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Q: My user account changed to an hotmail-email account connec

It used to be not connected to any email account but when it updated to 8.1 I chose to get an email address for it, so now as a result, the password has to be 8 characters long and I have to use a PIN number , but that's still 4 characters, and I usually use one character password.

So how do I go back to the normal type of user account to use the 1 character password?

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A: My user account changed to an hotmail-email account connec

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8

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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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Hi, does anyone know what happens if I mistakenly deleted a user account?

When I open my computer, then right click on the "This pc" there is a option called "Manage". Then under manage, there are user accounts. I mistakenly deleted the "Administrators" group from my current account. Only left is standard user group.

The admin account is password protected and I have the password. Is it possible to log into the admin account and change promote back my current account?

I did try to right click "manage", but I get this window (attached file) with no place to put the password. That is slightly annoying. I was trying to reassign myself back in the admin group.

I was thinking of making an account which can modify all items, such adding hardware and items under "Device manager" etc but just limit to not being able to just make a new admin full access account. Seems that deleting the admin solves the not being able to make a new account, but in the process I'm locked out from the admin settings.

Is it possible to create a super-user account just limiting not being able to make new user accounts and have access to all such as device manager? It would be nice to not have to log into admin account just to check newly installed hardware.

Currently, on standard user, I am unable to go to "device manager" and other admin based stuff (with that admin shield logo).

Thanks

A:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL keyClick on Switch UserType: Administrator and enter the passwordOnce you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your namesign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.

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I tried to see Skype Video on Windows 10. Huge mistake.
It asked me for a Windows Account. (I just finished understanding what Google Account means).
I happened to have a Windows Account. I entered it and it accepted it.
It then asked that I must also change the password that I use for my profile on my desktop.
I obliged and sacrificed my simple password as it required a strong password.
So now I have a Windows password and my strong user profile password.
I rebooted. Big headache for the past two hours.
Neither passwords worked to let me in my profile (which has Administrator privilege).
I logged in as Administrator, went to Control Panel, Users accounts, hoping that being logged in as Local Admin, I can change the password of my profile. I can see my profile user account, but there is no way to change its password, only to delete or change to ordinary user.
I changed my Windows account password via my mobile.
Still, I can't log in to my profile.
Would somebody kindly help? or should I just dump Windows 10 and move on to Mac?

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Hello.

I've been using Windows 10 for weeks. Until today, it started up just fine by displaying my name and no email address. This is exactly how I want it to be.

Today when Win 10 would not recognize a printer, in order to download an "app" to help with this, I was required to provide a Microsoft email account, which I did (an old Hotmail account I rarely use). Now when I restart or wake up the computer, that old Hotmail account appears as "Administrator". However, I do NOT want that old Hotmail email address associated with this computer.

How can I remove it and get back to logging in with NO associated email address?

NOTE: I do not want to delete the old Hotmail account; just want to remove it from my Windows 10 "Account" menu (My name + Hotmail address + "Administrator").

In case it's required to associate Win 10 with an email address, I use Windows Live Essentials with a company email address. I tried adding it via the "Other Account" option, but Win 10 said it did not recognize the email address I entered, sigh.

I saw threads with a similar question but not quite the same.

Thanks for any help!

A:Can I remove but not delete MS email account from user account?

You have converted your local user account to a Microsoft account. It's easy to switch back to a local account, just follow the instructions in this tutorial: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

When you have switched back to a local account and you want to download another app from the Windows Store, follow the instructions in this tutorial (Method Two, Step 5) to keep using your local account to sign in to Windows and only use a Microsoft account to sign in to Store: Store - Sign in with Different Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

A useful tutorial to learn the difference between a local account and a Microsoft account: Local Account or Microsoft Account - How to Tell in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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The user account I use, named Skynet, has administrator privileges. Some time back, its almost a month now, I was tinkering with some software, it was about turning XP into Windows 7 or some such thing, and it took a long while to install, and boot, and it kept thrashing the HDD, so I finally removed it with Revo uninstaller. I just got a theme from deviantart that didn't need any installing and things have been running smoothly since then.

