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not able to change the account picture..my Windows 8 pro is activated..please help

Q: not able to change the account picture..my Windows 8 pro is activated..please help

sir/madam
I am a windows 8 pro user and my windows is fully activated but still when I go to P.C SETTINGS I am not able to change my account picture, lock screen & start screen
display, So kindly help me.
Regards
utkarsh chandel

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A: not able to change the account picture..my Windows 8 pro is activated..please help

I was able to solve it by taking control of the "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures" folder, or in some cases "C:\...\Default Account Pictures"

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I got this error message "Setting the account picture failed, please try again". I need to know how to fix this, i got this error after i browsed the pic i wanted to use, if you guys know how to fix this thing, I'll thank you here's the screenshot, I'm not using a pirated copy of this OS, please help!

A:Can't change account picture / lock screen's picture

I don't know what may happen,but I think it worth to try:
First of all, go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft
and copy the Default Account Pictures folder and then rename it to any name,after this open the original Default Account Pictures folder and delete the picture and the data file which belong to the user and try to change accaunt picture

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I m running windows 8.1 pro. Please help me to solve this trouble.

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Hello,

I have tried to find an answer to this but cannot. Lately, I noticed my User Account Picture was not the picture I had selected. In addition, the Background Picture for my Windows 7 Home Premium edition log on screen was changed. This happened after running a program that is for exams at school which reboots your computer into a safe mode where the only program available is a rudimentary word processor.

I contacted the company that makes that software, Examsoft, and they told me how to get my default logon picture for my Windows Logon background back.

To address the User Account picture, I went into Control Panel > User Accounts and attempted to "change picture". This is not an option, however, for my administrator user account. It is an option for my guest account. I tried cloning my account without the bad .dat files, but that didn't work either as the new account I had created, also an administrator account, did not display a "change picture" option in control panel either.

I ran sfc /scannow, and it found no errors.

I am not sure what to do. Has anyone encountered this? Can you please help me?

Attached is a screen shot:

Thank You.

A:No "Change Picture" option for User Account Picture

hi dooba, welcome to the forums ,if you have exhausted all avenues you could try a system restore prior to just before you had probs System Restore

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My issue is that I have an old picture attached to my <g class="gr_ gr_40 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="40" id="40">hotmail</g> account that
is viewable when sending emails. I have tried adding new photos these do not seem to overwrite this old existing picture. This picture still shows up in the sent mail how can I remove this picture from my account?

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The is no picture in my eser account.

Settings>change Pc settings>account> account picture> BROWSE does not go to my PC pfotos folder to choose one.

Camera roll, screenshots & slide shows are empty.

How can I get to my photos? .....thanx .....nick

A:how to change user account picture

Hello Nick,

Are you able to "Browse" to the folder you want instead? See the yellow tip box under step 8 in the tutorial below to see if it may help.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

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hie guys. i'm newbie here "
i have a problem when want to change account picture.
when i click browse. nothing will pop-up or happen
what the problem ?
can you guys help me ?

A:problem to change account picture.

You might not have any photos in your pictures folder yet.

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I have WIndows 7 Ultimate and when I go into User Accounts in Control Panel I click on "change your picture" and I am only able to use the win7 pictures. When I click on "browse for more pictures" nothing happens.

Any ideas?

A:Unable to change User account picture

Hello Tally,

You might check to see if it opened a window that may be hidden behind another opened window. Sometimes these windows are small and can easily be covered up.

If not, then try a sfc /scannow command to see if it can find and fix any bad system files that may be responsible. Afterwards try again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My Windows 8.1 machine has only one interactive account - the built-in "administrator" account. It is just an internal file- and media-server without a monitor, which is accessed exclusively through Remote Desktop.

I would like to change the "user picture" associated with that built-in admin account. Trying to do it the "usual" way - through Control Panel -> User Accounts - does not work. Apparently, user picture selection is handled by a Metro app. And Metro apps are not launchable from the built-in admin.

