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"
- Now a pop-up window appears in blue that forces us to enter password from the Microsoft account. We introduce it
- The following is all local account information. We put the username, password and indication
- 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.