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Creating a Microsoft account already verified

Question: Creating a Microsoft account already verified

Hi

In Windows 10.x, when I create a Microsoft account for a user, he will have to verify it when he will sign-in (login) on the system to enable some functionality.

Is there a way to create a Microsoft account already verified?

Thanks

Bye

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Answer: Creating a Microsoft account already verified

Hello Balubeto,

I'm afraid not. When a MSA is created for the first time on a new PC or device, it must be verified for security purposes.

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Hi

In Windows 10.x, when I create a Microsoft account for a user, he will have to verify it when he will sign-in (login) on the system to enable some functionality.

Is there a way to create a Microsoft account already verified?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Creating a Microsoft account already verified

Hello Balubeto,

I'm afraid not. When a MSA is created for the first time on a new PC or device, it must be verified for security purposes.

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I got my new computer just yesterday and decided to make a Microsoft account when prompted to do so at the initial set-up. I am new to Win10 so I may have missed something. I am met with this message when trying to log into my new microsoft account: We sent an email to [email protected] to make sure that you own it. Please check your inbox, then follow the instructions to finish setting up your Microsoft account. And ofcourse this message is preventing me from signing in to check my email. I can not contact Microsoft because I need a Microsoft account. I contacted a shady site "Your365TechSupport.com" who took control of my desktop and didn't seem to understand what I was saying. My account needs to be verified for me to access it however, the verification code needed to access the account is within the account.

If anyone has any Ideas I would be super grateful for any and all advice on the matter

Thanks for reading.
 

Answer:Microsoft account needs to be verified

All you need to do is get to an computer that you can open this email and see what needs to be done.
 

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I am not computer savvy but I downloaded Windows 10 and created a Microsoft account. I wrote down the password. The next day a log in screen appeared (which I never had before) so I tried to log in. My password didn't work. I tried everything. I called the Help desk and filled out a form and emailed it in. They are not able to help me at all!!! Told me I have two step verification and they would have to download a program to my computer and I will lose all my software.
I cant afford this. There must be another way. Like I said, I am not a technical minded person at all but this seems to be a bit absurd. Does anybody out there have an answer and why is this such a problem. Thanks !!

Answer:Locked out of computer after creating Microsoft account

my Win10 went very bad with the install 2 months after my free upgrade form Win8. it started to lose programs and then lose accounts... I had no choice but to dump Win10 and go back to Win 8.1 Win10 is a total screw up, and if it hasn't gone bad it will. Totally buggy! IMHO

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my e-mail account has the appendage not verified in msn messenger and in msn login account.Customer services say I'll need to refer this will get back to you. Guess what still waiting. Are there any bright sparks who may know the answer.

Answer:e-mail account (Not Verified)

When you use an email addy to register your net passport you it needs to be verified that its real addy,you should have received an email from messenger site with a link in it so you could click it and verify your email addy.If you have a hot-mail/msn addy this verifies at once so you must have used an addy other than msn/hotmail.

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This is complicated by the fact the computer in question operates in spanish, and i don't know what the corresponding error in english would say. But we can't sign in to a google account on that computer. Firefox, chrome, and i.e. all put up warning screens. The one for firefox says in spanish, 'connexion no esta verificada'. It says you've asked firefox to make a secure connection to www.google.com, but the security of the connection cannot be confirmed. It says someone could be trying to supplant the site, and recommends not continuing.

We are scanning with eset. I tried removing gmail notifier, that didn't help. There is an option in firefox to continue despite the warning, but we chose not to do that. We've gone into the google account normally accessed on that computer and changed it's password.

What's going on here? Any thoughts?
thanks

Answer:browsers won't access google account, say connection can't be verified

Update - the scan with eset turned up no less than 5 suspicious files, related to a Mexico version of warcraft our nephew plays. However, after deleting those, the problem continued. We uninstalled Eset and installed Avast, and scanned again. That turned up another problem file, which was also deleted. Problem continued. We reinstalled Firefox, that didn't help. Next step is to reinstall XP, we need to do a fair bit of backing up first. But I would like to know what is happening. I'll try to look more for information on this error.

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

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Currently I an running with a local account but I want to create a MS account ONLY to save my BitLocker recovery keys online in case my USB gets stolen along with my laptop in which my keys are saved to a USB. My USB is kept near my computer which doesn't make sense anyways.

So, I want to create a MS account but keeping my local account as my main primary account. Is there a way to do this?

Thanks

Answer:Creating a MS account without losing Local account

Go to https://account.microsoft.com, click Create account and fill the form:



With a Microsoft account you can then use OneDrive and Office Online apps for free. You can also use built-in native Windows apps which require a Microsoft account like Mail, Skype Preview, People, Calendar and download apps from Windows Store.

See steps 3 to 5 in this tutorial to continue using local account as Windows sign-in account even when / if you download apps from store and / or use Windows apps requiring a Microsoft account, to avoid Windows user account converting to Microsoft account: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

Other tutorials you might be interested in when you have created a Microsoft account:
Microsoft Account Two-step Verification - Turn On or Off - Windows 10 ForumsMicrosoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC - Windows 10 Forums
Kari

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Currently I an running with a local account but I want to create a MS account ONLY to save my BitLocker recovery keys online in case my USB gets stolen along with my laptop in which my keys are saved to a USB. My USB is kept near my computer which doesn't make sense anyways.

So, I want to create a MS account but keeping my local account as my main primary account. Is there a way to do this?

Thanks

Answer:Creating a MS account without losing Local account

Go to https://account.microsoft.com, click Create account and fill the form:



With a Microsoft account you can then use OneDrive and Office Online apps for free. You can also use built-in native Windows apps which require a Microsoft account like Mail, Skype Preview, People, Calendar and download apps from Windows Store.

See steps 3 to 5 in this tutorial to continue using local account as Windows sign-in account even when / if you download apps from store and / or use Windows apps requiring a Microsoft account, to avoid Windows user account converting to Microsoft account: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

Other tutorials you might be interested in when you have created a Microsoft account:
Microsoft Account Two-step Verification - Turn On or Off - Windows 10 ForumsMicrosoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC - Windows 10 Forums
Kari

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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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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

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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 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'm new with XP Pro, never really use it but I now have a secondary computer, and it's XP Pro, and I want to create an account but it asks for domain what is that?

Answer:Creating Account In Xp Pro

Domain:(1) A group of computers and devices on a network that are administered as a unit with common rules and procedures. Within the Internet, domains are defined by the IP address. All devices sharing a common part of the IP address are said to be in the same domain.http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/domain.html

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hi guys,
i was trying to create ncsoft account but my country is blocked and i can not create but i really love this game can someone create account for me please?
 

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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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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 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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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 a Dell XPS 9100 with Windows 7 Prof. I am using the user account made during the initial bootup of the new computer, to make the desired settings and adding software installations. However after I finish with the initial tweaking, I will reduce the account privileges from Administrator to Standard user level. However, before I change the account level, I will make another user account with administrator user level.

