How to Disable Microsoft Account Login in Windows 10?

Last Updated: Feb 5, 2024 by

Microsoft account is a single sign-on web service provided by Microsoft that allows users to access a variety of Microsoft services with one account. While this can be convenient for some users, others may prefer to use a local account instead. In this article, we will discuss how to disable Microsoft account login in Windows 10 and set up a local account instead.

Why Disable Microsoft Account Login?

There are a few reasons why someone may want to disable Microsoft account login in Windows 10. Some users may not want to link their personal information to their Microsoft account, while others may simply prefer to use a local account for privacy reasons. Additionally, some users may have trouble accessing their Microsoft account and want to bypass it to access their computer.

Setting Up a Local Account

To set up a local account in Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Start menu and click on “Settings.”
  2. In the Settings menu, click on “Accounts.”
  3. Click on “Your info” in the left-hand menu.
  4. Under “Your account,” click on “Sign in with a local account instead.”
  5. Enter your current Microsoft account password and click “Next.”
  6. Create a username, password, and password hint for your local account.
  7. Click “Next” and then “Sign out and finish.”

Bypassing Microsoft Account Login

If you are having trouble accessing your Microsoft account and need to bypass it to access your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Restart your computer and press and hold the Shift key while it is restarting.
  2. Click on “Troubleshoot” and then “Advanced options.”
  3. Click on “Startup Settings” and then “Restart.”
  4. When your computer restarts, press the F4 key to boot into Safe Mode.
  5. Once in Safe Mode, go to the Start menu and click on “Settings.”
  6. In the Settings menu, click on “Accounts.”
  7. Click on “Your info” in the left-hand menu.
  8. Under “Your account,” click on “Sign in with a local account instead.”
  9. Enter your current Microsoft account password and click “Next.”
  10. Create a username, password, and password hint for your local account.
  11. Click “Next” and then “Sign out and finish.”

Disabling Microsoft Account Login

To disable Microsoft account login in Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Start menu and click on “Settings.”
  2. In the Settings menu, click on “Accounts.”
  3. Click on “Your info” in the left-hand menu.
  4. Under “Your account,” click on “Sign in with a local account instead.”
  5. Enter your current Microsoft account password and click “Next.”
  6. Create a username, password, and password hint for your local account.
  7. Click “Next” and then “Sign out and finish.”
  8. Go back to the “Your info” section in the Accounts menu.
  9. Click on “Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.”
  10. Enter your Microsoft account email and password and click “Next.”
  11. Click on “Switch to a local account” and enter your local account password.
  12. Click “Next” and then “Sign out and finish.”

Conclusion

Disabling Microsoft account login in Windows 10 is a simple process that can be done in a few easy steps. Whether you want to set up a local account for privacy reasons or need to bypass your Microsoft account to access your computer, these steps will help you achieve your goal. Have you disabled Microsoft account login on your Windows 10 computer? Let us know in the comments.

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