Windows 10: Can you have a MS account and a Local account? Solved


  1. Posts : 5,998
    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       08 Oct 2017 #1

    Can you have a MS account and a Local account?


    I'd like to have both a Microsoft Account and a Local account and pick which one I login with at boot time. Can this be done?
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  2. Posts : 31,237
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18214
       08 Oct 2017 #2

    Hey Rich, :)

    Sure you can have a separate local account and Microsoft account in Windows 10, and sign in to whichever one you want.

    Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 5,998
    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
    Thread Starter
       09 Oct 2017 #3

    Thanks Shawn. Looked through there several times but never got the right combinations of links to click on.

    Wording has changed in 16299.15 FCU:

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    Other than that it worked great, many thanks. Not being able to do that was one of the hang ups to me doing a Clean Install of FCU (16299.15) on my main PC.
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  4. Posts : 31,237
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18214
       09 Oct 2017 #4

    You're most welcome Rich. :)

    Looks like I have another tutorial to update some.
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