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Can't change local account to microsoft account (Windows 10)

I have the following problem: I made an upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10 All my files and settings were overtaken I have a local admin-account When I enter my microsoft-account in cortana the ...
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User Profile Service Failed User Profile Could Not Be Loaded on Windows 10

I've upgraded to Windows 10 in the last few weeks, and I had to update some drivers to get things working. Aside from that, it has been great. Now I am trying to create a new user via the Settings ...
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I'm a standard user even though i am the owner

I'm sorry if this questions was asked before! When i wanted to delete a folder it gave me the error "You'll need to provide admin permission to delete this folder" and i was pretty confused cause i am ...
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How do I change the User Profile location in Windows 10?

The default location for User Profiles are C:\Users. I would like to move this location to another drive (i.e. D:\Users). I've already been able to customize the library locations, however there are ...
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Sync SkyDrive and OneDrive via two operating systems (W7 and W8) and one MS Account

I have two computers, one still on Windows 7, the other experimentally on Windows 8. There still are some SkyDrive files on the Windows 7 as well as some OneDrive files. Also, there are now OneDrive ...
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Server 2012 R2 First run after sysprep did not prompt for new administrator password

I want to know how I can change the User Profile account while the image is restoring when creating a new VM (while setting up the VM). I had created the image using sysprep and restored it to the ...
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Complete password- and key-less login for user using SSH

I want to use this plugin in my text editor to debug my HHVM application. Therefore I need a Linux user which is able to login via SSH both without password and without key authentication. How can I ...
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How to add picture to User Account Windows 10?

How do I add picture to User Account Windows 10? I did not see any options in Control Panel
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Windows 10 upgrade does not have an administrator acct [duplicate]

After upgrading to windows 10 my existing user account was converted to a guest account and now I don't have an administrator account on my PC at all. I can't run computer management, msconfig, cmd as ...
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How much can user actions be limited?

I need to use a server (Linux, Ubuntu) 'S' as a bridge between clients and other local servers 'LSs' which offer a series of services such as DB access via web or applications that must run on them ...
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How do i change my display name in Linux without adminstrator privileges?

I recently got an account in a network, and the administrator misspelled my name. Is there a way to change it on my own?
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Locked out of Admin Account

I created an admin account in windows 7. Did the "Special Accounts" registry edit to hide the admin account. Changed the current logged in user to a standard account and restarted the computer. The ...
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Is it possible to use my name (in Greek) to create a Google account? [migrated]

My name is Σ…ς Π…ς Χ…λ in Greek, and I would like to use this when creating a Google account. Is there anyway to get Google to use Unicode when creating my account so that my e-mail address will be ...
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Settings and Scan apps don't open on my account

I recently upgraded my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. On my user account, the Settings and Scan apps don't open, while on other accounts they open ok: My account - Administrator, linked to Microsoft ...
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debian: permission denied for all users except of root

I wrote a bash script today which might destroyed some of my user settings and/or permissions. Now I know it was quite stupid to test the script on my live-system ;). What is not working? Every ...
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Why is the guest account missing/broken in Windows 10?

In older versions of Windows and even in Windows 10 previews you could enable the built-in guest account in control panel Control Panel\User Accounts\User Accounts\Manage Accounts In Windows ...
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Grant admin rights? [duplicate]

I recently locked myself out of my administrator account. I have a non-admin account the I can still log on to. I tried methods of recovering my password or logging on to the admin user, but all need ...
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Microsoft tricked me into “upgrading” to a microsoft account. Is there any way of "downgrading back to a regular user account? [duplicate]

Recently, in Windows 8, Microsoft tricked me into upgrading to a Microsoft account. I did not want this, nor did I intend to do this, but they made it seem like I had to do this. I only realised ...
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Unable to add a Microsoft account after upgrading to Windows 10

After upgrading to WIndows 10 I am unable to add a Microsoft account nor am I able to add a new user. The screen just flashes. Others have reported this problem. It will let me add a "work" account ...
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How to “Deep Freeze” only the “Standard User Account” on Windows?

Well based from the title How to "Deep Freeze" only the "Standard User Account" on Windows? are there ways or other programs that can "Freeze" only the Standard User Account and not the Administrator ...
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How to disable auto sign in on windows 10 [duplicate]

I recently installed windows 10 and on the machine there are two accounts - let's call them u1 & u2. U1 is password protected and u2 is not. By default windows 10 auto logs in to the last user who ...
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Sharing folder on Windows 7 between local users

In my office, I have three PCs running Windows 7 Professional, connected to a Windows Server 2008 domain server outside. I am not the domain administrator nor have any role on server management. The ...
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Windows 7 keeps creating messed up profiles

Ok so I have an installation of Windows 7 that for a long time I never bothered with the other user accounts I had made, the reason why I had made other accounts was for Windows file sharing as you ...
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How to add a domain user to Administrators group in Windows 10

I just reinstalled my work computer to Windows 10 Pro, created a local account, connected to our VPN, joined our domain and logged in with my domain account, no problems so far. Since the local ...
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My Account Name is Missing

My Windows Account name is ArlandrioFF, why isn't showing here? Should I worry? I previously tried the built-in Administrator account but I wasn't sure it was what I needed for (I'm used to have full ...
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OneDrive - Multiple Accounts for Windows 10

I had a workaround for working with two OneDrive accounts using separate logins in Windows 8.1. Basically I had my work OneDrive logged in on one account, and my email logged in as the email that I ...
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Locked out of Windows 10: login no longer shows Administrator, but only an account that I never used

I downloaded and updated my Windows 7 pro to Windows 10 today. I had two user accounts in Windows 7 before update; Administrator and Ritesh. I never used Ritesh account, so over the time I even forgot ...
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Can problems with accessing a secondary hard drive be related to linking my user account to my microsoft account?

