I simply wanted to remove a long dead hotmail account from my user sign in account and update it with my current outlook email. Seems innocent enough. After much searching and finally finding out that you simply can't do this logical task, I found the 'magic formula' to achieve my goal. The problem is, Windows gives me an 0x80004005 error code after I complete filling out the information for the Local user, preventing it from being created. So it's not possible to switch to local, then switch back.
Upgraded my laptop W7 Home Premium (64-bit) to W10 Build 10586. Created a Microsoft account based on e-mail ID. Change my mind and removed MS account in favour of the Administrator account (with password). All attempts to use standard apps (Mail. Edge etc.) give message "xxxx can't be opened using Built-in Administrator. Sign in with a different user account." When I try to create a new MS account using Settings >Accounts >Your emails and accounts >Add email, calendar, contacts account or >> Add workplace or school account, or >> Other users (Family and other users isn't shown) >Add someone else to this PC, the system just hangs with the infuriating revolving circle. Found some complex solutions with recovery images and registry editing.
I had 2 adult local accounts and 2 kids local accounts. I also have the 1 Microsoft account.
I don't want to use the Microsoft account signin on my laptop I want to use my local.
Is there a way to assign the existing local kids accounts to family without having to create new ones ? The kids are worried that if I do this they will lose their existing apps/game settings on the local accounts.
I want to create a local account without or with a simple password. However, that doesn't seem to be available on Windows 10. Am I wrong in this or is there really no way to create just a local guest account?
I needed to delete the first profile that had been set up as the person had left the charity I work with. I followed the directions to delete the user. All fine except the MS login has gone but the local id remains and is the first profile on the login screen. I have to skip it to get to the live user profiles. Is this a bug. I have run Delprof2. Nothing is found for this user and its not listed under users anywhere.
I've got two computers running windows 7. Both have an administrator account and a standard user account. The computer I use for gaming has a third account for gaming (I have some older games that don't like the aero-peak feature so the gaming account uses a plain desktop, no features.)
All these accounts use the same email address.
All these accounts will also use just the one Microsoft account.
My question is, when I upgrade to windows 10, will I be able to create a similar set-up for the user accounts, ie 5 different accounts, but only one email address and one Microsoft account? I've read that windows wants an email address to create a new account, is it going to tell me "that email address/Microsoft account has already been used?"
I am planning to upgrade to windows 10 by doing a clean install and starting from scratch, so I'm not worried about whether or not the existing accounts will transfer over.
My windows (hotmail) account was recently hacked, and is irretrievable. I have created a new windows account, but my windows 10 user is associated with that old account that I no longer have access to.
I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old. How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall
The last update triggered (13-01-2016) the loss of access to the start menu, many apps, as well the apps store and MS Edge. The exact same thing happened with the first version of Win 10 Pro received as an upgrade from WIN 7.
This time, as soon as build 1511 was received, I immediately created a ISO USB stick and then proceeded to use the machine as normal. At some stage, I created a Local Account with Administrator rights as I am the only user of the PC.
After the January upgrade, I can no longer switch back to the MS Account as the screen where one is supposed to be able to do this under [settings/accounts/Your email and accounts] does not load anymore, thus removing the option to switch back to a MS account. The screen is just blank.
I ended up activating the in-built Administrator account so that I could try and see what was going on.
I now notice under C:users the following user folders:
(1) Administrator (2) Default (3) Default.migrated (4) DefaultAppPool (5) My Name ---- I presume this is the user profile for my MS account? (6) My Name (Local ----- This is the created local Account
yet the "name of the account" when I log in has been truncated to My name L
Is this why the settings page for accounts cannot find the profile information which will allow me to switch back to my MS account?
I feel I have to unravel this mess before going any further in trying to establish why the start menu and all the apps have now "dissapeared"
Of course I can just redo the clean install but I feel I should first sort out the user profiles before going any further.
My computer crashed and when it rebooted, it required me to login with my Microsoft account. Now, this computer has had a local account since I got it 5 or 6 years ago. I have never used the Microsoft account on this computer.
Trying to switch back to the local user using guides on this site, that local account apparently doesn't exist anymore.
I'm obviously concerned that it deleted an account on its own. How do I get the account back? Creating a new one is easy enough, but are there any permission issues? I have enough of those between Windows 10, and the previous 7 installation.
when i first got windows 10 i had a local account and used it as normal then for some reason i added my Microsoft account and now every-time i log in i need to use the Microsoft account, just now i tried to switch it to the local account and i got this error?
