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Problem with account still linked to previous account name

Q: Problem with account still linked to previous account name

I bought a new laptop, then set up my user account name in foreign characters because I didn't know it was going to be a problem. After a while several programs had trouble accessing files in C:/users/[old name] because the [old name] was in foreign characters. So I decided to switch my account name to a simple English name in control panel. I had no idea switching user account name would be such a convoluted process. Now in the log-in screen it displays the new name, but all it did was create another folder in C:/users with the new name, the old folder with the foreign name was still there. What's worse is that this account is STILL linked to the files in the old folder. For example when I edit stuff in Acrobat, my author name would default to the foreign name, or in games it would store cache files in C:/users/[old name]/AppData.
So how do I migrate all the files from C:/users/[old name] to C:/users/[new name], and link this account to the new folder, then permanently delete everything associated with the old account? I don't think I can simply manually delete C:/users/[old name], and expect the computer to magically associate the new account name?

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A: Problem with account still linked to previous account name

Hi there. It would probably be easier to restore it to an earlier date.

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A few days ago, I deleted Skype from my computer completely because I don't want to go back to the community I've been using that particular account on, and frankly would prefer not to use Skype anymore if it's at all possible.

Now, just today, I've noticed that the People app started showing the avatars of the people from that old Skype account, and now it's shown as "connected." I don't even see an option to remove the account.

I'm really, really serious about not wanting to use that account, but I don't know how to remove it, and it's freaking me out that I might appear online in that horrible community due to this.

I'm willing to accept any suggestion for getting rid of it. Do I have to remove the People app entirely, along with other useful applications, if I don't want to be logged into that particular Skype account now? Is there any way I could just create a different Skype account to link instead, even if I don't end up using it?

A:My Skype account got linked to the People app: Help!

Hello there!

In the People app, go to Settings, (Start key + C and hit Settings) click on Accounts, then hit Skype, then hit Manage this account online. You should be able then to remove Skype from your Microsoft account.

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I got a new laptop but absolutely needed to use it right away without taking the time to imediately create a Standard user account or familarize myself with the new operating system.  So, my microsoft id is linked to myAdmin acct.  I  created a local user as a temporary fix but I'm hoping it is possible to link my microsoft id to both the Admin a Standard user acct. Any ideas?

A:amdin account is linked to my microswoft id

Hi, I don't think you can't do that but please check with Microsoft thru the following discussion:        http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/38813-can-i-have-two-microsoft-account-users-sa... Regards.

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Hello

New to the forums and PCs in general. Bit of back info - built a PC a month ago. Have had a few set backs with drivers and BIOS update, but it seems everything is stable for now.

I signed into my Xbox Live account about a week ago, which is linked to my hotmail/outlook account Ive had for ages. This automatically linked to my PC user account I have on this PC. I found out by rebooting, login screen shows my name as usual, but now underneath shows my email. It also changed my login password to my outlook password. Is this something to be concerned about? I can still login fine, but been nagging me because Ive never had a login password automatically switch on me before.

A:Linked my PC to outlook account and now login is a new password

Hello Hansperdman, and welcome to Ten Forums.

It sounds like you switched your account that you sign in to Windows with to a Microsoft account when you setup and signed in to the Xbox app.

This is perfectly normal, and is nothing to worry about since your Microsoft account uses your email address password.

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I just installed Windows 8 on my laptop to try it out. During the setup process I was asked to enter my Microsoft account details and as I do have files stored on Sky Drive I put in the same details. The problem is that the account I seem to have created refers to an old Hotmail address that I no longer use so all the contact links for example are very outdated. I see that it's not possible to change the email address on your Microsoft account.
Should I re-install W8 and set up a new Microsoft account, which means presumably no access to my Sky Drive files from that machine; or perhaps move all the files out (long process!). Or any better ideas?
I'm already not liking the way MS is trying to make me link into all its own stuff BTW, like Bing!

A:Old Microsoft Account - linked to email no longer used

Welcome to EightForums.

Take at those tutorials:
Microsoft Account - Change Email Address in Windows 8
User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8
Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
Microsoft Accounts - Allow or Block in Windows 8

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No programs load on main account, system must be shut down manually.

