Microsoft brings back guide on how to use local account on Windows 11



What you need to know

  • A Microsoft support document now lists steps on how to switch from a Microsoft account to a local account on Windows 11.
  • The support page briefly did not include the guide or information on how to switch account types.
  • Microsoft pushes Microsoft accounts on Windows 11 and recommends them over local accounts.
  • The process of switching from a Microsoft account to a local account has not changed; only the support document with the guide changed over the past month.

Microsoft brought back its guide on how to switch from a Microsoft account to a local account on Windows 11 recently. Last month, the tech giant updated a support page with steps on how to switch to a local account, only to then remove that guide. Microsoft has since restored the guide and added some handy advice for those who want to use a local account on Windows 11.

The official line from Microsoft is that a Microsoft account is recommended over a local account on Windows 11. “Important: Microsoft recommends using a Microsoft account, not a local account, when signing in to Windows,” reads the support document. “Using a Microsoft account in Windows allows for seamless integration of Microsoft services, enhanced security, and sync across devices, unlike a local account.”





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