I have been using Windows 10 for last 2 months and i had no issues with update but few days ago i had a problem with opening applications . It says "App cannot open ,you're using inbuilt account sign in with Microsoft account " something like that so i googled about this problem and i have followed all steps but accidentally i deleted the local administrator and now I can't sign in into my pc , i know my password and pin code but it says "Your password was changed on a different device.You must sign in to this device once with your new password,and then you can sign in with your PIN " ...
I notice in my User Accounts I have the same User Name twice. Actually it is the same email address twice. Both are administrators under Group. can I remove one of those without having my computer going into meltdown.
I have 2 accounts, one admin...and one standard (as recommended by Microsoft) Can I link them both to the same Hotmail (outlook) email?
(Standard account used daily...admin account rarely used and there for security I currently have each linked to a different email account but since the admin account is rarely used I'm worried that the email account associated with it might get killed off because of lack of use. If you want to be super kind....is it easy to change the email that a user account is linked to?)
During the Local account changing process(From Microsoft Account). I have changed my username from existing one to new one and i leave the password fields as empty. After the completing the process. i restarted my laptop and i try to re-login. Now password required to Login.
I have linked my Windows 10 app store to a BT provided email address. After rebooting it has asked me to login. It has changed my local account from my name to my BT email address and asking for a password. This is not my normal password and has seemed to link my BT account within the Microsoft environment and assigned it a password. I now cannot log in to my PC? I have spoken to Microsoft about 15 times and just keep getting passed around. I have tried resetting the password via Microsoft but it fails every time. Any way i can switch to log in locally via my old password?
Kid logs in with a microsoft account which can be monitored, but then creates a local account that can't be monitored and accesses internet sites that are not appropriate. Any way to prevent kids from creating local accounts in Windows10?
For one reason or another I managed to delete administrator privileges for my one local account. After several hours messing about I have managed to activate the hidden Administrator - but I am finding that this Administrator is not working.
1. It cannot see my main local user account. It does not list it at all in User Accounts, so I cannot change any settings etc. Similarly, when I open User Accounts with my main account, it cannot see the Administrator, or the new account I created (see below)
2. When I access User Accounts using "netplwiz" it sees my main account but will not highlight it (or any other account). It is stuck on Administrator.
3. It will not create a new account. When I use it to access Accounts and try to add a new user the cursor spins and nothing happens.
4. I added a new user (with administrator privileges) using the command prompt - this was successful, but it bumped my main account off the login page, and it doesn't acknowledge it on the dropdown list with the start menu. (Yet when I restarted it took me straight in to my main account.)
Recently upgraded my Toshiba Satellite NB 10A-laptop from Windows 8.1 to Win 10 and have been logging in via my Hotmail account. Went to settings to set up Local Account, completed the password settings. Then had the choice to Sign Off or Cancel. Chose Sign Off (thinking Cancel would void my new Local Account) and now, for many hours, my laptop is locked into an endless loop of Signing Off.
My local admin account was converted into a Microsoft account , is there a way of reverse it ? Less than one month ago Windows 10 Pro was installed. Let me explain you that there was already a windows 8 installation with kernel corrupted , version 10 recovered all exactly as it was , all programs installed and my configurations.
Previously I had a administrator local account that remained the same after windows 10 installation. It happens that days after I logged in with my Hotmail account to the Microsoft Store to download a couple of items and unbeknownst to me my local admin account was transformed into a Microsoft account.
Now I no longer wish to be logged all the time with this Microsoft account, I even have another admin local account if I want to change but I would have a lot of work to make it look like as it was my original converted account.
In order to avoid such work I ask whether there is a way to convert (let's call this way) the Microsoft account back into my local account or is there a way of copying all the configurations to a new admin local account ?
I have so far avoided using Windows ID login (except on a sacrificial VM I use for Windows Insider(*)) as I can no longer access the SMB shares that I have set up.
Is there any way for the two to co-exist? I can't get my head round using SMB shares and NTFS permissions with Windows Live ID - is it possible in any way at all, or have MS (as usual) given us a "new spiffy improved thing" which is actually none of the above?
Why can't I use a local login AND have have access to the Insider programme?
My 15 year old is clever enough to bypass the (new) Family settings controlled Microsoft Account I just set up for him by converting the account to a local account. This seems to let him play as long as he wants, without time restrictions. I didn't get an email about this, or any other notification. This is the second time he has done it.
Why is it so easy to completely bypass all the family safety settings it took me hours(!) to finally get set up?
Also the Family Recent Activity shown on my Microsoft Account web site doesn't seem to update itself. It is at least two or three days behind, perhaps more. How often does Recent Activity update? Is it supposed to be near instantaneous?