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How to Switch Between Microsoft Accounts and Local Accounts in Windows 8

2013-04-12 14:25:33 / Posted by Ruby Johnson to Windows 8 Tips
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Windows 8 is a fantastic Windows system, which allows you to use either local accounts or Microsoft accounts to login your PC. When you choose to use local user accounts, you can share your computer with several people while having your own files and settings. When you use a Microsoft account, you can sign into your PC with the account that you use for Hotmail, Skydrive, and other Microsoft's services, and you can also sync your setting and contents across different devices. Different accounts make you enjoy various kinds of conveniences and you may want to switch between them. Here I will show you the guides.

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Part 1: Switch to a Microsoft Account in Windows 8 from a Local Account

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Now you are done to change user account in Windows 8 to Microsoft account.

Part 2: Switch to a Local Account in Windows 8 from a Microsoft Account

Congratulations! You are successful to change Microsoft account in Windows 8 to user account.

Part 3: Switch between User Accounts in Windows 8

When somebody who you share your computer with wants to sign in his account for a moment, you can switch user accounts in Windows 8 by using two solutions.

Solution I:

Note: After he finishes his usage on the PC, you can click his user account photo and choose "Sign Out". Then Windows will close down his session and let you sign back in with your password.

Solution II:

Note: Make sure to save the open files before switching between different users accounts since Windows 8 doesn't automatically save open files. When you switch to a different user account and that user shuts down the computer, you will lose your unsaved changes that you made to those open files.

Tips to Remember Password in Windows 8

While enjoying the convenience that different accounts bring to you, you may be confused by all your passwords in Windows 8 sometimes. To avoid forgetting your accounts passwords, here are some tips to help you remember them.

If you fail to take the above tips and forget your Windows 8 passwords, you can try Windows Password Recovery Tool to help you reset or change passwords for any user account in Windows 8 on PC.

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How to Switch to a Microsoft Account, a Local Account in Windows 8