Windows 10: New laptop - how to manage user accounts on it?

Discus and support New laptop - how to manage user accounts on it? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I have a new laptop. It has been given to me by the shop with a preinstalled Local Administrator Account. This account has a user name, but does not... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Fortitude, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Fortitude Win User

    New laptop - how to manage user accounts on it?


    I have a new laptop. It has been given to me by the shop with a preinstalled Local Administrator Account. This account has a user name, but does not have a password. This looks to me to be a security weakness. What do you think?

    What I would like to do in order to create on the laptop something similar to what I had on my desktop PC is to have a Microsoft Administrator Account, one Local Administrator Account and a Standard User Account.

    I understand that I can use the existing Local Administrator Account to create the other accounts that I mentioned.

    My first question is: What should I do with the already installed Local Administrator Account after I set up the other ones? I don't like the given user name... *Sad Can I delete it? If so, how?

    Will deleting the preinstalled Local Administrator Account invalidate any software that was installed using it? How could I prevent such an eventuality?

    :)
     
    Fortitude, Jun 3, 2019
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  2. Arun B J Win User

    Changing administrator for new windows 10 laptop

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.



    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    To change the Account type follow the steps.


    • Press Windows + X, click on User Accounts.

    • Click on change your account type.

    • Select standard account.

    To delete the account follow the steps.


    • Press Windows + X, click on User Accounts.

    • Click on Manage other Account.

    • Select the user account.

    • Click on Delete the account.

    To create the new user account follow the steps.


    • Press Windows + X, click on User Accounts.

    • Click on Manage other Account.

    • Click on Add A new user in PC setting.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help
     
    Arun B J, Jun 3, 2019
    #2
  3. New Account/User Issues

    Hi,

    When you create a new user account, Windows uses the Default user profile as a template to construct the files for the newly created user account. You might be experiencing issues creating new accounts due to a corrupt Default profile. To
    resolve the issue, we suggest reinstating the Default folder in the
    Users directory by following these steps:

    • Log in as an administrator.
    • Open the C:\Users folder using Windows Explorer.
    • Rename the Default user profile folder to Default.OLD.
    • Download a zip of C:\Users\Default from a Windows 10 installation that doesn't have this problem.
    • Unzip the non-corrupt Default profile into C:\Users.
    • Try logging in to the new user account and check if the problem is resolved.

    Let us know how it turns out.
     
    Aileen Alf, Jun 3, 2019
    #3
  4. New laptop - how to manage user accounts on it?

    Windows 10 New User Accounts

    • Which is the new user account type you have created and facing these issue?
    Built in Administrator account

    Local Account

    MS Account

    2. Have you made any changes on these accounts after creating them?

    Not initially. Tried rebooting, removing and readding after a reboot. Tried adding via CLI and GUI interfaces

    After that I tried one of the suggestions and tried coping a good account over the newly created account. That did not work

    3. Does this issue persists on any specific user account?

    No it persists on all newly created accounts do not work

    4. What are the troubleshooting steps you have created in resolving the issue?

    Just the ones mentioned in Step 2

    5. Do let us know if you have any user account with no issues on your computer?

    only the initial account that was created when I upgraded to windows 10
     
    Robert Cantrell, Jun 3, 2019
    #4
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