This is another video I created that seems quite popular. The goal for this video is to Disconnect your Microsoft Account from your local Windows 10 machine and use a local account instead. While this video was created for Windows 10 users specifically, the steps are (kind of, sort of different) similar in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. I do hope to create videos, or at least write a guide, on how to do these steps in both of those versions of Windows as well.
As with my other how to guides, if you’d prefer to walk through with me as I convert an account, here’s the video. If you just want the steps, they’re posted just beneath this video.
- Click the Start Button
- Click Settings
- Click Accounts
Make sure “Your Account” is selected in the left pane.
- Click on Sign in with a Local Account instead
Sometimes this item doesn’t show up. Outside of enterprise-based environments or child accounts, I’m not entirely sure why it doesn’t show. If this is the case, it might require creating a new Local Account, copying your data to the new account, then deleting this Cloud account from the machine. I’ll cover this in a future post.
- For verification, type your Microsoft Account password and press enter or click Next.
- Type your new username, password (and confirm), and password hint and click Next.
- Click Sign Out and Finish
The system will now sign you out and provide you with your new login prompt with your Local Account.