That's it you are done!

    I have reverted ! All settings and files are remained the same.

    https://www.tenforums.com/attachments..._account-1.png
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  8.    31 Jul 2015 #18

    Xps13w10 said: View Post
    Same here ... Hate it ..hate it ..and hate it .. Why the hell we have to sign in MS account in order to use it ..
    Can it just be ..." Hey Google ..that's it ..."
    cause theyre gathering data from users in Cortana in order to amplify the effects and make it better on searching and ofc on the voice control
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  9.    31 Jul 2015 #19

    Dass said: View Post
    I ran into the same problem. But finally I found solution!

    Just click on Sign with a local account instead

    When you are prompted for new user details, just enter the old user name and the same password . click next ! That's it you are done!

    I have reverted ! All settings and files are remained the same.

    https://www.tenforums.com/attachments..._account-1.png
    Dass, are you certain it's the same problem och had? I converted a Standard user account to a Microsoft account and can convert it back to the Standard account easily in the manner you've described. But och's problem was different in that he had converted the Administrator account to a Microsoft account. He appeared to have tried everything, but the problem was that the options available in the interface were different because it was an Administrator account he was trying to convert back.
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  10.    31 Jul 2015 #20

    your login choice


    THERE ARE 2 OPTIONS

    standard which is MS account based, requires password to sync automatically with other MS services.

    OR

    local which can either be password protected on not, but loses some MS functions.#

    BOTH options are available for users I HAVE BOTH and switch between them if i need admin privilages

    THATS WHY the option is available

    Roy
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