Log In Windows 11 Changed?


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I always use a local account but recently I noticed that I am logged into my MS account. I did not change it. Is MS up to something?
 

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This just a guess, maybe a Windows update changed the setting.
 

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I always use a local account but recently I noticed that I am logged into my MS account. I did not change it. Is MS up to something?
Have you signed into the Store with your MS account recently? If so, when you signed in for the first time there was a big friendly Next button to click. When it said 'Use this account everywhere on your device' that included switching your local account to a Microsoft account. What you should have clicked if you wanted to keep your local account was the small print 'Microsoft apps only'.

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Fortunately it is easy to switch your MS account back to a local account.

 

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I always use a local account but recently I noticed that I am logged into my MS account. I did not change it. Is MS up to something?
I noticed the same issue when I installed an OEM version of MS Office 2019. In order to activate it, I was forced to enter my Microsoft account credentials. Afterwards, I noticed I was logged in with a Microsoft vs Local account. I manually switched back to a Local account in Settings > Accounts > Your Info (I think), and it's been ok since.
 

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@hotmail.com too. actually my MS account is hotmail account from 25+ years ago.
 

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Yeah, mine too. I noticed that they changed the wording in the Accounts menu to: Settings> Accounts> Your Info> Stop Signing in with a Microsoft account. Clicking that will switch to local account.
 
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