I am not sure if my problem is a virus, but I will leave that to be determined by your more experienced minds.
My main account will log in, and then become unresponsive after a few seconds. MalwareBytes cleaned up around 70 objects for me, among which were: Trojans, registry keys, start menu somethings (Sorry, going from memory). This cleanup did not fix my problem, and I have already tried many different fixes, as described on the linked thread.
Thank you for any help you might be able to give me!
--Nathan

A:Main Account malfunctioning, sent here from Gen. Discussion (linked)

Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com
DDS.pifDisable any script blocking protection
Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray

Save both reports to your desktop.

Include the contents of both logs in your next post.

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I'm currently using the Windows 10 Mail App and have 8 different email accounts. When I open the mail app, I want my most-used email account to the the first one to open. Is there any way to change which email account appears when the Windows Mail App is opened?

Thanks.

A:Can I set the default linked account in Windows 10 Mail App

I just answered my own question and it was something easy I should have tried before posting.

Here's the answer. Open the Windows 10 Mail App and right click on you preferred primary email account. Chose pin to start page. Now unpin the Windows 10 App from the start page, substituting your newly pinned email account. Now when you click your default email account on the start page, the Windows Mail App opens with your preferred email account already selected.

Hope this helps someone else with the same question.

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As above or how do I reset my user info.

A:How do I change my email address linked to my user account

Is there an answer for this already?

I installed Win8 and set it up with a trash account. This account is now my admin account. How can I get rid of it and use a real @live address for my admin account?

Thanks guys

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have a window that shows i cannot install cause not admin

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

A:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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This is very strange. A few weeks ago someone in my household created a user account with administrative privileges and changed the other accounts to standard users. Problem is that now we can not log on to the account. It isn't on the log in screen. All I can do it see it through the manage accounts option in the control panel. From here I can attempt to add a password among other things. Since the account I do have access to is standard. What I want to do is, get on the account or get rid of the account. I need administrative privileges on an account I can access. Why can't I see this account on the log in screen?

A:Weird account problem Admin account not at login screen

Hello and welcome Chas mate I would find the culprit and recover the password for that account from whoever it is and change the admin back to what it was previously.

Now given you state it is someone within your household I am thinking this person or persons need a good talking to if that person is still there of course if not then you have a problem.

I don't think even a system restore will do it either.

The alternative is to back up all your data and reinstall.

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Hi;

I have created a new account in Gmail. When i enable the system to import mails from old yahoo account, system accepts the user name but for password of Yahoo, it shows an error of password missmatch of that account while i daily logs in with same user name and password of Yahoo. I changed my password of Yahoo but results are the same. Please help.
 

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"Your online id could not be linked with your windows user account .Access is denied"

I have been getting error 80070005 when trying to log in to Live Messenger.

I followed a "fix" at http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/code/code_80070005.htm but this has not fixed the problem.

When I go to the User Accounts in Control Panel it's a blank square when saying "Manage another Account"

My gut feeling is it's a permissions issue.

Cannot delete a test account i created. If I delete it it reappears on Welcome Screen!

Can't do Restore so I'm stuck
 

A:Solved: "Your online id could not be linked with your windows user account .Access is

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i recently had to reinstall windows xp but i did not delete to old copy. if i browse through my computer i find my old profile but i cannot access it. i was wondering if there is a way to get into that folder.
 

A:Previous XP account Access

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You are about to read some bad English and I am really sorry about it I am not a native English speaker.

Good evening guys,
so guys I just changed my username and Change User Profile Folder Name but on my hard disk everything rightnow every program, files and my drives are registered too my previous name. what to do

and I changed my userprofile name with this tutorial User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Help Forums

Is there is anything I can do guys!

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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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After affecting a repair install (method listed below), my previous user name and settings are listed under "documents and settings" in the MY COMPTUTER tree, but this "Previous User" is not listed in Computer Mgmt to allow me to enable or disable.

Is there a method to activating this user, settings, and programs as before?

The method I used to repair is as follows, however, note that in #5, repair was not listed as an option.



1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot
order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check
your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the
boot order.


2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the
options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery
Console, press R", (you do not want to load Recovery Console). I
repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the
Recovery Console, press R".

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing
Windows installations.

