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

    Converted local account to microsoft - can I convert it back?


    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?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jul 2015 #2

    Here is a screenshot of the account settings. If I click on the remove button on the microsoft account on the bottom, it doesn't seem to do anything, I still have to log in to windows with my email and email password.

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  3. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       30 Jul 2015 #3

    Look through this tutorial.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jul 2015 #4

    wordsworth said: View Post
    Look through this tutorial.
    If you look at the screenshot that I've posted - I doesn't give me the option to disconnect the account.
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 234
    10 preview 64bit
       30 Jul 2015 #5

    its actually the sign in options setting under the 1 thats marked.

    note it takes you to the sign in on local account option
    if you do not want to enter a password on your local account press next after the screen appears

    Roy
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jul 2015 #6

    hawkman said: View Post
    its actually the sign in options setting under the 1 thats marked.

    note it takes you to the sign in on local account option
    if you do not want to enter a password on your local account press next after the screen appears

    Roy
    Sign in options doesnt have anything that could disconnect microsoft account. It only lets me change password, create pin, and a few more options, but not changing account type.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       30 Jul 2015 #7

    I would say that you're going to need to create another Administrator account then use that to convert the Admin account you converted to a Microsoft account. Under the new Admin account you would then be able to go to Settings>Accounts>Family & other users, then you should be able to click on the Admin account you converted to the Microsoft account and that will give you the Change account type button so you can convert it back from a Microsoft account.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jul 2015 #8

    wordsworth said: View Post
    I would say that you're going to need to create another Administrator account then use that to convert the Admin account you converted to a Microsoft account. Under the new Admin account you would then be able to go to Settings>Accounts>Family & other users, then you should be able to click on the Admin account you converted to the Microsoft account and that will give you the Change account type button so you can convert it back from a Microsoft account.
    I tried that, it doesn't do anything. The thing is, its not just an administrative account that got converted, its the Administrator. I've always used Administrator account since win2000 days and then on XP and 7, just because it makes some things easier.
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  9. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       30 Jul 2015 #9

    Yes, I thought being The Admin might be a problem. I would go to the front page of this forum and find Brink's name (in red) and send him a PM; he may be able to help you further.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       30 Jul 2015 #10

    Hello och, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In this situation, you may need to refresh Windows 10.

    Refresh Windows 10
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