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created a hotmail account, added account, although it repeatedly states account out of date

Question: created a hotmail account, added account, although it repeatedly states account out of date

added this Hotmail account to windows 10 mail app as opposed to outlook. will not be using outlook in the future.

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I was having some trouble with a newly installed program failing to run. Their tech support had me create a new user account (start, control panel, user accounts, create new account). I did not realize that creating a new administrator user account by following their instructions would make the original Administrator user account inaccessible. I dug through folders and found my documents and made sure they were all on my expansion drive. Now, I want my account back. Otherwise, I have to set up my entire computer again. The thought of this makes me turn into a velociraptor who wants to destroy the tech support that told me to do this.

As of right now, I have not internet connection on my computer. I tried searching forums from my phone, but it was extremely difficult (not the best phone). If this topic already exists and I just could not find it, please accept my apologies for the duplicate and post a link. Thanks!

Answer:Created new user account, original Administrator account disappeared

I just remembered that I could CTL ALT DELETE twice at the Welcome screen to get to the logon and type in Administrator. I haven't used it in years, so it did not occur to me. I am now in my administrator user account. If I delete the new user account, will it go back to the way it was before? Or will I screw something else up by doing that?

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My mom is running xp.
She had 2 accounts, one called administrator, the other called guest.

I created a new account for myself to day, made it an admin account and now the one she was using, called administrator will not let us access it. All of her files and stuff are in that account.

When we start up the computer, it only shows mine and the guest account.
HELP please!
How can I re-access it? VERY VERY important I be able to recover this for her.
Thanks for your help!
 

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I just got a Surface Pro 4. I signed into it with my Microsoft account, and later joined it to my work domain. I wanted to use Cortana with Office, so I tried starting it up. It prompted for a Microsoft account, I entered my existing one, and it says "another user on this device uses this Microsoft account, so you can't add it here."

I was able to delete the local account signed in as my Microsoft account via Accounts, but I still got that error trying to join the domain.

I rebooted, the error persisted.

I ran netplwiz and deleted the local account there as well - the same issue recurred.

I rebooted again after the netplwiz delete - the same issue recurred.

Anything else I need to do in order to sync Cortana to my MS account while joined to the domain?

Answer:Created MS account, joined to domain, cannot sign on as MS account

See if removing trusted devices helps: Trusted devices: FAQ - Microsoft Help


I think there is somewhere where you can remove individual devices associated with your MS account, so see if you can find it via the link I gave you.

And I do believe you are supposed to join the MS account to the local account after it has been added to the domain, not the other way around. That is because the local account becomes a MS account, but if you are on a domain, the local account becomes a domain account, and you just connect the MS account to it, it doesn't actually become a MS account while connected to the domain.

Cheers

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i have created my microsoft account n i was unable to create my family account why

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After a power failure , I could not have access to my only account (Ron Wolpa) which was administrator (DETAIL : I CAN?T REMEMBER THE PASSWORD I USED DURING INSTALLATION) .
After booting and rebooting many times I could load an empty desktop screen.
I remember to have read an error message stating that the info on my profile could not be found , the exact words I can?t remember :

C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to an unavailable location. ?..
IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO CONNECT WINDOWS TO THE EVENT NOTIFICATION SERVICE , THIS PROBLEM PREVENTS THE ACCESS TO THE STANDARD USERS?.

Once in the corrupt desktop (none of my icons loaded, nothing at all ) by luck I gained access to the control panel through an icon on the task bar icon tray.
This enabled me to create a new account , named Emergency , that is where I am now writing this message.
I wished I could repair my old administrator account and spare me the work of reconfiguring everything on my new account that has not admin privileges.
At the point I am , without the admn password , what is the best that could I do ?

Thanks.

Answer:Admin account profile corrupted , created a new account..

http://cdslow.webhost.ru/files/ntpwedit/ntpwed05.zip

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Hello All, This is my first post here and I hope that you all are willing to help out a "newbie" of the forum, because as of right now I am getting fed up with my BLEEPING COMPUTER!!!My computer has been acting a little funny lately...I'm not sure what the issue is, but a lot of my administrative privileges seem to have been changed, ie "You do not have permission to (fill in blank)" If anyone has time to take a look at my hijackthis logfile as well as the adsspy logfile to see if there is anything that looks a little fishy. I have had THREE different instances of my bank account info being exploited and just recently my Hotmail account was hijacked and used as a "mass SPAM sender". Also, the last logfile is from a program called IOBit, which has a HijackScan tool as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated!HIJACK THIS LOGFILELogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:55:31 PM, on 5/3/2011Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Progr... Read more

Answer:Possible crcss.exe trojan? Little to no admin privledges? Hotmail Account Hijacked as well as bank account

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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I have a new computer.  I just noticed an old picture, which is not in my new computer saved, is STILL showing up as profile picture on emails I send.  I put a new picture up, BUT the old picture is still showing up on emails I forward.  HOW
CAN I DELETE THIS?
I have no pictures saved on my new computer in C drive, public folders.

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It used to be not connected to any email account but when it updated to 8.1 I chose to get an email address for it, so now as a result, the password has to be 8 characters long and I have to use a PIN number , but that's still 4 characters, and I usually use one character password.

So how do I go back to the normal type of user account to use the 1 character password?

Answer:My user account changed to an hotmail-email account connec

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8

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My Windows 10 account is somehow tied to a hotmail account I don't remember creating. Is there any way I can turn it into a local account? I don't really want it to be connected

Answer:Change hotmail connected account to local account? (Win 10)

GreyWasMyFriend said:

My Windows 10 account is somehow tied to a hotmail account I don't remember creating. Is there any way I can turn it into a local account? I don't really want it to be connected



Go into All Settings and choose Accounts. Under the 'Your Account' menu you'll see an option on the right to 'Sign in with a local account instead' - choose this.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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i got this surprise when i was unable to log in into skype then i when to my email and i got this
and after several emails to support i got an answer saying that
 
"ve verified that a serious violation of the Microsoft Services Agreement occurred on your account .......................   Due to the nature of this violation, and pursuant to the terms of the Microsoft Services Agreement, Microsoft can neither grant you access to the contents of your account,..."
whats next now?
i want to know what happened exactly, and can that be appealed?
 

Answer:Problem with hotmail account, account temporarily suspended)

Ask them for a appeal? The only ones who will know what happened is them. Do you happen to use Skype to send adult content? I hear they have been cracking down on that more.

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Can you get back old Hotmail account, after having renamed it to new Outlook account?
Well here is Microsoft's answer on Reddit!

If you renamed your account, and want to rename it back to the original name, you can do that.
IMPORTANT: This may not work if you are outside of the US and have a "@live.com" or "@Hotmail.com" address!
First, remove the alias that was created when you renamed your account (the alias will be for the original name).
Go to http://account.live.com, select "Notifications" then "manage your email preferences" and you'll find links to remove aliases.
Second, go back to the Rename page, Sign In and rename back to the original name.

Hope it helps someone!

