Since its last update and when you install Windows 10 first time, Microsoft is pushing its hand. You have to use a Microsoft online account to complete the Windows 10 installation and use it properly. Admittedly, there is a trick: It is possible to use a local account instead of an online account, by completely disconnecting from the Web at the time of installation. But what if you have already installed Windows 10 and already associated the operating system with a Microsoft account? There is another trick.
The big advantage is you won’t lose anything : all applications, documents, system preferences will be kept. On the other hand, this is quite logical, you will lose the synchronization of data carried out with your online account. Files in your OneDrive account (you can delete them if the app doesn’t work for you) will no longer sync. Here’s how to do it.
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How to Switch to Local Account in Windows 10
- click button To start Windows 10 and select the Settings icon (small cog)
- Then go to the function accounts
- choose option Sign in with a local account instead
- A window will open asking if you are sure you want to switch to a local account. press button Follow
- You will be asked later password Enter your Microsoft account and press the button OK
- On the next screen, simply enter a username and a password (optional, but recommended). Then verify using the button Follow
- All you have to do is verify the action using the button Log out and endand voila.