Is there a way to have the new user account have the same settings as the initial user account when it is Simimade, such as copying, etc? I am not looking forward to manually making all of the sames changes/settings that I have made in the initial bootup user account, to the new user account with administrator privileges.

I would very much appreciate any suggestions regarding the above. Thanks Sam

Answer:Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

Hello Scams,

About as close as you can get to this would be to create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

It will copy most of your settings, like your Start Menu shortcuts, to the new account, but items stored in the registry, like your desktop background, would have to be reset again.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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Hi all,

When I click on the link to associate my Microsoft Account to my Local Account (after upgrading from Windows 7), it simply does nothing. Click, click, click.

Similarly, when I try to log in the Windows store app, I get an application error with cryptic codes (nothing meaningful).

However, when I switch to another local account (my grilfriend's), I'm able to link a Microsoft Account (get the user/password prompt) and go to the Store and log-in.

Is there a way to fix my account (which was used to do the upgrade) or should I create a new one and start over with it?

Thanks!

B.

Answer:Unable to link Microsoft Account to my Local Account

Might want to try the Microsoft Accounts Troubleshooter. If that doesn't help it's possible corruption exists and you might have to start over. I've had that happen a few times.

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Can't connect to Microsoft services to change local account to Microsoft account in windows 8?

Answer:change local account to Microsoft account in windows 8

Is this how you are doing it?
Windows 8 How To: Switch Between Windows Accounts and Local Accounts ClickHere

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Hello.

Since I bought this computer, I've had issues. I started by creating a user with my personal email address, but then thought I wanted it for work so I deleted the Microsoft account associated with that email and created another with my work email. However, I've noticed that some of the apps aren't working correctly and needed to use my personal email again. For awhile, Microsoft accounts wouldn't allow deleted accounts from coming back but it appears it's working now.
So, now I have a Microsoft account with my personal email address but the primary user on my PC is still associated with the work Microsoft account. I can't find a way to change this and it's causing problems since that email doesn't exist anymore. Is there any way to change the Microsoft account that's associated with a single user?
The only other thing I could think of would be to create a new user, promote to admin, and swap everything over manually before completely removing the user associated with my old work email. I tried this, but when attempting to log into the new user it says "cannot login, please visit accounts.live.com to fix the issue". However, whenever I go there and log into the new users account, there's no instruction on what to do or any indication that there's something wrong.
So, I need to be able to do one of two things:
1) Switch the Microsoft account associated with the primary user on this PC or,
2) Find out how to log into the new user's account without any i... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 User Account/Microsoft Account Issues...

As far as the Metro Apps go, I'd try uninstalling them and then reinstalling them.

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So long story short is I was logged into a local account. I've seen other posts about using the built in admin account but nothing that said anything about not the built in administrator's account but an account that was local and in the administrators group.

So anyway I logged into the store as one of my children. When doing so I accidentally choose to login instead of "just to the app" and now my child's account has some sort of weird merge with mine.

I still login locally with my local password however it's enforcing their account restrictions now on mine but I'm still listed as an administrator but unable to do anything.

I don't have the option to create a local account as it's not there it just says "manage my ms account". I did create a local account so I could login to the web and unrestrict my child's account so I could browse the web and what not but I have ton's of stuff tied to my profile and wonder if there is any way to "unscrew" this massive screw up.

Any help or advice would be appreciated. I'm on Windows 10, latest updates to 12/27/17.

Removing the device from online and remove any app logins hasn't helped. I'm at a loss. The next step was to close their account and hope that would untie it somehow but MS says they don't really remove accounts for 60 days and still not sure that would help...

Answer:Undo Administrator Account tied to a Microsoft Account

This tutorial tells you how to switch from a Microsoft account back to a local account. It may help.
Switch to Local Account in Windows 10

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EDIT01:
Aaaaaaaah! Wasted Time: A few minutes after I wrote the below post, Win10 asked for another restart. I said "Yes" and after that I was able to switch to the MSA again. Account on my Machine is also verified.
I dont know what reason was, for the Problem. And as I did a lot of things, I really cant say what fixed in the end lol
It was definitely not a restart needed from SFC or DISM.
Maybe a very long delayed (a few hours) restart order from the MSA Trouble Shooter? Not sure.
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Hello.
Yesterday, I did a clean Install with Build 10158. When prompted to add / create an Account, I added my MSA and everything worked fine.
A:
Windows Update then wanted me Verify my MSA to be able to get Insider Builds. Ok then:
1.) Clicked on "Verify"
2.) Entered my eMail
3.) Got the Security Code
4.) Entered Security Code
5.) Done. No Error
After 2 restarts, I still got the 'Pop-In' that says: "Get Insider Builds: Insider Build Settings need some Attention". Next Phase:
In the Windows Update -> Advanced Screen, I clicked on the "Fix me" Button. Nothing happened.
B:
I have searched through the Web. As there are only kind-of-Solutions for Windows 8/8.1:
1.) I decided to switch to a local Account
2.) Did a restart
3.) Logged in with the new local Account again
I went back to the Settings -> Accounts -> Your Accounts.
1.) Clicked on "Sign In with a Microsoft Account instead".
2.) No reaction.
3.) Tried the "Fix me" Button in the Windows Update Section again... Read more

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I just updated from Windows 8.1 Pro to 10 Pro. After a lengthy fight with networking due to VPN conflicts (a ridiculous problem by the way) I have everything working. However, some of the features require a Microsoft account to be used. My 8.1 login was local. Now I want to use Cortana and other new features in Win 10. How can I change the account to a Microsoft account? I have tried the "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead" link but it does nothing to remedy the problem.
Any suggestions?

Answer:How do I change my login account from local to my Microsoft account?

try settings > accounts

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Basically my partner is wanting a user account on my PC but she'd rather not have it linked to her Microsoft account. The main account I use is linked to my Microsoft account.

According to what I've read online I should be able to go to add a family member and click the person doesn't have an email account. This I can do but then it wants me to create an email address for this person and the option mentioned in the guide to create an account without a Microsoft account isn't there.

Is there a way to create her account as a local account while keeping mine as a Microsoft account or would both have to be local?

Answer:Can you create a seperatelocal account on a microsoft account computer

peteyt said:

Basically my partner is wanting a user account on my PC but she'd rather not have it linked to her Microsoft account. The main account I use is linked to my Microsoft account.

According to what I've read online I should be able to go to add a family member and click the person doesn't have an email account. This I can do but then it wants me to create an email address for this person and the option mentioned in the guide to create an account without a Microsoft account isn't there.

Is there a way to create her account as a local account while keeping mine as a Microsoft account or would both have to be local?



