Windows 10: Windows Update Signs Admin Account in as Temp User

Discus and support Windows Update Signs Admin Account in as Temp User in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Windows updated last night without my knowledge. Come back to a blank desktop and no files, or so it appeared. When signing in with the only account... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by TheJerryBowen, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. Windows Update Signs Admin Account in as Temp User


    Windows updated last night without my knowledge. Come back to a blank desktop and no files, or so it appeared. When signing in with the only account created on the computer, all settings are gone, accounts are signed out, and all files from desktop, downloads, documents, etc. are gone. When looking further into the issue, I noticed that these folders under Quick Access desktop, downloads, etc. are stored in the c:/Users/TEMP directory. Knowing that, I can access my files from the correct user directory. However, I cannot seem to switch to be using that "account" as there are no other accounts on the device and I am logging into the account that I have been using when prompted.


    Looking at the update history, the only update that was installed was KB2267602. I attempted to uninstall the update, as recommended in a previous Community post, however that update is not listed under the "Uninstall an update" section of Control Panel. I then attempted to roll back to the previous version of Windows 10, but the prompt states my PC was updated more than 10 days ago and the option to go back is no longer available. I don't know if that is a bug or you can only go back on major Windows 10 updates.

    :)
     
    TheJerryBowen, Jun 6, 2020
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  2. C0zzie Win User

    How to change admin user account name?

    ah so main admin account is 'wizzle' which is what I am currently on
    I make another account called 'wizzle2' (with admin rights)
    I sign out of 'wizzle' and sign into 'wizzle2'.
    And once signed into 'wizzle2', then I do the command prompt step and find the SID for 'wizzle' that is listed and go from there?
     
    C0zzie, Jun 6, 2020
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  3. Try3 Win User
    My admin account switched to a user account!

    The first of the many diagrams in this thread show that the link Sign in with a local account instead is displayed for the account that is currently logged on and so the reversion procedure might work for this account. For normal circumstances, that would initiate the conversion back to a local account for the user account currently logged in - see my 23rd & 26th September 2016 posts in revert to local account from one converted to MSAccount. I have no way of knowing how Windows will react to an attempt to use this procedure for the Built-In Admin account and I do not know if that link Sign in with a local account instead will be displayed or not.

    I think I side-stepped this issue by suggesting that that
    • An extra password-protected Admin level account is created, and
    • The Built-In Admin is disabled, and
    • The recovery attempt focuses on whichever existing user account remains active afterwards.

    Personally, I would reinstall Windows 10 without even attempting this recovery. Installation takes very little effort once everything is backed up and the only necessary user interactions are right at the start & right at the end so it can be initiated before making a pot of tea. It took about 30, 60 & 90 minutes for each of my computers [the 30 minuter is 6 months old, the 60 minuter is 7 years old, 90 minuter is 12 years old].

    Raner - I am trying to avoid sounding like I am nagging you into doing a clean install.
    • Once you have recovered the existing user account you can attempt to re-enable & remove the MSAccount link from your Built-In Admin if that link appears in Settings, Accounts.
    • Bree says it cannot be done and I think the same but I have never tried - I have never been able to get to Settings using the Built-In Admin because it cannot run any Windows 10 Apps so I do not know how it can be done [but the diagrams in Bree's link shows that those users got there].
    • Even though I have the safety of having created two spare password-protected Admin accounts I would not want to know that my Built-In Admin was sitting in the background but unable to help me if my other accounts were corrupted.

    Denis
     
    Try3, Jun 6, 2020
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  4. Windows Update Signs Admin Account in as Temp User

    sign in a user admin Microsoft account

    Hello,

    When you add an account on your PC in Windows, it will be a standard user account by default. As an initial troubleshooting step, we need to make sure if the changes you made is applied. Here's how to
    determine Account Type of users in User Accounts:

    Note: You must be signed in as an administrator to be able do this option. You can use the same account you use to changed the account type of the other user account.

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the User Accounts icon.
    2. Click/tap on the Manage another account link.
    3. Look under the user name in each box with the user's account picture.
    • If you see Administrator under the user name, then the account is an administrator.
    • If you don't see Administrator under the user name, then the account is a standard user.

    Let me know how it goes.
     
    Melowin Mar, Jun 6, 2020
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