Windows 10: Windows 10 PC was setup with wrong account

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  1. Eric Poor Win User

    Windows 10 PC was setup with wrong account


    My wife originally setup my Windows 10 pc a long time ago. It was setup with her account as the owner. When I go to Windows Credentials, generic credentials, it is still setup with my wife's email address.All of my files not my wife's are set up on this pc. I have since purchased a used laptop. I want to save my current files to OneDrive and then be able to access them via my new laptop via OneDrive. However, when I save files from this PC to Onedrive, and then go to One drive via the new laptop the document I saved does not appear. I assume it's because my PC was originally setup und

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    Eric Poor, Jul 13, 2022
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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 Windows 10 PC was setup with wrong account :(
     
    Zakin, Jul 13, 2022
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    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, Jul 13, 2022
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 PC was setup with wrong account

    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.”
    from Lifehacker
     
    Ahhzz, Jul 13, 2022
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