Most likely there are workarounds. I can try using that hack that enables Metro apps under the built-in admin. Or I can add another interactive admin account and try changing the picture of the built-in admin from that other admin. I don't know whether any of these will work, I haven't tried yet.

But is there a more straightforward way to set the user picture for an account? Like copy the picture file to some folder or something like that?

A:How to change the picture for the built-in admin account?

Best practice is to not use the built in Administrator account for general use. Create an admin level account for daily use and leave the built in account for emergencies. If you have only one account and for some reason you cannot log into it you will have no access, no easy way to solve the problem. Having an alternate account makes this much easier.

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these instructions provided my Microsoft itself couldn't be further from the truth. It says on your Office 365 settings page, to click the photo icon, but there is no photo icon on the page at all. Nowhere in sight do I even see any trace of a photo icon to change. On my personal info page, it shows a generic picture icon, but it is not clickable or changeable! How do I change it? Because Microsoft's instructions are incorrect

A:unable to change Office365 account picture

Instead of trying in Office, go to your Microsoft account instead. https://account.microsoft.com/aboutFrom there sign in with your Microsoft credentials. Then in the upper right corner you'll see your 'missing' avatar use the pulldown to choose settings. Then on the right side you'll see the Hello greeting. Click the blank image circle and change it there. That will then update to all your Microsoft services.

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On a fresh install of Win 7 Pro 64bit, I can't change my account picture via the control panel. I had to manually copy my desired picture into the directory where the other images are stored. I tried registering nusrmgr.cpl and it fails to load because it's not on my computer. Is there a way to extract it out of my Install DVD?

A:nusrmgr.cpl won't load, can't change my account picture

I am trying to learn everything about 7 so can you give more specifics about what your problem was?

in the control panel you couldn't change the image? did you choose an image from your Harddrive?
give me more information.

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hello i have fully activated windows 8 but when i try to change the user account pic the picture then it is high lighted and no option is seen . why it happens . not only user acount but log on screen too is unable to change/ what is the problem please help me.

A:not able to change user account picture,log in screen

Sorry for asking a dumb question, but did you try these?
For the account picture: User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8
For the background screen: Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

Note that if you have multiple accounts setup, then the login screen change is a lot trickier and a manual process from what I understand. Google that one...

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I have a picture on my mail account I want to change. It is Yahoo Premium. How do I change it?
 

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Hi everybody,

I've been trying to change my user account picture in the control panel, it worked, and it showed up in the start menu, but it didn't change in the logon screen (still dell default icon). Does anybody know what's wrong?

My system is Dell precision M6600, win7pro 64-bit. My user account has administrator right (in fact I am the only user).

Thanks!

A:can not change user account picture on logon screen

I hope this tutorial will help you to get rid of Dell's stuff.

Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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Is it possible to change the local user account picture at the windows logon screen via a command prompt.

Reason I need to do this is because I have about 200 workstations where the same exact local account needs to get created and a specific user account picture needs to be applied.

A:Change user account picture via command line

I don't know about copying just the picture. Log in as an Admin on the computer with the account you want to copy and Right click My Computer/Properties/Advanced/System Profiles. Highlight the Account you want to copy (you cannot be logged into the account you want to copy) and choose Copy To. Choose a Network Share. Then Copy it to each of the computers in question that you want to have the account on. this should also include the picture.. Maybe someone can write a batch file that would send it to all of the computers in the network in one click.

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Hello! First post on this fantastic forum which has sorted me out a number of times. However I can't find a solution for this issue , so I hope someone can help me!

Following a rollback to 8.1 after installing the full release of Windows 10 I've been unable to change the account pictures, lock screens or picture passwords for any user. I've tried the following.