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i got this surprise when i was unable to log in into skype then i when to my email and i got this
and after several emails to support i got an answer saying that
 
"ve verified that a serious violation of the Microsoft Services Agreement occurred on your account .......................   Due to the nature of this violation, and pursuant to the terms of the Microsoft Services Agreement, Microsoft can neither grant you access to the contents of your account,..."
whats next now?
i want to know what happened exactly, and can that be appealed?
 

Answer:Problem with hotmail account, account temporarily suspended)

Ask them for a appeal? The only ones who will know what happened is them. Do you happen to use Skype to send adult content? I hear they have been cracking down on that more.

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I thought I had corrected "your hotmail account settings are out of date" but it keeps reappearing

Answer:How can I fix your hotmail account settings are out of date?

And it will keep reappearing :) you can try to remove the accounts and add them again, you can just simply go through the "fixing" procedure or you can leave it alone for about 30 minutes or so and then check your mail.
Lately I've been ignoring it and checking my emails at a later time and it works fine

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I did a complete install on desktop using the recovery disks supplied with my sony. this morning I went to user accounts in the control panel to change account info and along with my account and my wife's account (both administrative) and the guest account (turned off) there is another account labeled ASP.NET.....Machine A..... limited account password protected
How did this get on? what did I do? if I can, is it safe to delete this account? I did a google search but I couldn't figure out what the heck it all means. any advice is welcome
 

Answer:user account: how did this account get created?

Comes as part of .Net from Microsoft and their is your using ASP.NET apps on your local PC account, more info http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/aspdot.php


but can be easily removed by following this guide from MA http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=57079
 

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Windows phone, Nokia Lumia will not let me delete email Hotmail.com account, to add it again. Last updated 2 months ago. It listed a missed item that "This event couln't be updated on server". I have tried changingnserver to m.hotmail.com, instead of default blu02-m.hotmail.com. Tried checking off Sync to email, and turning it on again, all not working. Same message Windows account Not Up to date.

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my Hotmail account settings are out of date how do I up date to retrieve my hotmails ?

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I would like to move an Outlook Express 6 E-mail account from an old computer to a hotmail account.
I would like to be able to save old files and addresses.
Can this be done EASILY?
I would be greatful for some help.

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I had several hotmail accounts that I could view in the Nokia 930 windows 10.
I have not installed any apps (however there wsa an app that I do not know what was doing there with the text showing @\user\microsoft\windowsapp\ etc. the text was longer an I was not able to remove the app)
However the problem of the emails did not arise after the above app was mysteriously installed but happened before.
It looked like that one specific account was inexplicably confused with another email account...e when I was tapping on one Icon app of hotmail account I would actually read the email of another account.
My main Email setup account within windows phone setup had disappeared and when trying to re added it was saying that it was already setup.
Therefore I could only but hard rest my phone. I have hard reset it four times now and every time I setup the account with my main Email account everything is fine but when I add another email account it all goes wrong with similar variations of the above issue and now I even have an error message saying the account the I added
Now I am getting has the settings out of date. I tap FIX button there is some activity but nothing happens.
How can I fix this!!!

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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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i created a new account on my PC[was supposed to be a limited account] but when i created it the only choices i had was only administrator so i created a new account[so now i gots 2 admin accounts]but now after i created it , i couldn't access my original admin account and i couldn't find it on the login screen....but when i look at C:\Documents and Settings the original admin account is still there...so can anyone help??thnx in advance :)

Answer:when i created a new account for my pc

alecuy234, as I understand it, when you created the new account, you made passwords for all accounts mandatory in order for the machine to use the correct account. Suspect you have a PW problem. Get into an admin account using the correct one and alter security levels as you wish.HTH.Ed in Texas.

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I bought a new laptop and it arrived yesterday. It runs Windows 8.1
I tried to log into my microsoft account, but it kept coming up with the error code 0xd0000072 and said it wasn;t able to switch from my local account to my microsoft account.
After googling it, I tried different options, such as flushing out the proxy even though I don't run on proxy, I disabled McAfee to make sure it wasn't the firewall, I signed into live and removed all trusted devices, I tried downloading the troubleshooter,which
told me my problem was that I didn't have a Microsoft account - super helpful.
Nothing seems to be working.
I then went on to trying to make a new microsoft account, but the error code still came up after all that hassle too.  
I eventually called it a night and decided I could probably just get by without it, however, when I tried to download software to install my printer, it wouldn't let me because I cannot seem to log in to my Microsoft account. 
Can anyone help?

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I just checked my emails to find an email from myself, claiming to be from Paypal saying I need to update my payment information. Now obviously I haven't clicked the link or anything, but does anyone know how this could have happened? I'm running a full AVG scan on my main computer now and afterwards I will change my Microsoft password, but I'm still incredibly worried as I'm extremely careful with my passwords etc.
This is also a warning to anyone else out there getting a similar thing, DO NOT CLICK THE LINK

Answer:Outlook account compromised - sending email to myself from own account for fake paypal

The message source says the IP is 78.153.212.231 which is located in Dublin, Ireland apparently

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windows live mail email account for btconnect.com - not Office 365 account
Hello

Opereting system - Windows 7 Home Premium.

I use windows live mail version 9.

The account on there at the moment is an Office 365 account for btconnect.com,

I wish to set up two other email accounts which must not be Office 365 accounts but still using btconnect settings.

Can you provide full setup details including server details and details of port settings.

Any help would be much appreciated .

Regards

FLYNNE
___________________________________________________________--
 

Answer:windows live mail email account for btconnect.com - not Office 365 account

Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server field, enter pop3.btconnect.com.

Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name field, enter smtp.btconnect.com.

User name: from your btconnect account Just use the part of the email before the @btconnect.com
Check the Outgoing server requires authentication box.
 

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Hello,

Here in the UK, Orange turned off their email address system. I have a GMail account and want to use this in Outlook 2007.

However, I have a POP account which receives but does not send. It is for this reason, I use the GMail account from which to send, but then make my Return address to be that of my POP address.

Anyway, GMail is an IMAP account and Outlook tries to send mail from the POP account as opposed to the Defaulted IMAP GMail account.

For Outlook 2010, 2013, etc, there are Registry fixes for this. I cannot for the life of me find a Registry fix for 2007. Does it exist, with instruction?

Many thanks in anticipation.

Win 7, Office 2007 etc etc.
 

Answer:Outlook 2007 - Make IMAP account default sending account

I have moved a few people off of orange over the last few weeks and then closed down the account on outlook 2007 and 2010

If you have the old orange still set as default account - change to the gmail account as default
also switch off the send and receive - not needed for IMAP

otherwise , not sure what you are trying to do

You can also delelte the account and the POP email will remain - BUT backup and test the PST file first
 

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Hi everyone and merry Christmas!

I followed the procedure found on the web, I entered "netplwiz" and did uncheck ?Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer".
There is no password set.
THere is just one user/account which is obviously also the administrator.
(the Account tab shows also HomeGroupUser$, but I guess is a default option...)

the point is that when I switch the pc on, I have to click on the icon of the user account in order to see the desktop. Is there any chance I can login automatically without even clicking on the user icon?
thanks a lot in advance

Answer:Auto login, one account, no password: avoid to click account icon?

