Windows 10: Reinstall of Windows 10 on PC with User Account without Password

Discus and support Reinstall of Windows 10 on PC with User Account without Password in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I purchased a used HP desktop PC running Windows 10, and the previous owner did not know the password to the only User Account on the machine. The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MyNameIsBill, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Reinstall of Windows 10 on PC with User Account without Password


    I purchased a used HP desktop PC running Windows 10, and the previous owner did not know the password to the only User Account on the machine. The owner was not able to provide the Windows 10 product key, and it is not shown anywhere on the PC. I need to perform a fresh install of Windows 10 to clear the user account issue. My question is will Windows 10 be reactivated after the reinstall? If not how do I get the product key to reactivate. TIA.

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    MyNameIsBill, Dec 19, 2019
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  2. Zakin Win User

    Strange Windows 10 User Account issue.

    Unfortunately I had done those steps numerous reboots, it just, reappears for no good reason. The base account isn't even a Microsoft account, it's a local account.

    I haven't quite tried the built in administrator account on W10, but so far in my experience on my own computer, the built in account seemed to have absolutely no more control than I did on my own.

    It's just strange, I go in, it warns me twice about deleting the account, then it's gone. Reboot, and it's back?

    EDIT: Just to specify, both command line and Netplwiz both say only HIS account exists on the computer, it doesn't list this rogue account. This is what I meant in my first post about the fact that even Windows doesn't seem to believe it exists, HALF the time. *Frown Reinstall of Windows 10 on PC with User Account without Password :(
     
    Zakin, Dec 19, 2019
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  3. 95Viper Win User
    95Viper, Dec 19, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Reinstall of Windows 10 on PC with User Account without Password

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    As you may already know, Windows 10 (as well as Windows 8) allow you to log in with a valid Microsoft account, instead of creating a local account that only works on your machine. However, you may prefer to keep a local account for privacy reasons. If you do, though, some Windows 10 features—like Cortana—may not work. Despite the default behavior, the Windows 10 Store is not one of them. You can still log in to your Microsoft account for just the Store without switching to a full Microsoft account. The process, however, is not terribly obvious. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Launch the Store from your Start menu.
    • Click the user icon next to the search box.
    • Click “Sign-in” from the menu that appears.
    • Choose “Microsoft account” and log in like normal.
    • When the “Make it yours” box appears do not enter your password. Instead, click “Sign in to just this app instead.”
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    Ahhzz, Dec 19, 2019
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