Windows 10: Can only login with Microsoft Account

  1.    06 Sep 2015 #1

    Can only login with Microsoft Account

    I have several local accounts on my computer, but the login screen only presents my Microsoft account. There is no way to switch to one of the local accounts. Also, from within windows once logged in, I have no option to switch user when I click on my identity at the top of the start menu. If I select switch user from Ctrl-Alt-Del I only get the same login screen at boot with my Microsoft account. I have the Administrator account enabled. I have tried a fair number of things including checking group policy, running SFC and DISM, making sure accounts are not disabled. SFC has an error at 58%, but DISM makes it all the way through. I got on chat with Microsoft and they gave up told me I had to reinstall and may loose some programs. Otherwise, my system works fine. Anyone have any ideas?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       06 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello Alan, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    You might see if a repair install may be able to sort this for you and avoid a clean install.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  3.    06 Sep 2015 #3


    I ran repair. It tells me It can't repair it and to try other options. Funny thing is that before repair starts I have to login and I am presented with all my local accounts to choose from. This is the case for all the troubleshooting tools.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       06 Sep 2015 #4

    Interesting. If you like, use the tutorial below to get details for all the accounts on your PC, and post back with them to see if it may reveal what's happening with them.
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  5.    06 Sep 2015 #5

    A little uneasy about posting all details. I would send in a message to you but I apparently need to get to five posts first
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       06 Sep 2015 #6

    It's safe. There's no personal details in the information.
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