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#1 compunerd

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:10 PM

Hi All,

 Just got a new Cyberpowerpc with Win 10 Home 64 bit installed. I made the mistake of signing up for MS acct instead of a local acct. Can this be reversed? Thx



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:14 PM

Here you go.

 

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5374-local-account-switch-windows-10-a.html



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 09:24 AM

As long as someone started this,I would like to ask a question.I installed windows10 with no account.What is the purpose of an account.



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 09:39 AM

See the section "Why would you use a Microsoft Account" Basically it lets you synchronize settings between devices.

 

http://www.digitalcitizen.life/should-you-use-local-or-microsoft-account-windows-10



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 10:42 AM

Thank-you



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 10:55 AM

Also, a Microsoft Account will keep a record of virtually any Microsoft software you've legally purchased (whether through them or a third-party vendor), installed, and activated.  Since so few things come with actual media anymore this feature can be very handy if you either have a hardware disaster that requires reinstallation or just upgrade to a new computer and want to install the software on there.  It makes it a snap to download the software and install it again.

 

There are a number of other features that go with having a Microsoft Account that go beyond being able to sync your settings to any machine you might log on to, although this is the one that's most obvious to any user when they first experience it.


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