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Switch to Login with Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10

As is known, both local account and Microsoft account can be created or added for Windows 10 logon. But it doesn’t mean you can use one of them just at will. For example, suppose you are logining into computer with local account, but want to login with Microsoft account instead, you would need to follow some steps to change the login user account. No matter what you are using is Windows PC, laptop or tablet, it is necessary to learn change login account between local account and Microsoft account.

Section 1: Switch to login with local account in Windows 10

When you sign in Windows 10 with Microsoft account, how to switch to login with local account?

Step 1: Go to Start > Settings > Accounts > Your account in Windows 10.

Step 2: Click the link “Sign in with a local account instead” under login account, Microsoft account.

choose to sign in with local account instead

Step 3: On pop-up dialog “Switch to a local account“, enter current login account password. And click Next button.

enter current Microsoft account password

Step 4: Then enter the local account information that you will want to sign in Windows 10. Click Next.

enter local account information

Step 5: Click Sign out and finish button to close the dialog.

sign out Microsoft account and finish switching to local account

And you would successfully log in Windows 10 with local account you just set.

successfully switch to login with local account

 

Section 2: Sign in with Microsoft account instead of local account in Windows 10

While you access Windows 10 computer with local account, how can you switch login user from local account to Microsoft account?

Step 1: Similarly, navigate to Your account tab in Settings > Accounts.

Step 2: Click the link “Sign in with a Microsoft account instead” under login user.

choose to sign in with Microsoft account instead

Step 3: Enter the Microsoft account and password you want to sign in Windows 10 with. Click Sign in button.

enter Microsoft account and password to sign in

Instantly, you would successfully change the login account from local account to Microsoft account in Windows 10. In fact, the process is similar to the process of adding Microsoft account for Windows 10 logon.

successfully switch to sign in Windows 10 with Microsoft account

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