I need to either install windows 10 without a user account and download the drivers or install drivers on a partition that isn't going to be wiped when I refresh the operating system. This is for a client that knows very little about computing and I offered to build her a computer.
I have 2 computers both running Windows 10, one of which is brand new. When I setup the new computer, I signed in using Microsoft account, expecting the new computer to sync the settings from the old one. But instead, the new computer's default settings overwrote existing settings on the old computer, which is just dumb.
Because of some hardware issues, I've had to replace the new computer and setup a new one again. Now I really don't want the same thing happening again. So is there a way to make sure my new Windows 10 only receive settings from the old one?
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
I upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10 my dell insperion computer. the original conversion to windows 10 seemed to go OK for a few days. The about 2 days ago, I created a MS user account to access some of the MS store apps. Now the original Windows 7/10 user accounts - local accounts i guess - 3 of them - that we signed in with have been replaced with 1 account - I believe to be the Microsoft account (different name and password).
When we sign in with that MS account and get in to the computer, we have a pop up box that says "Critical Error - Start Menu and Cortana aren't working. We'll try ti fix it the next time you sign in." We can't do anything but select the pop-up box option of "sign out now". When we sign in again, it is the same thing.
I'm not sure if this is 1 problem or 2 different ones.
1. How do I get back my initial local user accounts, so I can access all of my programs and files? 2. How do I fix the Critical error?
I've been using Windows 10 for weeks. Until today, it started up just fine by displaying my name and no email address. This is exactly how I want it to be.
Today when Win 10 would not recognize a printer, in order to download an "app" to work with this, I was required to provide a Microsoft email account, which I did (an old Hotmail account I rarely use). Now when I restart or wake up the computer, that old Hotmail account appears as "Administrator". However, I do NOT want that old Hotmail email address associated with this computer.
How can I remove it and get back to logging in with NO associated email address?
NOTE: I do not want to delete the old Hotmail account; just want to remove it from my Windows 10 "Account" menu (My name + Hotmail address + "Administrator").
In case it's required to associate Win 10 with an email address, I use Windows Live Essentials with a company email address. I tried adding it via the "Other Account" option, but Win 10 said it did not recognize the email address I entered, sigh.
Just for fun, I am trying to set up my pop3 email account on the application called Mail in Windows 10. I have succeeded in having my MSN and Gmail accounts working in the application, but when attempting to set up my pop3 mail, it will show a triangle with an exclamation point inside it. When I click on it, it opens up an Attention Required with a User Name and Password. Each time I type in the password for the pop3 email account, it still fails to sign on and says "Your [provider] account settings are out-of-date."
I have also tried adding the account under settings>accounts>your email and accounts, and it still says attention required. when I click on manage, the password is too long for it to be the account password. I try retyping in the account password and saving it but it still changes.
Suppose I install Win10 but skip the stage that says logging into a microsoft account.I'd like to know what that option does. Does it open the Edge browser and go to www.bing.com and log in there?Does it log into multiple websites? If so, which? Does it log any particular programs in? Suppose I skip that stage, then how would I manually do what that stage would do automatically?
I'm trying to setup Cortana and have been doing for some time now.
I've fixed the issues regarding "Not Available in your Country / Region" by setting all my settings to UK and made sure they're all the same.
NOW MY ISSUE is that when I go through the setup of Cortana, it says "Finally I need you to sign in to a Microsoft account", the Window pops up very briefly and the disappears, therefor I CANNOT ADD a Microsoft account.
I have also tried going to Settings -> Accounts -> Other accounts I use
I have gone to "Add extra accounts" and I can successfully add my Microsoft account there, upon logging in I can setup Cortana perfectly fine. However I need it to work with my Domain (Work) account and not signing in with a Microsoft Account (hope that makes sense). Everyone else in my team has managed to link their Domain account with a Microsoft account using the Cortana setup, however I can't as the box just disappears!!!
On starting my laptop, my account picture, name and email are displayed as normal. However, when I enter my password (WHICH IS CORRECT - I HAVEN'T CHANGED IT!), the screen tells me 'Incorrect Password'. How can I access my account?
I just installed Windows 10. I had two different user accounts. One I used for school and one I used for recreation. My user account for school has been wiped away. It does not even show up on my log in screen. I have many important documents in that account that I need. How can I get it back?
my dad gives me his laptop. its windows 10. he have user acc there (administrator) and then i make a new user and the new user is administrator so my father's acc is a standard account. and then i cannot open my new user. and now i cant download anything bcs i have to have a permission from the administrator and when i entered the password, the windows cant load the data..
