Microsoft Account Required Sign in and Password

  1. Posts : 69
    Windows 10

    Microsoft Account Required Sign in and Password

    New Windows 10 Home desktop. I put in Carol when it asked who would use the computer.
    After a restart, it showed Carol and Welcome, then I could just click on it and use it. The only user was Carol and no password was needed. That was OK.

    I set a system restore point, then I set up Cortana and it asked for my Microsoft Account and Password. I already had a Microsoft account, so I entered my name - Allen Bredt - and password.
    Now there are 2 users, Carol and me. After a restart, it wants my name and password.
    I can use System Restore to go back, but then what?

    I want it to just give me the desktop with no sign on required.
    Can you help me.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,193
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello Allen, :)

    It sounds like you switched your local account "Carol" to a Microsoft Account "Allen" while setting up Cortana.

    If you like, you can keep using your Microsoft account and set Windows to automatically sign in to it at startup.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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