Windows 10: Help Removing Microsoft Account login

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  1.    18 Sep 2015 #1

    Help Removing Microsoft Account login


    Hi

    I'm running windows 10 pro free upgrade, I stupidly created a Microsoft account to install an app 'remote desktop'

    it changed my login to an email address, that messed up all my network logons, and I don't want an email logon, I hate it. I want a normal name login. I forever connect to remote servers and cant mess around trying to connect!

    How can I remove the Microsoft account login, its taken over my prime login with all my applications, I cant seem to delete it, I deleted my Microsoft account and now cant change the password on it!

    I don't mind hacking the registry if someone knows how! I just need it gone

    otherwise its a start again windows 7 installation

    Help please
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  2. Posts : 11,250
    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Sep 2015 #2

    Simply switch back to a local account: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    18 Sep 2015 #3

    Kari said: View Post
    switch to local account is not available in menu!

    I have spent hours trying to change this

    Help
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  4. Posts : 11,250
    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Sep 2015 #4

    What menu you are talking about? it's not in a menu, you can find the option as a link in Settings > Accounts:

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  5.    18 Sep 2015 #5

    Kari said: View Post
    What menu you are talking about? it's not in a menu, you can find the option as a link in Settings > Accounts:

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    the option (2 Click On) as text box is not there on my screen
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  6.    18 Sep 2015 #6

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  7. Posts : 11,250
    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Sep 2015 #7

    In the first post you mentioned this>
    rogerk said: View Post
    I deleted my Microsoft account and now cant change the password on it!
    Please explain what you mean with that? How did you delete the Microsoft account?
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  8.    18 Sep 2015 #8

    went to Microsoft website and cancelled the account, not on my PC, cant get rid of it

    looks like reinstall

    Microsoft are useless, windows 8 was the worst windows ever, even worse that 2 and I went to the official launch, windows took over 1/2 then 1/4 of the screen very mickey mouse

    but this OS is rubbish full of bugs
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  9.    18 Sep 2015 #9

    In your last screenshot go down one level to sign in options.

    Roy
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  10.    18 Sep 2015 #10

    hawkman said: View Post
    In your last screenshot go down one level to sign in options.

    Roy
    ok

    and?
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