Certainly! Take a look at this tutorial here on Tenforums. It should answer your question and give you step-by-step instructions. Post back if you have any other questions on this or problems. TC

Add User Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

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Hi,


Apologies in advance if this is not the right area. I was directed here by a Support Engineer in the

Microsoft Community forum. If this is not the right place, please let me know the best place to post this question.


The question presented on domain PCs after clicking 'Settings  > Change PC Settings > Accounts > Connect to a Microsoft account' is:

Which PC settings from your Microsoft account do you want to sync with your domain account?

The options are:

Start Screen
Appearance
Desktop personalization
Apps (list of apps you've installed)
Passwords (apps, websites, and networks)
App Data
Language Preferences
Ease of Access
Other Windows Settings
Web browser (open tabs, history, and favorites)

What I'm looking for is more information about all these options. For example, what is synced with a domain account when the 'App Data' or 'Other Windows Settings' boxes are checked? Those are very vague descriptions, and I'm trying to figure out
what exactly is synced when these options are selected.

Thanks!

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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

Hello Balubeto,

Sorry, but no.

If I may ask, why do you need to switch your user account on the PC back and forth between being a local and Microsoft account?

A Microsoft account can do everything that a local account can.

If you really need to have or use both accounts, then you might consider have two user accounts on the PC. One your Microsoft account, and the other a local account. This way you could just switch between signing in to your user accounts instead.

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Having successfully changed from Windows 7 to Windows 10 & set up a local account all is fine. but now i want to set up a Microsoft account & all ways into doing it are blocked. by that i mean when you go to user account via control panel & click onto make changes to my account in pc settings, i am directed to accounts then try to click on sign in with a Microsoft account instead. a dark grey window opens & closes immediately. i can't get past this point.
can anyone help please. thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Cannot create or set up Microsoft account over local account in Windows 10

Please see if running the Microsoft Accounts Troubleshooter helps you.

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Hi, I'm sorry I was using a Chinese version of windows 10 at work, so could not find much information about what I need.
My personal microsoft account somehow got linked to the windows 10 administrator account. If I create another administrator account and try to delete the original administrator account, it doesnt let me do it. I just want to delink my ms account from the computer.
Anyone has any clues?

Answer:Delinking Microsoft account from bulit in administrator account

The first account created, by default, will be a member of the administrators group. Is that what is concerning you? What do you mean by linked to the Windows 10 Administrators account? The built in main system administrators account is hidden and disabled by default.

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I've created a dummy email account for outlook but little did I know the microsoft email links to the Windows 10.Now I cannot reset my password + I don't know the password and I'm locket out of Windows 10. I've installed Windows 7 and I can access the win10 files.Is there a way I can fix this?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows 10 Microsoft Account replaced the local account

Hi Winexe,

If you don?t know the password you assigned to it, that Microsoft Account will forever hold your local account locked.

Luckily, your dual boot setup can save you here. You might not be able to login to your account again but you can recover your files and settings easily enough by activating the builtin Administrator account on the Windows 10 portion and using that account to access your files and delete the secured Microsoft Account.

Boot into Windows 7.Locate and delete ?\Windows\System32\sethc.exe? on the Windows 10 file system.Make a copy of ?\Windows\System32\cmd.exe? (on the Windows 10 file system) and rename it to ?sethc.exe?.Boot into Windows 10.On the user logon screen, press the shift key 5 times in succession. A Command Prompt should open on the logon screen.Enter net user Administrator /active into this Command Prompt.Reboot and at the login screen the Administrator account will become available.
You can now use this Administrator account to recover your files under ?C:\Users?.

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When I signed up for the Cortana to try it out, I had to use my microsoft account.

I have decided that in my case, I do not want to use Cortana.
How can I go back to the normal user account?

Ever since I signed in with the microsoft account, eveyr morning when I wake up I find my computer to be automatically turned off and I have to turn it back on and click the 'sign in' button.

I want to get rid of that. I do not want my computer to be turned off on its own.

Can anyone please help me with solving this problem?

Answer:How to go back to a normal user account instead of microsoft account

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html Turn off hibernation and sleep mode and maybe switch to High Performance. I think the default is balanced.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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I'm curious,

How many use a Microsoft Account to log in or use a local account?

If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?
I have upgraded my desktop but have not upgraded my laptop yet. Not sure of the pros and cons of using a Microsoft account vs local account and using the same on both a desktop and laptop.

Thanks

Answer:Microsoft Account vs Local Account & Desktop vs Laptop

Originally Posted by jbfoster



If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?

Thanks



yes it will sync few thing. NO problem if you have 2, 3, 10 PCs log with the same account at the same time

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I am a system administrator in a large enterprise environment and we are doing a rollout of Windows 8.1. In our image capture we somehow captured a setting that is disabling users from setting up a connected account with their domain account. I am relatively sure that it is in my unattend and I can fix it for machines going forward but I really don't want to have to reimage the machines I've already deployed.

When I go to connect an account, the "connect to a Microsoft account" option is grayed out and the "some settings are managed by your administrator" message is displayed at the top. This is NOT a group policy object that is applying. The machines are in a test OU and there is absolutely no policy applied. I have searched all through local policy and even did a search through the registry for "account" (that took forever) but have been unable to find any registry key or local policy that would be causing this issue.

Does anyone have any idea what setting might be causing this?
Any help is greatly appreciated as I have 30+ machines already out in the environment and the user experience is going to be terrible if I have to reimage them all.

Answer:Unable to connect microsoft account to domain account

This is a copy from a technet forums...I haven't seen this issue myself...but it may point you in the right direction.






There is a policy for this:
It's Administrative Templates\Windows Components\App Runtime > Allow Microsoft Accounts to be optional
In 2012, 2012 R2 there is an option in CompConfig\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options that reads "Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts"
If you don't have 2012 or 2012R2 then you can RSAT from a Windows 8 box and change the settings that way

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My wife has upgraded to Windows 10 and was using her login details with no problem.

When she needed to install a HP Printer Driver, a Microsoft Account was asked for. She couldn't remember her details so we used mine.

Now there is an Administrator account under my name and she doesn't have a login. The computer now seems to be setup for me rather than her.

We now have her Microsoft account details and would like to change the Administrator account to her.

We have tried adding a new login and have changed her to an Administrator, but this creates a whole new profile on the computer which we don't want.

Does anyone know how we can change this please?

Answer:Change Microsoft Account Details in Administrator Account

Hi Daryl, welcome to the Ten Forums.

It's quite easy in fact, simply switch the account in question first to a local account, then switch back to a Microsoft account, this time using your wife's MS account credentials.

Tutorials:
Step 1: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 ForumsStep 2: Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Notice that before doing this you need to remove the new additional MS account on the PC, the one you created with her credentials. Windows allows only one user account for each email address, if the new account exists you cannot switch the original administrator account to an MS account using the same email address. Tutorial: User Account - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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is there a way to do this with a boot disk? I imagine that it is possible, but I have yet to find such a tool. anyone know how?
also, does anyone know a way to manually enter a hash for a user to restore a forgotten password?
 

