Windows 10 Tips: Change From Microsoft Account To Local Account, Avoid Privacy Issues
Every time you sign into your Microsoft account on Windows 10, you also sign into the cloud. This may be a concern for some people, since the cloud knows where you sign in from. So, the process involves a lack of privacy. However, you can use a local account to sign in to avoid privacy issues.Advertisement
So how can you switch to a local account in Windows 10? You start by clicking on the Start-Avatar-Change account settings. This will lead you to the “Accounts” windows in Settings, where you choose the default tab “Your email and accounts.” Upon opening this page, you will notice the email address of your active Microsoft account on the right-hand side of the screen.
Here, you will find the option “Sign in with your local account,” which will lead you to the wizard page. On this page, you will need to provide the current Microsoft account password. Once done, click on “Next.” In the next step, you will have to enter a password for your local account, then onto “Next.”
You are now on the final page that shows “Confirmation of the process.| It should be noted that the changes you made were pertaining to your local login, not on your Microsoft account. Once done, click on “Sign out and finish.” Log out of Windows 10, and log in again.
Now, whenever you open Windows 10, it will show your local account where you will have to enter your password to log in. But what if you want to get back to your Microsoft account? In that case, click on Start-Avatar-Change account settings-Accounts-Your email and accounts-Sign in with Microsoft account instead.
According to Silicon Angle, there are many advantages in using your Microsoft account when signing into Windows 10. You do not have to sign into the Microsoft Store whenever you download a new app, since you can restore your password if you forget it. If you are signed in with your Microsoft account, you can enjoy automatic connection with OneDrive.
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