Switch from Microsoft Account to Local User Account in Windows 10

In the previous article we discussed about how you can switch from a local user account to a Microsoft user account in Windows 10. While the Microsoft user account in Windows 10 does give you easy and integrated access to tons of Microsoft services and features like OneDrive, Outlook and such, it also increases the risk of your activities being monitored by the Microsoft engineers. So if you have been using a Microsoft user account in Windows 10 and want to switch to the local user account for whatever reasons, then you can follow these simple instructions:

  1. Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard, click on the user picture on the top of the Start menu and then select Change user account settings from there.Windows 10 Switch to Microsoft Account
  2. In the Settings app window that opens up, click on Sign in with a local user account.Windows 10 Switch from Microsoft Account to Local Account
  3. A wizard for switching to a local user account shall be displayed. First of all you have to re-enter your Microsoft user account password before it allows you to add a local user account. Click on the Next to continue.Windows 10 Switch from Microsoft Account to Local Account
  4. Now you will have to choose a user name and a password for the local user account. You can also enter a password hint if you want to. Click on the Next to continue.Windows 10 Switch from Microsoft Account to Local Account
  5. A final warning about switching to the local user account is displayed. You can click on the Sign out and finish button. After this you will be signed out from Windows 10 and now you can log in using the local user account.Windows 10 Switch from Microsoft Account to Local Account

Switching from Microsoft user account to a local user account is very easy and can be done in a few seconds. The Microsoft user account information is still saved in the Windows 10 settings but you will be asked for confirmation before signing in to various apps.

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