On Tuesday of this week, I completed the installation of Windows 10 on my personal computer, and spent a significant amount of time downloading and configuring various software applications necessary for both work and leisure activities.

Unfortunately, today I realized that I had originally logged in using a local Windows 10 account, rather than my Microsoft account associated with my Hotmail email address. As a result, all of the applications I had installed (intended for use by all users) will need to be reinstalled once I switch to my Microsoft account, causing a significant waste of my hard drive space.

Is it possible to merge my local Windows 10 account with my Microsoft account so that the applications are immediately available without having to reinstall them?

Askify Moderator Edited question April 24, 2023