Hello Lorcar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Go ahead and create a password for your user account, then do the tutorial below again to enter the new password and set your user account to be logged into automatically at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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ok well i changed my email because my account that is on the microsoft account at the moment that email has been hacked so i deleted it and have got now a different email and i can't change it because i also don't remember that password as on my computer i have a pin instead of my account password

Answer:How do I change my Microsoft account to a different account as that email doesn't exist anymore?

Try using this method: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ur-device.html
To find out what password you had on that old email go to Control Panel and search "Credentials" then click on Manage Web Credentials.
If you need to add additional information or want to post additional questions, please join the site so you can see the reply button and continue the conversation in the same thread you originally made. Please see this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.

I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.

Help?

Answer:Delete local user account or change default account on start up

Press WIN + R keys to open the Run. Type netplwiz and hit Enter. From there you can select your account and click Delete.

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I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.

I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.

Help?

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Hi

With Windows 8.1 Update 1, when I switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa, some dialog and confirmation/verification screen are displayed.

It is possbile to save the inserted data in this dialog screens and eliminate confirmation/verification screen in order to automate these procedures?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Automatic switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa

Hi

I installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Enterprise 64-bit.

I created a local account and I changed the name displayed in the Start screen.

Then, by this account, I performed the procedure to switch to a Microsoft account.

I noticed that when, by this Microsoft account, I perform the procedure to switch back to the local account, the name displayed on the logon screen, it is to be returned to the original one (ie, the one of the directory of the local user profile). How come?

So, how do I make sure that, at the end of these procedures, the account name back to being what had been changed by me?

Thanks

Bye

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

Answer:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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Hello,
Is it possible to prevent a user from being able to use "Connect to a Microsoft account" from the OneDrive Settings under File Storage?
We are deploying Windows 8.1 Enterprise in a Corporate Environment and do not want to be able to connect Domain Accounts with Microsoft accounts.
I have applied the GPO Setting 
Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Options > Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts = Users cant add or log on with Microsoft accounts
However this has not disabled the option to join a Microsoft Account from the OneDrive Settings. It has disabled the option from the Accounts settings however.
Any advise appreciated


Lee Bowman MCITP MCTS

Answer:Prevent connecting Microsoft account to Domain account from OneDrive settings

Hello Lee Bowman,
Based on my test, I use the following steps to block the Microsoft account:
1. Open Group Policy Management Editor
2. Go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options> Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts.
3. In the drop-down menu, select Users can?t add or log in with Microsoft accounts
After applying the Group policy , I still can?t use the OneDrive to add Microsoft account.
When I try to add the Microsoft account, I will get the following message.

Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENFangzhou CHEN
TechNet Community Support

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Hey, I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP Pavilion Slimline Desktop and I need help getting my Standard user account back to Administrator. I can't run certain programs and I also can't install and uninstall anything. I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restore. I have already tried Safe Mode and I can't enable and built in admin either. Please help me! Thank you!

Answer:How can I put my Standard user account back to Administrator when the ASP.NET Machine account is admin?

How are you trying to change the type of account?I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restoreDo you mean System Restore? If you are, you don't need the installation disk to do this.To use System Restore click on the start orb. In the search box type in System Restore. In the list of results click on System Restore, if you are prompted for an administrator password type it in.Follow the prompts to choose a restore point and restore your computer.

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My windows 8.1 mail app always gave me an option to add additional google/gmail accounts. It gives option to add Outlook and exchanger sever and "add other" but not gmail or google account. When I choose other and put in address it can not find
t.  I now have to go in thru google browser to open that account. Anybody no what happened here?

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64x and apparently the default user account (Owner) that I use is not working correctly. Unless I have UAC set to Never Notify, I cannot open Control Panel or UAC again. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.

I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account

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I have RODC in Perimeter network, i have configured one the SQL service account in RODC member servers but when i configure and start the service i am getting below error message, I know the work around to start service with NT AUTHORITY\Local service however
i have to configure domain account with secure manner, so i dont want to leave the SQL services runs with local service account, I am searching number of article but none can find all are saying configure with local service account which will work but thats
not my requirement

i tried using local account and domain account both are same,.

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Services
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Windows could not start the Application Experience service on Local Computer.
 
Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process.


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OK  

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Hey,
 
can I ask you guys if my system is hacked badly or is it just my face book account that keeps getting it, 
 
I have had to change my password numerous times in the last week or so,
 
can I get advice on how to proceed here thanks.

Answer:my facebook account is repeatedly hacked

sorry but iv no choice but to bump this,
 
i have waited 4days and also i followed the link after 3 days of no activity and posted there over 12 hrs ago and nothing yet, 
 
you can be blunt but at least can i have an answer so i can move on

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Have a 8.1 laptop that I added an existing W10 MS account to. The computer went thru gyrations similar to all the W10 installs, "HI" adding apps, configuring, etc and then made me verify who I am etc. The background I have on my W10 desktop machine now appears on the W8.1 laptop machine. Still investigating what apps were added. Will remove it after a while as it eats up a lot of my HD space.

Answer:Added another account, then weirdness

I'm sorry, what weirdness are you talking about? All that you mentioned is expected, and standard. It's the same thing you go through when you first install Windows 8.x and create a new account.

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All of a sudden I have 2 Users at boot.
I'm set up with only one user with my Microsoft account.

The first one is just my User name and below
"The User Name or password is incorrect. Try again."
Clicking OK takes me to another screen with my User name, (not my Microsoft account email), with "Reset Password", "Sign in Options" with a left clickable arrow.
Clicking on the arrow shows 2 User pictures, one with my User name, one with "Other User"

Clicking on the one with my User Name brings up a normal boot logon page, my Microsoft User email, with password blank. I can then logon.

To complicate matters, I have the Logon password disabled in "Netplwiz" and "PC Settings" User Accounts" has only one user, and nothing in "Other Users".
I've had this on some other W-8 PC's and never really found out how to correct it.
Anyone else seen this?
Pete

Answer:Another account added on boot

Other User is just a icon that allows you to select another account(if you have another account)
Hope this helps,
If you need anything else let me know,
Cal

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i've only used one e-mail account through outlook express for years. my kids are old enough now and they want their own e-mail acounts. i'm a little confused as to what to do and don't want to screw mine up adding theirs.

i see you can go to to tools, accounts,add,mail, and all that route but i'm not sure if thats right. there's also another way which says additional e-mail but they call it a new identity. i'm confused and don't want my kids getting messed up with my e-mail, or haveing mine not working because i tried to add theirs. help

Answer:added -mail account

I have not fully sorted this route, however, if you set up seperate users for the kids on the XP machine, I think you can effectively set up Outlook Express on each account as a seperate mail interface to allow each child to have a specific profile and only access their mail account? Keeping everyone's mail seperate.

