Microsoft wants you to switch from Local to Microsoft Account using its official guide | Windows

Microsoft has been quietly publishing quite a few guides on its official website lately. These include ones on how to Save, Use and Manage Windows 11 Passkeys, how to enable TPM and VBS-powered Enhanced Security Sign-in (ESS), and also one which talks about passwordless sign-ins using the Microsoft Account (MSA).

Speaking of which, today, the company has published a new guide on how to switch from a Local account to a Microsoft Account on your Windows 11 or 10 PC.

In case you may not be familiar with it, a Microsoft account is essential for various Microsoft products and services such as a Windows PC, Xbox console, and services like Office,, OneDrive, Xbox Live, Microsoft 365, Family Safety, Skype, Bing, Microsoft Store, and MSN (Microsoft Network).

You have likely come across a Microsoft Account sign-in prompt during the OOBE (Out of Box Experience)…


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