Create new userRegistry change and GPE change Unable to change the image on the Lock Screen "&#39;Lock Screen - Microsoft CommunityDeleting account pictures folderTaking ownership of, and deleting C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemDataRunning sfc /scannow, several times after checking component store for corruption

It's driving me a bit nuts now! If anyone has any suggestions I'd be very grateful!

Thanks

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Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

A:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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Hi there,

In Win-7, as an admin-user, it was easy to change the picture from another user. In Win-8 I'm only able to find where I can change my own picture. Can't I set it anymore for other users?

Cheers.

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Where is my account picture stored in windows 8.

Henry

A:where is my account picture stored in windows 8

Hello Henry,

The user account picture (tile image) is stored in the hidden C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Temp folder as (username).bmp.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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On windows 8, i can delete it by right click -> delete
but can't do that on 8.1
Please show me how. Thank you!

A:Delete old account picture windows 8.1?

Mate, has it even been released yet? If you're using the preview, just wait for the official release. If not, well shoot, I'm not sure..
Using preview myself and it doesn't allow right-click at that location.

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After right click properties on My picture folder and change a picture location in the location tab to an external hard drive in %userprofile%\My picture folder the My picture folder has disappear now from %userprofile%\ location.
I went to the registry in the Shell Folder and User Shell Folder \ My Pictures REG_SZ and change back to %userprofile%\My picture value but that seem not taking effect.

Regard,
Thanks.

A:After right click properties on My picture folder and change a picture location locat

Hello Stuckfree,

Double check through OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help restore your My Pictures folder.

Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder

Hope this helps.

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I have set my account picture, but now want to delete the pic and back to the default.

How can I do it?

A:How can I delete user account picture in Windows 8?

Hello,
The userpic, the image tiles used for your account picture, is located, in different resolutions, in the following folder: C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures\%UserAccountSecurityIdentifier%
where %UserAccountSecurityIdentifier% is a placeholder for the Security IDentifier (SID) assigned by the operating system or domain controller to your user account.
Here is how it looks like:

NOTE: If your are using multiple account for login to your computer, like local Security Account Manager (SAM) account (standard account created and stored on your local PC in NTFS), your Microsoft Account (the one using internet account name provided
by Microsoft such as [email protected],
[email protected]), or an Active Directory account, please open root C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures\ folder and browse to the folder with the name of the SID assigned to your user account for which you want to change the user picture.

To find out what SID refers to what user account name used on your PC, proceed with the following:

Start the elevated command prompt by pressing WindowsKey+Q and typing
cmd, then hitting Enter. At the command prompt type: wmic useraccount get name,sid and press
Enter.
This will return a table with all user accounts registered on this computer (that is those who had once logged onto this PC) and their corresponding SIDs.


Now lookup this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AccountPicture\Users
And loc... Read more

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Just performed a clean install of Windows 8 Pro. x64 on a new system. As soon as Windows finished installing, I opened secpol.msc, enabled the built-in administrator account, rebooted and deleted the first account I made during Windows setup and am now using the built-in administrator account as my main account. I don't care if the Metro apps. don't work.

What I want though is a way to change the account picture for this built-in administrator account. When I go into the Metro UI, click on the my username at the top right of the screen and click on "Change account picture", nothing happens.

When I go into the desktop then Control Panel -> User Accounts, there is no option to change the account picture.
Has anyone figured out how to change the user account picture for the built-in administrator account?

A:Windows 8 Pro. x64 Built-In Administrator Account Picture?

go to start screen click on the admin account top right corner and you will get the option to choose account picture done

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I'm trying to find the file location for the user account picture, I found a page that said it was in programData\microsoft\... etc. All I can find in there is the user.jpg (as it said), but that's a random flower, not the picture I set it to, also in there i find a Brydon.dat (my computer and account's name), but it's a blank file.
I'm on an HP computer running windows 7 ultimate (OEM) and the default picture was the HP logo.

A:User account picture location HP windows 7 ultimate.