As I say, I just started this last night, as I only have 1 machine with XP on hand, but it appears to work this way.

The other way to do this with out seperate users configured is to have multiple Outlook Express profiles and enable the "Prompt Profile" went Outlook is opened. This should then list each profile that can be selected. (Not 100% sure you can do this with Outlook Express, but MS Outlook does support multiple mail profiles).

Depending on the children's ages and abilities, it might be safer to have each assigned a individual XP user account. One trick is you can then actually select a picturer of the child for the account Icon rather than the default windows pictures. Makes it a bit more interesting for the children to log on!

JamesO

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Suddenly, the Windows 7 doesn't allow me to access my Admin Account and showing error msg (The User Profile Service service failed to Logon). I am left with only the Guest Account with limited access.
I tried copying the cmd.exe, using Fix It Program, login through Safe Mode but all didn't work.
Would anyone help pls?
HMK

Answer:The User Profile (Administrator Account) Service failed to logon and then left with only Guest Account in Windows 7

Hi,

Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
Please try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again.

If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator
account.)
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

Then try the following methods:
Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile
For the detailed information, please refer to this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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I went out to eat something into the kitchen for abotu 15 minutes and I come back to see my computer on a non responsive black blank screen, I pop in my windows CD and for some reason it just decides to finish up an install.

Then windows (XP) and my user account is missing, it just loaded up a default admin account with my user name. But still the hard drive shows up as having all my info... Help anyone?
Thanks...

I just ran lavasoft and AVG this morning as well.

Answer:My User account is missing...Loads up a default admin account.. Help

My info is still on my HD in drive C/programs.. But I can't access it

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I am running build 14291 of 10 and noticed this today. I have no idea if it was in any earlier builds. It seems like a pretty nice idea- restricting that account to only accessing one web page. I tried to test it out, but I cannot select an account to have 'secure assessment'.
Any one know what this is, and if it is a new feature, or something I'm missing in the setup?
I thought it could be very nice for digital signage, or registration kiosks or something.

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I got both my parents a Microsoft Lumia 435 for Xmas. They are seperated but spent Xmas with the family at my mothers house. My father set-up and activated his Microsoft account and phone. Today when my mother started her phone it has automatically defaulted to my fathers Microsoft account. I have tried rebooting but still no joy. Still defaults to his account. How do I change this?

Answer:How to change the Microsoft Account on new Lumia 435 as defaults to another account, even after rebo

You need to RESET your mom's phone and while it is doing that create a Microsoft account for your mom on a PC or a tablet. Then sign in on the RESET device using your mom's new Microsoft account. Cheers.

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If I login to the administrator account to make changes, I naturally want any changes I make to appear in the standard user account since that is the one I am making changes for. Does this happen automatically or do I have to do something special to make sure it always works that way?

Answer:User admin account to make changes that show up in standard account?

You are correct - only a moron or someone who didn't care about security would run as part of the administrator group all the time. Lots of people do but that is their prerogative.

You say changes (what changes you do not say) are not copied from one user account to another. This is obvious. That is the point in having separate accounts. If user account A has authority to do something does that mean users account B-Z should as well? The obvious answer would be no.

Give an example of your issue as at the moment it seems you are just not understanding the difference between group and user level security.

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I installed Windows 8 on Christmas Day and I skipped the email account setup parts. I never used any APPS yet, in fact I removed everything app-related from my start screen including notifications, etc.

I have used the Classic Shell so far, but today I thought I'd set up the Live email account login.

While I was setting up the app account I kept getting emails from the live account manager to confirm what I was doing and I confirmed each one.

The last thing it asked to 'Trust this PC'. I did so and my machine name appeared on my Microsoft account profile page under "Trusted PC".

But when I restarted I could no longer log in with my local account or the new Live email account.

I logged in as Administrator and saw that my local account name was changed from my username to <[email protected]>, my live account ID. It would not allow Administrator to change the account name or my password.

I tried to log in with the email and Live password, but it said I could not log in with his PC and that I need to resolve the issue with the live account on-line.

I had a password reset disk (USB drive) and I used it. It started up the reset wizard and I put back my old password. It finished with no error but I still could not log in.

Finally, I logged in as Administrator and restored my Acronis system image from yesterday. Then everything was back to normal.

I have no idea what happened, I was very careful doing each of these steps.

I see a clue, though, on the Mi... Read more

Answer:Setting up Live email account 'destroyed' my local account

What exact steps did you take when creating the live account?

Was this a new account? or did you use the switch to a Microsoft account?

I could not tell you what happened.

I have several Local and Live accounts on my system for testing, and I do not have Live Essentials installed
All of my accounts work perfectly. And across PC's, as I have a desktop also setup with a couple of different and same accounts.

It is possible that Chrome caused an issue. and it is possible you need Live Essentials to use chrome properly. I don't know as I forbid Chrome being installed on any of my PC's.

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hello
How do i move my email with all my runs from a GMAIL account to a OUTLOOK.COM account?
thanks in advance

Answer:How do I move my email with all my runs from a GMAIL account to a OUTLOOK.COM account?

Hi... I think we need more details. Could you join the site so you can reply in this thread?
What App was used to capture the runs? What device did the tracking?
Where are you trying to view the runs? What output (Google Maps, App "X", printout maps)???
On the surface it looks like you are asking about an email... Which you could forward. I think what you really want is how to move a service to a new email address as the reporting default without loosing all your stored data, yes?
So more details are critical.

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i want to change my local account into social account ,
progress will be lost or not

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I have had some annoying MS account related issues on our new laptop (whilst our desktop works fine with our family accounts). See User account and family issues. It's made me consider on the laptop to convert my main administrator MS account login to a local account and dispense with multiple user accounts on it. However before I do this I wondered about several things ...

1. We have several user accounts on the laptop (all MS / family linked). Presumably I need to delete these other user accounts first - Or what happens to these if I don't. Seeing as the account I plan to turn local is mine and I am 'head' of the family. If I delete them normally I see the rest of the family listed under family settings as 'Can Log In' and allow them. Will this listing disappear under settings if I convert to local?
2. As the whole MS / family setup works perfectly on our main desktop PC I hope there is no knock on effect towards the whole multi-user family account setups on here. I'd hate to do the change on our laptop and some nasty side effect to rear it's head on the desktop. It should remain untouched and still list our family under 'family settings'.
3. With a single local account setup on the laptop what happens if I want to use the store on it? Can I still buy apps, films, music etc? Will existing apps I had previously downloaded still work? I am probably wrong but I was under the impression you had to be logging in with an MS account rather than a local account to use it?
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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

Answer:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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I was living with a relative who had a comcast account. She allowed me to put my email address on that account. Relative moved away, closed the comcast account. I opened up a new comcast account and wanted to transfer my email address from the first account to my new account. How do I do this?
 

Answer:transferring email addresses from one Comast account to another comcast account

If the account was closed then the messages are likely gone. Unless you have them stored in an email program on your computer such as Outlook, Live Mail, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, or something similar.
 