The only problem is that now I've got two folders in the "Documents and Settings" folder, one is called "Skynet", which is the old user account, and there's another one that made itself, called "Skynet.O-175D87E694N38". I've changed the numbers while writing them here since I don't know what they are. Now the main account that is being used is this numbered Skynet, the other one seems to be just lying there. I used Unlocker to find out out if it (plain Skynet) is being used, and it showed many programs using that folder, and when I clicked unlock all, everything else got unlocked except for four process under the name of System. I then started deleting the folders inside plain Skynet, and there were one or two folders that were just stuck and wouldn't budge at all and they didn't even have the option to change the owner permissions, so I had to boot from a Linux live CD and delete it all.

The computer is now working properly, so deleting plain Skynet doesn't seem to have made... Read more

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I am the administrator of a resident computer in an Assisted Living facility. I have set up several user accounts with their first names so they could easily identify them. Several of the residents have left and no longer need a user account. How can I change the name of the accounts in question? I have the passwords.

A:can the name of a user account be changed

in same screen where you made them you can change them. Just click the acoount and do "change account name" (translated form Dutch, so maybe slightly different)

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After installing Itunes yesterday, my sister's Pc now has a different desktop and her files are not there in her documents. She has no restore points either. Any ideas?
(Her account name and password are still the same.)
 

A:Desktop and User account changed?!

Try logging in with the administrator account and goto documents and settings folder. Find the folder the labeled with your original "username documents" (username is your sign on name) and see if they are in there. If so it somehow created a new account. Let me know what you find out.
 

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Hi,
I turned on my computer two days ago, logged in as per usual, same pic and same password, the Windows 8 default screen appeared and my customed desktop had gone!

I eventually found my user under My Computer (Network) and all my files are still there but I can't make this the default user and I cant find my Microsoft programs 365 Home, so I am unable to open any of my files. I have tried system restore and it fails.

I have gone into User Accounts and it wont change the type of account. Any changes that I make are gone next time I open or restart my computer.

I have tried running *.exe for the Microsoft programs but that doesn't work either.

I have searched every where for a solution with no results.

Please help I don't want to have to start again!

A:User Account changed, microsoft 365 gone

Hello musicbox, and welcome to Eight Forums.

From your description it sounds like you are in a temporary account from getting the "Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile." error.

If so, then you might see if this may be able to help. It applies to Windows 8 as well.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello, recently i had a computer with a admin user account called fran....she is no longer with us. So this other person decided to take claim to this account and rename it kristina. Im not sure which method she used to change the account name. But now everything that is created in the supposed account name kristina is still showing up as c:/ ....fran .... If i create a new folder on the desktop..it shows it as belonging to fran. I checked the user account in computer managment and it shows it as being in kristinas name...so i dont know.
This is causing problems with the XP fax console putting a copy of the incoming faxs into a folder on the desktop and then sharing it out. Any ideas for fixing the account renaming issue...or am i going to have to blow it away and start the account all over? Thanks for reading
 

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When I turned on my computer this evening I got quite a surprise. I entered my password and when the start screen came up it looked very much like a guest account; IE, file explorer, desktop, and Store. I normally have about two pages of tiles.

When I looked at the user accounts, the guest account is turned off. My administrator account is there and an account that I didn't realize existed; ASP.Net machine account. All of my saved settings are gone. It appears that my files are intact. What's going on?

A:[SOLVED] User account seems to have changed

The ASP.Net machine account can be deleted since it's associated with net framework 1.1, but if the Admin account is working OK and you have all your personal files, I'd try a System Restore to a date prior to the problem before doing anything. My best guess is it occurred when Windows Update ran last week.

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Hi

Is there some way of moving all messages from my hotmail account to another email address? So when I emails are sent to my hotmail address they are then sent to my other email address, (then deleted from hotmail).
Is there a program that can sit on the desktop that is always checking hotmail, and when a email is recieved it is then sent to another email address? (this address is not a hotmail address).

Any possibilities??
 

