Switch Between Microsoft Account and Local Account in Windows 8

How to Switch Between Microsoft Account and Local Account in Windows 8.1/8

2014-02-06 09:13:45 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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Windows 8's most impressive new feature -- signing into your Windows computer with Microsoft account can be a big improvement for its convenience. Last time we have introduced how to select a Microsoft account or local account in Windows 8. Meanwhile, a lot Windows 8 users would like use both of them to access Windows 8 computer. So how to switch between Microsoft account and local account in Windows 8? Here we check the tutorial in the following part.

How to Switch to Local User Account in Windows 8?

On the other hand, if you sign into your Windows 8 with your Microsoft account and now you want to use your local user account to access your Windows 8, thus follow the steps to learn how to switch to Windows 8 local user account as below.

  • Step 1. Open the Charms Bar, and click on the Settings charm, then Click on the More PC settings.
  • Step 2. Click Users and then click Switch to a local account on the coming PC settings window.

    how to switch to local user account in windows 8

  • Step 3. Enter the password of your Microsoft account, and click "Next".
  • Step 4. Type in a user name, password, and password hint for your local user account, and click on "Next". Then click on "Sign out" and finish.
  • Step 5. Sign in to your new local user account and you have now switched to a local user account to use to sign in Windows 8 with now.

    Note: If you forgot the Windows 8 local password, use Windows Password Recovery to crack the forgotten one.

How to Switch to Microsoft Account in Windows 8?

If you sign into your Windows 8 with your local user account and you really want to switch to a Microsoft account in Windows 8, then follow the detailed instruction as below.

  • Step 1. Open the Charm Bar on Windows 8 desktop using the Windows + C hotkey and click on Change PC Settings to open the Metro PC Settings window.
  • Step 2. On the left pane, click on Users, and then click on Switch to a Microsoft account on the right pane.

    how to switch to microsoft account

  • Step 3. Type the password of your Windows 8 local user account and click "Next" button.

    how to switch between microsoft account and local account in windows 8

  • Step 4. Type in the email address of your Microsoft account, and click "Next".
  • Step 5. Typr in the password for your email address or fill out all the information needed, and then click "Next".

    how to switch to microsoft account and local account in windows 8

  • Step 6. Enter security verification information that you would like, and click "Next".
  • Step 7. Click "Finish".

Thus you have now switched to a Microsoft account to use to sigh in Windows 8 with now. You can press the Windows key to go back to the Start screen if you like.

No matter which user account you are using in your Windows 8.1/8, make sure you have chosen the secure, strong, yet easy-to-remember password to protect them.

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