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It seems that I am forced to use my Live account password to login to my Windows 10 laptop. This is problematic because my password is complex, since I only usually ever need to type it once. I have slightly easier to remember passwords for things I have to type all the time.

Is there any way to change the password without changing my live password? Or how do I disconnect my live account from my user on Windows and use a standard local login?

Thank you!

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    You can use another authentication method to login – spike_66 Dec 21 '17 at 5:42
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Or how do I disconnect my live account from my user on Windows and use a standard local login?

You can disconnect a local profile connected to a Microsoft Account through the following actions.

  1. Launch the Settings application.
  2. Click on Accounts

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  1. Click Sign in with a local account instead.

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  1. Follow on screen prompts and specify a local username to be created.

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  1. Done

Is there any way to change the password without changing my live password?

Alternatively, you can use Windows Hello, Pin, or Picture password

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  • Is there a reason this answer received a downvote? What can I do to improve the answer? The answer addresses all the author's questions in specific and glorious detail. – Ramhound Jan 4 '18 at 16:28
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Is there any way to change the password without changing my live password?

Set up a PIN under "Sign-in options". Recent Windows versions no longer require the PIN to be numerical, so it can fully act as a local password.

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