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Hi guys, just the title of the thread pretty much says it all.
want to create a really limited user account for the kids of the house. I already have a user account, and have tried to set up a limited one through control panel. But that asks me to first create an Administer Account, which i already have. So it would be pointless if i had two Administer Accounts showing up on the welcome screen.
Also i'm kind of a novice at this, but i am keen to learn. so help with privacy and parental control would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Creating a Limited User Account without having the create an Adminster Account first.

log off your user account and login as administrator,to get admin acc. ctrl_alt_del do it twice, if the admin one is not seen then login create the user account and edit the permissions
 

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This is very strange. A few weeks ago someone in my household created a user account with administrative privileges and changed the other accounts to standard users. Problem is that now we can not log on to the account. It isn't on the log in screen. All I can do it see it through the manage accounts option in the control panel. From here I can attempt to add a password among other things. Since the account I do have access to is standard. What I want to do is, get on the account or get rid of the account. I need administrative privileges on an account I can access. Why can't I see this account on the log in screen?

Answer:Weird account problem Admin account not at login screen

Hello and welcome Chas mate I would find the culprit and recover the password for that account from whoever it is and change the admin back to what it was previously.

Now given you state it is someone within your household I am thinking this person or persons need a good talking to if that person is still there of course if not then you have a problem.

I don't think even a system restore will do it either.

The alternative is to back up all your data and reinstall.

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So I originally started with a local account but then signed into the store with a MS account. I changed the setting where users are required to enter a password through netplwiz (like this) and making a password not required after waking from sleep. But after doing this and restarting/shutting down, I'm not automatically logged in like I should be, instead I'm presented with a login screen saying the password I entered was incorrect, even though I haven't even entered one yet, as well as two accounts showing up in the bottom left (like this).

It's acting like the local account is still there and is attempting to log me into it. I've looked in the Users folder, it's just the default, mine, and public. Under accounts in control panel it's only mine that shows up. Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks

Using win10 Pro, this was a clean install.
EDIT~ Just solved it :s

Hit the winkey and type "netplwiz" and hit enter.
If you have the box "Users must enter a username and password..." unchecked, check it and hit apply, otherwise don't do anything.
Now uncheck the same box and hit apply again, now in the new window that pops up, change the username to your microsoft email that you used to sign into the Windows Store. For the password put in your MS email password.
Once you've done that hit Okay and restart, it should automatically log you in like normal.

By default the box has the original local account name which is what screws things up.

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So this is probably the strangest problem I have ever encountered with Windows 7. About two or three months ago, I noticed that my user account had suddenly changed into a guest account. I get prompted for an administrator password when trying to do any tasks that require administrator privilege. It is not a huge hassle, as I know the administrator account password.

Here is where it becomes very strange. When I turn my computer on, it automatically logs me into my user account (the guest account). When I got into the user accounts section of the control panel and try to manage user accounts, it shows exactly zero user accounts on my computer. Also, when I try to change my user account (the guest account) to an administrator account, precisely nothing happens.

It gets evens stranger. When I log out of Windows, the only user account I can pick from, to log back into Windows, is the generic "Administrator" account. My user account is nowhere to be found. When I go to the control panel and try to manage accounts, only the administrator account is listed. There is an option turn on a generic guest account, but nothing related to my original user account is shown. Again, this is in contrast to when I am logged into my user account (the guest account), and see exactly zero user accounts listed on the manage accounts screen.

I feel that I am pretty good at avoiding bad websites, and I do have an antivirus program installed (not that that will prevent my ... Read more

Answer:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!

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I've just returned home after being away for 2 weeks, and something has happened to my PC while I was away.
While booting up, it tried to perform a disk check but failed as it 'could not access' the main drive. So it dropped me straight into my usual user account loin page. After entering my password it took a very long time to load my profile, then ended up giving me a generic user account.
All of the files from my actual account are still under the 'Users' folder, but this account itself is empty. It has the right name, but this account's documents folder is just called Public.
About half the desktop icons and the entire contents of the recycle bin have been retained from the old account.
Thanks in advance for any advice.

Answer:Personal user account replaced by generic public account

Did it come up with an error that said you were being logged on with a temporary profile?

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We have a new dell business computer (don't have model with me now, but its an optiplex with serial and ps2 ports in the back, purchased a few months ago with i5 processor + 8 gigs ram) and our hard drive went bad and dell replaced it. Then a little later we had an issue with our windows genuine activation saying its not genuine when we had windows 7 and it blocked the admin account on the sign in screen (only account). Meaning you can't do anything, there are no other options, no option to enter key code or make genuine or anything like that. 
So I reinstalled Windows 7 (Dell CD) + downloaded drivers (except sata drivers which it didn't show it needed in device manager and I was pushed to finish quickly) from dell  today, thought all was well. It showed genuine and activated, etc... 
Employee upgraded to windows 10. Guess what? The login screen when you turn on the computer has once again blocked the admin account which is the only account. What is going on and how do I fix it? This is ridiculous. I can't even login to try to fix it.

edit: forgot to mention that this computer was added to a domain at work, not sure if that makes a difference or not

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I have a set of folder I encrypted from my user account. I haven't figured out how to access them from my admin account.

In reverse, while logged on my admin account, I droppped some files into folder encrypted by my user account. I can't access those files when I log on as a user.

How can I get access to all my encrypted files regardless of which logon I use?

Answer:Access my user account encrypted files from my admin account?

Umm...if you could access encrypted files from another user that would remove the whole point of encrypting the files to begin with.

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Recently, a User Account Settings Popup appears frequently. Keeps asking me to set user account passwords.  I set the notifications to a low level.  Still happens.   T-520. Windows 10. I have no problems accessing user accounts the way I always have.  Don't know why this pop up keeps appearing.   

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I would like help solving a mystery.
I set up a new Dell Optiplex 3020 which shipped with Windows 10 Pro.
I bypassed the option to set up the user with a Microsoft Account (The owner does not have a microsoft account and I did not create one at that time.) and set up a Local User Account, the owner's FirstName only, with no password for the owner of the computer.
I also set up a Technical User local administrator account with a password "just in case." (I am glad I did.)
I unchecked and turned off everything that had to do with the Cloud and sharing information with Microsoft.
I installed the software, antivirus etc. including Windows Live Mail with an account with the ISP which the owner needed on the computer. I registered the computer using the owner's first and last names as well a registering the antivirus software account. In this process I restarted the computer several times with no problems logging back in with the local user account.
The computer ran updates twice during the setup process.
The next day the login screen was showing the owner's full name with the non-microsoft account e-mail address requiring a password for login. Since the owner did not have a Microsoft account nor a Microsoft account password logging in was not possible.
I tried the e-mail password that was used in Windows Live Mail to log in and I tried no password at all. Neither one worked.
To solve the log-in problem I logged in to Windows with the Technical User local account and pass... Read more

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Hi, Ive just switched from signing in to my laptop with a Microsoft Account to signing in with a Local Account instead. My laptop was always listed as a Device on the opening screen along with a map showing its location when I looked in my Microsoft Account. Under Devices I could also view my laptop along with other bits of various information about the device and its location was always shown on a map there too. After signing into my laptop with my Local Account ..If I sign in separately to my Microsoft Account afterwards Ive just noticed that having switched to a Local Account my laptop isnt shown on the opening Microsoft Account screen anymore and its not listed in devices either. Is this normal behaviour? I was expecting to still find my laptop listed in Devices. Also...Under Update and Security/Activation..it used to say Digital Licence linked to a Microsoft Account. Now it just says Windows is Activated with a digital licence. Is all this normal behaviour if you sign into a laptop with a Local Account instead of a Microsoft Account?