5. Select the XP ins... Read more

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Hello there!

I installed Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit several months ago and I'm pretty happy with it, in general. For daily use, I just log in to Windows 8 with my domain account from work ([DOMAINNAME]\[ACCOUNTNAME]). Because of certain domain policies (don't ask me which, I really don't know!) I was unable to install .NET Framework 3.5: Windows would complain that it couldn't find the files and it would cancel the download.
Installing the framework from DVD didn't work, either. Using an account that wasn't on the domain (while keeping my domain account on the computer), didn't work either. So, I followed the tip of a colleague:
1. leave the domain
2. install .NET FX 3.5
3. rejoin the domain.

To be on the safe side, I created a new, local account will full administrator rights so that if something went wrong somewhere, I would still have an accessible system.

Well, the first two steps have worked. The third... not so much. As soon as I moved the domain account to some random work group and rebooted, the account simply wasn't available anymore (like one of those big tiles). I can't log in with it, it's not available in the tab 'Users' when typing 'netplwiz', nor in lusrmgr. I can't log in to an alternate domain anymore, either.

I changed the doman through the 'System Properties' window, in the 'Computer name' tab. I clicked 'Edit...', changed the radio button to 'Work group' and entered some name, rebooted when prompted.

All of the files of the account are there, it's just... Read more

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I just purchased a hard drive from someone and reinstalled it on a new computer. The system is working great and everything except one little annoyance that I can't seem to figure out, one of the old user profiles, which isn't even listed under the "User Accounts" is the only one listed in my documents and settings, I can't delete it when I go to Device Manager, the delete button becomes greyed out. The new account that I created is on the login screen when the computer starts but the old account isn't, also the new account isn't even listed in my documents. Does anyone have a solution for this as far as removing the old account?
 

A:Removing a Previous User Account

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Hello this is the first time I have ever made a forum post so sorry if I post in the wrong place or anything. Basically yesterday after I signed into my windows / microsoft account to log into my pc I accidently pulled out the power cable. I was already logged in and nothing was loading but now it doesn't let me sign in at all. It shows my account and accepts my password, it has the loading symbol and says welcome but nothing happens. I have left it for over an hour but it just doesn't do anything. I have tried restarting in safe mode but it does the same thing. I have tried restoring to a previous version but it gets stuck on initialzing and I have tried resetting my pc but keeping my files but it gets stuck at 68%. I have left it for several hours after it gets to 68% but nothing happens. I am not very pc savey so bare with me, hopefully I have explained clearly so you understand.
 

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Ok, I have 2 problems here, really hoping someone can help me out.

Problem 1
I just built a computer and installed a hard drive from another computer. Everything was taken off of it except for the accounts. I deleted the accounts and then made a new one along with changing the computer name. Everything went great, no hitches. I got a system message saying that I had to activate Windows XP because it detected a different motherboard, no problem. I went ahead and activated it, so far so good. Then I go ahead and reboot and what happens? I have the previous owner's login screen (Luckily no password required) I go into Windows, create another account, change the computer name and then go to delete their account but their account is not listed in the User Accounts? Any ideas on how I can delete this?
Problem 2
Prior to reactivating Windows, I had no connectivity problems, now I do. I get the correct ip addy when I do a IPCONFIG but I can't connect. It's saying more than likely it's a firewall issue, which I know it isn't. I checked, rechecked, and checked some more and positively have no firewalls running. Any ideas on why this is happening and how to fix it?

Any assistance anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.Any ideas on what I can do?

A:Previous Account Still Exists And Connection Problems

Everything was taken off of itthe operating system had drivers from the old computer/motherboardthis makes a mess, in device manager there may be all kinds of hidden conflictsyou should do a clean install of the operating system even if you have to buy a new copy of windowsIf I was trying to repair an oem machine after replacing the motherboard I would at least boot to a generic oem disk and run windows as a repair diskwindoze can get very confused

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Hi, just wondering if you would know the code for Microsoft access to Carry forward the previous balance of an account to the next month. Is it possible?
I am working off windows xp, thanks krissy
 

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Here is the log. I have cleaned up some elements, and as part of the process did add winshark packet sniffer which is shown as rpcapd.exe, otherwise that looks scary =).Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:32:54 PM, on 3/23/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exeC:�... Read more

A:Previous trojans removed with SDFix, but email account hijacked, suspect keylogger

Hello Sideways567,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

My name is Tokek and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

I apologize for the delay in replying to your post, the forum have been extremely busy.

