Windows 10: Multiple identical accounts

Discus and support Multiple identical accounts in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; Since I upgraded from Windows 10 2004, the Settings app has been reporting 2 identical accounts, however Control Panel reports only one. When I had... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by Đặng Bình Minh, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Multiple identical accounts

    Since I upgraded from Windows 10 2004, the Settings app has been reporting 2 identical accounts, however Control Panel reports only one. When I had problems with Windows Hello, I signed out from the MS account so now I have a Local Account, however I can no longer sign in again because of this weird account. Does anyone know why???

    Đặng Bình Minh, Oct 27, 2020
  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, Oct 27, 2020
  3. John Vil Win User
    Microsoft account


    There may be several reasons why this message keeps appearing. Sometimes, this message is triggered if you are using a two-step verification in your email. We suggest that you try these methods below to resolve this concern:

    • Log out and log in with your Local Account password or the Microsoft Account password again to check if this is caused by a glitch.
    • If you are not using a Microsoft account to sign in, create one, and use it to sign in.
    • Verify your identity on this PC. Open Settings > Accounts > Under
      Your accounts you will see a Verify your identity on this PC link > Click on
      Verify. Follow the prompts to identify your account.

    Let us know if you will need further assistance.
    John Vil, Oct 27, 2020
  4. Multiple identical accounts

    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, Oct 27, 2020

Multiple identical accounts

  1. Multiple identical accounts - Similar Threads - Multiple identical accounts

  2. multiple Microsoft accounts

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    multiple Microsoft accounts: have 2 laptops with the same windows 10 account. If I delete the account on one of my laptops, will it also get deleted on the other laptop?
  3. Multiple User Accounts ???

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Multiple User Accounts ???: While trying to fix Windows 10 spotlight I noticed several user accounts in my settings. I am the only one who uses this laptop, why do I see FIVE 5 user. Tried to delete and says it states I cannot delete because is is receiving inheriting properties from another account....
  4. Taskbars not identical on multiple displays

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Taskbars not identical on multiple displays: I have two monitors attached to my Dell laptop through a Dell Thunderbolt docking station. Both taskbars have been identical forever until today. I disconnected my laptop from the docking station to carry to another room, and when I reconnected, my monitors were different...
  5. Multiple Users Accounts in Multiple Computers

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Multiple Users Accounts in Multiple Computers: Hi, My name is David Gebert, I am in charge of setting up a new system for my local fire department that I am a member of. We will be installing 2 new desktops, 2 laptops, plus the current 2 laptops we own. We are also planning on adding about 3-6 more computers or...
  6. Multiple Accounts

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Multiple Accounts: So I have two microsoft accounts, one outlook and one gmail, and I would like to combine them both as my outlook is my main one now but the gmail one is used for my microsoft subscriptions and my laptop admin....
  7. multiple user accounts

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    multiple user accounts: I am having issues with adding a second user account to my pc. Every time I log back in to my account administrator after the other user has been logged in, I have multiple issues. They seem to be caused by changes to settings, though the other user does not change other...
  8. Verify my identity for my Microsoft account

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    Verify my identity for my Microsoft account: I need to verify my identity for my Microsoft account as I have a different cell phone number now. --- How do I do that? Everything else is the same as far as I know. Maybe I'll find out something different but now is the time to find out. My Windows version number is 1903...
  9. Can't verify Outlook account identity

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    Can't verify Outlook account identity: I have a problem on a new Dell machine running the current Windows 10 Home version 1709 OS build 16299.192 every thing is up to date and no viruses etc. I can’t log in to via the link on the Bing homepage either using Edge or Explorer, it just hangs...
  10. multiple microsoft accounts

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    multiple microsoft accounts: my user account is associated with my primary microsoft account. And until now, onedrive has been syncing to that account.Now I made a second microsoft account, and I would like it to sync to Onedrive, while at the same time, my user account is still associated with the...