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sign to windows 10 with local account

I am signed in as the administrator with my email address@live.com with microsoft.If i need to sign in to local account do I have to create a password or not. If I do can I use the same one for windows administrator account @live.com. Also what is the difference between the 2 accounts?

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John

8/22/2022 - Mon
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By default, Windows 10 won't require a password for a local account.
You may use just about anything as a password and it may be the same as your @live.com one.

A login using a Microsoft account will allow many settings to be synchronized with other devices that use the same account.  It is also more difficult to get to your data if one doesn't know that password.
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John

Sorry, but u said that U do need a password for the LOCAL ACCOUNT.
CompProbSolv, said U don't
By default, Windows 10 won't require a password for a local account.


Also, is the main advantage I take it is the syncing capablities on different devices using the Microsoft Account vs. the Local
John

I always (ALWAYS) use a password so I did not try without.

If you wish a second account to be Microsoft, you need a different email address.

I only use the Local account for special purposes and the main account is a Microsoft Account.
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Basem Khawaja

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Ok got it, Just one final point to confirm as my previous question which i did not get a reply for.
Is the main advantage is the syncing and u can do more things with the Microsoft account vs. the local account?
John

Is the main advantage is the syncing and u can do more things with the Microsoft account vs. the local account?

Yes because the Microsoft cloud systems know who you are when using a Microsoft Account.
Jim Riddles

If you follow the link in my comment, it will provide details on the benefits of using a MS account vs a local account.
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i turn off all the settings  - for my privacy - so i only use a local account, without password for myself
i don't need windows syncing with other tools either (no smartphone - nothing) - i take care of what i need myself
Jim Riddles

Whether or not you choose to use a local account, I would highly recommend that you ensure the use of a password.  I realize that it does add a bit of a hassle, but it also helps protect your privacy by preventing easy access to your PC by someone that can gain physical access.
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John

Thank you for your kind comments and I was happy to help you with this.