Windows 10: Windows 10 registered itself to the wrong account!

Discus and support Windows 10 registered itself to the wrong account! in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I just built a new computer because my old one broke, and I installed Win10 on it. Everything was fine - it asked me for my Email, and since I recently... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MarkTaylor63, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 registered itself to the wrong account!


    I just built a new computer because my old one broke, and I installed Win10 on it. Everything was fine - it asked me for my Email, and since I recently changed my Hotmail password, I wasn't sure about it, so I used the other option and had them send me a code to my phone #, and this worked. The idea was to retrieve all my passwords, etc., from my old HD once I got the new machine setup properly. It needed a bunch of updates as usual, and then it needed to restart... and when it came back on it had someone else's name as owner, and said there was 'suspicious activity', and I needed to retrieve a code from my Email to reactivate... which was NOT MY EMAIL. It was the email of the guy who had that phone number EIGHT years ago! I have no idea how to fix this!

    :)
     
    MarkTaylor63, Oct 25, 2020
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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 registered itself to the wrong account! :(
     
    Zakin, Oct 25, 2020
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    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, Oct 25, 2020
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  4. NavyLCDR Win User

    Windows 10 registered itself to the wrong account!

    register PC with microsoft; use local account to log in

    Just simply log in with your Microsoft Account.
    Switch to Microsoft Account in Windows 10

    Just go back to using a local account:
    Switch to Local Account in Windows 10

    Hopefully the tutorials are step by step enough.
     
    NavyLCDR, Oct 25, 2020
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