Answer:creating an admin account

Is this computer on a network or is it a personal computer that you have forgotten the password for..? What OS are you using...?
 

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Hi,My son asked me to use my computer and I let him use it after typing in the password logon (he does not know the password). The annoying thing is that he always created a new account with his own password. I don't want him to create any new account, so I wonder if there is any solution to prevent a new account from being created in Windows XP? In other words, how to disable the feature of "create a new account" in windows XP? Something to do with registry?cheers,

Answer:disable creating a new account in XP

Don't give him Admin rights; create a new acount for him and disallow him Admin priviliges. (Exclude him from that group.)Or logon as Admin and change the nature of his present account; again to exclude Admin rights...(as in remove him from the Admin group).More detailed how to etc. at the following links Have a good/careful read of all three; so as to gain a clearer understanding of what, why, how etc...http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279783http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...http://www.windowsnetworking.com/ar...

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*DISCLAIMER* I don't know if this is illegal or not, so please, dont kill me

anyways, how would one make an administrative account with just a standard user account, my school is a nazi and I really want to be able to disable useless crap that isnt necessary

btw, I am lucky to have a user account, they usually just give you access to "my documents" and nothing else on the computer

Answer:Creating admin account

Let me ask you something...do you own anything?If you do...do you allow potentially irresponsible persons to freely access everything/anything that YOU own?I think that accurately represents the position of a school or other entity...which allows users to access their property...under terms they (the potential users) freely agree to.I could be wrong, but that's the way I see if...that doesn't smell of Nazism or anything other than the uncommon "common sense" that we often speak of.Louis

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I am unable to create a blogger account at click here. For instance, it keeps saying the user name is not valid (or words to that effect), whatever user name I try. Requested Support for instructions and only got a standard reply stating that I should try this and that which was hopeless!

Answer:Creating a blogger account

Works for me: click here

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sir
i m having one prob in xp-2.
from last week when i open my system system show ca$ as user name and ask for password.........then i enter with administrator id and password....and deleted the account form my computer>manage> local user and group.

but when i restarted my system again .it start with same account...affter deleting it for 4-5 times now i m not able to login from admin account also.....
plz sugest me what to do........

thanks
abhay

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Until recently, my wife and I have been the only users of our laptops, so we've simply used the Administrator account to log in. We now have a 16-year-old granddaughter living with us, who uses my wife's computer (sure ain't using mine). She mostly just does Facebook and YouTube. When I recently returned from a trip, my wife said her computer was "messed up." An understatement indeed. I found ten infected files (mostly PUPs), six miscellaneous new toolbars, five newly installed programs I'd never heard of, and a mess of continuous popup ads. All this despite the fact the computer is (I thought) pretty well protected (Avast, MBAM, SpywareBlaster, Windows firewall) and has never before been infected. After an hour or so, I had everything cleaned up and back to normal.

So, to my problem: The OS is Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to creat a user account for the kid that will not allow any program downloads, installations, or system changes whatsoever. She isn't intentially trying to mess things up; she just doesn't understand some of the dangers of the internet. I know how to creat a user account, but not how to configure it for what I want to do, or even see what its default parameters are. Parental controls do not seem to cover this situation. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Creating New User Account

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my computer has no administrative account and i was hoping that you could tell me how to create one.........my flash player got deleted somehow and now i can't re-download it without a administrative account.....

Answer:creating an administrative account

Hello & welcome to TSF

you will need to go into safe mode and log onto the hidden adminitrator account and the turn your user account into a administrator account thru the control pannel & in the user accounts

you get into safe mode by rebooting your system and as soon as it is at the point of resatrtiong on the shut down satrt pressing the (F8) key

now you will want to press it as in ( 1&2&3&4 ect .. ) until you get a screen that has options like

safemode
safemode with comand prompt
safemode with network support

select (safemode )

now you will have to say ( yes & okay & check a few boxs to get to safe mode )

you will also have to wait for all the drivers to load that will scroll by covering the whole scaeen

also while you are there you need to do this for the account you are making an administrator

once loaded you will want to select start / then select (my computer ) by right clicking it / then you will want to right click on the icon for your harddrive icon/ local disk / from the drop down menu you will want to select (properties ) then another window will appear , you will want to select ( security)

it is here that you can set the administrative right for each account that you have created on your system

when you are done ajusting the settings you will need to select ( apply ) then select ( okay )

then close all windows and reboot

you will now have full access to all functions to your system... Read more

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please provide the form for applying for an email account

Answer:Can I get some help creating a mail account?

If you don't have a Microsoft email account (Outlook, Live, Hotmail), you can create one at www.outlook.com

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I have an administrator account and would like to create a "user" account as well that also enables me to sign in to my computer (to enter the start screen). I have read that you really shouldn't use your administrator account all the time, just use it to make changes/updates, etc. Will this new account take me to the same place as my administrator account if I use the same info to create the user account as I used for the administrator account. I only ask this because on my HP laptop with the help of my internet provider back in Jan. I am using my Verizon account for e-mails instead of the program that came with the PC and I also created my "favorites" list as well. I enter my Verizon account using the internet icon. So can this be done? I've read several support articles from HP support, but they didn't give any info if I could do this.
Thank you.

Answer:Creating another User account for me......

Hello Juliet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you mean for a Microsoft account, then you will not be able to use the same email address to create another Microsoft account on the same computer.

If you have UAC set to "Always Notify" (top level), then you'll always be prompted to approve doing anything that requires elevation (Run as administrator).
User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8
Personally, as long as you are not using the built-in "elevated" Administrator account for everyday purposes, then you are fine to use your normal administrator account.

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Some earning website (like ptc website or survey website ) allows one account per computer.
I have just one computer but i want to create multiple account.
I tried this by changing My IP address but i got cought ,
So what could be the possible way to do this.
 

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Hi,
I am trying to set up my new PC (first experience of Vista). I am unable to create any new accounts because it tells me the account names I specify are invalid (containing special characters). Which they are not - just simple alpha names. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:Problems creating new account

Originally Posted by dhogarth


Hi,
I am trying to set up my new PC (first experience of Vista). I am unable to create any new accounts because it tells me the account names I specify are invalid (containing special characters). Which they are not - just simple alpha names. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks



Are you including any characters that are not alpha numeric?

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HI, wonder if anyone could offer me a bit off advice on excatly how I go about setting up a second email address ??? currantly have a wanadoo email addy and would like to have a second email add to which I will keep and use for friends only ie cut down on any spam !!!

not sure how you actually go about creating a second email add for outlook express to check ?? not sure how you go about picking an email address ie do you have to ask if it has already been choosen or what ??

lastly, can you set up outlook express to autmatically check both email accounts when you log on or will it only receive one email addy and you would have to manually swith over to this second email address for it to check for new messages etc ??
bit confused altogether if anyone can kindly offer me any assistance, would certainly be much appareciatted !!

cheers

Answer:Creating A Second Email Account ?

