1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 4
    ms win 10
       22 Jul 2016 #1

    Password required to log on pc


    Hi

    I have been using windows 10 for twelve months and have subscribed to automatic updates. I use outlook.com for emails and the windows 10/ outlook calendar which is also accesible on my iPhone.

    Just recently, when starting up my PC, I have a new start up screen that requests my outlook password before I can proceed.

    Lokking into settings, I found that I had a microsoft account which allowed my to purchase stuf for xbox etc. Not needing the account, I deleted my PC from the account but I still havet o give my outlook password before my pc can be opened. This is a new event so presumably I can undo without a restore. Does anyone have any ideas please

    Thank you
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,578
    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Jul 2016 #2

    Hi Deemby, welcome to Ten Forums.

    You have not been careful enough, when you signed up for Windows Store you have accidentally switched your local user account to a Microsoft Account.

    You can easily switch back to local account, this tutorial shows you how: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Next time you want to use Windows Store without switching Windows user account to a Microsoft Account, see this tutorial: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

    Kari
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 4
    ms win 10
       22 Jul 2016 #3

    Kari said: View Post
    Hi Deemby, welcome to Ten Forums.

    You have not been careful enough, when you signed up for Windows Store you have accidentally switched your local user account to a Microsoft Account.

    You can easily switch back to local account, this tutorial shows you how: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Next time you want to use Windows Store without switching Windows user account to a Microsoft Account, see this tutorial: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

    Kari
    Hi Kari

    Thank you for your prompt reply. It was helpful reading the links that you sent, I have saved them in case I ever want a microsoft account. I suspect that I inadvertently added it when I was trying to sync my pc calendar to my iPhone. How do I indicate problem solved?
    Best wishes
    Deemby
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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