Windows 10: Setup New Laptop with Windows 10 - sign in and admin

Discus and support Setup New Laptop with Windows 10 - sign in and admin in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Recently had a new HP Laptop and starting to set it up for use and transfer files from old laptop etc. I read somewhere that one should not use their... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tensone, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. tensone Win User

    Setup New Laptop with Windows 10 - sign in and admin


    Recently had a new HP Laptop and starting to set it up for use and transfer files from old laptop etc.

    I read somewhere that one should not use their Windows account log-in to use/run their Laptop/PC etc.

    Should I have my windows sign-in as (non-administrator) and additional user setup as the Administrator.

    Which should I use to log-in when booting/starting the laptop.

    Thank you for any help.

    :)
     
    tensone, Feb 10, 2021
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  2. Namslas90 Win User

    admin password?

    You can reset the Admin Password using Windows XP repair; See Here for step by step.

    *Toast :toast:
     
    Namslas90, Feb 10, 2021
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  3. Bree Win User
    Non Admin acct questions

    I think you may just be looking in the wrong place. When you sign out the sign in screen and password box will be for the account that has just signed out. It's the same for a restart, the sign in screen will be for the last user that had signed in.

    Sign out, then look for a list of names in the lower left corner of the sign in screen. All available accounts should be listed there, click on the one you want to change the sign in screen to be for that user. See the screenshot at step 2 in this tutorial.

    Sign in to Windows 10

    Correct, the user folder is not created until the first sign in.
     
  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Setup New Laptop with Windows 10 - sign in and admin

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Feb 10, 2021
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