local account only

Chris 1 Reputation point

I have a windows 10 computer with a local admin account. I would like this to be a Microsoft account. There is no where in settings under accounts to convert or login with a Microsoft account. It should be there right under your information under accounts. This one is missing. This is win 10 pro version 20h2 Any suggestions?

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP

    Settings\Accounts\Your Info, add it here.

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,426 Reputation points

    Hello Chris

    Switch from a local account to a Microsoft account

    If you cannot see Your Info, then try creating a local account and login from that account and then try editing the other Local admin account , as you cannot edit changes to the account that you are currently logged in .

    Hope this Answers all your queries , if not please do repost back .
    If an Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it : )

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  3. Limitless Technology 39,426 Reputation points


    In fact the built-in Administrator account is blocked from being a Microsoft account because of the many security flaws that it could open.

    To create a new account

    Right-click Start button, then select Command Prompt (Admin)

    Enter the following commands and hit Enter:

    Net user <newusername> /add
    Net localgroup administrators <newusername> /add

    Exit Command Prompt.

    Note: change <newusername> for the desired username

    Once you are able to create a new user profile, you can now add your Microsoft account. For instructions, follow the steps below:

    Click Start menu and go to Settings.
    Click Accounts.
    Go to Your email and accounts.
    Click Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.
    Follow the on screen instructions.

    This should do the trick.

    Best regards,

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