If you see Error Code 0x80070426, We’re sorry but something went wrong, Your account wasn’t changed to this Microsoft account on Windows 11/10, then this post will help you.
In Windows 11/10, many times you need to use your Microsoft Account instead of a local account, for example, while using the Windows Store. So for this, you have to switch to Microsoft account from the local account. For some, it goes fine while for others, it becomes a matter of trouble. Suppose you upgraded a system to Windows 11/10, by using Microsoft account on your system. Now after the upgrade, you may come across the following error:
We’re sorry but something went wrong. Your account wasn’t changed to this Microsoft account. Code: 0x80070426
When you get this error, first of all simply reboot and see if it helps.
Another thing you can try here is to set up a new user account and switch it to a Microsoft account. But if you’re the one who doesn’t want to set up a new user account and then switch to Microsoft account, you can try the following steps. We suggest you create a System Restore point before proceeding.
Your account wasn’t changed to this Microsoft account, Code 0x80070426
1. Press Windows Key + R combination, type put regedit in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
2. Press Ctrl+F and type your Microsoft account email ID, for example, [email protected] or [email protected]. Make sure you’ve checked options Key, Values, Data. Click Find.
3. The result will come from these two registry keys:
I have shown one entry in the below image. There would be only one key with this long name for which the email ID you have entered in Find box will match – so as not to be confused at all.
4. After finding both the above-mentioned registry keys, export them at a convenient location, and then Delete. Close the Registry Editor and reboot the machine to get fixed.
Your problem should be resolved.
Why can’t I change my Local Account to Microsoft Account?
Corrupted system or log-in files or credentials, Group Policy restrictions or Registry settings may prevent you from changing the account. At times the message may be accompanied by Error Code 0x80010002.
Read: Can’t change Local account to Microsoft account, 0x80010002
Why can’t I change Microsoft Account to Local Account?
You may see error codes 0x80070057, 0x80004005, 0x80070002, 0x80070003, etc. when switching from Microsoft Account to Local Account. You may need to check the Accounts Block Microsoft accounts setting in the Security Policy window. It needs to be Disabled.
TIP: You may also see Error Code 0x80070426 associated with Microsoft Store and Windows Update, or Office Activation.