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Windows 10 account privacy: How to switch from a Microsoft account to a local account

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If you connected  with a account and regret, don´t worry. You can still switch to a local account if you don´t want to share data with Microsoft.

Open the Start Menu and select Settings. Click on Your account from the left pane and chose Sign in with a local account instead from the right pane.

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Type your Microsoft Password in Current password and click on Next.

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In the following screen, type your user name, password and password hint that you want to set define for your local account. When finished, click Next.

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Click on Sign out and finish.

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Now you can sign in with your local account into Windows 10.

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Last Updated on April 13, 2016 6:23 pm CEST

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.

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