Windows 10: My MS account question

Discus and support My MS account question in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I was tinkering around with changing user name in Windows 10. I logged into my MS account and under; Devices > Device info and Support it shows I have... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Scramjet, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Scramjet Win User

    My MS account question


    I was tinkering around with changing user name in Windows 10. I logged into my MS account and under;
    Devices > Device info and Support it shows I have Version: 1803 and Build: 10.0.17763.168
    On my computer in System > About it shows Ver. 1809 and Build 17763.168

    Why would the web site be different than my computer?
    Attaching a pic of web site info

    My MS account question [​IMG]


    :)
     
    Scramjet, Dec 8, 2018
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  2. Local account installation question


    I'm fairly certain that Skip this step was available in 10.0.130 - the workaround in Step 20 (back button) is no longer required.

    The currently known, as of 10.0.130, ways to create a Local account sign-in are
    • Skip this step at the MS account creation phase
    • No Internet connection during the install
    • static IP (post# 2 by Fragment) - New (to me anyway)
     
    Slartybart, Dec 8, 2018
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  3. Using a MS Account Questions


    Hi:

    I'm not sure anyone can answer that definitively, as we do not work for MS.
    And it's not clear from your question if you are referring to data telemetry/sharing with MS or to overall computer security from malware, etc.

    Either way, much computer security hinges on the end-user as the first and last line of defense, in terms of safe computing practices.

    The tutorial I provided in my previous reply lists some of the features -- you can read that list and decide for yourself if they are "advantages" or not, in terms of personal data sharing/vulnerability.

    These MS articles may also help:

    Microsoft account FAQ
    and
    Microsoft account - security info and security codes

    I use only a local account on my Win10. So we'll need to wait for others who use a MS account to weigh in with further advice.

    Cheers,
    MM
     
    MoxieMomma, Dec 8, 2018
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  4. Vesao Win User

    My MS account question

    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:
      Code:
      net user test /del
     
    Vesao, Dec 8, 2018
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