[updated below] I'm working on a PC with windows 8.1 and while installing OneNote 3 months I linked my user account with my Microsoft ID. I'm using a secondary hard drive (d:) to store project files ...
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Administrator account prevents me from reverting Windows 10 to 8.1

On Windows 10, I had to enable the Administrator account using net user administrator /active:yes for reasons that aren't relevant here. Now, if I try to revert to Windows 8.1 through Settings >> ...
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Create Windows user who cannot sign in but can use FTP?

I'm setting up FTP on my home computer and would like to create a user who's sole purpose is to connect to the FTP. I don't want this user to be able to sign in or access any other feature of the OS. ...
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Windows 10 - copy domain admin to domain user account

I have been working under a domain admin account for years and years. Now, after a windows 10 upgrade, I want to work under a domain user account. More, I would like to retain all the desktop ...
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How can I change the email associated with my Windows 10 account?

I switched to Windows 10 but the email address I gave it was not the email address that I want associated with the account (the instructions were not clear). How do I change my account to be with ...
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Windows 8.1 Microsoft Account doesn't exist. How to resolve?

I'm trying to update my father's Windows 8 PC to 8.1 and then to 10. Unfortunately there's a bit of a mystery surrounding his Microsoft account login. His user account has a password that he uses to ...
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Make windows 10 share user folder

I was wondering how I can take my windows 10 pc and share the user folder on it and make it a networked account so I can login with it on a remote computer on the local network and see what I would ...
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Windows 8 lock all functionalities [duplicate]

I'd like to have a demo of our new software run on a windows 8 computer where people can play with it (on a public fair, hence limited attention on what people are doing with the computer). What ...
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Windows remote access without RDP?

Given valid credentials for an existing non-admin user account who is not in the RDP group, is there a way to access this account without RDP? VNC is not an option either. Tools like psexec (in ...
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Group Policy Editor restricting my administrator account?

Hi I have created a problem on my PC and now I feel really stupid. I tried to restrict access to certain programs on a recently created standard user account via "gpedit.msc". After completing the ...
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How to create a program white list for a new user account?

I have two user accounts on my PC, one is administrator and the other standard user. The standard user account is for my son. I am wondering how do I create a white list where I can choose the ...
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How to completely remove account and data from Outlook 2016 for MAC?

I would like to know how to completely remove account and all of its related data from Outlook 2016 for MAC. The account can be removed from preferences of Outlook 2016. But where are all data ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite strange Jira folder in Users

I have found recently a strange Jira item in my Users folder: This folder had permissions: System - read & write, everyone - no access. And after I have added myself to permissions I have ...
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How to allow user to access only his personal directory when his group has access to the whole disk?

I want to disallow a user to access to disk D: except his personal D:\Documents folder. The user belongs to Users group. I don't want to restrict the whole Users group so I should somehow create a new ...
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How to revert laptop back to default logon page of domain?

My Neighbour asked me to assist him with his laptop. His wife passed away and he cannot use the laptop because it is password protected, by the company she worked for. He has no PC or Cell phone and ...
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Run processes on two different accounts in the same time

A colleague and I are both using the same machine. Her processes are not demanding (neither in terms of RAM nor in terms of CPU time) but she needs to do her job on her account while I would very much ...
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How can I stop my hotmail automcatically logging in when I log in to Windows 8.1?

My computer's administrator account is linked to my Hotmail so it seems that when I log into my administrator account, my Hotmail logs in automatically so that anyone who logs into my computer can ...
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App can't find requried certificates when runs under SYSTEM

My app seeks for its required certificates in the windows certificate store (LocalMachine/TrustedPeople). The certificates were imported under Administrator account. The app runs fine until I start it ...
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How to change company name in Windows? [duplicate]

I recently bought a new computer, an HP, but something weird is happening. Every time I install some software that has a “Company” field, it automatically fills it with “Hewlett-Packard”. While the ...
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Users lose access to the database folder

I work as IT Support for public service. Some of the software our users use rely on Oracle 9 as database. By default, it installs itself in root folder C:\Orant9i. But from time to time a user calls ...
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Kali linux empty desktop

OK so after a long time struggling with the booting problem, I finally started the Linux. But the Desktop is empty. I don't see the bar at the top (Application Places terminal bar). I can only see ...
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Login prompt remains after deleting user

I delete a user using deluser. I can't find any file related to it on the system, no entry in /etc/passwd, but on login screen it still remains, prompting for login. Why so?
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On Windows 7, when user1 logs in, user2's skype account signs in, how can this be prevented?

user2's skype account is set to autoconnect when user2 logs in. However when user2 is logged off and user1 logs in, user2's skype also logs in. This is obviously undesired behavior. It's on Win7 ...