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Switch to local account at login screen, is it possible ?


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#1 zenpsx

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 06:47 PM

Hi all, question for you. When at login screen if it says login using your email (microsoft ect) is it possible to switch to local system at that point, so as to not have to login with email address but just the local account. I know it can be changed in the user setting but thats once you are in windows, I'm interested in just switching accounts at that point. Any ideas ???

 

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 07:25 PM

I don't think you can do this if you want to use an account that already exists that's linked to a Microsoft Account.  I can see no way to make it default to "go local" instead nor any way to toggle at the login screen.

 

You can create an account that's strictly a local one, though.  There are tons of step-by-step instructions out on the web on how to do this.  If you consistently want to be logged in local that's probably the route you'll have to take.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 05:03 AM

On my system I have a Microsoft account and a local account.

There's 2 ways to get to the local account:

- go left at the login screen (usually there's a circle with an arrow facing to the left, as I understand it, there are other ways also)

- at the lower left of the login screen will be a listing of your accounts (after you create the local acccount) - click on the one that you want there.


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 06:45 PM

Thanx. Will checkout usasma's suggestion (never realized that that option existed).

 

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