Windows 10: Cannot connect to/add my Microsoft Account to Local Account

  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home Build 1607
       17 Apr 2017 #1

    Cannot link/add my Microsoft Account to Local Account

    Hello, after a Windows Reset i got a message:
    "you need to fix your microsoft account for apps on your other devices to be able to launch apps"
    So i deleted and ulinked my Microsoft Account and converted my User as Local User and not a Microsoft Account user.
    The problem is that now i cannnot connect back to my Microsoft account. When i click on "Sign in with Microsoft Account Instead" the windows pops up, loading only for a while and after that it disappears.

    When i go to App Store and try to login , i get an error before the email/password form is loaded.
    When i try to add an email account, i get an error code 0x801901f4.

    I created a new microsoft account user, and everything was fine with the new user.
    I tried sevelar things, e.g Poweshell apps reregister, deleted Store cache and more, but nothing helped.
    How can i reconnect my local account to Microsoft Account?

    Thank u.
    Last edited by Addie; 17 Apr 2017 at 17:12.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,636
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       17 Apr 2017 #2

    Hi Addie.

    Could you please advise what version and build of Windows 10 you are using.

    In this thread some solutions are presented.

    For V1607 access the troubleshooters by,

    Windows key + S, search bar appears, type troubleshooting into search bar, troubleshooting appears at top. Click it, window opens, lower right side "Fix problems with Windows Update", click. Window opens, click on “advance”, click on Run as administrator, click “Next”. Should run clean. If not run again. Other trouble shooters are accessed upper left, View all.

    In v1703 Troubleshoot is within the settings menu "Update and Security".

    For your account please use a browser and go to to manage your account. See if you can log in.

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  3.    17 Apr 2017 #3

    Not an answer just my sympathy.

    I had to wait a month to get a reset code from MS, My bigest complaint is there contextual use of the words Microsoft Accoount, Hotmail Account, and the Dreded "Outlook" Account and there "sign in using your MS account which pretty much takes over your PC access after you chose to use "sign in w/MS account instead" and whatever you do don't synce your other email accounts! Thats what started my nightmare. Good Luck, I'm strongly considering switching to Linux.
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  4. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home Build 1607
    Thread Starter
       18 Apr 2017 #4

    Hello Ken,

    Im using Win10 Build 1607 with all latest update.

    I also run all related troubleshooters:
    • Windows Update
    • Store Apps (says i have to login in my microsoft account but thats the problem, i can't)
    • Microsoft Accounts

    No Problem found. Also the suggestions from Microsoft didnt helped.
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,636
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       18 Apr 2017 #5

    Were you able to log into your account at

    ( I think yes based on last bullet.)

    You mentioned you registered apps. Was this a general re-register or did you specify the just the store. Might be worth a shot.

    Rather than search on error code I decided to search on the issue of not being able to switch to Microsoft account. Wow, lots of hits.

    One suggested opening Services and scrolling down to Microsoft Account Sign in. It said it should be set to automatic or manual. What is yours currently set to?

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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home Build 1607
    Thread Starter
       19 Apr 2017 #6


    what I did was to re-reset windows.

    After the reset I was able to login with Microsoft account normally. It semms like the first reset I did ruined windows.
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  7. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,636
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       19 Apr 2017 #7

    Thanks for posting back solution. Glad your operational.
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