For instance, when linking your local account to a Microsoft account, you can associate your computer’s Windows 11 product key to your account, making it easier to transfer the license to another device or reactivate an installation after a hardware upgrade. Also, you can sync settings, apps, and files across devices. You can use cloud features, such as “Find my device,” which lets you track the location of a computer, so if it ever gets lost or stolen, you can quickly find out the last known site to find it. And, when using a Microsoft account, it’s easier to reset your account password and more. In this guide, you will learn the steps to connect a local account to a Microsoft account on Windows 11.

Switch from local account to Microsoft account on Windows 11

To link a Windows 11 local account with a Microsoft account, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the local account will now be switched to a Microsoft account, and you will now be able to access all the cloud features available for Windows 11.

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