A:Make all email that is recieved from my hotmail account go to another email address.

possibly
if you have outlook express linked to your hotmail account you can run a rule on the mail - not sure if it works on webmail cia outlook/outlook express
but the rume to forward certainly works
 

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Good afternoon everyone! I have both a Hotmail (live.com) email account, as well as, the email account(s) provided free by my ISP (Cox Communications).I would like to inquire if there are any methods/programs I could utilize so that if I receive a new email in my Hotmail account (while offline, for example)...I would be alerted via either some icon on the Taskbar and/or sound generated?Thank you for your time and any information!

A:Hotmail email account; any ways to be alerted when a new email arrives?

@ Moderators/Admins: This topic may be CLOSED for comment! It obviously was of no interest to anyone, and I managed to locate some helpful assistance in another forum!Thanks anyway!

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Hi there techguys!

I have a problem with getting into Hotmail. I type in my username and password like normal and it seems to activate it but doesnt eventually get me into the account (ie takes forever to download the page). What I have also noticed is that alot of 00000's come up on the address bars whilst its trying to get in and load my account page (this is unusual). No matter how long I wait for it to download the page, it just doesnt do it. Please help as it is so frustrating!

Many thanks...
 

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from my friend's shaw.ca email account, I am not sure if it goes through Outlook on her part or what. She says she sent it to me once, I have it a dozen times at least today.

it just contains a .wmv that I didn't even open because I was suspicious of the amount (at the time 5) of her emails. I replied "why so many?" and she was very confused.

I don't use Outlook or anything, I am very plain almost the stupidest computer illiterate around, and just have my gmail and hotmail account, it doesn't go through anything, I just logg in and away I go.

So... I did try to search this here on the boards but can't quite find what I am looking for, so if it is a duplicate, Im sorry. It's late and I am googly eyed lol
Any thoughts on what to do here? I suggested she contact her service provider for help since it is HER email being sent out multiple times.

Next I guess I run a scan (I have Kaspersky Internet Security 2009- is that ok?)

Anyways thanks for any thoughts.

A:Keep getting same email to my hotmail account

Hi claudemarie,

It would be her account that is infected. And yes, Kaspersky is excellent.

Zllio

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I have a hotmail account. Some people try to send me emails but they are returned as undeliverable while I can get emails from others.
 

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I ran Windows update this morning and it all worked fine. I then had a problem installing my new Norton 360. The technician at Symantec did it all for me but in the process my user account changed! It now looks as though I've just started a new computer and although it still has my name and I appear to be logged on correctly, my desktop is wiped and I have to search through the C:/Vista drive to find all my files. Can anybody help me to restore this? The Symantec chap assures me he didn't change anything so it must be a Windows problem. I didn't have any user accounts as I am the only one using this laptop (VAIO) (guest was disabled) so what on earth has happened? It's Vista Business and Service Pack 1. If I do a system restore it'll remove my Norton as that was the last thing installed and that would cause huge problems again that took 5 hours to fix today! I hope somebody can help me please.

A:User account changed after Vista update - help!

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Originally Posted by Jules_237



. . I then had a problem installing my new Norton 360. The technician at Symantec did it all for me but in the process my user account changed!

. . .The Symantec chap assures me he didn't change anything so it must be a Windows problem. . . .




Hi -

Norton 360 is probably one of the worst products ever produced. The same goes for Norton Internet Security and all of the other similar Internet Security packages. They interfere with Vista system services causing application crashes and BSODs. No surprise to me that Symantec/ Norton told you it was a Windows problem.

I suggest that you perform a Vista System Restore using a restore point prior to the failed 360 install and see if that helps.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi all,
I recently followed this great tutorial and changed my user account name. Mostly everything has been working great, but I'd found one exception.

It looks like my Add Remove Programs shortcut (when i search via windows key) still contains my old username in it's launch directory. As a result, I get the following error when I try to launch (note: black box is my old ​username)

I would like to know how I can change the shortcut dir to reflect my new user name! Anyone know?

Thanks in advance

A:Changed my user account name - one small hiccup

Hello JTon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

To make it universal, you can use the variable below in the path of the shortcut's location instead.

%LocalAppData%

instead of

C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local

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Hi all,

Thanks in anticipation for any replies that you all may provide.

I had someone else install windows on my laptop and they entered a windows username of 'sony' during windows registration.

