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switch from local to microsoft account

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8 32&64

    switch from local to microsoft account


    when I follow the onscreen directions to do this I get to the last step and get this,
    were sorry something went wrong,your account wasn't changed to this Microsoft account.code:0xd0000225
    any ideas? this is on a windows 8 32x system.

    ive done the same thing with same email on my windows 8 64x laptop with no problems.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello brihy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In that case, you might see if creating a new administrator local account, sign in to it, then deleting your Microsoft account may work.

    Do note that a local account will not be able to use the Store, and any Metro apps that require a MS account.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8 32&64


    tried that Brink but get the same error.i can use the same msn email on multiple windows 8 computers correct?i mean 1 msn email is not linked to just one windows 8 key is it?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    The Windows 8 product key is only for one computer, but you can use the same Microsoft on an unlimited number of computers. The Microsoft account is designed like a roaming profile to have the account synced (if you like) on all Windows 8 PCs that have the account on it.

    Does the computer you get this error on have internet access? Without internet access, it will not be able to switch.

    If it does, then you might see if resetting Windows 8 may help. This way you could set up your account during the reset.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 8 32&64


    yes it does have internet access,i found a thread at Microsoft community about this issue dating back to july 2012,alot of people having this problem with no solution.ill try resetting.this is an windows 8 upgrade from windows 7,will it still be able to do a reset?

    Error 0xd0000225. Cannot switch to Microsoft account! - Microsoft Community
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yes. You'll just need to have the Windows 8 upgrade installation media (DVD/USB) connected to do a reset.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    windows 8 32&64


    the reset worked,can now sign in with Microsoft account.the help was much appreciated Brink
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. You're most welcome.
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