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Background for the story: I had created a local Windows user on my laptop, lets say dummyuser. Later on I connected that local user with the Microsoft account dummyuser@outlook.com.

I want to login to Windows directly without specifying any password. But because it is a microsoft account, I need to have the password set. I overcame this issue by removing "users must enter password to use this computer".

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Which kind of works, but the issues is that Windows tries to login with the local user dummyuser, not dummyuser@outlook.com and thus complains about that the password is wrong.

How can I make Windows to start using the microsoft account to login? Also checking the User Profiles shows only one User profile (Control Panel\User Accounts\User Accounts)

marked as duplicate by Ramhound, Pimp Juice IT, Community May 26 '17 at 12:58

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  • Based on the screenshot provided you only have a single account. This means by default Windows should automatically log into the account. Verify that HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon DefaultUserName is set to the correct username. – Ramhound May 24 '17 at 16:22
  • The process to set a default account that is automatically logged in has not changed. Windows 10: Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup outside of the fact that a connect account will always have a password. – Ramhound May 24 '17 at 16:25

Thanks for the help Ramhound. I got the issue resolved with enabling/disabling the checkbox again and when was prompted with the username and password I specified `dummyuser@outlook.com as the user to use. So this is kind of related with the Windows 7 Automatic Log-on with a Default User Account?, but I still had only one account in my case. Toggling back and forth seems to be the fix for this bug/issue.

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