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    How to delete an account and use a different one.


    I can only access my win 10 by using my pin number as I forgot my password. I want to replace it with another ms account in which I know the password.
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    Hello gladstoone,

    If you like, you could try to reset your Microsoft account's password.

    Reset Password of User Account in Windows 10
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    Thanks Brink...guess I can't reset that way as I do not have a reset disk. I have another ms account that I would rather use if possible.
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    In that case since you do know the PIN, you could do this to keep the same account, but switch it to a new Microsoft account.

    1) Create a new Microsoft account online at Microsoft. Don't create a new account for Windows 10.

    Microsoft account

    2) Switch the current Microsoft account in Windows 10 to be a local account.

    Switch to Local Account in Windows 10

    3) Switch the now local account to a Microsoft account using the new one.

    Switch to Microsoft Account in Windows 10
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    Changing accounts


    Worked great Brink
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    Great news.
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