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Can't switch to local account

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  • Hi, I've created a Windows Live account on my Win8 DP, but now I can't transform it to local account. I do it as on this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65YlUiaCbR4, but when push button "Logoff and Finish" I'm returning back to desktop and nothing else happens. Also I can't logoff this user - when I click Log off, a green screen "Logging off..." appears and after some minutes it goes back to start menu (metro tiles)
    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 6:22 AM

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  • syava_m,

    Have you tried Refresh your PC yet?  Refresh your PC will reinstall Windows but keep your personal data. Any 3rd party software will need to be reinstalled.

    1. In Metro start screen, click on Control Panel.
    2. Click on General.
    3. Scroll down and click on Get Started below Refresh your PC without affecting your files.
    4. Follow on screen guide.

     

    • Marked as answer by syava_m Monday, October 03, 2011 6:30 AM
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:27 PM
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  • syava_m,

    Have you tried to reboot your computer yet?  That should complete the local account switch.  Let us know the results and if you still having Logging off issues, let us know too so we can do more troubleshooting.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 8:58 PM
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  • Yes, I've tried rebooting, but the account remains the Windows Live one.
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:03 AM
  • syava_m,

    Have you tried Refresh your PC yet?  Refresh your PC will reinstall Windows but keep your personal data. Any 3rd party software will need to be reinstalled.

    1. In Metro start screen, click on Control Panel.
    2. Click on General.
    3. Scroll down and click on Get Started below Refresh your PC without affecting your files.
    4. Follow on screen guide.

     

    • Marked as answer by syava_m Monday, October 03, 2011 6:30 AM
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:27 PM
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  • PC refreshing does the job, thanks. But I think MS should test this issue, cause it's not good making users reinstall Windows (or 3rd party software if refreshing). I knew this is test version of Windows, so I haven't installed many other programs on it, but still...
    Monday, October 03, 2011 6:29 AM