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My PC is running Windows 10 and I want to replace the account I am using as a local account (Local Account )

My PC is running Windows 10 and you are using a local account (Local Account ), I want to replace this account with a Microsoft account but getting an error can't sign in. This error doesn't happen often..
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Hi,

You must create a new local account to log in with your Microsoft account, transfer files from your original user account, and delete the original account.

First you can try to add other people to this PC by going to "Settings>Family & other users>Add new account>Add others to this PC"

If nothing happens,

  • open a command prompt with administrative privileges,type the command "net user mynewuser thepwd /add", where mynewuser is the name chosen for the new user and thepwd is the password chosen for it.

  • After that close the command prompt and press CTRL + ALT + DEL to select the "Change User" option, then log in with the new user you just created.

  • After logging into Windows, properly connect the new user with the Microsoft account, after that change the type of the new user from "Normal" to "Administrator".

  • Finally, delete the old local account.

A similar method is to

  • Press Windows Key + 'R' key at the same time.

  • Type "lusrmgr.msc" and hit <Enter>

  • This brings up the "lusrmgr - [Local Users and Groups (Local)]" Management Console.

  • Click "Users" on the left

  • This displayed the list of users for my machine. There were 2 or 3 listed which had derivative names of the account that I was having my problem with. I'm not sure where they came from. I selected and deleted these accounts.

  • Reboot.

  • I was able to "Sign in with a Microsoft Account instead"

Hope it helps you.



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