How Do I change a Win8Pro Login From Microsoft to Local Computer

I need to change a Profile from Microsoft email version to a local Account without loosing my settings.

how can this be done?  I need to attach to a Domain and wish to have a domain Login.

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Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
First, back up your profile to ensure you have saved everything.

Second, go to PC Settings, Change PC Settings, User Accounts and change your account from Microsoft to Local. This will change your account. I think your profile is maintained but back up first anyway.

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
when you join a domain you will get a new profile
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is why I suggested backing up the existing profile before changing the login type.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@Joseph Salazar  - When you change from a Microsoft email account to a Local Account (Change PC Settings), I think the local profile might be OK. Back up first.

Of course, once you have a Local account and join a domain, the domain profile will be a new profile.

Back up first and you should be fine.
Joseph SalazarVice President - Senior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@Joseph Salazar  - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.
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