Hello packocrayons, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The user account picture is stored in the hidden folder below as (username).bmp. C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Temp

User Account Picture - Change
The other location you mentioned is for the default image when the account is created new instead.User Logon Display Picture - Set Default for All Users
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I saw this picture in somewhere on the internet

But I don't know how to do that
And it's look really good .

if anyone know how to change the picture like this tell me please

Btw,Thanks in advance

A:How do I change windows 8.1 folder picture ?

I found it XD

It's windows 8 theme

my theme

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Hello---

I have what I hope is a simple question---the logon image on XP is a set of chess pieces and I would like to change it to a photo I have in my pictures. I have gone to appearances and screen saver but I am stumped as to how it can be done. I am sure there is a simple answer but I must be missing it simply by not being able to see what to click on. Thank you, any help would be greatly appreciated. [email protected]
 

A:Windows XP logon picture change?

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I have a new computer.  I just noticed an old picture, which is not in my new computer saved, is STILL showing up as profile picture on emails I send.  I put a new picture up, BUT the old picture is still showing up on emails I forward.  HOW
CAN I DELETE THIS?
I have no pictures saved on my new computer in C drive, public folders.

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I used cmd prompt as an administrator to activate the built in administrator account
with net user administrator /active:yes
then after doing so was not able to use it as didn't know the password.
went back to the cmd prompt as an administrator again attempting to deactivate just so it won't keep showing up at login. I did this
with net user administrator /active:no
this said it was successful but it was not and still shows up at windows login with the unknown password.
windows 7 home premium

A:inactive administrator account activated but won't deactivate again

I like option 5 of this tutorial to blank out password:
User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7
I boot to a USB flash drive to work with passwords.

You could probably use option 1.

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I set up my Windows 8.1 tablet offline at my dad's and used a nude photo of my girlfriend as the user account picture. All done offline. About a week later, the tablet forced me to link it with my Microsoft account in order to continue to log into windows. Now I am finding that same nude picture is showing up when I am on the Microsoft website. That would not make my girlfriend happy if she found that out and I don't think the public needs her urinating. How can I prevent it from automatically posting it online. When I go to my account using a web browser, I can change it back to the Sylveon I originally had, and my user account on the tablet will still be my girlfriend, but eventually the nude photo returns to the Microsoft website. How do I stop this?

A:prevent Windows 8 from taking my user account picture and posting it to MS Websi

I don't know if you can stop it. I believe that if you log in to windows 8.1  everything you do with a Microsoft account if you log in to your computer that way will be transferd to all your devices  using that account.

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I changed my gmail profile picture it change everywhere it won't change here the G you see when your going to log in what is the fix to make the photo I pick to come in ?

 

A:Gmail profile picture won't change? (Moved from Windows 10)

"Hossain84,
I changeed the picture it did not over-ride the picture on one of my accounts I have two pictures on same Gmail account one picture G is a picture on profile G on the other accounts I changed, want show on G when you log in what is the fix ?
 

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I am trying, with no success so far, to change the picture on the Windows Security screen that comes up when I log on to a network location to the same as my User Account picture. Anyone any ideas.

A:Change the picture on Windows Security logon on screen

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Can you post a screenshot of what you are trying to change?
And post how you get to that screen also.

I did not have a network to login to but I will try to help you.

Jerry

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I'm pretty sure I'm overlooking something really simple, but how do you change the Sign-in/Login Screen picture in Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

This is the sign-in page I get when I boot the PC (it automatically signs in, as I use Bitlocker password instead):


These are the settings I have set in Settings > Personalisation > Lockscreen. I have the Lock Screen set to 'Picture', and 'Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen' set to 'On', but Windows still uses it's own photo (the beach pic).

Is there another setting I'm overlooking?

A:How To Change Sign-in/Login Screen Background Picture In Windows 10

Do you realize that there are two different lock screens? Check out this tutorial as Shawn Brink explains this much better than I can.

Lock Screen Background - Change in Windows 10

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Hello

My first Thread!

