Windows 10: User accounts

Discus and support User accounts in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Hello all. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Here's my situation, when i start up my Toshiba laptop and the lock screen shows up, it starts with... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by sstewart2967, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. User accounts


    Hello all. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Here's my situation, when i start up my Toshiba laptop and the lock screen shows up, it starts with a user name "sam" (which is my name) and asks for a password to which i dont know because i didnt create it. I HAD a user account which i knew the credentials but decided to delete it. So...now when i get out of log in screen i have the option to log in the Administrator account. I HAVE to log in as the Admin to even get into my laptop.
    Once logged in, i try to find that user account and delete it so i can create a new one. Problem is...."sam" is nowhere to be found. I hope I'm explaining it correctly . I'll try to provide a screenshot if i can

    :)
     
    sstewart2967, Oct 3, 2018
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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, Oct 3, 2018
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    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, Oct 3, 2018
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  4. User accounts

    Problem with user accounts.

    Hi Shubham,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. I understand the inconvenience you are facing. I will certainly help you with this.

    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Initially, I suggest you to run the Microsoft account troubleshooter.

    Microsoft Account Troubleshooter

    http://download.microsoft.com/downl...B-A23B-5C3A6B5974E3/microsoftaccounts.diagcab

    Step 2:

    Now try to switch from Microsoft account to Local account and check.

    Refer to these steps to convert Microsoft account into Local User account:


    • Click on Windows button, then click on
      Settings.

    • Click on Accounts then click on
      Your account
      .

    • Click on Sign in with a local account instead.

    • Following the Online instructions.
    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Oct 3, 2018
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