Windows 10: Can a new windows 10 computer require a Microsoft account to get access?

Discus and support Can a new windows 10 computer require a Microsoft account to get access? in Microsoft Windows 10 Store to solve the problem; Hi, I recently reformatted the hard drive on my windows 10 pc. I also ended up needing to factory reset it to correct some bugs that still weren't... Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 10 Store' started by EveS-20, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. EveS-20 Win User

    Can a new windows 10 computer require a Microsoft account to get access?


    Hi,


    I recently reformatted the hard drive on my windows 10 pc. I also ended up needing to factory reset it to correct some bugs that still weren't working out. While I was setting it up, the computer required me to enter in a Microsoft account. I had an account before, but couldn't remember anything about it because I didn't use it much. So I created a new account using my gmail account, created a pin to get into my pc and didn't think anything about it. Then I installed my student version of Office 365. The next day, Microsoft teams kept popping up asking for me to sign in (the account was already activated) and didn't recognize the student account at all. I also discovered yesterday that I got 2 different emails about that gmail/Microsoft account. One from *** Email address is removed for privacy *** welcoming me to my account with a link that ended up taking me to a fake Microsoft homepage. The other one was from *** Email address is removed for privacy *** and gave me an account verification code that I didn't use. Should I be worried about being scammed or hacked? What is legit here and what isn't?

    :)
     
    EveS-20, Aug 17, 2019
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  2. Zakin Win User

    Strange Windows 10 User Account issue.

    Unfortunately I had done those steps numerous reboots, it just, reappears for no good reason. The base account isn't even a Microsoft account, it's a local account.

    I haven't quite tried the built in administrator account on W10, but so far in my experience on my own computer, the built in account seemed to have absolutely no more control than I did on my own.

    It's just strange, I go in, it warns me twice about deleting the account, then it's gone. Reboot, and it's back?

    EDIT: Just to specify, both command line and Netplwiz both say only HIS account exists on the computer, it doesn't list this rogue account. This is what I meant in my first post about the fact that even Windows doesn't seem to believe it exists, HALF the time. *Frown Can a new windows 10 computer require a Microsoft account to get access? :(
     
    Zakin, Aug 17, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    As you may already know, Windows 10 (as well as Windows 8) allow you to log in with a valid Microsoft account, instead of creating a local account that only works on your machine. However, you may prefer to keep a local account for privacy reasons. If you do, though, some Windows 10 features—like Cortana—may not work. Despite the default behavior, the Windows 10 Store is not one of them. You can still log in to your Microsoft account for just the Store without switching to a full Microsoft account. The process, however, is not terribly obvious. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Launch the Store from your Start menu.
    • Click the user icon next to the search box.
    • Click “Sign-in” from the menu that appears.
    • Choose “Microsoft account” and log in like normal.
    • When the “Make it yours” box appears do not enter your password. Instead, click “Sign in to just this app instead.”
    from Lifehacker
     
    Ahhzz, Aug 17, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Can a new windows 10 computer require a Microsoft account to get access?

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Aug 17, 2019
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