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Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

  1. #30


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    Hello dsim,

    He could switch his current Microsoft account to a local account, or delete it.

    Afterwards, switch the current local account to a Microsoft account with the same email address.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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  2. #31


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    W8.1


    Thanks Shawn. I have just spoken to my friend and he now has access from his Microsoft account.
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  3. #32


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    Great news.
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  4. #33


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    great tut, as usual Brink. Thanks.

    I'm encountering an error though. Hope you or someone here can help out.

    After i complete step 8 by clicking on the "Sign out and finish" button, i get the following error.
    "We're sorry, but something went wrong. Your Microsoft account wasn't changed to a local account. Code: 0x80004005"

    I checked the windows event viewer and there are no errors or anything related there, at the time of getting this error.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
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  5. #34


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    Hello Razorloves, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    0x80004005 is usually an access denied type error.

    Do you have a 3rd party AV or firewall program installed? If so, then temporarily uninstall or disable it to see if you are able to switch accounts afterwards.
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  6. #35


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Razorloves, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    0x80004005 is usually an access denied type error.

    Do you have a 3rd party AV or firewall program installed? If so, then temporarily uninstall or disable it to see if you are able to switch accounts afterwards.
    thanks for quick reply.

    No third party av or firewall. Just windows defender and windows firewall.
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  7. #36


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    Is it an administrator account?
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  8. #37


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Is it an administrator account?
    yes
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  9. #38


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    In that case, see if the Microsoft Accounts Troubleshooter may find anything, and able to repair it. Afterwards, try switching the account again.

    Microsoft Accounts Troubleshooter in Windows 8
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  10. #39


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    ok ran that. this is result.
    Name:  Screenshot 2014-05-06 14.47.20.png
Views: 2552
Size:  19.9 KB

    then tried to switch to local acct. same error.

    rebooted and tried again, same error.

    ran the microsoft accounts diagnostic several more times and always get the same result as shown in screenshot above.

    thanks very much for help thus far.
    anymore ideas?
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