One can sign in and use Windows 10 with the traditional local user account or the Microsoft account. Microsoft recommends users sign in to Windows 10 using a Microsoft account to access all features available in Windows 10.
If you performed a clean install of Windows 10 or upgraded from Windows 7 or 8.1 with a local account to Windows 10, you likely know that Windows 10 tries its best to push users to sign in using a Microsoft account. While it’s true that users need to sign in using a Microsoft account in order to install apps from Windows Store, it’s possible to install apps without switching local account to Microsoft account. When using a local account, you will not be able to use a few less important features like sync and OneDrive.
Many users who have been using a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 10 want to sign out of Microsoft account to begin using a local account for several reasons, including privacy.
Sing out of Microsoft account and use local account in Windows 10
If you’re using a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 10 but now like to sign out of Microsoft account to begin using a local user account, you can do so by completing given below directions.
Step 1: Open the Settings app by clicking its icon on the left side of the Start menu. You can also use the Windows logo + I keyboard shortcut.
Step 2: In the Settings app, navigate to Accounts > Your Info page.
Step 3: Click the link labeled Sign in with a local account instead.
Step 4: Clicking Sign in with a local account instead link will bring up the following confirmation screen where you need to click the Next button.
Step 5: When asked, type your Microsoft account password or PIN.
Step 6: Next, you will see Enter your local account info screen. In order to sign out of Microsoft account, you first need to switch to a local account. Enter a name for your new local account, set a password, and then click the Next button. If you don’t want to use a password for the local account, leave the password and confirm password fields empty.
Step 6: Finally, you will see the Switch to a local account screen. Save your work and then click Sign out and finish button to sign out of Microsoft account. You will be taken to the lock screen.
Select your newly created local account and enter the password to sign in and use Windows 10 without a Microsoft account.
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Wkwk land says
Thank you very much, my problem solved
Yeah, I came to this site to “Sing” out of my Microsoft Account, not to “Sign” out of it.
after upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10 when print any document either in office or pdf it always have a black colour background with white text. Check printer setting is correct. Try printing the same document in the laptop to the same printer is ok,white background with black text
Liz Robidoux says
I needed to know how to sign off in Microsoft account I signed in to. Not helpful
Anthony Franciosi says
every one hates windows ten. no one wants to sign in, or out. when will they get it, and, go back to 7
Thanks A lot this was really helpful
Love the english says
I would totally love to SING out of my Microsoft account
Extremly pissed off person says
There is no “Sign in with a local account instead” option to click on
Nami Alnami says
I would like to sign out from office 365
I cannot sign out microsoft account on opera mini android . there is no sign out option on mobile page lol
Would you help me please? There’s no “Sign in with a local account instead” sentence in mine. So what alternative could I do? Thank you.
If you follow the article you should be able to use your local account if you don’t have a local account create one by going to *** Start button, then select Settings > Family & other people > Add someone else to this PC and you should be able to create one just remember to select you don’t want to sign in with a microsoft account and you should be good..
I do not have a sign in with a local account instead. After an update it was removed could you help me?