In OE go to the Tools and then Accounts. When you have the accounts window open select Add, then Mail. From this point you setup the new account just like the first one.
You will have to setup a new email with your ISP before you add the new email account to OE.

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I am trying to create a local administrator account. The process seems to complete - both the Control Panel's User Accounts and the Setting's Accounts see this new user, but the userid is not available for use. No new folder is created under the Users folder, etc. I've tried creating (and deleting and recreating) the account using both the Control Panel function and the Win10 Setting function. I've restarted Windows in between creation and deletion just in case that mattered, but that didn't help. The account I'm trying to create is not password protected, but just for grins I tried creating a password protected account. Same negative results. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Problem creating new account

I was wrong. The other accounts were created but well hidden. And stuff like User folder apparently isn't created until the new user actually logs on. It looks like if multiple users are not password protected, the active user at shutdown gets "logged on" at startup. and to switch to a different user you have to click on the current user's name at the top of the Start menu. I'm sure this makes sense to someone at Microsoft, but it seems a bit strange to me.

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I am trying to create a local administrator account. The process seems to complete - both the Control Panel's User Accounts and the Setting's Accounts see this new user, but the userid is not available for use. No new folder is created under the Users folder, etc. I've tried creating (and deleting and recreating) the account using both the Control Panel function and the Win10 Setting function. I've restarted Windows in between creation and deletion just in case that mattered, but that didn't help. The account I'm trying to create is not password protected, but just for grins I tried creating a password protected account. Same negative results. What am I doing wrong?

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Is there a way to create a limited account to do the following things:

restrict to a few choice programs, internet explorer, word, etc.
restrict installing programs
restrict viewing the local disk, only able to view the desktop
restrict moving files to anywhere but the desktop
and if it works, block a few choice websites.
+any other options.
 

Answer:Creating a limited account?

sounds like you want what windows xp calls a limited user account. The only thing it doesn't do is stop you from moving files but it does stop you from moving system files. Wevsire blocking is a whole nothing story all together.
 

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I know this sounds simple, but I have been trying to create a hotmail account, when visiting the website I sign my .NET passport in and it tells me to visit the hotmail website, I follow the link and it tells me the same thing, sign in and visit the site, I keep going around in circules, I have been on the MSN Messenger website and done a seacrh on Google, but it directs me to the same page, I decided to do this as my Freeserve account doesn't send e mails to friend's who have a hotmail account or an aol account, so an e mail from one hotmail account to the other sounds much easier, thanks for any help in advance, Rhuddlan.

Answer:Creating a hotmail account

click hereHave you tried clicking the New Account Tab?

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I have created a new email accoun, in addition to the one I already have with Freeserve.However, there is a problem!When i attempt to send an email from this new account in Outlook, i recieve the error message:An unknown error has occured. Subject: "Test", Account: "new", serve: smtp.freeserve.comProtocol: SMTP, Server Response: '550 rejected: cannot rount to sender [email protected]>'Port:25, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 550, Error Number: 0x800CCC69I have checked that the POP3 and SMTP locations are the same as the account which does already work and I do not understand why there should be a problem.Thanks for any response.Gareth.

Answer:Creating a new email account

if you already have an existing freeserve account then you should have 'X' number of available email aliases. All these should automatically come 'back' to the original account. HOWEVER, if you have more than one email account, i.e. with more than one isp then sending will only be available on the account to which you've opened outlook, regardless of what is on screen. There should be a drop down menu on the 'from' box. Ensure that, for example if you use 'Company A' to open internet access, then Company A'( or your email add for this Company A) is showing. You can open My Computer and select the isp and connect there and then go back to outlook - it'll work that way. A bit round the houses but it should be ok!monkeyc.

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hi guys i have a question about creating a new user

i created a new user account on my sony VAIO notebook "windows 7" for friends or family who wants to use my laptop. i opened up the "my computer" and i see the files that i have on my own account.. i was wondering if there was a way to create a new user account and not have my files in the account... is this possible ?? i dont want to create a guest account as it cant use some programs that are installed..

if its not possible to have a second new C drive with none of my files.. i guess my last option is to open up a guest account

thank you guys for your time !!
have a wonderful holiday and a new year !!

Answer:question about creating a new user account

If you created a normal user account and not an administrative user account, you should be able to log into that new account and not have access to those files.

If you are seeing something you do not want, maybe you could restrict access to certain folders so other normal users could not see that folder.

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Hi, I have created an account on Lenovo support site to register my new W520, and received an email to confirm Lenovo account creation. I logged out and then logged in to check it was ok, and it was. Now I cannot log in, it just says it's unable to find that Lenovo ID and password combination. I had this problem when buying, having to create accounts as it seemed unable to remember my ID and passwords: clicking forgot password did nothing. Is the Lenovo admin really this bad? Is this going to stop me raising any warranty claims in the future? Any advice/help appreciated.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Creating account register W520

Stupid me. The site defaults to US, and selecting UK allows me to log in. Sorry everyone.

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HI, a few days ago my computer was attacked be a nast virus and I had to have the hard drive wiped, and a guy is helping me see if ANY of my emails from Tbird have been salvaged, but he is away till Monday, and had been just before trying to help me get at least an email account going. Now the problem seems to be this: when I first began creating an account, I was confused by the last bit--the last box, and by the time I had spent on it, it was late and I had to go to bed, but I had asked the guy--Tom--helping me to send me a print/file to show me the original setting I had before the problems with my computer--ie the old Tbirb setting which he thankfully found. HOWEVER, when I thins morning clicked on the Tbird icon, the format looked different, so I am not sure if after I cancelled the process/creating an email account last night that something has been created. I say this because when I am now trying to create a 'new email account' and am putting my name, passowrd etc in it is saying the passowrd is not verified..? So I do not understahnd this. All I want is to begin again and create an account, but I don't understand what is wrong nor what to do. Can anyone help please?
 

Answer:Having problems creating new account at T-bird

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Hi guys,

When setting up Windows 10 to create a Local Account, do I need to have my Last Name there or can I have only my First name?

I am only setting up a Local Account and NOT a Microsoft account.

So can I enter my First name only when I create my local account or do I need to have my Last name as well.

Please see image.

I am the only one using my notebook.

Answer:Creating a Local Account in Windows 10?

Hello win10freak,

You can enter whatever you like for the "user name" of your local account.

