Windows 10: How to check microsoft account privileges on machine

Discus and support How to check microsoft account privileges on machine in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Good afternoon, I have a HP Z640 workstation. I found that after some windows updates, the machine was slow to respond to any inputs mouse, keyboard... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by rossha46, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. rossha46 Win User

    How to check microsoft account privileges on machine


    Good afternoon,


    I have a HP Z640 workstation. I found that after some windows updates, the machine was slow to respond to any inputs mouse, keyboard etc.. I uninstalled the most recent updates, and that fixed the problem, though there was a message akin to "Your update settings are managed by your organisation".


    I paused all updates, but found today, it had installed updates again! I had gone into the registry and disbaled automatic updates using group policy;


    "gpedit.msc -> Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Configure Automatic Updates = disabled"


    However, as I said, updates were still installed. I have somehow ended up with my universities microsoft account on the computer? I think I accepted the dialog to add the email, but declined anything else. How can I check if the university account is managing update settings? And how can I fully block all windows updates until I choose to install them, as the current ones are causing 70% CPU usage on 2 x Xeon E5-2680 V3's!!!


    Many Thanks,


    Ross

    :)
     
    rossha46, Oct 31, 2020
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    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Oct 31, 2020
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  3. cjayed Win User
    Should my Microsoft Account have administrator privileges?

    I just finished reinstalling Windows 10 (Creator version) and decided to have the installation process create a Microsoft Account instead of bypassing that step like I have on other laptops in the past and creating a local account later. After the install I went to Accounts in the settings and saw that the Microsoft Account was listed as an Administrator. I always thought the main user should only have standard privs for security purposes. Thoughts? Should I create a new admin account and try and change the MSA to a standard account?
     
    cjayed, Oct 31, 2020
    #3
  4. How to check microsoft account privileges on machine

    Error: "You need administrator privileges to make the changes" on Windows 10

    Hi Dennis,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being part of Windows 10.

    I understand your concern about administrator privileges to your user account. We will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know the following to assist you better with this issue:

    • How exactly have you tried to change the user account to administrator?
    • Have you logged in as an administrator using Microsoft account on your device?
    • Have you enabled Built-in administrator account?

    Try the below steps if not yet tried and check if it helps.

    I suggest you to check the user account and their types on your device.

    • Press Windows + R key together on your desktop screen.
    • Type netplwiz and hit
      Enter.
    • Check if there are any other user accounts on your device as an administrator.


    Step 1: If you have an account with administrative privileges login through that account and try the following steps to change the user account type:

    • Press Windows + R keys from the Keyboard.
    • Type netplwiz and click on Ok.
    • Click on the Users tab.
    • Under Users of this computer: select the account you want to change.
    • Click on Properties button.
    • Select Group Membership tab and select the type of user account.
    • Click on Apply and Ok.

    Step 2: If you are a local user, I suggest you to convert the local account to Microsoft account and check if it helps.

    Follow:

    • Make sure you are device is connected to internet.
    • Click Start and then Settings.
    • Click Accounts and click on
      Sign in with a Microsoft account instead
      .
    • Follow onscreen instructions.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Oct 31, 2020
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