Windows 10: Microsoft Account Mystery

Discus and support Microsoft Account Mystery in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; My Windows 10 desktop used to be on my Microsoft account. When version 1803 came out, I wiped the hard drive performing a clean install and I set up... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Crizal, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Crizal Win User

    Microsoft Account Mystery


    My Windows 10 desktop used to be on my Microsoft account. When version 1803 came out, I wiped the hard drive performing a clean install and I set up the PC using a local account, not the MS account. Since that time, I have not signed into Bing (my homepage on Edge) or any MS apps.

    Last night, using a Chromebook, I went to my Microsoft Account to check the privacy dashboard. Surprise! Since the clean install and implementation of the local account, my MS account shows search activity for Bing on dates I used Bing search on my homepage. And, it shows activity for OneDrive every 2-3 days, even though I've never used OneDrive and the notification area icon is gray.

    If I'm on a local account and not signed into anything Microsoft, how and why is local account activity showing up on a Microsoft account? I would've thought my current set up would divorce my computer from the MS account.

    Am I missing something here?

    :)
     
    Crizal, Jul 16, 2018
    #1
  2. Vesao Win User

    Remove account


    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    • Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    • Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code: net user test /del[/quote]
     
    Vesao, Jul 16, 2018
    #2
  3. 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.

    • Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    • Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    • 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.

    • Go to Settings.
    • Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    • Select add someone else on this PC.
    • Enter a user name and hit next.
    • Click on Finish.
    • 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, Jul 16, 2018
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  4. Addie Win User

    Microsoft Account Mystery

    Cannot link/add my Microsoft Account to Local Account


    Hello Ken,

    Im using Win10 Build 1607 with all latest update.

    I also run all related troubleshooters:
    • Windows Update
    • Store Apps (says i have to login in my microsoft account but thats the problem, i can't)
    • Microsoft Accounts

    No Problem found. Also the suggestions from Microsoft didnt helped.
     
    Addie, Jul 16, 2018
    #4
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