How to switch to a local account in Windows 10

Windows 10

With Windows 10 we can log in with a Microsoft account in order to take advantage of certain very important features such as synchronization between devices. But how not everyone likes have your account associated on your computer with one of Microsoft, perhaps to keep a little more privacy safe such as we comment on this post recently, it may happen that we want to have a local account as we have always had in previous editions of Windows, such as version 7.

Next we show you how switch to a local account in Windows 10 from what it would be to have an active one from Microsoft. A few simple steps coupled with a logout to regain a local account.

How to revert to a local account in Windows 10

  • The first thing we are going to do is go to settings from the beginning
  • In configuration we look for "Accounts"
  • Before us we have the main function "Your account" where we have the information of each one that we have created. We go to the administrator and precisely the option "Login with a local account instead"

Change account

  • Now a pop-up window appears in blue that forces us to enter password from the Microsoft account. We introduce it

Change local account

  • The following is all local account information. We put the username, password and indication

Third step change account

  • The next thing is to give him the permission to Windows to log out and restart it with the new account. Remember to have everything well stored before doing this step.

The last step to take, as optional, is delete from "Your account" Microsoft's that you will find at the bottom of the window under "Other accounts you use."

We already have the local account ready in Windows 10 without having to be subject to a Microsoft. One of those possibilities that we have from Windows and that brings us back to what has always been in previous editions of Windows such as XP or 7.


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  1.   Alga said

    Hello. You say we keep the information well. So, the user is not changed and that's it? A new account is created and I have to transfer all the files and others from one account to another? I have not understood that very well.
    Thank you!

  2.   laura said

    I want to start without password, is this the best option?

    1.    Alexander Spinel said

      no Laura simply changes the account or the name that appears rather but all the files remain where they are

  3.   Angye jimenez said

    I didn't add cueta when I turned on the computer for the first time, now I want to add it, I do those steps, it loads but nothing I do ever comes out

  4.   Luis said

    Hi, I changed to a local account but I got stuck in the process of logging out. I have tried to finish it by turning off the computer directly, but when I start, it returns me to the logging out screen. Any suggestions to save me from the evils of Windows. Thanks