User Account - Add in Windows 10

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Hi there, i have a problem with my computer. Everything on my administrator account (user) has been deleted, i dnt know how, it just says 'The User Profile Service service Failed The Logon. User Profile Cannot be Loaded' so i need to know how to create a new one. Luckily i have another account (user) which is my wifes but is not an administrator account (user) so im unable to access alot of things. Ive tryed accesing it through my wifes account but when i type the administrator password it does nothing to allow me access although it accepts the password but doesn't react. Ive tryed everything on her account in order to make a new administrator account but no luck as it does nothing. Ive also tryed in safe mode, now it lets my administrator account logon in safe mode and when i go to my downloads, documents e.t.c. the folders are empty which they shoudn't be because i had things stored there, they've been deleted and probably a whole lot more things aswell which is obvious otherwise it wouldn't say 'The User Profile Service service Failed The Logon. User Profile Cannot be Loaded' when i try to logon normally. SO CAN SOMEONE HELP PLEASE its been like this for 3 weeks now and im very restricted with what i can do on my laptop. Im not bothered about my downloads or anything saved, they can go im not bothered because ive lost nothing important anyway. I just want a new administrator account. I know i might have to wipe everything off the computer which doesn't bother me but i don... Read more

Answer:Need Help Creating Administator Account (user)

Hi -

Please see --> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...ot-loaded.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello to everybody reading this!
 
I have a computer with windows XP that I was instructed to create an extra account. However when I try to type the name of the new account, I can't! The cursor will not even blink and after a while a note "unspecified error" will appear.The keyboard is fully functional and I can type with it on the same computer at notepad, browsers, search, run etc. I scanned the computer with the most recent free version of Avast and no threats were found.
 
This is really frustrating and weird, any help is more than welcome!

Answer:Cannot type username while creating an account

Open a command prompt type the following which will add an account to the administrators group. Substitute any name for [username]
 
Start > Run > cmd

net user /add [username] 
new localgroup administrators [username] /add

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Hi.....when i created a new ID on yahoo......on November 6, 2005 it showed me that when i enter the room....."""""This Request Is Refused"""""" and later i get an error of Signing In Expected a longer time.......i have a Broadband DSL connection....... please Help me fasttttttt.........and is this YAHOO!!! Server problem or just my problem with my connection and PC????????

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Hi all,

I have a standard administrator account in my name in C:\user and a guest account and both accounts are working fine.Now when i try to create a new local account say "test",i cant log in to that account and gives me error "User Profile Service failed the sign in.User profile cant be loaded"

I get the same error if i create built in administrator account using "net user administrator /active:yes" and then try logging into the administrator account.

I tried to follow Brink's tutorial about fixing corrupted user profiles but in regedit i cant find the SID with .bak extension and such.

I have no clue what to do next.

TIA

Answer:Creating new user account error

Hello dreamer,

Unfortunately, a user's profile is not created until the first time you are able to successfully sign in to the account.

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you started getting this user profile error to see if it may help.

If not, then you may need to refresh Windows to fix it.

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I added an Administrator account and set the User account to Standard. The standard account required the administrator password to perform some system changes, which is what I expected. When I logged into the administrator account I was unable to see the user account data on the C drive; what I expected was to have full control of all accounts. Have I missed a configuration settings. Can anybody help please.

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I am trying to create a User Account on my new notebook running Windows 7 Home Premium. After I type in the name, Share, the User Account Control Panel comes up with message that "The specified account name is not valid because account names cannot contain the following characters" and then gives a list of special characters, none of which are in the account name.

Any suggestions?
Thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] Creating a user account

See if any of these suggestions help: the specific account is not valid because account names cannot contain - Microsoft Answers

Also here: Network Message = "The specified account name is not valid - Microsoft Answers

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I have been to click here, and gone thru the form; at the end of the proceedure it tells me that it will put my own name and surname around the address I have chosen and that it will not tolerate gaps before my name; I did not put any gaps before my name.every which-way I try to go thru this I get "blocked" by whatever.; will it insist that I use part of my given name IN the address; and can someone please take me step by step thru this; I know it should not be difficult , but that appears to be "famous last words":(

Answer:problems creating a new hotmail account

Sorry, but don't quite understand what the problem is. If you want a new hotmail account, you understand that you don't have to actually put your christian name and surname as your 'name'. For example you could put 'Computer' and then 'User'. Obviously this isn't part of your email address, which you have to choose further down the form. And if your chosen email address ('soandso' @ hotmail.com) is already in use you will be offered suggested alternatives.Also, on your other thread there was a suggestion that you couldn't have more than one name on one address. Of course this is correct, but I assume you understand this is referring to your email address, not your postal address!

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I have just been helping a friend set up his e-mail on a new PC. We have set it up using Outlook Express with BT Openworld. The automatic BT Openworld set-up was used and the account (dial-up details etc.) was installed. We have tried to receive messages and every time we try we get the following message:-The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'mail.btopenworld.com', Server: 'mail.btopenworld.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10061, Error Number: 0x800CCC0EPS - we also tried a different ISP and same problem!

Answer:Creating new e-mail account (new PC, XP Home)

Have you got Norton Anti Virus email protection running? Take a look here, it may help click here

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Hi guys,

When setting up Windows 10 to create a Local Account, do I need to have my Last Name there or can I have only my First name?

I am only setting up a Local Account and NOT a Microsoft account.

So can I enter my First name only when I create my local account or do I need to have my Last name as well.

Please see image.

I am the only one using my notebook.

Answer:Creating a Local Account in Windows 10?

Hello win10freak,

You can enter whatever you like for the "user name" of your local account.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...a.html#option4

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I have a laptop which uses Windows XP professional service pack 3. I am trying to stop my children having full access to download whatever they want which causes the computer to slow down. I wanted to create a limited user account for them and this worked a dream on my desktop which has Windows XP home edition. However when I try and do it on my laptop I am faced with problems! The user account showing is 'Administrator' and I cannot change the name for this. When I try to create a new user account it says that at least one person must be the administrator and will not allow me to make the new account limited. If I do designate the new account as a 'administrator' then I lose the original administrator account including all the files. I managed to get these back by doing a system restore.
What I do not understand is why when I try and set up a new account it doesn't recognise the Administarors account as the computer administator and allow me to create a new limited account.
Thanks for any help you can provide.

Answer:Problem creating new user account

Try booting into safe mode, login to Administrator account and try out again.

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Hello-
I work in a library, and I use Windows XP Pro.
We would like to create a new account, or alter a older one to have limited
internet access, pretty much the databases we subscribe too, and anything
we can link off the website, without letting them go anywhere else.
Can anyone make a suggestion?

Answer:Creating a Network User account

There is more to limiting user internet access then just creating an account

Since most library's have multiple public internet stations this is best handled thru the internet router.

Alternately you can install internet monitoring software and configure it to restrict the user account.

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I have passwod protected my PC so my kids only get on it when I want them to, or so I thought!!

My son, and credit to him, just made is own account with admin rights and logged into it instead of mine, until I noticed on bootup one day and then deleted it.

Is there a way of making it impossible for him to do this?
 

