Microsoft Account vs Local Account - Comparison List

Difference Microsoft Account And Local Account

What is a Local account in Windows 10 ?

A local account is a user name and password that you use to sign in to only a single Windows PC

What is a Microsoft account in Windows 10 ?

A Microsoft account is an email address and password. Using the same data we can sign in to Microsoft services and all Windows 8 or Windows 10 PCs and devices.

Local Account

  • Easy 
  • Need create a user name and account for each PC you use 
  • You can remove the password if you like 
  • Need a Microsoft account to download apps from the Store 
  • Your settings not synced across the PCs that you use 

Microsoft Account

  • Password cannot be removed ,but you can change the password 
  • Access, save, share, and sync all of your documents, music, photos, and videos from One Drive 
  • Sync your personal settings across all PCs and devices 
  • Download, install, and restore apps from the Windows Store 
  • Get your online content in Microsoft apps automatically 
  • Two-step verification to verify your identity

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