Basically, for some reason, my computer has divorced me and only allows Logon as a Guest. This of course means I do not have permissions to change almost everything because my Account on logging on is not part of the Administrator Group. I've tried several routes but none work including Safe Mode. I do not have permission to Create an Administrator Account, Restore the System or use the Administrative Tools in Control Panel. Control userpasswords2 doesn't work either. I can change the password for my Guest Login however. Any suggestions?

I thank you for taking the time to examine my query.

Windows XP SP2
Compaq Presario 2100CA
512Mb Ram - 80Gb HDD
1.8 Mhz
 

A:Windows XP -Can't Change Guest Account

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I have laptop gifted to me, with a user name which I want to change.
I have the following steps in mind:
1. Create a new administrator account
2. Copy the profile from old username to new user.
3. Backup the entire registry.
4. Edit the exported .reg file to find and replace old user with new user.
5. Login as the new user.
6. Delete old user
7. Restore the new (edited) .reg

Would it work? If not, what other steps do I need to follow?

A:Change account user name in Windows 7

I would just create another user and delete the one that came on it.

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I have a personal account as well as a university account. In Windows 8.1, how do I switch from my personal account to my university account so that all my OneDrive for Business data is showing in Windows 8.1 instead of my personal OneDrive for consumer?

Thank you!

A:How to change OneDrive account in Windows 8.1?

Hello Charlie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you needed to switch between the accounts often, then you might consider creating a new Microsoft account using your university address in Windows. This way you can easily switch between the user accounts in Windows as needed.

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Just got a new laptop with windows 8, not familiar at all with the OS, but accidentally misspelled the account name. Obviously, this has little impact on functionality, but I would like to change the name so any files I have from my other computer get put in the proper location without having to correct the username typo when switching back and forth. Basically, how can I go about changing the account name on my computer. There are no other users, I just set it up today. Thanks inadvance.

A:How to Change Account/User Name on Windows 8

Hello theIrishBAMF, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you would like to only change the display name of your account, then you could use an option in the tutorial below depending on if it's a local or Microsoft account.
User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
If you wanted to change the name of your user profile folder (C:\User\(user-name), then The best way would be to create a new account with the name you wanted instead, and just delete the old account when finished. If this is a Microsoft account, then you would need to switch it to a local account before creating a new account since you will not be able to have two Microsoft accounts on the computer using the same email address.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i have a problem with the key strokes on my p c. The key strokes on the comp have changed only when i have logged om using the administrators account. For example when i press key 'U' the number 2 appears in my worksheet. It also affects my typing of passwords as i type them during login
 

A:change of key strokes while using the administrators account in Windows XP

Is this a laptop?
If so is the "NumLK" key on?
 

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I have a Panasonic FZ1000 camera that is wi-fi capable. However, I'm having the worst time getting the PC and camera to pair, as have many others. One suggested workaround was to disable "Password protected sharing" in the control panel's Advanced Sharing Settings. However, windows won't let me do this because (to the best of my knowledge) I would first have to remove the password from my Guest user account. I have tried numerous times to do this, but unsuccessfully. Here's what's happening: I enter the Guest account using its proper pw. In the control panel, I get to the "remove your password" screen. Here there is a field asking for my current pw. I enter the pw used to gain access to the Guest account and get the message that "Windows cannot change the password." BTW, "Password protected sharing" can't be disabled in the Guest account, either. Help please.

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When I installed Windows 8.1 I miss typed the email account name, I typed name.man.co which dose not exist instead of name.msn.com.

Is the any way of change the email?

