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How to switch from using a Microsoft account to using a Local user account.

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From a Microsoft account, follow these steps to log in to a Local user account:

  1. Point to (but do not click) the lower-right or top-right corner of the screen, and then click to select the Settings charm.
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    NOTE: The Windows Logo + I key combination will also take you to the Settings screen.

  2. In the Settings screen, in the lower-right corner, click Change PC settings.
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  3. In the PC Settings screen, click the Accounts tab.
  4. On the Accounts tab, click Disconnect.
  5. In the Switch to a local account screen, type the current Microsoft account password and then click the Next button.
  6. In the Enter the following information screen, enter a User name, Password, re-enter the password, create a Password hint, and then click the Next button.
  7. In the You're almost done screen, click the Sign out and finish button.
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