Windows 10: Open an account for my wife

Discus and support Open an account for my wife in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I have tried to find a way to open an extra account for my wife but all links just open my existing account and the only link on there is to add any... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Crumb53, May 6, 2019.

  1. Crumb53 Win User

    Open an account for my wife


    I have tried to find a way to open an extra account for my wife but all links just open my existing account and the only link on there is to add any existing accounts I might have

    :)
     
    Crumb53, May 6, 2019
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  2. angus Win User

    Settings can't be opened using the built-in administrator account


    Hello,
    Unfortunately I have the same issue as Dabz from upgrading win7 to win10.
    I've tried opening settings using all the suggested methods and it will not load using my account with Administrator access nor the built-in Administrator profile. I also tried other methods not listed such as using Run. Control panel is just a stepping stone to add users in Settings.
    I'm also having explorer.exe issues, which I believe is preventing Settings from loading.
    Using cmd (Admin) I successfully created a new user profile [and granted admin access also using cmd (Admin)], however win10 will not allow this account to log on. win10 does not list this new user within control panel but it does in the start menu. win10 will not allow to log in or switch to the new account via the start menu either.
    I can access settings in Safe Mode but this will not allow me to create a new account.
    Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
     
    angus, May 6, 2019
    #2
  3. 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:
      Code:
      net user test /del
     
    Vesao, May 6, 2019
    #3
  4. Open an account for my wife

    Windows mail app opens for me but not my wife on the same computer?

    Hi Max,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    As Mail and Calendar app are not accessible for your wife account, I suggest you to log-in with the wife account and try the below steps.

    Method 1: I suggest you to run the
    Windows Store Apps troubleshooter.

    Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter,
    troubleshoots problems that may prevent Windows Store Apps from working correctly.

    Follow the below steps:


    • Press Windows
      key, type troubleshooting and select Troubleshooting.

    • Select View all on the top left corner.

    • Click on Windows Store Apps.

    • Select “Advance” and click on “Run as Administrator”.

    • Click “Next” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

      If the issue persists then follow the below method.

    If the issue still persist then try the below,

    Method 2:

    You may uninstall the apps which came inbuilt with Windows 10 using Windows PowerShell and reinstall using Windows store. Follow the below steps.


    • Press Windows
      key, type Windows PowerShell in the search bar.

    • Right click on the Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.

    • Enter the below command to reinstall the Mail and Calendar app.

    • get-appxpackage *microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps* | remove-appxpackage
    After performing the above steps, install the Mail and Calendar app from the Windows store.

    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of this issue with required information, we will be happy to help you further.
     
    Deepika Gowda, May 6, 2019
    #4
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