Answer:Switch laptop sign in from MS account to Local Account questions

Yes, that is all normal. How is the computer supposed to know which Microsoft Account to send all that info to when you are signed into a local account?

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Somehow or another I received a computer to work on in which the build is Administrator account has been tied to a MSA. It is Windows 10 Home so I can't get to more advanced options in lusrmgr. I've tried searching and haven't found anything related to this topic; I have no Idea how the MSA was tied to the Admin account and there is no sign out/switch to local option. I tried to reset the Admin account as described here, but it did not remove the MSA.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

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I have had some annoying MS account related issues on our new laptop (whilst our desktop works fine with our family accounts). See User account and family issues. It's made me consider on the laptop to convert my main administrator MS account login to a local account and dispense with multiple user accounts on it. However before I do this I wondered about several things ...

1. We have several user accounts on the laptop (all MS / family linked). Presumably I need to delete these other user accounts first - Or what happens to these if I don't. Seeing as the account I plan to turn local is mine and I am 'head' of the family. If I delete them normally I see the rest of the family listed under family settings as 'Can Log In' and allow them. Will this listing disappear under settings if I convert to local?
2. As the whole MS / family setup works perfectly on our main desktop PC I hope there is no knock on effect towards the whole multi-user family account setups on here. I'd hate to do the change on our laptop and some nasty side effect to rear it's head on the desktop. It should remain untouched and still list our family under 'family settings'.
3. With a single local account setup on the laptop what happens if I want to use the store on it? Can I still buy apps, films, music etc? Will existing apps I had previously downloaded still work? I am probably wrong but I was under the impression you had to be logging in with an MS account rather than a local account to use it?
4. Can C... Read more

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I have not found anything like my problem on any forum or thread. In my Administrator Account the Windows Store opens and I can install Apps. I expected those same Apps I just installed to appear in my User Account, they did not. Both my Admin and User accounts are Microsoft accounts.

In my User Account my Windows Store will not open (see image 1 below). I tried to use Command Prompt - Admin to run WSReset.exe (see image 2 below).
Then I tried to use a .bat file to re-register Windows Store (guess what? yeah see image 3 below).

I ran SFC /SCANNOW in both my Admin and USER accounts. No problems were found in either account. I noticed SFC ran in less than 30 minutes in my Admin account, but SFC took just over TWO HOURS to run in my User account.

My only idea at this point is to DELETE my User account and reinstall it. I thought I might reach out for other suggestions before doing that.

All replies are appreciated.

Answer:Problems in User Account, not appearing in Admin Account (store, sfc)

I should think you could delete it for it sounds corrupted.

User Account - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

User Account - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

Answer:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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Hello to all,
I am using W7 Ultimate 64 bits. I am have a what has been described on this forum as a quasi-administrator account. It is not called Administrator but seems to function as one. UAC prompts, when admin rights required in user accounts, this account's password will fulfil the requirement. Might someone care to discuss the differences, values and problems. Which should I be using??
I do my regular computing under a user account. I am lost at this depth of computerocrasy!
Thanks for any assistance!
Glenn

Answer:Quasi-Administrator account versus a true Adminstrator Account?

Glenn

If you havent changed the permissions there are only three types of accounts. Admin, Regular user, and guest.

What does your user say under your name in user CP?

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Hi, I basically had 3 accounts on my computer, one being "Administrator" (w Admin rights), one "test" (Standard User rights) and one more "User" that is the one I use most frequently (with Admin rights). When I last used it last Friday the User account was still present and all my programs were working fine.

However, when I came back to office today, I found that the User account was missing from the welcome screen, and only the "Administrator" and "test" account were there. Somehow, I could not login to the "Administrator" account. When I logged into the "test" account, all the program shortcuts were blank (Firefox, Adobe Reader Etc) and only IE and the default windows programs would work. I suspected that there might be a virus, but I couldn't install anything because I did not have the admin priviledges.

My question is:

1. How do I get back into my admin account?
2. is there any way to install anti-virus programs (by going around the admin account) to help solve this issue?

In a nutshell, I'm basically stuck with a standard user account and I can't do anything with it. Any help would really be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

*Just to add, I tried using System Restore on the Standard account, but when I click "Open System Restore" nothing happens.

Answer:Windows 7 admin account is locked, on;y stuck with a standard account.

First off if you actually named your accounts Administrator and User then that may be part of your problem (Maybe not with the account named User but certainly with the one named Administrator).

Windows already has a built in account named Administrator, even though it is normally disabled by default. Creating a NAMED account using the name Administrator is not a good Idea.

Start by booting into Safe Mode and see if the system boots to the built in, but normally disable, Administrator account. If it does create New Admin rights NAMED account, using some other name then Administrator. From that boot normally and log into that new account and see if you can access your files from the other accounts. You may need to take ownership of those other accounts.

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Hi, does anyone know what happens if I mistakenly deleted a user account?

When I open my computer, then right click on the "This pc" there is a option called "Manage". Then under manage, there are user accounts. I mistakenly deleted the "Administrators" group from my current account. Only left is standard user group.

The admin account is password protected and I have the password. Is it possible to log into the admin account and change promote back my current account?

I did try to right click "manage", but I get this window (attached file) with no place to put the password. That is slightly annoying. I was trying to reassign myself back in the admin group.

I was thinking of making an account which can modify all items, such adding hardware and items under "Device manager" etc but just limit to not being able to just make a new admin full access account. Seems that deleting the admin solves the not being able to make a new account, but in the process I'm locked out from the admin settings.

Is it possible to create a super-user account just limiting not being able to make new user accounts and have access to all such as device manager? It would be nice to not have to log into admin account just to check newly installed hardware.

Currently, on standard user, I am unable to go to "device manager" and other admin based stuff (with that admin shield logo).

Thanks

Answer:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL keyClick on Switch UserType: Administrator and enter the passwordOnce you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your namesign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.

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After creating a second administrater user account with an existing MS account, the new desktop starts with Dock display of short cuts including Edge, Trash etc. Could find no refference to this display.

After I sign off from the new account, I signed in to my original account and found several Desktop shortcut icons gone.
Even the program DesktopOK 4, which restores previous desktop icons, would not work. It has worked before on W10.
Have done warm and cold reboots to no avail. I have repeated this operation after running Restore Point and had the same result.

