Windows 10: Kids user accounts and family settings Solved

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  1.    07 Aug 2015 #1

    Kids user accounts and family settings


    Ive upgraded from Win 8 to Win 10.

    I had 2 adult local accounts and 2 kids local accounts. I also have the 1 Microsoft account.

    I don't want to use the Microsoft account signin on my laptop I want to use my local.

    Is there a way to assign the existing local kids accounts to family without having to create new ones ? The kids are worried that if I do this they will lose their existing apps/game settings on the local accounts.
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  2. Posts : 21,711
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16232
       07 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Haffy, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    No worries. The kids won't lose anything when they switch to a Microsoft account so you can make them a child account in your family.

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

    Afterwards, you can add them to your Family online.

    Microsoft account | Family
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  3.    08 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks for the links.

    I want to create the kids family accounts but it forces you to assign /create an email even after selecting no email . then trying to enter something that is similar to their name doesnt work either as i get errors 'part of reserved domain' even when i put total random characters.

    All i want to do is add the existing local kids accounts to the family list but it doesn't let me do that without assigning them an email? Is this correct?

    This new MS stuff sucks its just not that straightforward and they are trying to force you into email accounts when you dont want one.
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  4. Posts : 21,711
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16232
       08 Aug 2015 #4

    That's correct. Family members must use a Microsoft account.

    To solve this, you can switch them to a Microsoft account using the tutorial below.

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

    Afterwards, you can add them to your Family online.

    Microsoft account | Family
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  5.    08 Aug 2015 #5

    Ive tried this and no matter what i enter it gives an error, as below...
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Aug 2015 at 17:41. Reason: removed broken image
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  6. Posts : 21,711
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16232
       08 Aug 2015 #6

    It doesn't appear that your image posted properly.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
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  7.    08 Aug 2015 #7

    Ive tried this and no matter what i enter it gives an error, as below...
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  8. Posts : 21,711
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16232
       08 Aug 2015 #8

    You would need to use the "Use their email address instead" option instead since you are not wanting to create a new account for them, but just add them to the Family instead.

    Hope this helps for now.
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  9.    08 Aug 2015 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    You would need to use the "Use their email address instead" option instead since you are not wanting to create a new account for them, but just add them to the Family instead.

    Hope this helps for now.
    Thanks but...
    it means i need to set up a new Microsoft Hotmail account for my kids first ! I really didnt want them to have an account yet which is why I think the whole thing sucks. We should be able to do family settings at a local account per PC level without the need to have emails for them, but this forces me to create hotmail accounts
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  10. Posts : 21,711
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16232
       08 Aug 2015 #10

    Nar, you should be able to enter their current email address for their existing Microsoft account after having switched their accounts as posted above.
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