Windows 10 is a new ultimate try of Microsoft, which, ported portion of its existing utilities into new modern UI universal app. The already existing control panel also being shifted into a new modern app called Settings slowly. As a result, some control panel settings are little strange to the Windows 10 users in the new Settings app.
Create a new local user account without Microsoft account is one of the stranger tweaks in Windows 10. If you are one of them, this guide helps to create a local user account without Microsoft account and convert an already existing account Microsoft account as a local account.
Guide to create a new local user account in Windows 10 without Microsoft account:
By default, Windows 10 lets you create a user account with Microsoft account (@hotmail or outlook) only. This helps the system to back up your files and settings to the cloud for future synchronization. However, some users do not want to connect or create a new Microsoft account while creating a new local user for their family member or somebody else. There is still a possibility to create a new local user account without Microsoft account in Windows 10.
Open Windows settings by pressing Win Key + I buttons simultaneously and once the app gets launched, click on the Accounts link. Alternatively, you can also get the same screen by searching ‘add user‘ in the search bar. This screen helps you to modify your existing account, account type or creating a new account.
Now, click on the Family & other users link that, is placed on the Accounts window’s right panel. Select Add someone else to this PC from other users section as like above. Immediately, you will get a popup Window prompting “How will the person sign in?”. Here, click on ‘the person I want to add doesn’t have an email address’ link.
Wait for a few seconds, now, Windows 10 automatically redirect you to the Microsoft account creation window. In the same window, click on ‘Add a user without a Microsoft account‘ link.
Instantly, Windows 10 request you to enter the new user account details. Enter the user name for your new local user account, password, and select Next button.
That’s it. A new local user account without Microsoft account in Windows 10 has created successfully on your machine. If you want to change the account type, click on ‘change account type‘ button below to your username and select either Administrator or standard user based on your requirements.
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How to change existing Microsoft account in Windows 10 to local account:
Unlike the above tutorial, this guide helps you to change your already existing Microsoft account in Windows 10 to a local user account.
Go to Settings->Accounts and select ‘your account‘ in the right panel (if not went to the screen by default). Click on ‘Sign in with a local user instead‘ link as like above picture. Now, Windows 10 prompts you to enter your current Microsoft account password.
Once you have entered your password, click on next and then you will get a ‘Switch to a local account’ windows as like below.
Enter your username (if you want to change the existing username), password, and password hint in the current screen. Once everything gets filled out, click on the Next button and select Sign out and finish button.
That’s it. Your current local account is available from the next log on. In addition to this, you can also set a new user account picture in the same accounts->Your account screen.
Moreover, if you do not want to continue as a local user on your Windows 1o machine, you still have the possibility to reconnect your Microsoft account with the current user account. You can go back by clicking on Settings->Accounts->your account->sign in with a Microsoft account instead link.
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