Answer:Block someone creating user account in XP?

Had he been using your account (which was the administrative account) to logon? If so, he can create an account whenever he wants. Not sure with XP Home, but XP Pro provides alot more security with user accounts. Your best bet is to create a limited user account for him and don't let him use your account. Change the password on your account also. Although, I'm not sure how good he is with the computer--there are programs out there that let you bypass the admin's password (let's hope he doesn't know about it).
 

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Hi,

Last night I tried to set up a new child account for my son (he used to have a local account in windows 8.1, but lost it when we "upgraded".) I used the tutorial on Geeks to Go, and had no problems setting it up until I hit the verification part. I didn't really want my son to have an email account anyway, and I absolutely DO NOT WANT him to have access to the Microsoft store or anything like that, but I seem to be unable to verify his account without granting him access to this and adding in my credit card info (another thing I'm refusing to do, seeing as I don't even have one attached to my own Microsoft account).

If I use a local account, do I have the ability to restrict his activity like you do with the child account? He only needs access to a select few websites (school related) and I like the idea of a forced time restriction without me having to completely babysit him, but I didn't like that he couldn't play his games (Farming simulator 2015 & 2017) which is the whole reason he was getting his own account anyway.

I've also tried to create an account for a child using my email address, but it tells me that my *.live account is a restricted domain or something and won't let me use it. And I can't sign up with my work address either.

What other options do I have? I want him to be able to visit a couple of websites (Lexia and Cool Math) and play farming simulator/do his eye therapy program/play around with Sket... Read more

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My mother downloaded a virus to her computer. I want to prevent this from happening again so I want to create a user account that does not allow downloading of anything.

From what I read, a Standard account will not allow any type of downloading or installation.

However I was able to download and install Windows Essentials while logged into her account. Why is this?

Someone suggested the following. Would this work?






To disable UAC prompt and deny admin rights all together, set "Local Policies \ Security Options \ User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users" to "Automatically deny elevation requests" in security policy.



Where do I access Security Policy?

Answer:Creating a user account that does not allow downloads

A Standard account doesn't block internet access. You could create a Child account and see if the restrictions are adequate for your needs. See Child Account - Add or Remove from Your Family in Windows 10 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...t-child-limits

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Until recently, my wife and I have been the only users of our laptops, so we've simply used the Administrator account to log in. We now have a 16-year-old granddaughter living with us, who uses my wife's computer (sure ain't using mine). She mostly just does Facebook and YouTube. When I recently returned from a trip, my wife said her computer was "messed up." An understatement indeed. I found ten infected files (mostly PUPs), six miscellaneous new toolbars, five newly installed programs I'd never heard of, and a mess of continuous popup ads. All this despite the fact the computer is (I thought) pretty well protected (Avast, MBAM, SpywareBlaster, Windows firewall) and has never before been infected. After an hour or so, I had everything cleaned up and back to normal.

So, to my problem: The OS is Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to creat a user account for the kid that will not allow any program downloads, installations, or system changes whatsoever. She isn't intentially trying to mess things up; she just doesn't understand some of the dangers of the internet. I know how to creat a user account, and know about the guest account, but not how to configure either for what I want to do, or even see what the default parameters are. Parental controls do not seem to cover this situation. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Creating and Configuring New User Account

Hi there, please have a look at this tutorial.
Parental Controls - Setup and Use

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My mother downloaded a virus to her computer. I want to prevent this from happening again so I want to create a user account that does not allow downloading of anything.

From what I read, a Standard account will not allow any type of downloading or installation.

However I was able to download and install Windows Essentials while logged into her account. Why is this?

Someone suggested the following. Would this work?






To disable UAC prompt and deny admin rights all together, set "Local Policies \ Security Options \ User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users" to "Automatically deny elevation requests" in security policy.



Where do I access Security Policy?

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Hello to everybody reading this!
 
I have a computer with windows XP that I was instructed to create an extra account. However when I try to type the name of the new account, I can't! The cursor will not even blink and after a while a note "unspecified error" will appear.The keyboard is fully functional and I can type with it on the same computer at notepad, browsers, search, run etc. I scanned the computer with the most recent free version of Avast and no threats were found.
 
This is really frustrating and weird, any help is more than welcome!

Answer:Cannot type username while creating an account

Open a command prompt type the following which will add an account to the administrators group. Substitute any name for [username]
 
Start > Run > cmd

net user /add [username] 
new localgroup administrators [username] /add

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Hi all,
I am creating an image for my new model PC and looking to modify the default settings pulled once a new domain user logs onto the machine for the first time. I don't want to have the default profile on the network, but have it on the local machine. I have seen articles about modifying an exisiting profile on the PC (ei. Administrator) and then copying it to the "All users" profile, but haven't been able to get that to work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Al

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My mother downloaded a virus to her computer. I want to prevent this from happening again so I want to create a user account that does not allow downloading of anything.

From what I read, a Standard account will not allow any type of downloading or installation.

However I was able to download and install Windows Essentials while logged into her account. Why is this?

Someone suggested the following. Would this work?






To disable UAC prompt and deny admin rights all together, set "Local Policies \ Security Options \ User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users" to "Automatically deny elevation requests" in security policy.



Where do I access Security Policy?

Answer:Creating a user account that does not allow downloads

A Standard account doesn't block internet access. You could create a Child account and see if the restrictions are adequate for your needs. See Child Account - Add or Remove from Your Family in Windows 10 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...t-child-limits

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I like the security and convenience of having an account with administrative privileges, which I only use for installing and changing critical settings and an account which I use for all other purposes, which does not have administrative privileges.

I would like to abandon Chrome, which allows me to synchronize my bookmarks and all other settings across all users in my Windows 10 boot and even in my logon to Windows 7 in the multi-boot of my desktop computer. Every single change I make in one Chrome browser instantly appears when I open the Chrome browser of any other logon. This is working perfectly across both of my Win 10 users and both of my Win 7 users of my multi-boot desktop.

I would like to be able to switch to MS Edge as my browser and have the same synchronization across both of my Windows 10 logons as I presently have with Chrome but this feature is not available in Edge unless both of my Windows 10 logons (that are on the same installation of Windows 10) are Microsoft User accounts. But Windows 10 won't allow me to have two logons with the same Microsoft account. It has only allowed me to have one of those accounts be a Microsoft account and the other a Local account.

Are any of the following (or anything else you know about) possible in order to get synchronization:
Use the hidden administrator as my second account with administrative privileges and be able to synchronize it with my account without administrative privileges? (Is it automatically a MS account r... Read more

Answer:Can I have two Microsoft Account Users with the same Microsoft account

I don't think you can have two user accounts on the same computer attached to the same Microsoft account because which one would get logged in at the login screen when you entered the Microsoft account credentials?

