Windows 10: Windows Account settings are messed up for me.

Discus and support Windows Account settings are messed up for me. in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I signed into a computer (that is not mine) once just to email one thing and now my account is the administrative outlook account in the "Your Info"... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Warinstorm, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Windows Account settings are messed up for me.

    I signed into a computer (that is not mine) once just to email one thing and now my account is the administrative outlook account in the "Your Info" inside the Accounts settings tab.

    I tried removing my account from the "Email and App Accounts Tab" (In the accounts settings tab) but when I click on it the remove button won't show up please help. I need my account off this computer.

    Warinstorm, Jan 18, 2019
  2. angus Win User

    Settings can't be opened using the built-in administrator account

    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.
    angus, Jan 18, 2019
  3. 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:
      net user test /del
    Vesao, Jan 18, 2019
  4. Zakin Win User

    Windows Account settings are messed up for me.

    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 Account settings are messed up for me. :(
    Zakin, Jan 18, 2019

Windows Account settings are messed up for me.

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