Windows 10: microsoft accounts vs. prime user

Discus and support microsoft accounts vs. prime user in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I had an old computer lock-up. I'm setting up a new one now. I logged in using my phone number because I have Office 360 for email so if I used my... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by cajim43, May 17, 2020.

  1. cajim43 Win User

    microsoft accounts vs. prime user


    I had an old computer lock-up. I'm setting up a new one now. I logged in using my phone number because I have Office 360 for email so if I used my email to start how would I be able to answer a verify email? Now I have 2 Microsoft Accounts. I was thinking of creating a User for the email account, granting it Admin privileges, and then deleting the first, but it won't let me add a user. I tried doing a factory reset, but it doesn't really start over. I need to use my email account because it's the one for 365, One storage files, Microsoft Store etc, Any way to accomplish this without deleting everything and doing an install from scratch?

    :)
     
    cajim43, May 17, 2020
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  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:
    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, May 17, 2020
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  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.

    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, May 17, 2020
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  4. Kari Win User

    microsoft accounts vs. prime user

    Local Acct user and MS account user - sync them or merge them

    If the local account is the one where you have most of your personal data, this is how I would do it:

    • Sign in to your Microsoft account
    • Copy all documents, pictures and other personal data from Microsoft account's user folders to corresponding folders in user Public (contents of MS account Documents folder to Public Documents folder and so on)
    • Sign out from Microsoft account
    Notice that above steps are only required if Microsoft account user folders contain data you want to keep. If its user folders are empty or do not contain anything worth saving, you can skip the above steps. Continue from below.

    • Sign in to the local account
    • Delete the Microsoft account (Option One in this tutorial)
    • Switch your local account to a Microsoft account (tutorial)
    • Copy the data backed up from old Microsoft account to Public folders to new Microsoft account in corresponding folders

    That's it. Using the Public folders as temporary storage you will have none whatsoever file owner / permission issues later on.
     
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