I upgraded my ASUS QF550/Windows 8.1 to Windows 10/Threshold II after the MS invitation. I'm also using ESET Smart Security.
The upgrade went smoothly and my computer is running better than ever. However, I've noticed that a mysterious phantom user account keeps appearing on my user list. I have a secure network and have changed the network and MS passwords since this began happening, yet the user account "ttnmlwzzn" still appears. Never any files or activity on it. Once deleted, after several sign-ins by me, it reappears. I am the only user and have administrator authority but I can't seem to permanently delete it.
My questions are: Is this something that is being added by Windows 10 and is this something to be concerned about? Is there some trick to getting it to remain deleted? Doesn't seem to hurt anything, but it's a bit annoying.
I have two user accounts on my PC. One local(password protected) and the other Outlook account(admin). Recently I am not able to sign-in to my local account, when i enter the user password, the welcome screen appears and after that signing-out screen appears and takes me again to the user login screen.
Is there a way to run Win10 without any user account, a completely open computer? There seems to be no way to complete an install of windows without a phone number or e-mail account. Isn't there a way to run a computer with Win10 that doesn't require any user, a "public" computer.
I just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. My wife and I use the same computer at home and each have a user account.
On Windows 7, when the computer started, the first screen we would see is both user accounts and select the appropriate one. Windows 10 (as many of you already know) seems to go directly to the user account that was on at shutdown. Is there any setting I could make to offer the choice of both user accounts each time on boot up?
my issue is that I set up my Microsoft account on my Win10 laptop back when Win10 first released. At the time it was associated with an older email account that I have since changed to a new gmail account. I was able to go into my Microsoft account settings online and set the new email as an alias, as well as the primary for the account. My desktop (the system I am typing this on) is on this account with the new gmail address attached to the user account (as a Microsoft account).
My laptop, however, still shows my old email as the account name. I contacted Microsoft directly and they connected to my laptop through a remote connection to try and fix it, but they were unable to figure out how to change the account name.
I have since performed an in-place upgrade to refresh the Win10 install, which prompted for my Microsoft account credentials. I was able to connect successfully, but the account name is still stuck on my old email address. Under User settings in the control panel, there is no option to simply change account name like the local accounts do, and the OS is the home edition, so I have no access to the group policy editor settings. I have seen a few references to registry edits, but I'd rather avoid messing with that because I realize changing the account name might mess up directory addresses (since the 'user' directory is linked to account name).
im running windows 10 in an active directory environment. If I log in with my own account some of the programs are not available for example edge. It seems to me that the profile is not completely loaded somehow. Looks like this:
For me it looks like if somehow the modern apps would not be loaded. (If I search after Edge it's also not available)
If I log in with another test-account it works fine. I also tried to make the user profile new but it did not work.
Did I maybe not delete some parts of the ruined user account? (I deleted everything under c: Users)
My son has a windows tablet which i activated using my existing windows live account. I have downloaded him some games to play but it seems he can only access these when he is logged in as me. Is there anyway that i can give him access to all of his games etc when logged in as himself. I do not want him to always log in as me, as he will have full access to all of my private stuff such as email and family safety etc.
Running Windows 10 on an HP Envy M7. The computer is less than a year old and has good specs but no ssd. There are 3 accounts and for some reason one account is way faster than the others. The first account made is the fastest and the other two are painfully slow. Things like the start menu take so long it seems they are unresponsive unless you use the main account. The computer has just been scanned for viruses, updated, and other typical optimizations. Why 2 accounts are slow and 1 is fast?
I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 using the free upgrade. Initially during the upgrade and configuration, I was using my account or profile. However, didn't see my wife's account at login. After install and setup was complete, I was updating a few programs out of date due to the upgrade, restarted, and at login only my wife's account was present. No option for me to login. I looked in the Settings/Accounts/Family & Other users and there isn't anyone else listed except her.
I still have a file under users on the C drive but not sure how to fix this without having to create a new account. There is also a profile for my account under System Properties/ User Profiles. During initial setup when I was logged in, my desktop setting were exactly how they were with Win 7. So, no clue as to why my login profile is no longer available for login or user switching.
Made the mistake of linking my wife's Hotmail account to the user account on windows 10, I had to reset the password through Microsoft so now when logged in it also opens up her Hotmail account because both are the same. Her account is also an administrator. Is there anyway to change this? Can I make another account as administrator?