Article ID : 00022042 / Last Modified : 03/29/2019Print

How to switch from using a Microsoft account to using a Local user account.

    From a Microsoft® account, follow these steps to log in to a Local user account:

    1. Point to (but do not click) the lower-right or top-right corner of the screen, and then click to select the Settings charm. Image

      NOTE:  The Windows Logo + I key combination will also take you to the Settings screen.

    2. In the Settings screen, in the lower-right corner, click Change PC settings. Image
    3. In the PC Settings screen, click the Users tab.
    4. On the Users tab, click Switch to Local Account. Image

      NOTE:  If prompted to confirm your current account, type the Microsoft account password and then click the Next button.

    5. In the Switch to a local account screen, enter a User name, Password, re-enter the password, create a Password hint, and then click the Next button. Image
    6. In the You're almost done screen, click the Sign out and finish button. Image