I later went on to change the windows username to: 'Ishan'

However, when I went back to the 'Users' folder in C:\ , I noticed that the folder name was still called sony (which was the name entered during registering windows). I was wondering if there is a way to change it to my current windows user name.

Even when I install any new applications, the setup program asks me: "Install for all users or only for current user: sony (whereas the current user is actually Ishan Nagar).

Or is there any way I can register windows again without losting any data and settings I have on my computer?

Hope you all can help me with this issue.

Thanks and Regards,

Ishan.

A:Windows Account Name Changed, not Folder name in 'User'

Hello Ishan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The only way to change the C:\Users\(user-name) folder is to create a new administrator account, copy the contents of the old account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder, and delete the old account from within the new account after everthing checks out ok.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi everyone,

I got a new HP Pavilion laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. When I booted it up for the first time, there was already an administrator account on it named after the company who sent me the laptop. I renamed the user account and the computer to my name. Unfortunately, this change was not taken over by my profile folder or the profile folder paths. For example, if I go to the C drive and to "Users", then there's the Public folder and underneath it is my profile folder (which has a lock icon) - stuck with the previous name. I can access it and see the picture, music, desktop etc. folders with my stuff in them. I wanted to save a Word Document, and the username in the path was the old one, so that's how I first noticed the issue.

I searched and asked around and found out that I'd have to create a new user account and delete the old one to fix this issue. I came across two sets of instructions. I found one set over here in this Microsoft document for Windows 7 - it is about replacing a corrupted user profile, and it says that one would need THREE user accounts to do it...Very confusing...obviously, my user profile is not corrupt, but it looks like I have to replace it:
Fix a corrupted user profile

The second set of instructions I came across simply said that I'd have to do the following:

1) rename my current account back to the old unwanted name
2) create a new administrator account with my name and log into it
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A:Changed user account name but profile and paths keep old name

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PallasAthene


Hi everyone,

I got a new HP Pavilion laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. When I booted it up for the first time, there was already an administrator account on it named after the company who sent me the laptop. I renamed the user account and the computer to my name. Unfortunately, this change was not taken over by my profile folder or the profile folder paths. For example, if I go to the C drive and to "Users", then there's the Public folder and underneath it is my profile folder (which has a lock icon) - stuck with the previous name. I can access it and see the picture, music, desktop etc. folders with my stuff in them. I wanted to save a Word Document, and the username in the path was the old one, so that's how I first noticed the issue.

I searched and asked around and found out that I'd have to create a new user account and delete the old one to fix this issue. I came across two sets of instructions. I found one set over here in this Microsoft document for Windows 7 - it is about replacing a corrupted user profile, and it says that one would need THREE user accounts to do it...Very confusing...obviously, my user profile is not corrupt, but it looks like I have to replace it:
Fix a corrupted user profile

The second set of instructions I came across simply said that I'd have to do the following:

1) rename my current account back to the old unwanted name
2) create a new admini... Read more

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Hi

I created a new windows user account. After logging into this account, I noticed that the display of the fonts where changed. I mean the icons text, the text that appears on the Internet explorer Address, the text on the blue windows header and general text etc...
It is turned to be blurred ot out of focus.
Now, also when I logged back to the previous user account, the problem occurs also here and I can't get rid of it.
I tried changing the screen resolution but I can't change it to 1024X1280 so I use 1024X768. I don't remember what I used before. when I change it to 1280X800 - that is the closest that I get to what I had before but not enough.
also on the right click on the Desktop -> properties ("Display properties") -> settings, I see 2 Dsiplays:
1. Plug and play Monitor on Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family
2. (Default Monitor) on Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family

I can't cause the 2nd display to work. When I choose it, press OK and enter back to this screen I see that the 1st Display is selected.

On the "Device Manager" -> Monitors , I see 3 "Plug and play monitor" devices. All are working properly.

I'll be happy if you could help me.

Thanks
Asi
 

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Hi,
I am running Win7 Home Premium on a ZT desktop and recently changed the name of my user account so that I can sync files with my laptop also runnung Win 7 Home Premium. Problem: It seems that most of my files are still listed under the old "file path" instead of a file path utilizing the new name of the user account. This is an administrator account. For example: my custom dictionary has a file path of C:\Users\JPL\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\UProof\CUSTOM.DIC - when it should be C:\Users\PWM\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\UProof\CUSTOM.DIC - Should I just leave well enough alone since everything seems to be working okay or will this create problems in the future? Do I need to re-index all of my files? If so, what is the best way to do this?
Thanks for your input.

