Windows 10: Question about user accounts/security

Discus and support Question about user accounts/security in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Windows recommends a standard user account. All these years I have been installing and using the main default account you create when you fresh install... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/ravenomega, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Question about user accounts/security

    Windows recommends a standard user account. All these years I have been installing and using the main default account you create when you fresh install windows 10. I heard that this is possibly not safe? I know there is a hidden "Administrator" account and I assumed that was the actual admin account but under my user name i noticed it says "Administrator". I use Windows 10 home and I'm the only one that uses the PC..So which is it? How should I go about this for maximum/optimal security? Is it truly not safe to be on the default account at windows creation for everyday use?

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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, Jan 22, 2021
  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:
    Vesao, Jan 22, 2021
  4. Question about user accounts/security

    How to Create MUlti-user Folder Security for a School Setting


    Thanks for the suggests. A couple of comments or questions.
    1)There is no group called Everyone on my security tab
    2)is there a precedence order on the list of Users/groups on the Security tab. For example is it top to bottom or bottom up? Do individual users have precedence to groups
    3) is there a defined hierarchy to the list of. For example is Users a subset of Authenticated Users,....

    Again, thanks for taking your time to respond
    Jerrythesurfer, Jan 22, 2021

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