Windows 10: Separate user accounts

Discus and support Separate user accounts in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Why set up separate user accounts? I was expecting that each user could have different program icons on their home screen to simplify their use of the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by CAWMJW, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. CAWMJW Win User

    Separate user accounts


    Why set up separate user accounts? I was expecting that each user could have different program icons on their home screen to simplify their use of the PC, but all icons are the same on screens and task bars.

    Also, is there a way to hide or turn off the brightly colored tiles, or at least have the PC open to the plain screen with my selected app icons?

    I am a brand new Windows 10 user and still navigating the new program! Thank you!

    :)
     
    CAWMJW, Sep 22, 2019
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  2. 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, Sep 22, 2019
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  3. DaveSteep Win User
    setting up user accounts

    Not able to set up a separate user account for my wife...following the steps as outlined in settings for setting up family - but get "we couldn't connect to Microsoft family right now, so your family on this device might not be up to date". I am logged
    in to my Microsoft account as it suggests. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?
     
    DaveSteep, Sep 22, 2019
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  4. Arul_D Win User

    Separate user accounts

    I can't rename my user account

    Hello Owen,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.


    • Are you using a Microsoft account or local account?
    If you are using local account, I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the user name.

    Please follow the steps to rename the user account in Windows 10.

    a. In the search box, type user accounts and click on User Accounts.

    b. Click on “Change your account name”

    c. If it’s prompting for password please enter and click on Yes. If you do not have password click on Yes.

    d. Enter the new user name.

    e. Click on change name.

    If you face any more issues while working with Windows do post on Microsoft Community Forum.
     
    Arul_D, Sep 22, 2019
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