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I have a Surface Pro that came with Windows 8. When I was in “The Store”, it showed an update to Windows 8.1. As this was from Microsoft, I foolishly thought “This is safe”.
I had created my Windows 8 originally with a local account rather than my Microsoft Account. I had to sign into the Store, but that worked and I could get downloads from the store whenever I wanted. The advantage of the local account was that when I turned on the computer, it went direct to Windows Start Screen. Now, I have the lock screen. Then I have to sign in with a password to get to my Start Screen. I tried creating a new account as a local account, but all my software (Office, Mozilla, etc) was not there anymore.
1: Can I change my Microsoft Account into a local Account?
2: If not 1:, then can I remove the Password requirement and start the machine on the start page?
Yes, you can change to a local account. Here is a link that explains it: http://www.techrepublic.com/bl…..indows-81/
It looks pretty straight forward.
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Thank you, but I had already tried that. It allows me to create another user with a local account. It did not allow me to convert my new account back to a local account. The new local account has a new start menu and I would have to redo all the apps that I had previously done. I would just like to go back to the sign on the way it was.
Is there a way to start windows without having to sign in with a password with my microsoft account?