How can I create a new account to be a mirror of my primary account (all settings and desktop duplicated)?
How do I keep this creation from affecting my original account Desktop?

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Hi;

I have created a new account in Gmail. When i enable the system to import mails from old yahoo account, system accepts the user name but for password of Yahoo, it shows an error of password missmatch of that account while i daily logs in with same user name and password of Yahoo. I changed my password of Yahoo but results are the same. Please help.
 

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The issue is as follows:
After update to Windows 10 PC from Windows 7, I am unable to sign with Microsoft account (under User settings under main settings). None of the sign in option are working, Neither under "Your account" nor under "Family and other user".
on clicking on "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead", nothing happens. Neither any pop up nor another page comes for asking Microsoft login. Same problem is with Microsoft Store. when I click on "sign in", next page doesn't come for asking login credentials. I am not able to download any app from Microsoft store since I am not logged in.
There is only one Local account administrator, and no new account is getting added.
Please suggest.
Thanks
Shobhit Jain

Answer:Microsoft account Sign in option under user account is not working, what should I do?

can any one help with this issue??

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I have two accounts on my XP laptop. I have the Administrator account and a regular
User account. I had to do some administrative work with my User account so I logged
in as the Administrator, changed my User account to an Administrator account, went
and did my work.

I then logged back in as Administrator and tried to change my User account back to
a normal user account, but it wouldn't let me telling me that I have to have at least
1 Administrator account for me to be able to do this. I'm not sure why it's telling
me that because I still have my Administrator account.

I logged in as Administrator, then went into Control Panel, and then User Accounts.
Then I clicked on "Change An Account". Then I clicked on "User1". Then I clicked
on "Change My Account Type". But then on this page, the "Limited" radio button is
grayed out and I cannot change it, and above it, it says, "You must assign another
user on this computer with a computer administrator account before you can change
this user's account type. This ensures that there is always at least one user with
a computer administrator account on this computer."

Don't know why I'm getting this seeing as how I'm logged in as Administrator.

Answer:Problems Changing Administrator Account To Normal User Account?

Nevermind. I figured out how to fix it. Instead of going through Control Panel->User Accounts, I go to Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer Management, and I'm able to make the change through there. Not sure why one method works and the other doesn't, but it does!

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Hi,
In our company, there are few computers where we can access only limited user accounts. I went to control panel >> user accounts >>...it shows the only limited user account name like "xyz". It doesn't show us any administrator account names, why is it so? And how I can make it happen in my personal computer?

Answer:xp shows only limited account name in user account control panel

Because you are logged in as a Limited User, so you can't make changes to the computer. Speak with your Network Administrator at your company.
At the log in screen hit CTRL+ALT+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the traditional Windows Log In Screen. If you have the Built In Administrator accounts password, you can log in as Administrator and create a new Admin user account.

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I just realized that I am unable to access my other users accounts (which are limited) desktops. I use documents and settings folder to get there, but I get this error:

"C:\Documents and Setting\Natalie and Dave\Desktop

Access is denied."

I can access the other limited account, but just not "Natalie and Dave's" desktop. I don't know why either, I am the only administrator account and I am able to access one of two limited accounts desktop.

Is there anything I can do, besides removing the account? Thanks!

Answer:Administrator account unable to access limited account's desktop?

You can try taking ownership if you're really an administrator.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
I don't know what effect that will have when Natalie and Dave try to log in though (if they'll have permission to access their own Desktop that is).
The other possibility is corruption in the file system. If that's the case, run chkdsk /f from the command line (click start, (all) programs, accessories, command prompt, and type chkdsk /f press y and then reboot). When it reboots it will run the disk check, then reboot again. You can see the results of the chkdsk in your event viewer. (control panel (classic view), administrative tools, event viewer, application log, and look for events named winlogon).

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I've just installed a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. By default the 'first' user account (as declared in windows setup), is set at administrator level.
I want to run this 'main' account as a standard user, but when I went to change this in account settings, the option to change the account to standard was greyed out.

I decided to enable the administrator account to change this (computer management/local users and groups, un-ticked 'account is disabled'). I logged on as administrator, then changed the main account to standard.

As the Administrator account is now 'enabled', it shows on the welcome screen. I don't want this.
I went back and disabled it (running computer management as admin, in the now standard account, and re-ticked 'account is disabled').
technically, this should be how it was before I touched it, except, the 'main' account is now at standard user level, rather than administrator level.

The problem i have now, is when trying to run anything on the standard account, that needs admin rights, i get the UAC box, asking to enter admin password (which is blank), but there is no 'administrator' icon or password field, and the 'yes' button is greyed out.

How can I have my main account as standard user, the administrator account not showing on welcome screen, but allowing it (admin) to authorise actions on the standard account that required admin rights via UAC? i.e when UAC comes up, I can cl... Read more

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HELP!!! I've accidentally had Control Alt Delete on my Logon Screen. And from my laptop, I couldn't type it in with my keyboard, so I have to use Ease of Access and use the On-screen Keyboard. From there, it had a "Other User" Account which asks for a username and password, which I don't have because THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I've encountered an "Other User" Account.

I don't know how to retrieve my administrator account. I've been guessing several usernames and passwords for the "Other User" account (even my admin. username and password) but no luck.

PLEASE HELP!! IM REALLY DESPERATE.

Here's what my logon screen currently looks like:

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ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting


ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

Answer:How do I disable Other User Account in Vista and retrieve Administrator account?

Hello, wow , i have never seen this before, here is an idea, couldn't hurt to try it : force a shutdown by pressing the power button, it will then shut down, Then restart it, it should go to the F8 screen automatically, see if you can enter into the restore or repair functions or last known working configuration. Just a thought. Post back results please.

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64x and apparently the default user account (Owner) that I use is not working correctly. Unless I have UAC set to Never Notify, I cannot open Control Panel or UAC again. When I try, I get the error message listed below. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.

I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.

Thanks

Answer:Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account

Hello,

Right click Computer and click manage. On the left hand side there will be local users and groups. Go to the Administrators group and just confirm that the Owner account is in there?
Dave

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I am installing a new network with all XP pro Sp2 PCs's. The issue is these PC's were all built prior to me setting up the network and no one installed the administrator accounts on any of them. The server box in Advanced server 2003 and I set up there accounts in active directory. Made the part of the server workgroup. Set up there share folders gave them permissions to the shares and I could not copy there files to the server. I get the message no rights or permissions contact the Administrator. I copied some test files to an
USB memory stick downloaded the to the server for testing purposes. We can see them from the desktop but we can't edit or save them. In the folder that the files were in I made sure that they were'nt read only and it still say's we don't have permissions to these files?? Any Ideas ?Help!!!
 

Answer:XP Pro No administrator account Created.

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I see from looking at the securities tab on some file's properties I have an Account Unknown that has full control. When that account came into existence might help me track it down. Is there a command I can use to get that sort of info on a user or group?

