Every time I start Internet Explorer to accommodate for a poorly programmed IP camera's web admin interface, Windows 10 tells me that it wants to fix my Microsoft Account (probably because of a changed password). I do not use a Microsoft Account nor do I wish for Windows to constantly attempt to do so.

How do I turn off any and all attempts to use Microsoft Account in Windows 10?

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  • Please include a screenshot of the message. – harrymc Dec 8 '19 at 17:17
  • Please provide a screenshot of Settings -> Accounts remove your private information from the screenshot before submitting the edit to your question. – Ramhound Dec 8 '19 at 20:09

Go to Start, Settings, Accounts, select your Microsoft Account to a Local Account. You will have to use the Forgot Password to reset the password first, but then change to a Local Account. That works for Windows, but does not affect Office Subscription if you have it. It may be your Office Subscription causing the message.

If you had a Microsoft Account and changed that account to Local (you can do that), Microsoft may have a memory of the Microsoft Account. When the message comes up, see if there is a "Forgot Password" facility for you to use.

  • I am logging into the computer with a local account. I am not using a Microsoft Account. – user308986 Dec 8 '19 at 18:18
  • It only asks you to fix a Microsoft Account if you have one. Look in Computer, right click, Manage, Users a Groups for all your accounts. It would seem that there must be a Microsoft Account on your computer – John Dec 8 '19 at 18:20
  • Right-click This Computer - Manage takes me to compmgmt.msc, which has an item called Local Users and Groups. That item has the built-in accounts, my local user account and the user account used by the backup software. Under Manage your account, I can see the name of my account and the words Local Account underneath the account name. Under Email & accounts, which is to be found on the side, there is a setting Accounts used by other apps, which contains my Skype account name. That is pre-Microsoft. Logging into Skype produces no problems. I do not have a Microsoft Account. – user308986 Dec 8 '19 at 18:49
  • As you were asked above, edit your question and post a screen shot of the complete message you see. It may be your Office Account. – John Dec 8 '19 at 18:51
  • I will happily do so in a while. Meanwhile, I am not using Office as a subscription product nor do I have an Office account. – user308986 Dec 8 '19 at 18:52

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