Windows 10: First Boot Local Login Then Create Admin Acct??

Discus and support First Boot Local Login Then Create Admin Acct?? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; New computer. I hope I can explain this correctly and someone kindly tell me if my thinking is all wrong. At first boot I want to power up without an... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by phaedruspress, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. First Boot Local Login Then Create Admin Acct??


    New computer. I hope I can explain this correctly and someone kindly tell me if my thinking is all wrong. At first boot I want to power up without an Internet connection. I don't want MS to start updating right away and I want to set up somethings first. I believe I know at first boot I can create a local login without an MS acct and just log into the computer with just a password. If I do it this way I will be what creating a user name and then the password:

    username: test
    password: password

    and then I am logged in and I should arrive at the desktop.

    Now that is not a local account is it? I don't think it is. And if it isn't I want to then create a local account and then an admin acct.

    I will be using the local or standard acct for everyday activities and when I need to say install software or I need elevated privileges I will invoke the admin acct. And I believe I realize in order to create an admin acct it has to be linked to MS and that is when I will connect to the Internet. Do I also need to be connected to the Internet to create a standard or local acct?

    So have I got this right. Bottom line is I want to get to the desktop before connecting to the Internet and I believe I can do this by creating a local login account that just requires a password (does the local login account also require a user name?)

    And then the goal is to create a standard account that I will be using for day to day activities while connected to the Internet and also create an admin account for elevated privileges.

    God bless you if you can understand what I am trying to say : )

    :)
     
    phaedruspress, Nov 21, 2018
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  2. Bree Win User

    Non Admin acct questions


    I think you may just be looking in the wrong place. When you sign out the sign in screen and password box will be for the account that has just signed out. It's the same for a restart, the sign in screen will be for the last user that had signed in.

    Sign out, then look for a list of names in the lower left corner of the sign in screen. All available accounts should be listed there, click on the one you want to change the sign in screen to be for that user. See the screenshot at step 2 in this tutorial.

    Sign in to Windows 10

    Correct, the user folder is not created until the first sign in.
     
  3. RB22531 Win User
    Local User Acct Not showing on Login

    Bought my wife a new Laptop, came with Win10 Home. So I setup the 1st OOBE acct which was admin privileged. Got it signed into my routers secured SSID. Then got security software installed and configured. Did all the long time updates suffering my ISP
    (or it's leased modem) bumping me off several times. Finally got the machine all ready to go.

    So today I went to setup a local limited user acct so my wife won't have to surf the web in an admin acct. After all this is Windows 10 a modern OS surely creating a 2nd Non Admin User acct can't be such an exercise to complete, right ?

    Ok the actual creation goes ok in the Control Panel->Users. I sign out of my admin acct expecting to see the new non admin user login option come up on the login screen. Nope, just the Admin acct showing (the one I just signed out of).

    So I do a total restart, same thing, no sign of new user acct on login at all. Only the OOBE acct shows.

    So I login to the admin acct. I look and no files have been created for the new user, but I think that usually happens the first time the user logs in (?) so that's not a biggy yet.

    I open an admin cmd console and run Net User and the new user is showing up in the net user display and it's active and it's local group membership is "users".

    So I'm at a loss. Did I get a windows 10 that refuses to let me have a functional 2nd user acct ? Just can't imagine such being this difficult right out of the box.

    Appreciate any info as I've searched several places and found nothing to help me
     
    RB22531, Nov 21, 2018
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  4. NickTh Win User

    First Boot Local Login Then Create Admin Acct??

    MS Acct vs Local acct


    I think you can take extra mesurments like two-step authentication, but as you said, using an MS Acct needs you to be more carefull than a local one.
     
    NickTh, Nov 21, 2018
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