Answer:When user account was created

post screenshot please. The advanced tab, so I see more info

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Help!
I recently created a user account for the first time on my windows xp pc, now the administrator account has disappeared and i can't access any of my files even though the account i created is set as an administrator. How do i solve this? I am a photographer and have lost access to all my photos!
 

Answer:HELP! I just created a new user account and...

Hope this page is helpful for you

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/admins.htm

joan
 

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Hello, I am new to this forum so I apologize for any ignorance in advance.

I have a computer that all of the sudden had a new user account in windows explorer. e.g. user was Fliehs, now there is a user Fliehs and a user fliehs.FLIEHS1 as well.

I assume this is a virus. Has anyone see this type of activity before?

Answer:New user account created by itself.

You don't state what Antivirus AND Anti-Spyware programs you have running. Note you should have both to ensure high protection.

You could Google Fliehs and you'll see some stores are listed. Could have sales-related spyware (advertising) installed. Which is why you need a good Anti-Spyware program.

I suggest Spybot Search & Destroy (donationware), very good and I've use it since the Win98 days, and it is one of the recommended programs required where I work.

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I am quite an advanced user, I only use a Windows Admin account for Admin task which makes it harder for viruses to take hold and I usually spot them.
 
However, the other day a popup launched from a website and run an Exe file from the web, it was stange in that the EXE file had the same name as much PC Machine name.  I later found it in the progam data folder and nuked it wilt Malwarebytes
 
So I have noticed some strange behaviour and wanted to know if anyone else has seen this or is it normal windows operations
 
I noticed this EXE running in TaskManager with the same name as my Windows User Account, so if my account was A1 or B2 it woulld be
 
A1.EXE *32
 
or
 
B2.EXE *32
 
 
Now it did not seem to be doing much but I have never seen it before and I am always watching my processes so I know what is usual
 
I scanned all partitions of my disk and can find no exe file of this name
 
I ran Malwarebytes on all partitions, it found nothing
 
So I went into Talk Manager and launched Resource Monitor to see what this sucker is up to, this image shows all the reg keys and files it is accessing.
 
http://i.imgur.com/iUeyKbs.png
 
What sticks out is a ZONE access which might suggest it is trying to redirect net traffic and I also saw it is accessing a file in winsxs, which is strange as that
 
I am able to zap the thing without it being recreated but when I start my PC thers is this delay and then I notice ... Read more

Answer:Is this a virus - App created in Win Account Name

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Someone has created a gmail account under my name to create a membership on another webiste in MY name that contains personal info.. How the heck do I get access to the gmail account in order to retrieve the password to remove my personal info from that site? I suspect an irate soon to be ex husband is behind this.

Answer:Someone created a gmail account under my name

Also I have tried and tried filling out the form on gmail using my best guesses to no avail. It sickens me to know people do this to others!

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I have recently been coming across a few PC's where a 2nd profile is created for 1 user and the profile has the domain name on the end like --> johnsonjoseph.domain
This is doesn't happen for joseph on every computer that he logs into. We are using Win7 Enterprise 64bit

Answer:Another user account created....by the OS????

Normally our user profiles are created as lastnamefirstname.

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This problem is about Local Account. I had this problem since I'm using Windows 8.1 and until now in my Windows 10, the same problem happened. A Local Account created by itself. I even tried to remove it. But after my Laptop is restarted, the Local Account with the same name as before strikes again. Lol. Teach me how to fix it

Answer:Local Account created by itself

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What antivirus are you currently running on the system?

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Wondering if anyone here knows high-security ways to secure the Windows SAM (Security Accounts Manager) file from being hacked via remote network access or physical access to an unattended machine.

Have already informed the police (though they don't do anything) that a neighbour or local burglar enters the property when I'm out and copies written passwords. They may also install malware on the computer or perhaps all hacking is done remotely via installed malware.

Regardless, the local area constantly give me the impression that my computer activity is closely watched.

Can anyone answer the questions in the first paragraph or give me advice on how to maximise security and the privacy of my computer and its usage?

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Wondering if anyone here knows high-security ways to secure the Windows SAM (Security Accounts Manager) file from being hacked via remote network access or physical access to an unattended machine.

Have already informed the police (though they don't do anything) that a neighbour or local burglar enters the property when I'm out and copies written passwords. They may also install malware on the computer or perhaps all hacking is done remotely via installed malware.

Regardless, the local area constantly give me the impression that my computer activity is closely watched.

Can anyone answer the questions in the first paragraph or give me advice on how to maximise security and the privacy of my computer and its usage?

Answer:Repeatedly having my Windows 10 Account Passwords Hacked.

Make sure the system is not compromised, enable SysKey password, use it to store SAM on a USB drive, and enable Bitlocker encryption on the hard drive? Of course, if the USB drive ever went bad or was lost, you'd be SOL. Honestly, what kind of neighbors do you have? I would think if someone broke into your house, they would just take the computer. Why do you think someone is watching your computer activity?

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I added an email account to my husband's laptop Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (he's on Vista) so that he could view work emails at home. It seemed successful and shows up when I press the "send receive" button with a drop down menu. However when I go to the new email account and press "inbox" a dialogue box flashes up very quickly and I can't even read what it says! I tried changing the profile settings to "prompt each time you open" but it wanted me to go through the whole new account installation thing again - which took me ages! Am I going to have to do that all over again?
 

Answer:added email account but can't open

Does his work have outlook anywhere option or does he have a webmail option, he should be asking at work what options to access email when not on site.

Is he connecting to his work network via vpn before checking email?
 

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On a standalone XP Pro system I created an account with the name Xyz and the nodename is WS1. This was some time ago and I may have accidently deleted this account at one point and recreated it. The account was never really used so no data loss is insvolved. I noticed today that under "Documents and Settings" I had folder trees for two other active accounts and the folders "Xyz" and "Xyz.WS1". I deleted the folder tree "Xyz.WS1" and then logged into Xyz. The system recreated the "Xyz.WS1" folder tree. I deleted the folder tree "Xyz" and logged into Xyz but the folder tree "Xyz" never came back.

Is there a feature in Windows XP that when you delete an account and then recreate it that XP changes the default folder tree associated with the recreated account name to include the ".nodename" to indicate a new version of the account? A friend said he had seen this before but was unsure of the cause but it might be a registry issue. Any ideas or comments?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi,

I had an account on my wife's computer, (it was my old computer), I deleted it to save some room on here HD. Then I added a new user, using the same user name and password that is on this computer. I just signed in to the new account and it went through the motions of setting it up, after few minutes it went back to the sign in screen, I signed in and it asked for my Microsoft account info, I did not use my Microsoft account to set it up, just my email, now I have a screen that I can't get rid of, that explains the wonders of the new Fall Creators update.

I rebooted (had to alt-ctrl-del sign, on as my wife to access the power icon, to reboot) signed back into the account, after several minutes, the screen went black for 30 seconds, then I got the same screen "Get all your memories in one place" in large font across the top, no way to exit.

Any ideas?

Answer:Added a new user account to computer

On that screen, look it over, you should be able to click on something that says "use a local account" or something of that nature.

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