Microsoft vs Local Accounts.

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Microsoft vs Local Accounts.

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How to switch from a Microsoft account to a local account? Tried it but it keeps saying my name is already in use. Is it no longer possible to disconnect an account? Since the store doesn't work hardly seems worth using an MS account.

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Does this help? (Assuming you are using Win 8.1 or higher)...
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I`m using Windows 10. I think doing that I'll end up with another account?

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s far as I can tell, you'll be keeping your current account, but disconnect it from your Microsoft account.
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I wonder why the change of name is required.

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Don't you currently log in with the e-mail address associated with your Microsoft account?
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There are three accounts on the computer. My Microsoft account is a basic account. I also have an Admin account. The third is for other users.

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Is the login name of the Microsoft account an e-mail address?
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No, it's a name. Here's what happened when I followed the tip: there were no results for "our" with Windows 10. Under Accounts there is a tab "Your account" but the option to disconnect is missing. There is Manage your Microsoft Account and Sign in With A Local Account. I chose that and it asked for my password and then insisted that I use a new name. I added Local and continued. Now my account shows Local on the Login In screen. It hasn't set up a new user under Users but it is not requiring me to login in with the pin number I set up. I can add a password but can`t use a pin. Seems to be some kind of hybrid or ghost account? Not really sure about it.

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Even less sure now - I just tried to visit Microsoft store and it still had me logged in with my Microsoft Account so what's the point of the local account? Getting to the point where I think I will do a complete reinstall - but then I think it will insist on having a Microsoft account when I do that. Really feel like investigating Linux!