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Switching from a local to online account

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    Switching from a local to online account


    During the installation of Windows 8 RTM 64-bit, I have created a local account.

    Now, I would switch to my Microsoft account online.

    Then, from the Users tab of the "PC Settings" screen, I clicked on "switch to a Microsoft account" button. At this point, a login window is displayed, but with only the password field. Therefore, where I insert my E-Mail login?



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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Balubeto,

    The password field is just for you to enter the password for your current local account. That's all. Afterwards, you will be prompted to enter your email address and such. The tutorial below can help give you more details on how to do this and what you will see.

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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