There may be a delay in my response to your posts as I am still currently in training. I will be helping you with supervision of the teachers and they will approve every posts before I present them to you.

Please make no further changes or run any other tools unless instructed to. This may hinder the cleaning of your machine.

Please give me some time to look over your log, I will post the reply as soon as they are approved.
Since the HJT log is over 5 days old, can you post an updated HJT log?

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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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Hi everyone and merry Christmas!

I followed the procedure found on the web, I entered "netplwiz" and did uncheck ?Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer".
There is no password set.
THere is just one user/account which is obviously also the administrator.
(the Account tab shows also HomeGroupUser$, but I guess is a default option...)

the point is that when I switch the pc on, I have to click on the icon of the user account in order to see the desktop. Is there any chance I can login automatically without even clicking on the user icon?
thanks a lot in advance

A:Auto login, one account, no password: avoid to click account icon?

Hello Lorcar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Go ahead and create a password for your user account, then do the tutorial below again to enter the new password and set your user account to be logged into automatically at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

Here in the UK, Orange turned off their email address system. I have a GMail account and want to use this in Outlook 2007.

However, I have a POP account which receives but does not send. It is for this reason, I use the GMail account from which to send, but then make my Return address to be that of my POP address.

Anyway, GMail is an IMAP account and Outlook tries to send mail from the POP account as opposed to the Defaulted IMAP GMail account.

For Outlook 2010, 2013, etc, there are Registry fixes for this. I cannot for the life of me find a Registry fix for 2007. Does it exist, with instruction?

Many thanks in anticipation.

Win 7, Office 2007 etc etc.
 

A:Outlook 2007 - Make IMAP account default sending account

I have moved a few people off of orange over the last few weeks and then closed down the account on outlook 2007 and 2010

If you have the old orange still set as default account - change to the gmail account as default
also switch off the send and receive - not needed for IMAP

otherwise , not sure what you are trying to do

You can also delelte the account and the POP email will remain - BUT backup and test the PST file first
 

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64x and apparently the default user account (Owner) that I use is not working correctly. Unless I have UAC set to Never Notify, I cannot open Control Panel or UAC again. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.

I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account

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Hi

With Windows 8.1 Update 1, when I switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa, some dialog and confirmation/verification screen are displayed.

It is possbile to save the inserted data in this dialog screens and eliminate confirmation/verification screen in order to automate these procedures?

Thanks

Bye

A:Automatic switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa

Hi

I installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Enterprise 64-bit.

I created a local account and I changed the name displayed in the Start screen.

Then, by this account, I performed the procedure to switch to a Microsoft account.

I noticed that when, by this Microsoft account, I perform the procedure to switch back to the local account, the name displayed on the logon screen, it is to be returned to the original one (ie, the one of the directory of the local user profile). How come?

So, how do I make sure that, at the end of these procedures, the account name back to being what had been changed by me?

Thanks

Bye

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windows live mail email account for btconnect.com - not Office 365 account
Hello

Opereting system - Windows 7 Home Premium.

I use windows live mail version 9.

The account on there at the moment is an Office 365 account for btconnect.com,

I wish to set up two other email accounts which must not be Office 365 accounts but still using btconnect settings.

Can you provide full setup details including server details and details of port settings.

Any help would be much appreciated .

Regards

FLYNNE
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A:windows live mail email account for btconnect.com - not Office 365 account

Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server field, enter pop3.btconnect.com.

Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name field, enter smtp.btconnect.com.

User name: from your btconnect account Just use the part of the email before the @btconnect.com
Check the Outgoing server requires authentication box.
 

