If you receive error code 0x80070057, 0x80004005, 0x80070002, 0x80070003 when switching from Microsoft Account to Local Account in Windows 10, then this post will help you. In Windows 10, Microsoft gives the option of signing into your device with a Microsoft Account or a Local Account. A Microsoft Account is a single sign-on Microsoft user account for users to log into Microsoft websites, devices running on one of Microsoft’s current operating systems, and Microsoft application software. It can be use on your devices as well as for several of Microsoft’s products and services. You can also use your account for non-Microsoft products.
With a Local Account, all your settings and preferences are tied to that particular device and doesn’t allow syncing across other devices. It grants you access to the system’s resources and allows you to customize it to your settings and preferences. A local user account in Windows 10 will allow you to install traditional desktop apps, personalize settings. Local offline accounts can be created for a single system, so if you have multiple devices, you will need to use a different local account for each of them.
Your Microsoft Account wasn’t changed to a Local Account
Now, in some cases, you might want to change Microsoft Account to Local Account for one reason or the other. In trying to do so, you might receive an error message- We’re sorry, but something went wrong, Your Microsoft account wasn’t changed to a local account. The accompanying error code could be 0x80004005, 0x80070002, 0x80070057 or 0x80070003. If you face this error, do the following:
1] Open Services Manager and make sure Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant Startup type is set to Manual (Trigger Start) and User Profile Service is set to Automatic and Started.
Obinna Onwusobalu, Windows Insider MVP, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, has studied Information & Communication Technology and is a keen follower of the Windows ecosystem. He runs a computer software clinic. He says it's best practice to create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your PC.