Solved Microsoft account password on lock screen

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  1. RoseGoesToYale

    RoseGoesToYale New Member

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    I couldn't find this when I searched, so here goes... When I first started using Windows 10, I configured the lock screen an it asked me to choose a password for it (I have a very long one I use for all my computers). Everything was fine until I signed into my Microsoft account for the first time, and now the Microsoft account is linked to the lock screen and so is the password.

    This bothers me for a few reasons:
    1. Let's say my Microsoft account gets hacked (not incredibly likely, but never impossible). That would give the hacker the password to my Surface, and that disturbs me a great deal.
    2. I like having the same password for my PCs
    3. I have this password committed to muscle memory, so it's the one I can put in the fastest.

    I don't want to get rid of the lock screen itself, just go back to the password I set for the machine. Is there a way to do this? I thought maybe there'd be some sort of registry fix, but I wouldn't know where to look.
     
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    Under settings and manage your account, change it to "sign in with a local account".
     
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    RoseGoesToYale New Member

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    Thank you so much!
     

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