Windows 8/8.1 is more integrated with Microsoft’s services than ever. When you configure a Windows 8.1 system the very first time, you’re asked to use a Microsoft account to log in. Through using a Microsoft account to log in to Windows 8.1 offers some advantages over using local accounts. If those advantages don’t appeal to you, you can switch back to a local account. This article will show you how to switch from a Microsoft account to a local account in Windows 8 and 8.1.
P.S.: For local account password after switching back to it? Windows Password Recovery Tool is here to reset local account password in Windows 8/8.1 easily.
How to Switch to a Local Account in Windows 8/8.1?
Follow easy steps below to change Microsoft account to local account in windows 8/8.1.
Sign in to your Microsoft account that you want to switch to a local account in Windows 8.
- In Windows 8 or Windows RT, open PC settings, click on Users on the left side, click/tap on Switch to a local account on the right side.
- In Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, open PC settings, click/tap on Accounts on the left side. Click/tap on Your account on the left side of “Accounts”, click/tap on Disconnect under your Microsoft account display name at the top on the right side
- Enter your Microsoft account’s password, and click/tap on Next.
- Type in a user name, password, and password hint that you want for your local account, and click Next.
- When you’re done, you’ll be shown a screen that shows that your Microsoft Windows 8 account has been switched to a local account.
Now you can use the traditional local user account to sign into your Windows 8/8.1 PC. You can also easily switch to Microsoft account in Windows 8.1/8 if you want.