A:Recently changed name of Windows 7 user account

See if post #2 helps - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...6-77232207c7e2

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Hi, I have a vista 64 bit PC system, and a hotmail and a roadrunner email account. Only the hotmail account has been infected I believe as follows:
1. Spam of my entire contact lists and random accounts are being sent from my hotmail account. I get undelivered notifications even in non English languages.
2. Spam is added to each email I try to send out.
I may have other problems associated with the above two.

My norton internet security 2010 does not dectect anything, nor does malwarebytes software. Help would be appreciated. I have a lot of ties to the hotmail account and hate to close it unless its absolutely necessary. Thanks, WC

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Please delete, didn't realized I already asked this question : /

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When I was installing and setting up WCP, I could not get it to recognize my Windows Live ID hotmail address (I don't know why), so I set it up with a new hotmail address. I figured "no big deal... I'll just set up a new hotmail account later and change my Windows Live ID to match it". Hah. Big mistake. Now I cannot get hotmail to give me that account name... it's already taken (yeah, I know... by me!)

This is a mess. How do I change the hotmail address on my administrator account to my old, original hotmail address? How do I do it? (And no, I do not want to just create a new user account on my PC)

A:Change Hotmail Address Associated With User Account

same problem here as well... i want to change my
Change Hotmail Address Associated With User Account .. but how.. any one know how change it?

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall

thx

A:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

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I only have one account on my recently installed Windows 8 and accidentally managed to change the account type from Admin to Guest in User Accounts. Now, I am not able to run any programs that require administrator password. The popping up window says "to continue, type an administrator password, then click yes". However, it does not give me any option to enter the administrator password and the button "yes" is disabled (see attachment). Also, at the logon I don't have an option to choose any other account than the one that used to be admin, but is now guest. I feel like I entered a loop, because now I am not able to go back to User Accounts to change it back. Are there any options for me to change the account type back to Admin?

It had all worked fine before but I changed my hotmail password recently and was not able to start Windows 8 without entering the password any more, so I wanted to adapt the password in User Accounts. I did not find that option so left User Accounts (must have then accidentally changed the account type, still not sure how), but since then I am not able to enter it back (since I cannot run any programs as administrator).

Thanks for any help,
Piotr

A:User account type changed from Admin to Guest

Hello Piotr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could try refreshing Windows 8 to see if it will set you up another administrator account. You may need to do so at boot. Be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose first though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Can someone help please, my laptop is sending spam to all my contacts!

Many thanks
 

A:Email sent from my hotmail account to all contacts - but it wasn't me!

Closing duplicate.

Please continue here:

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...-hijackthread-cookie-problem.html#post5878961
 

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My friend has a hotmail account that is blocked and he can't send emails or use windows live messenger because it always asks him to verify his account.
He can't get a verification code by phone because he doesn't have a phone.
How can he verify his account using an alternate email?
If there is another way to unblock the account please let me know.

A:How to verify hotmail account using an alternate email

go to Outlook.com, Gmail.com, Ymail.com etc and create a new Email address to use to verify his hotmail account.

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Hello All, This is my first post here and I hope that you all are willing to help out a "newbie" of the forum, because as of right now I am getting fed up with my BLEEPING COMPUTER!!!My computer has been acting a little funny lately...I'm not sure what the issue is, but a lot of my administrative privileges seem to have been changed, ie "You do not have permission to (fill in blank)" If anyone has time to take a look at my hijackthis logfile as well as the adsspy logfile to see if there is anything that looks a little fishy. I have had THREE different instances of my bank account info being exploited and just recently my Hotmail account was hijacked and used as a "mass SPAM sender". Also, the last logfile is from a program called IOBit, which has a HijackScan tool as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated!HIJACK THIS LOGFILELogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:55:31 PM, on 5/3/2011Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Progr... Read more

A:Possible crcss.exe trojan? Little to no admin privledges? Hotmail Account Hijacked as well as bank account

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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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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What the...

