Screenshots Windows 8: Local account or Microsoft account

Switching from a Microsoft account to a Local account

Switching accounts

No matter which type of account you are using to sign into Windows 8, Microsoft has made it easy to for switch to the other one. When you switch from one account type to another, everything associated with your original account will come along to your new account type.

To switch account types, press [Windows] + W, type Users in the text box, and then choose the first result in the list. When you get to the Users menu, you'll see that the first item will allow you to switch your user account type. You just click that button and follow the steps. For example, switching from a Microsoft account to a Local account is illustrated in Figure G.

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