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Everything you need to know about local accounts
Decide whether a local account is right for you and learn how to set one up on your Windows 10 device.
Ability to create Local Account Removed from OOBE in 1903
Yesterday I attempted to set up my PC but during the New PC setup the computer refused to allow me to set up the computer with a local account, and it forced me to log-in to my Microsoft account to set up the PC. I even called MS support and told this was an intentional change and the only way around it was to login to the MS account, and then remove the MS account after I got into windows. I was able to work around this by temporarily disconnect my house's internet, and at that point it allowed me to create a local account, but it's absurd that the first time set up is now FORCING people to set up a MS account linked to their computer. I understand that MS wants to put pressure on people to do it that way, but TOTALLY REMOVING the option to create a local account is a low blow. I often reset my PC to help clear out the junk and get it running fresh, and I prefer to set up my PC as a local account during set up so I can specify what my user folder is named, and get a chance to disable some system apps like Skype that I don't want to run before I log into my MS account. (ps, since I'm not sure if OOBE is a real term or something I made up, it's short for Out Of Box Experience, the first time set up wizard that windows puts you through the first time it boots after installing windows or resetting windows.)
Everything you need to know about Microsoft accounts
A Microsoft account improves your Windows experience and opens way to all Microsoft products services.
Beat the crowds: Windows 10 allows multiple user accounts
Computer feeling cramped? Setting up multiple user accounts in Windows 10 makes room for everyone.
new issues account issues
hi there: I created a new user account because my old one was corrupted. Two issues. 1) I switched from local account to my MS account. Issue is, the background color, like having folders in the dark mode, etc. did not sync or carry over. What is happening there? 2) Why are apps from the store like Candy Crush gets installed automatically? What is happening there? Possible bugs? Can someone have the team check it out? I can send a feedback, if it is a bug.
A world without passwords for Microsoft account users on Windows 10
Go password-less with Windows Hello sign-in! If you have the latest Windows 10 update on your device, you can sign in with your Microsoft account and 'Go Passwordless' by toggling 'Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts' in Settings.
Lock/Login screen - select account / set default account
On the first screen (well, after I entered my Bitlocker PIN ;-)) the account I use most is listed last in the left hand corner, and not the default account. I always have to select it using the mouse (or touch). I would like to use my keyboard (e.g. up/down arrows) to select the account I want to sign in with. Also, I would like to have the most or last used account selected by default (or have a way to configure it somewhere in the settings). The device I use is my personal laptop, it is just that I have multiple accounts on it for different purposes.
Ive accidently deleted my Microsoft administrator account
Please help me to get back a Microsoft administrator account on my laptop. Accidently deleted it
"we can't sign in to your account" problem oct 2020 update!
"we can't sign in to your account" problem oct 2020 update! not cool.
Account protection: Set your strongest Windows sign-in
Set a strong sign-in and monitor account security in Account protections.
Create a local user account for a child or someone else who doesn't have a Microsoft account. If needed, you can give that account administrator permissions. An offline account is just another term for a local account. As you create an account, remember that choosing a password and keeping it safe are essential steps.
The default local user accounts, and the local user accounts that you create, are located in the Users folder. The Users folder is located in the Local Users and Groups folder in the local Computer Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
Type the user name, password, and password hint for your new account. The user name must be different than any others on the device. Note: If you’re using Windows 10, version 1803, you can add security questions—instead of a hint—to your local account to help you reset your password in case you forget it. Check your version of Windows 10
Select Sign in with a Microsoft account instead. You'll see this link only if you're using a local account. Note that if you see Sign in with a local account instead, you're already using your Microsoft account. Follow the prompts to switch to your Microsoft account.