When you created the local account did you log off then log in again before changing back to a Microsoft account? Another way is to create a new account, settings, change pc settings, accounts, other accounts, then ' + Add an account'. Carefully type the email address and password. Once up and running change the old account to a local one again. Always worth having two accounts just for backup purposes anyway.
As an aside and as it's a laptop make sure you create the 'return to factory' medium as soon as possible.