What I would do is create a local user account with the administrator privileges and not attach that to a Microsoft account. Then I would create my user account with only standard user privileges and attach that one to my Microsoft account. Whenever administrator privileges are needed to do something, Windows 10 should ask you to just select the account with administrator privileges, enter the password, and then you could complete the action requiring elevated privileges.

Under no circumstances would I use the hidden built in administrator account to do anything unless I had to in safe mode as a last resort.

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I like the security and convenience of having an account with administrative privileges, which I only use for installing and changing critical settings and an account which I use for all other purposes, which does not have administrative privileges.

I would like to abandon Chrome, which allows me to synchronize my bookmarks and all other settings across all users in my Windows 10 boot and even in my logon to Windows 7 in the multi-boot of my desktop computer. Every single change I make in one Chrome browser instantly appears when I open the Chrome browser of any other logon. This is working perfectly across both of my Win 10 users and both of my Win 7 users of my multi-boot desktop.

I would like to be able to switch to MS Edge as my browser and have the same synchronization across both of my Windows 10 logons as I presently have with Chrome but this feature is not available in Edge unless both of my Windows 10 logons (that are on the same installation of Windows 10) are Microsoft User accounts. But Windows 10 won't allow me to have two logons with the same Microsoft account. It has only allowed me to have one of those accounts be a Microsoft account and the other a Local account.

Are any of the following (or anything else you know about) possible in order to get synchronization:
Use the hidden administrator as my second account with administrative privileges and be able to synchronize it with my account without administrative privileges? (Is it automatically a MS account r... Read more

Answer:Can I have two Microsoft Account Users with the same Microsoft account

I don't think you can have two user accounts on the same computer attached to the same Microsoft account because which one would get logged in at the login screen when you entered the Microsoft account credentials?

What I would do is create a local user account with the administrator privileges and not attach that to a Microsoft account. Then I would create my user account with only standard user privileges and attach that one to my Microsoft account. Whenever administrator privileges are needed to do something, Windows 10 should ask you to just select the account with administrator privileges, enter the password, and then you could complete the action requiring elevated privileges.

Under no circumstances would I use the hidden built in administrator account to do anything unless I had to in safe mode as a last resort.

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This is puzzling me. I log in with a local account and disabled OneDrive in the group policy editor (along with most other standard stuff like WU/Telemetry (plus regedit)/etc). The only app I have ever logged in with was the Store (one time "this app only") then removed the account from settings.

So what is this and why is it always running? As the top process no less, occasionally spiking up to 5% CPU. If I kill it or reboot, it comes back. WWAhost.exe in details, folder from rightclick>properties is in the shot.

Answer:Why do I have a Microsoft Account task with no Microsoft Account?

This may help you: What is WWAHost.exe and Why is it Running?
In short, some Windows apps (like Weather) depend on something called Javascript and WWAHost.exe hosts the code.

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I currently use a Local Account (no password) on a notebook but would also like to add my existing Microsoft Account. Is this possible without losing an option to sign in with the Local Account if necessary?

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pls i cant change from microsoft account to my user account on the windows 8 preview platform
can somebody help with this solution. Thanks

Answer:cant change from microsoft account to my user account

What problems are you having when you try to switch from your Micosoft account to a local account?

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In order to access my office wi-fi I am tolf I must have a local account--how do I do that?
 

Answer:How do I change between Microsoft account and local account?

You would most likely need a Pro version of Windows 8 if they use a Domain.  Then you would need to talk to your IT person, to allow your machine on the company network.  As for your question, you do it from the Profile in the Metro Screen.  This actual question that you posted is in the FAQ on microsoft.com for the Windows 8 page.

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OK, I've been sitting on a Win 8 Pro upgrade since last year when I bought the ridiculously cheap upgrade for future use. I installed Windows 8 Pro last week to upgrade my Win 7 machine. Some things are different, and take getting used to, but, overall, I am enjoying what it brings. However, after an automated upgrade the other day, I came to my PC with a need to login in. I noticed that it wants to login into my Microsoft account (which is fine for the Outlook.com email and the apps via the app store), but it no longer has a PC account for which I have, and need, a different password. I now have to login to my home server and resave my credentials.
Too me, this is a problem. Apparently, from what I have seen (PLEASE...if there is a way around this...let me know!) this is to facilitate the logging in to the app store. This is absurd. I have a separate password for my Microsoft account for a reason. If someone in my family needs to login to my PC, which I have generally allowed on my account (for simplicity sake), I have to fork over a password that I do not want to share. I don't understand why MS can't simply disable app store, outlook email, and restricted app access to the PC until a separate login occurs for those.
Anyone with any insight into why this is and if this is the same in 8.1, including any workarounds, would be greatly appreciated. I really don't want to have to create another account on my PC, and then manage it, just to keep my passwords separate like this. I... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Login PC Account vs Microsoft Account

You can set up a local account for other people and also set up Family Safety to restrict access. Windows 8: Create User Accounts (Local)Windows 8: Set up Family Safety (Local Account)Create a user account - Microsoft Windows Help

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Title says it all. I like to boot up and log in with no password but I want to use my Microsoft account when I am fooling with store apps. Is this possible?

Answer:Can I use Local Account to log in but Microsoft Account for Store

I don't think you can do that. You need to be logged into your MS account to access the store.

Jeff

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out of curiosity im wondering how many use Microsoft account to sign in to windows 8

Answer:do you sign in on your PC with local account or microsoft account

I do so all the time. Makes a lot of sense once you think about it.

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Hi there,

I am new to Windows 10 and hope you can help me. I am trying to set up my OneDrive account to sync across two (soon to be three) PCs and am having trouble.

I have an account with OneDrive for business through my university. I installed OneDrive on my Windows 7 laptop to sync my main bulk storage files. I logged in with my university username and began the sync no problem. Now, on my Windows 10 desktop, when I try to link OneDrive with my university account, I am told that this Microsoft account does not exist. What am I doing wrong?

Also, I want to log into my computer using a local account, but sync to my university one drive account. Is it possible to do this?

Thanks for your help!

Answer:How to Sync OneDrive Account not Associated with Microsoft Account?

Hi,
Welcome to the forum

onedrive for Business it a separate app to the Onedrive included with Windows 10

I remember reading about a similar issue during the week, hopefully this link will help
Solved One Drive login - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi everyone !

Looking at your security config I saw that some /many of you use a local account on Windows .

I open this thread to ask you why ? For security ? Is there any difference regarding security ?
I added a poll so you can select what you use

Looking forward to hearing from you .
 

Answer:Microsoft Account vs Local Account - Windows 10

HI !

A good explanations of the differences :
Should you use a local or a Microsoft account in Windows 10?
 

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After a normal reboot i have this problem.
I want to switch to local account from Microsoft account, but when i try to switch i receive this alert:

Windows 10 has an error your microsoft account has not been converted to the local account error 0x80004005

Can you help me ?
Thank
Hispa

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