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Hello,
Is it possible to prevent a user from being able to use "Connect to a Microsoft account" from the OneDrive Settings under File Storage?
We are deploying Windows 8.1 Enterprise in a Corporate Environment and do not want to be able to connect Domain Accounts with Microsoft accounts.
I have applied the GPO Setting 
Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Options > Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts = Users cant add or log on with Microsoft accounts
However this has not disabled the option to join a Microsoft Account from the OneDrive Settings. It has disabled the option from the Accounts settings however.
Any advise appreciated


Lee Bowman MCITP MCTS

A:Prevent connecting Microsoft account to Domain account from OneDrive settings

Hello Lee Bowman,
Based on my test, I use the following steps to block the Microsoft account:
1. Open Group Policy Management Editor
2. Go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options> Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts.
3. In the drop-down menu, select Users can?t add or log in with Microsoft accounts
After applying the Group policy , I still can?t use the OneDrive to add Microsoft account.
When I try to add the Microsoft account, I will get the following message.

Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENFangzhou CHEN
TechNet Community Support

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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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Hey, I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP Pavilion Slimline Desktop and I need help getting my Standard user account back to Administrator. I can't run certain programs and I also can't install and uninstall anything. I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restore. I have already tried Safe Mode and I can't enable and built in admin either. Please help me! Thank you!

A:How can I put my Standard user account back to Administrator when the ASP.NET Machine account is admin?

How are you trying to change the type of account?I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restoreDo you mean System Restore? If you are, you don't need the installation disk to do this.To use System Restore click on the start orb. In the search box type in System Restore. In the list of results click on System Restore, if you are prompted for an administrator password type it in.Follow the prompts to choose a restore point and restore your computer.

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My windows 8.1 mail app always gave me an option to add additional google/gmail accounts. It gives option to add Outlook and exchanger sever and "add other" but not gmail or google account. When I choose other and put in address it can not find
t.  I now have to go in thru google browser to open that account. Anybody no what happened here?

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I bought a new laptop and it arrived yesterday. It runs Windows 8.1
I tried to log into my microsoft account, but it kept coming up with the error code 0xd0000072 and said it wasn;t able to switch from my local account to my microsoft account.
After googling it, I tried different options, such as flushing out the proxy even though I don't run on proxy, I disabled McAfee to make sure it wasn't the firewall, I signed into live and removed all trusted devices, I tried downloading the troubleshooter,which
told me my problem was that I didn't have a Microsoft account - super helpful.
Nothing seems to be working.
I then went on to trying to make a new microsoft account, but the error code still came up after all that hassle too.  
I eventually called it a night and decided I could probably just get by without it, however, when I tried to download software to install my printer, it wouldn't let me because I cannot seem to log in to my Microsoft account. 
Can anyone help?

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I have RODC in Perimeter network, i have configured one the SQL service account in RODC member servers but when i configure and start the service i am getting below error message, I know the work around to start service with NT AUTHORITY\Local service however
i have to configure domain account with secure manner, so i dont want to leave the SQL services runs with local service account, I am searching number of article but none can find all are saying configure with local service account which will work but thats
not my requirement

i tried using local account and domain account both are same,.

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Services
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Windows could not start the Application Experience service on Local Computer.
 
Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process.


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Suddenly, the Windows 7 doesn't allow me to access my Admin Account and showing error msg (The User Profile Service service failed to Logon). I am left with only the Guest Account with limited access.
I tried copying the cmd.exe, using Fix It Program, login through Safe Mode but all didn't work.
Would anyone help pls?
HMK

A:The User Profile (Administrator Account) Service failed to logon and then left with only Guest Account in Windows 7

Hi,

Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
Please try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again.

If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator
account.)
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

Then try the following methods:
Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile
For the detailed information, please refer to this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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I have had some annoying MS account related issues on our new laptop (whilst our desktop works fine with our family accounts). See User account and family issues. It's made me consider on the laptop to convert my main administrator MS account login to a local account and dispense with multiple user accounts on it. However before I do this I wondered about several things ...

