A Microsoft account is the default type when setting up a new user on your computer because it provides better security, integration with Microsoft services, and easy files and settings synchronization across devices. However, this is not an account type that everyone wants since many users don’t like the idea of large companies handling their information or using cloud services. If you want to switch a Microsoft account to a traditional local account, Windows 11 makes it an easy task from the Settings app. In this guide, you will learn the steps to switch a Microsoft account to a traditional local account.

Switch from Microsoft account to local account on Windows 11

To convert a Microsoft account into a local account, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the Microsoft account will switch to a local account. 

You can always switch back to a Microsoft account with these instructions. Alternatively, you can create another local administrator account and then transfer your files to the new account instead of disconnecting from the Microsoft account services. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.