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spddemun

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I wish I didn't take the 8.1 update as things were just fine before! :(

That being said, I've lost a lot of functions, one being the subject being discussed here. I have tried the tutorial numerous times, as Admin., and even changing my user to a Standard; in both cases, it keeps giving me an error Code 0x80004005 (We're sorry, but something went wrong, your MS account cannot be changed to a local account.)

I will mention that I cannot access the Store, which seems to be tied into this problem (?).

I've been reading and searching for a fix (error code) with no luck.

Also, I can *see* my Local account name, and if I try setting up a New one, it tells me that User is already set up. So, it's still there, but I can't get to it.

Can anyone tell me what I need to do?
 
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Brink

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mvp
Hello spddemun,

If you have not already, see if you may be able to add a new local account with a different user name that what you have already tried using to see how that works.

If successful, you could delete the Microsoft account while signed in to your new local administrator account.

Hope this helps. :)
 

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spddemun

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[Sorry for posting in the wrong topic.] :think:

I'll try that, but what will happen to my other User that is still there?

WHY did this happen, any idea? Not that you're a MS fortune teller! :cool:
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    Laptop

Brink

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mvp
No worries, I'll break out my crystal ball and do my best. :p

You're other old account will still be there until you delete it, but I would recommend to copy anything (ex: shortcuts, music, documents, etc...) that you wanted from it to the new account before deleting it.

Since you just upgraded to 8.1, it's most likely caused by something going wrong during the upgrade.

Once you delete the old account, you will hopefully be able to switch your new local administrator account to a Microsoft account using the same address if you like.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4840-microsoft-account-switch-windows-8-a.html
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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