1.    04 Dec 2015 #1
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    Question on local vs microsoft account


    Just setting up a laptop for my daughter.

    1. Can you still log in to a laptop as a user set with a microsoft account even if there is no internet access? She is likely to need access in places where there is not always internet access.

    2. I have the administrator account access which was set up as Microsoft so that I could set her as family child account. Am I now better off converting this access to local so that I can still get in if she manages to mess the laptop up?

    Thanks
    Dave
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  2.    04 Dec 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camera View Post
    1. Can you still log in to a laptop as a user set with a microsoft account even if there is no internet access? She is likely to need access in places where there is not always internet access.
    Certainly you can. If you don't have internet access you just need to use the password that was valid when the laptop was last used. For example if your password is Password1 and you shut down the laptop and put it away, then go to another device and change your Microsoft account password to Password2 you'll still need to use Password1 to log into the laptop if there is no internet access as (obviously) the laptop will not have any way to know you changed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camera View Post
    2. I have the administrator account access which was set up as Microsoft so that I could set her as family child account. Am I now better off converting this access to local so that I can still get in if she manages to mess the laptop up?
    No need. If you have set-up an administrator account it doesn't matter if it is MS account or not - using one or the other doesn't make it easier or harder to log in.
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