Windows 10: Setting up User Accounts

Discus and support Setting up User Accounts in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Hi, I'm a new refugee from Windows 7, with not much computer knowledge. On W7 I had one admin account and one user account, so that I could use the... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by windose, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. windose Win User

    Setting up User Accounts


    Hi, I'm a new refugee from Windows 7, with not much computer knowledge.

    On W7 I had one admin account and one user account, so that I could use the latter for daily use and just go admin for downloads and backups. I'd like to do the same with W10, but this new system with accounts linked to email addresses has me pretty confused.

    I bought a new laptop and set up W10 with my Hotmail account, and then tried setting up another user account using a different alias on the same Hotmail address. It accepted it, but the login page displayed user name and not email address, so I couldn't readily see the difference between the two accounts. Ideally I'd set Hotmail with different usernames for each alias, but I don't think I can do that, and I didn't really want the muddle and inconvenience of having different emails for each account if I can avoid it.

    I suppose another option is to use a local account, but I don't know what functionality I lose by doing that.

    Are there any simple ways to set it up like I had W7?

    Also, if I want software downloaded by admin to be available to user, does the user account need to be family, or is that option just for children and parental controls?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    windose, Jan 24, 2020
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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, Jan 24, 2020
    #2
  3. User Account Settings

    Hello,

    To better help you with your concern, kindly provide us the following:

    • Screenshot of the User Account Settings that you are trying to access.
    • Steps that you have done with the registry.
    Looking forward to your response.
     
    Jamille Nar, Jan 24, 2020
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  4. Vesao Win User

    Setting up User Accounts

    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, Jan 24, 2020
    #4
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