How to switch Windows log-in from MS account to local account


  1. Posts : 180
    W10 22H2 primary, W8.1 secondary
       #1

    How to switch Windows log-in from MS account to local account


    I have just updated W10 to 22H2. This changed Windows log-in from a local account to an MS accout. I attempted to change back to the local account by creating a local account. But a message said the local account already exists. I am wondering why the log-in options do not include that from the local account.
    Any idea?
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  2. Posts : 6,297
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #2

    How did you updated?
    By WU or by a in place update (running setup of a mounted Win 10 22H2 installation iso)?
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  3. Posts : 68,862
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #3

    Hello mate,

    Do you see the options below to switch from a Microsoft account to a local account?

    Switch to Local Account in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 180
    W10 22H2 primary, W8.1 secondary
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Megahertz said:
    How did you updated?
    By WU or by a in place update (running setup of a mounted Win 10 22H2 installation iso)?
    By WU.

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    Brink said:
    Hello mate,

    Do you see the options below to switch from a Microsoft account to a local account?

    Switch to Local Account in Windows 10
    I see two options one of which is MS account but the other one does not seem a local account. I moved ahead with the option but I was asked to create a new pw having 8 characters including a capital letter, a lowercase, a numeral, and a special character. So I stopped there because that should not be one for a local account. Or there should not be any need for creating a password since I have been using the password for many years before updating W10. The log-in screenshot is as follows:
    How to switch Windows log-in from MS account to local account-img_1260.jpg
    Isn't it correct that the link is for creating a local account thereby switching log-in from MS account to a local account?
    In my case the local account already exists.
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  5. Posts : 68,862
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5

    Go ahead and post a screenshot of your Settings > Accounts > Your info to see what it shows for your option to switch. Be sure to blank out any personal info before posting it.
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  6. Posts : 180
    W10 22H2 primary, W8.1 secondary
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Brink said:
    Go ahead and post a screenshot of your Settings > Accounts > Your info to see what it shows for your option to switch. Be sure to blank out any personal info before posting it.
    How to switch Windows log-in from MS account to local account-winsigninoptionsx.jpg
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  7. Posts : 68,862
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #7
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  8. Posts : 180
    W10 22H2 primary, W8.1 secondary
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Brink said:
    I did as suggested and got very close to it but see below:
    How to switch Windows log-in from MS account to local account-errorx.jpg

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    Despite the error message, I could log back in with the password for my local account!!
    Thank you very much for your very effective suggestion. I posted the above because of the error message, but after all, the error message could be in error.
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  9. Posts : 68,862
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #9

    I'm glad you are able to sign in to your local account now.
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