Long story short; I install Windows clean, put my own name as admin; the only user.
I use, let's call it 'password_one' for clarity.

Fine. Then once I'm in Windows I login with my MS account (which is also my Gmail address) and give it 'password_two' as it is my MS account password.

Result: now my one and only user account is my MS account, my own name, but with my Gmail adress...and I have to login to Windows as well with my MS account password, 'password_two'.

So windows decided to change it for me? Just deleted the old password and switched to using my MS account one?

OK...so nevermind, everything works fine...except it doesn't!

I can't apparently install all programs because I HAVE NO RIGHTS to edit the system32 folder contents any longer. It just says 'you must login as administrator to do this' and when I click OK it just says 'access denied'.

But I'm still the ONLY user and the ONLY admin in Users - only not with the original password but which Windows changed there! There is NO way to login as anything else, and it won't accept my original 'password_two'

So...the plot deepends...I try to do ANYTHING in policy editor for instance I get this:

Namespace 'Microsoft.Policies.Sensors.WindowsLocationProvider' is already defined as the target namespace for another file in the store.
File
C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLP Adm.admx, line 5, colum 110.

WTF????

How do I regain control of my PC??? What is going on here???

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My wife has 2 hotmail accounts (.co.uk and .com) . She can access them via a PC, her android phone and ipad, the ipad being her primamry source. However there have been 2 instances in the last week where emails have been received and show on the phone and the PC, but not the iPad. As you can imagine, this is more than frustrating. Any clues or solutions would be more than appreciated.
Thanks
 

A:Hotmail email account on Ipad not receiving some emails

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I'm not happy with MS wanting another email/phone for email access; however, gave them another email account to keep mine.

However, now when I log into the email - I can only get my account info, not the email. I've logged out several times and back in.

I seen nothing to route me to my email when I'm in account info.

Please, how can I access my email?

A:[SOLVED] can't get hotmail email - only account info when logged in

are you logging with a hotmail/outlook/live account
OR
are you using another email address
MS allows any email to be used to register as a MSAccount (changes since windows 8) and so you could register with a gmail.com account
BUT
you wont get any email access as the email server is provided by gmail and not MS

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Hi,

I'm a still-learning, self-taught, fairly new, computer student. I have a problem with an email that I received in my inbox on my hotmail account from a ?friend? recently. The subject line reads...Fwd: Fwd: Angels....size 617K. When I clicked the open box, I got a firewall alert (Norton) that instance of confidential info "block bank account" had occurred. I then tried to delete the email and got the same alert and then again when I tried to move to another folder within hotmail. After reading the email listed above it in the inbox and deleting that one...this email opened...had an attachment titled "application thingsar.pps". I did not open the attachment but tried to delete on the page and once again got the same firewall confidential info alert. I just can't seem to make it go away!!! I thought about disabling my firewall until I delete it...but if it's blocking access to my personal conf. info....seemed like a bad idea.

I also had another strange incident involving the sender of this particular email and my hotmail inbox a short while back. I received an email in my inbox addressed to him...??????????? Always wondered how that happened!! Any input and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

This is an awesome site and forum!!!! Thanks!!!!!
 

A:cannot delete, open, or move email in hotmail account

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so why after every version of firefox the browser will never remember the signin Info for my email account on hotmail??

as well i have win xp and 512mb ram and fox sucks it up every version the memory leak is horible

A:Firefox 16 still doesnt remember hotmail account user info

The site that MS uses to sign on (login.live.com) uses JavaScript to create the login form and the Firefox Password Manager currently doesn't work with such forms.

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Hi, I only have one account in my Win8.1x64 PC. It was "Admin" (Standard user was not available, grayed). I tried to change it to "Standard" using Local Policy Group and now the account changed to "Local Account" and whatever I want to do (Change UAC settings, open Local Policy Group,check disk for errors, etc etc) I get the attached message below.I can't even press "YES" as it's grayed. How can I disable UAC and return my account to Administrator? Thanks

A:Admin account changed to Local Account/Can't disable UAC

Please follow the steps in this thread:
Accidentally changed the admin account to a local account

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Hi I have accidentally changed the admin account to a local user and now cannot make any changes to my laptop. I am using an ASUS brand and when I click on manage user accounts it pops up with a screen "connect smart card". Kindly help, thanks in advance.

