W10 upgrade changed my usual login password to that of my e-mail...


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    W10 upgrade changed my usual login password to that of my e-mail...


    Hi :)

    This is my first post, so I'm very sorry if I'm posting this thread in the wrong section.

    Basically, when I got the Windows 10 upgrade and synced my mail (@live.com), it automatically changed my usual login (for when laptop is sleep and then wakes up) from the usual one I had in Windows 7, to that of my e-mail address. Is there any way to reverse this?

    Kind regards,
    Ice.
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  2. Posts : 61,846
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Ice, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    It sounds like you setup Windows to sign in with a Microsoft account during the upgrade.

    You could switch back to a local account though. However, you won't be able to use any Windows apps that require a Microsoft account while signing it to Windows with a local account unless you also sign in to the Store with your Microsoft account.

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

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello Ice, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    It sounds like you setup Windows to sign in with a Microsoft account during the upgrade.

    You could switch back to a local account though. However, you won't be able to use any Windows apps that require a Microsoft account while signing it to Windows with a local account unless you also sign in to the Store with your Microsoft account.

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

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
    Thanks a lot, I've approved your answer

    I was just curious if there are any apps you'd recommend? Because as things stand I haven't found any good ones.
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  4. Posts : 61,846
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    You're most welcome. :)

    I like 7-Zip and CCleaner.
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  5. Posts : 8,578
    Windows 10 Home x64 Windows 10 Prox64
       #5

    Netflix works pretty good too.
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