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Windows 10 - remove microsoft account and use local account instead

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http://www.howtogeek.com/230543/how-to-revert-your-windows-10-account-to-a-local-one-after-the-windows-store-hijacks-it/

Total BS that MS does this but anyway - here I am ...

I've googled for a solution but the problem is that I don't have a link that says "sign in with a local account instead"
So what then?

Note that this has hijacked my one and only account which is the Administrator account and I want to keep using that one and only built in Administrator account.
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by:FOX
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Scroll down to step 2 in this link since you already have your local account set up

ref link:  http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/delete-microsoft-account-create-local-windows-10-login/
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by:dgrafx
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Before I do this let me say this: I do not have another local account any longer. My one and only account was hijacked by MS.
So I ask - when doing this will I be able to reclaim the built in administrator account?

Thanks
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by:dgrafx
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Another question: This process won't delete my microsoft account or my live.com email address will it?
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by:Carol Chisholm
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You may have to unjoin yourself from an organisation if you have one.
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by:dgrafx
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what the frak does that mean???
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by:FOX
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for now, log in as the microsoft account, create local account and make sure it has admin rights, then in step 2 remove your microsoft account from being a log in on that computer.

Step 1 in the above link that I sent shows you how to create the local account
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by:dgrafx
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So in other words I'll need to reinstall all my software as well as customize the crappy windows settings ...
Isn't there a registry hack or ???
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by:dgrafx
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And getting back to my original question: What's the deal with me not having a "sign in with a local account instead" link when it looks like most people do?
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by:FOX
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You will not need to reinstall anything.  Add a local account giving the account admin rights and then remove your microsoft account from logging in and your local account with the admin rights will be able to access all your software etc.
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by:dgrafx
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Just customize and go through the very lengthy process of adjusting settings - is that all?

What about my last post about the missing link? Any info?

And what about the differences between the built-in Administrator account and a created Administrator account?
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Or how about using Windows Restore to a point before this debacle ...
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There were no other really good solutions and a lack of response to my questions regarding details of the responses given ...
System restore worked perfectly with the need for only a few minor tweaks!
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