1. We have several user accounts on the laptop (all MS / family linked). Presumably I need to delete these other user accounts first - Or what happens to these if I don't. Seeing as the account I plan to turn local is mine and I am 'head' of the family. If I delete them normally I see the rest of the family listed under family settings as 'Can Log In' and allow them. Will this listing disappear under settings if I convert to local?
2. As the whole MS / family setup works perfectly on our main desktop PC I hope there is no knock on effect towards the whole multi-user family account setups on here. I'd hate to do the change on our laptop and some nasty side effect to rear it's head on the desktop. It should remain untouched and still list our family under 'family settings'.
3. With a single local account setup on the laptop what happens if I want to use the store on it? Can I still buy apps, films, music etc? Will existing apps I had previously downloaded still work? I am probably wrong but I was under the impression you had to be logging in with an MS account rather than a local account to use it?
4. Can C... Read more

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I was having some trouble with a newly installed program failing to run. Their tech support had me create a new user account (start, control panel, user accounts, create new account). I did not realize that creating a new administrator user account by following their instructions would make the original Administrator user account inaccessible. I dug through folders and found my documents and made sure they were all on my expansion drive. Now, I want my account back. Otherwise, I have to set up my entire computer again. The thought of this makes me turn into a velociraptor who wants to destroy the tech support that told me to do this.

As of right now, I have not internet connection on my computer. I tried searching forums from my phone, but it was extremely difficult (not the best phone). If this topic already exists and I just could not find it, please accept my apologies for the duplicate and post a link. Thanks!

A:Created new user account, original Administrator account disappeared

I just remembered that I could CTL ALT DELETE twice at the Welcome screen to get to the logon and type in Administrator. I haven't used it in years, so it did not occur to me. I am now in my administrator user account. If I delete the new user account, will it go back to the way it was before? Or will I screw something else up by doing that?

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I've just returned home after being away for 2 weeks, and something has happened to my PC while I was away.
While booting up, it tried to perform a disk check but failed as it 'could not access' the main drive. So it dropped me straight into my usual user account loin page. After entering my password it took a very long time to load my profile, then ended up giving me a generic user account.
All of the files from my actual account are still under the 'Users' folder, but this account itself is empty. It has the right name, but this account's documents folder is just called Public.
About half the desktop icons and the entire contents of the recycle bin have been retained from the old account.
Thanks in advance for any advice.

A:Personal user account replaced by generic public account

Did it come up with an error that said you were being logged on with a temporary profile?

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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?

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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I installed Windows 8 on Christmas Day and I skipped the email account setup parts. I never used any APPS yet, in fact I removed everything app-related from my start screen including notifications, etc.

I have used the Classic Shell so far, but today I thought I'd set up the Live email account login.

While I was setting up the app account I kept getting emails from the live account manager to confirm what I was doing and I confirmed each one.

The last thing it asked to 'Trust this PC'. I did so and my machine name appeared on my Microsoft account profile page under "Trusted PC".

But when I restarted I could no longer log in with my local account or the new Live email account.

I logged in as Administrator and saw that my local account name was changed from my username to <[email protected]>, my live account ID. It would not allow Administrator to change the account name or my password.

I tried to log in with the email and Live password, but it said I could not log in with his PC and that I need to resolve the issue with the live account on-line.

I had a password reset disk (USB drive) and I used it. It started up the reset wizard and I put back my old password. It finished with no error but I still could not log in.

Finally, I logged in as Administrator and restored my Acronis system image from yesterday. Then everything was back to normal.

I have no idea what happened, I was very careful doing each of these steps.

I see a clue, though, on the Mi... Read more

A:Setting up Live email account 'destroyed' my local account

What exact steps did you take when creating the live account?

Was this a new account? or did you use the switch to a Microsoft account?

I could not tell you what happened.

I have several Local and Live accounts on my system for testing, and I do not have Live Essentials installed
All of my accounts work perfectly. And across PC's, as I have a desktop also setup with a couple of different and same accounts.

It is possible that Chrome caused an issue. and it is possible you need Live Essentials to use chrome properly. I don't know as I forbid Chrome being installed on any of my PC's.

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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 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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Hi,
In our company, there are few computers where we can access only limited user accounts. I went to control panel >> user accounts >>...it shows the only limited user account name like "xyz". It doesn't show us any administrator account names, why is it so? And how I can make it happen in my personal computer?

A:xp shows only limited account name in user account control panel

Because you are logged in as a Limited User, so you can't make changes to the computer. Speak with your Network Administrator at your company.
At the log in screen hit CTRL+ALT+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the traditional Windows Log In Screen. If you have the Built In Administrator accounts password, you can log in as Administrator and create a new Admin user account.

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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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