Walter

A:Change the email address of Windows 8.1 account

Yes you can in the setting > account

you can change your email there

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Alright, so my issue is that I set up my Microsoft account on my Win10 laptop back when Win10 first released. At the time it was associated with an older email account that I have since changed to a new gmail account. I was able to go into my Microsoft account settings online and set the new email as an alias, as well as the primary for the account. My desktop (the system I am typing this on) is on this account with the new gmail address attached to the user account (as a Microsoft account). My laptop, however, still shows my old email as the account name. I contacted Microsoft directly and they connected to my laptop through a remote connection to try and fix it, but they were unable to figure out how to change the account name. I have since performed an in-place upgrade to refresh the Win10 install, which prompted for my Microsoft account credentials. I was able to connect successfully, but the account name is still stuck on my old email address. Under User settings in the control panel, there is no option to simply change account name like the local accounts do, and the OS is the home edition, so I have no access to the group policy editor settings. I have seen a few references to registry edits, but I'd rather avoid messing with that because I realize changing the account name might mess up directory addresses (since the 'user' directory is linked to account name). Does anyone here have any suggestions? Sorry for the wall of text, this is kind of a tricky situation to exp... Read more

A:How to change email associated with Windows 10 user account

Step1: Switch your user account to Local Account (Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums).

Step 2: Switch your account back to MS Account using your Gmail address based MS account (Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums).

That's it, the issue should be resolved.

Kari

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I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.

I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.

Help?

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So this is probably the strangest problem I have ever encountered with Windows 7. About two or three months ago, I noticed that my user account had suddenly changed into a guest account. I get prompted for an administrator password when trying to do any tasks that require administrator privilege. It is not a huge hassle, as I know the administrator account password.

Here is where it becomes very strange. When I turn my computer on, it automatically logs me into my user account (the guest account). When I got into the user accounts section of the control panel and try to manage user accounts, it shows exactly zero user accounts on my computer. Also, when I try to change my user account (the guest account) to an administrator account, precisely nothing happens.

It gets evens stranger. When I log out of Windows, the only user account I can pick from, to log back into Windows, is the generic "Administrator" account. My user account is nowhere to be found. When I go to the control panel and try to manage accounts, only the administrator account is listed. There is an option turn on a generic guest account, but nothing related to my original user account is shown. Again, this is in contrast to when I am logged into my user account (the guest account), and see exactly zero user accounts listed on the manage accounts screen.

I feel that I am pretty good at avoiding bad websites, and I do have an antivirus program installed (not that that will prevent my ... Read more

A:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!

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I am aware of a group fix where you can force Windows 8 and Windows 8 Enterprise to change the default lock screen. However, this doesn't seem to be applicable to Windows 8.1. Is there any method to change the guest account lock screen? The default one it is using is painful to look at, and while this isn't a critical problem, it's annoying when I boot up and am confronted with its mass of colors rather than my desired lock screen.

I would like to see this:

Rather than this:
Thanks for any help!

A:How to change guest account lock screen in Windows 8.1

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I am using windows Vista Home Premium 6.0 and Windows Live Messenger 8.5
I got this problem after i changed my vista login admin account password, and now i am unable to connect ( with 80070005 error code) my MSN via this account, but i still can log in with another vista login account.
FYI, i cant check the "remember me" , "remember my password" and "sign me in automatically" too.
i have tried to changed my admin account to standart account then changed it back to admin account, but it doesnt work.
i have tried to reinstall my msn but it doesnt work too.

i cant just delete this account and make another account cause i got all important data and settings on this account.

can someone please tell me what should i do ?

Thanks

P.S. Idk if i post this problem on the right thread

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I sent my computer in to HP for hardware repairs and when I got it back it had an account called "User" at the login that had no password. I didn't actually notice this at first and took the time to setup everything within this account, after I noticed it wasn't my normal windows account I assumed "User" was equivalent to a guest account and just continued using it since I had already set everythint up.

It's been several months and now the message "lost connection to windows server" pops up. Chrome simply does not respond, but I am still connected to the internet as everything else seems to work perfectly(spotify, steam, etc.). The option to switch windows accounts is gone from the start menu, and when I went into setting to change it from there it simply froze
 

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