Windows 10: microsoft account confusion

Discus and support microsoft account confusion in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; when i got my pc my brothers friend sighed they're microsoft account on it and i didnt know that is they're a way to not lose my data on my computer... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by NathanielPardo, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. microsoft account confusion


    when i got my pc my brothers friend sighed they're microsoft account on it and i didnt know that is they're a way to not lose my data on my computer i'm confused someone please help

    :)
     
    NathanielPardo, Nov 30, 2020
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  2. wiko1934 Win User

    Microsoft Accounts confusion and Outlook confusion

    A) Account confusion:

    I had to re-install Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 for the third time as for various reasons my new PC had to be reset to factory settings twice. Having a MS account using my e-mail address (call it here) #1 at the 3rd install was not accepted. Trying #2
    was also rejected so I used #3.

    • #3 now shows up on the Win10 opening screen. Trying to change it to just my name so far didn't work.
    • #2 shows up under C:\User\ (probably via another entry - as not quite correct thus my error) but it was rejected at that stage of setting up Windows and
    • #1 when signing in shows my purchased products and my personal information.
    Does that mean I have 3 accounts with MS? And why was my #1 account rejected in the first place when re-installing Windows. Also there is constantly an indication that I should install Microsoft 365, which is installed, This is probably related to this
    "3-accounts" confusion. How can I fix all this and have just ONE, preferable the one I sign in with?

    B) Outlook confusion.

    I found out the hard way that MS has two different "Outlook" products. One with Win10 and a more capable version with MS 365, the one I like to use. Yet installing Win10 I am forced to open an "Win10 Outlook" email account. Why can I not skip that? I can
    see the reason for registering but that shouldn't include an opening of a Win10 Outlook email account. Now I have to find out how to delete the one I was forced to open and how to switch to the other "Outlook" which comes with MS 365 so I can set up my existing
    e-mail accounts - Having the same name for two, albeit similar products only adds to the confusion. Last time a friendly MS employee took over my PC and fixed it. I have no idea what she did to do so nor have I found any guidance. There should be no need
    for a fix. Win10 customers should not be forced to open a "Win10 outlook" email account. I like and have used Outlook (from and Office (now Microsoft) product) since I started using e-mail but I like to use the one which is part of Microsoft 365. Previously
    used Office 2010, 2013 and 2016. Where can I find
    a step-by-step instruction how to fix this
    . (Unfortunately I am way up in the 80's and am no longer the neighborhood computer expert I once was called so I need help)
     
    wiko1934, Nov 30, 2020
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  3. Vesao Win User
    Remove account

    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    1. Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code:
     
    Vesao, Nov 30, 2020
    #3
  4. microsoft account confusion

    Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region


    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, Nov 30, 2020
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