How to use a local account to fix issues on Windows 10

How to use a local account to fix issues on Windows 10

When things are not working on Windows 10, this may be a problem with your Microsoft account, and this guide runs through the steps to use the local account to fix the problem.

Unless your computer is connected to an enterprise network, it is likely that you use Windows10 with a Microsoft account rather than a local account. That’s because it’s a new type of account, which Microsoft wants to use because it lets you connect all your devices and

1. How to create a local Administrator account on Windows 10

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Accounts.
  • Click on Family & other people.
  • Under “Other people”, click Add someone else on this PC button.
  • Click I do not have this person’s sign-in information link.
  • Click Add User Without a Microsoft Account Link
  • Type the required information to create a local account.
  • Change the account type for the administrator

Windows 10 sets new accounts as standard by default, this means that you have to manually change the account type to an administrator.

While living in the family

  • In the drop-down menu, change the account type to Admin.
  • Click OK to complete the task.

2. Troubleshoot your PC with an Administrator Local Account

Once you complete the steps mentioned above, restart your computer, and sign in to the newly created admin’s local account.

The next step is to check that your Microsoft account has the same problem which is happening in other accounts as well.

If everything is working properly in the new account, then now you have a good idea of ​​what the problem might be. For example, if you were suddenly feeling freeze or system

3. How to get into a new Windows 10 account

If you can not fix the problem and the newly created account works correctly, as an alternative solution, you can take all your files, settings, applications into the new account, and then just broken accounts Can remove

  • To get started with a new account, do the following:
  • Moving your files into a new account
  • In the new local account, use the Windows key e keyboard shortcut to open the file explorer.
  • Select this PC from the left panel.
  • Under “Device and Drive”, double-click C: to open the drive.
  • Double-click the user folder.

Find the folder of your old account and double-click it.

If you find a dialog box saying “You do not currently have permission to access this folder”, click Continue, because your administrator account will give you access.

  • apply the Windows key R keyboard shortcut to open the run command.
  • Type the following command line:
  • Click OK to open another example of the file explorer in your new profile home folder.
  • Windows Key Left Arrow Use the keyboard shortcut to snap your new Home folder on the left side of the screen.
  • When Snap Support pops up, choose to snap your old Home folder right.
  • Move the content to the right (in the old account) for the same folders in the left side (new accounts).

Once you have completed that task, make sure you access all your apps. In some cases, you may need to reinstall some applications, because according to this fact some programs can only be set per account, not per computer. You may also need to activate some of them again, so only make sure to prepare product key in case.

Delete your old account

After transferring all of your files and applications, you will need to delete your old account (one with a problem), so that with a Microsoft account, you may be able to merge your new account.

To delete a Windows 10 account with the problem, do the following:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Accounts.
  • Click on Family & other people.

Your old account will now appear under “Other people”, select it, and click Remove.

Understand what will happen after deleting your account from your computer and click Delete account and data.

Merge admin and Microsoft account

After removing your old account, you can merge your Microsoft and new Administrator accounts together using the following steps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Accounts.
  • Click on Your info.

Click Sign in with a Microsoft account instead of a link.

Type your Microsoft account information and click on sign in.

You will now be prompted to enter your current admin local account password in the last minute. From here, you only need to sign in with your Microsoft account.

Press ahead to continue.

Choose whether to set the PIN password or click Skip this step to complete the process.

Now all your information with Windows settings stored in the cloud will sync to your computer. However, some settings will not sync until you verify your account.

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Accounts.
  • Click on Sync your settings.
  • Click the Verify link and follow the on-screen instructions to verify your account.

Wrapping things up After following these instructions, there is a great chance that you will not see the same problem again on your device. However, if you come on any other issue, you can always repeat these steps to start fresh with a clean account.

Call us on Microsoft Technical Support Phone Number +1-844-728-4045.

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