Windows 10: difference between microsoft account and user profile

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  1. vasilisnik Win User

    difference between microsoft account and user profile


    Hello.I have windows 10 build 1703.I am confused about differences between microsoft account and user profile.When i am searching or i have a porblem , i don't know which term should I do for the search.So i have some questions:
    1) are the same?
    2) Can i permanently delete each of them or simply are they removed from the device/pc/laptop that i am using?
    3)the delete of one them implies the delete of the other?
    3)the choise of removing : a) email accounts b)family and other persons accounts has the same result?and which is it?
    4)the most important for me: if i delete/close user profile/microsoft account still i have access to my email account?I mean still i be able to send/receive emails from my email ...... @HOTmail.com that is connected to my account?Or i ''lose'' my email?

    :)
     
    vasilisnik, Oct 9, 2018
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  2. Ashish Sondhi Win User

    Windows 10 can't load the user profile for a new user account

    Hi Judy

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. .

    I would suggest you to follow the method give below and check.

    Method 1: I suggest you enter into safe mode and enable built-in administrator and check with the status of User profile service.

    Step 1: Start computer in safe
    mode.


    • Type Settings in the search box on the desktop, select
      Settings.

    • Here select Change pc settings and then
      General.

    • Scroll down to Advanced startup, click
      Restart now.

    • Click on Troubleshoot, Advanced options, and Startup Settings.

    • Click Restart, select Safe mode and then press
      Enter.

    Step 2: Enable Built-in administrator.


      • Press Windows + X key together on your desktop screen.

      • Click on Command Prompt (admin) to open
        Command Prompt.

      • Type the following command and hit Enter:

    • net user administrator /active: yes
      (Check for the spaces)
    d. Now log off from the current user and try to login to the administrator account that is enabled.

    Note: Please follow the same steps and type net user administrator /active: no to disable admin account after the troubleshooting is done.



    Method 2: Try to create a new user account (Microsoft account) and check if you are able to access the content from your computer

    Create a user account

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-10

    Note: Create a Microsoft account



    Method 3: Check the status of User profile services.

    Steps:

    • Press Windows + R to open Run command, type
      Services.msc and press Enter.
    • Search for User Profile Service, right click on it and
      start the service.
    • Also, set the Startup type to
      Automatic
      .
    • Now check if you are able to log-in.

    Hope this information is helpful. Kindly update the status of the issue, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Ashish Sondhi, Oct 9, 2018
    #2
  3. Amrita Bhattacharjee Win User
    User profile cannot be loaded.

    Hi Annie,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience caused to you with the user accounts on Windows 10.

    Method 1: I suggest you enter into safe mode and enable built-in administrator and check with the status of User profile service.

    Step 1: Start computer in safe
    mode.


    • Type Settings in the search box on the desktop, select
      Settings.

    • Here select Change pc settings and then
      General.

    • Scroll down to Advanced startup, click
      Restart now.

    • Click on Troubleshoot, Advanced options, and Startup Settings.

    • Click Restart, select Safe mode and then press
      Enter.

    Step 2: Enable Built-in administrator.


      • Press Windows + X key together on your desktop screen.

      • Click on Command Prompt (admin) to open
        Command Prompt.

      • Type the following command and hit Enter:

    • net user administrator /active: yes
      (Check for the spaces)
    d. Now log off from the current user and try to login to the administrator account that is enabled.

    Note: Please follow the same steps and type net user administrator /active: no to disable admin account after the troubleshooting is done.

    Method 2: Try to create a new user account (Microsoft account) and check if you are able to access the content from your computer

    Create a user account

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-8

    Note: Create a Microsoft account

    Method 3: Check the status of User profile services.

    Steps:

    • Press Windows + R to open Run command, type
      Services.msc and press Enter.
    • Search for User Profile Service, right click on it and
      start the service.
    • Also, set the Startup type to
      Automatic
      .
    • Now check if you are able to log-in.

    Please get back to us with updated status, we will be happy to assist you.
     
    Amrita Bhattacharjee, Oct 9, 2018
    #3
  4. Melchizedek Qui Win User

    difference between microsoft account and user profile

    Deleting Windows 10 user account/profile

    Hello,

    For us to better assist you, we'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    • Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    • Click OK.
    • Are you login to an Administrator account?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you disable the said user account via Command Prompt. Refer to the steps below:

    1. Right-click on Start button, select
    Command Prompt (Admin).

    2. On the Command Prompt window, type in net user and press
    Enter.

    3. A list of user profiles on your computer will appear, if you see the user account you wish to disable then you can type:

    net user ExampleUserName /active:no (note the space between the end of the user name and the /) and press
    Enter.

    Note: Make sure that you have other accounts available to your computer with Administrator rights before performing this method.

    We look forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Oct 9, 2018
    #4
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