A:Accidentally changed the admin account to a local account

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Hello, I've got problem with One drive. Every time, when i start my computers there's a communication that IT department changed my personal account to business account. I haven't business account. My Files aren't synchronize. I've got office 2010 and
365 on my computers for non commercial use. 

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I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.

so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie
 

A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
 

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I have a Vista 32 system that has some corruption. Several things like the NET v2.0 framework do not work correctly and it does not do a Windows update without an error. Basically, I know some corruption must exist in the registry.

I have a new drive that I restored a backup from way back when the system was working OK. Naturally there are programs and files that need to be updated. I will have to reinstall the programs that did not exist on the old backup, but I was hoping I could restore my user account profile "in bulk" without just moving individual files. Is there anything wrong with deleting the whole content of the restored user account profile and replacing it with my present profile?

A:replacing a restored user account from backup with present user account

You could use Windows Easy Transfer, I will be back with more information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

You can also, just back up your files etc and then restore them to the new account.

You have to be careful with anything that you do, to be sure that the corruption is not transferred.

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Is there a fix for Unlocking AD User Account in Windows7 so I do not I have to use WindowsXP AD to unlock the User Account?  Is there a fix and/or update for fixing this problem?
Your help will ge greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Fred

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My folders and files in C:/users/myname/ can be viewed and accessed from the Guest user account. How do I stop this?
 

A:Files in my user account can be accessed from guest user account in VISTA

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i got this surprise when i was unable to log in into skype then i when to my email and i got this
and after several emails to support i got an answer saying that
 
"ve verified that a serious violation of the Microsoft Services Agreement occurred on your account .......................   Due to the nature of this violation, and pursuant to the terms of the Microsoft Services Agreement, Microsoft can neither grant you access to the contents of your account,..."
whats next now?
i want to know what happened exactly, and can that be appealed?
 

A:Problem with hotmail account, account temporarily suspended)

Ask them for a appeal? The only ones who will know what happened is them. Do you happen to use Skype to send adult content? I hear they have been cracking down on that more.

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i got this surprise when i was unable to log in into skype then i when to my email and i got this
and after several emails to support i got an answer saying that
 
"ve verified that a serious violation of the Microsoft Services Agreement occurred on your account .......................   Due to the nature of this violation, and pursuant to the terms of the Microsoft Services Agreement, Microsoft can neither grant you access to the contents of your account,..."
whats next now?
i want to know what happened exactly, and can that be appealed?
 

A:Problem with hotmail account, account temporarily suspended)

Ask them for a appeal? The only ones who will know what happened is them. Do you happen to use Skype to send adult content? I hear they have been cracking down on that more.

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Hey all,

I have spent the weekend trying to figure out how to change my account type back to administrator but with no luck.

I have been running this laptop as my main machine for a few months now with no problems, however, I realised I had a problem when I wanted to change some networking settings on Friday when the UAC said I needed admin privileges and wouldn't let me enter a password or click "Yes", hence not allowing me to go any further.

I went to control panel > User accounts and saw my account type has been changed to Guest.

Now I have thought long and hard and I have not changed or had any need to change my account type to guest, nor has anyone else had access to my laptop, so I can only assume this has been done in the last week or so during a Windows update.

I'll tell you what I did to try to resolve this below:

First of all I tried to enable the hidden administrator account while in my account by running command prompt as admin (and then entering net user Administrator /active:yes) but as I don't have admin privileges I couldn't even open the command prompt so I couldn't get any further.

After reading around the net and this forum I found this thread and gave it a try. After restarting the laptop and booting into safe mode I was expecting to see and Administrator account next to my account at the log in screen, however, there was only the administrator account to choose from, so I clicked it and it went through the first time initialisation of ... Read more

A:Main user account type changed to guest, can't change back

You could try option 2 from here Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hirens you can download from here Download Hiren?s BootCD 15.2 | HBCD Fan & Discussion Platform but I'd try the administrator method first

Good luck

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