4 replies on 3 ways to tell if my Windows 10 account is a Microsoft or a local account

  1. Mick says:

    The first method does not work. I have a local account, but I still get an email address on the Settings screen. It seems Windows can have a local user account that is associated with a Microsoft account.

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      That isn’t true. If your account is associated with an e-mail address, that is a Microsoft account, not a local account.

      • Mick says:

        Sorry, but you are wrong. Because when I check this via PowerShell, it confirms that my account is local. And in the Settings screen I have an email address. The first method is not a reliable method for determining the account type.

      • Michael Moser says:

        I have to second Mick! I fact the first TWO methods described here indicated that I was using a Microsoft account (which indeed troubled me) and only the PowerShell command clearly stated “Local”.

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