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Forcing developers under limited Windows user accounts [closed]

I'm currently in negotiations with a company as to why a machine not on a domain network and with full admin privileges is necessary for developers to work fully. I'm looking for evidence to ...
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4answers
87 views

Are email addresses mandatory for Windows 8 login names?

I've got a computer running Windows 8 and in the user accounts I can see four accounts (they're in french, here's a rough translation): leo.xxx@gmail.com / administrator Veronique YYY / ...
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2answers
114 views

How to allow VB scripts to run on an admin account

I'm encountering an issue with the VBscripts while I try to run them. I'm working on Windows 8.1 update 1 Enterprise, connected to an Enterprise domain, and I'm logged with a domain account. This ...
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1answer
110 views

Windows 8.1 user account creation problems

I am running a fully patched Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit OS which I use as my development PC along with a few other tasks. The problem I have is when creating users accounts when I am signed in under my ...
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0answers
68 views

Multiple local user accounts on Windows 8.1 Pro

What's the method with the least drawbacks for setting up multiple local user accounts on Windows 8.1 Pro? Background I have set up the following four accounts on my Ubuntu 14.04 PC and my Mac OS X ...
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0answers
24 views

How can I retrieve event logs for a user account that was deleted?

Recently had a user in Windows 8 who deleted their local account without permission and thus making it difficult for me to find logs of when passwords were changed etc. The laptop works as a ...
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0answers
64 views

Double login icons Windows 8.0 and 8.1

I had Windows 7 Ultimate with 3 users upgraded to Windows 8.0 Ultimate activated and then updated to Windows 8.1 Ultimate, successfull without loosing any programm. At my logon screen I see each users ...
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1answer
55 views

Windows 8.1 - Windows account unlinked from Users Folder

Background: I installed a new SSD in my laptop to run some tests, and connected my usual primary SSD via USB to copy files back and forth. After completing my tests, I then re-installed my usual SSD ...
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0answers
67 views

WINDOWS 8.1 Pro User folder questions and accounts

Have a some questions. Backgroup -I built two PCs and i didn't have network drivers enabled. So both installs created a local admin account during installation. One later asked me if I wanted a ...
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2answers
102 views

Can the only administrator account password be reset on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have setup a machine for a relative that have children, I made myself an account on the computer which is the only administrator account. I have forgotten the password that I had setup the ...
0
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0answers
75 views

How to locate unknown user being created in windows 8?

How to identify unknown user being created in windows 8 machine? I found it in System Properties/Advanced/User Profiles/Settings as Account Unknown. It is not present in c:\Users nor in ...
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0answers
44 views

Windows8 family safety not working on account linked to hotmail

I have set up family safety settings on my childrens accounts but it does not work on the account that is linked to a hotmail login. The usage statistics show nothing for the account (which is not ...
0
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0answers
284 views

Issues with Windows 8 Users

I built a new desktop, running windows 8, a few months ago, updated to windows 8.1 as soon as I could and have been using it fine, everything working fine until recently. I am the sole user of the ...
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0answers
71 views

Change username folder name that 'FIle history' creates in Windows 8

I followed the tutorial from How to rename user folder in Windows 8? on renaming user folder after the user has already logged in. Everything is working great, except, 'File History' tool still ...
0
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3answers
265 views

Installing a process as a service on Windows 8 without “Administrator” account? [duplicate]

I am trying to start httpd.exe on windows 8 as a service. This is the instruction that is giving me problems: Start apache in a DOS box: >httpd.exe Install as a service: >httpd.exe -k install ...
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1answer
1k views

windows-8 : Certain process running under username “DWM-1” and “ANONYMOUS LOGON”

I have window-8 installed on checking the taskmanager I found the following details : dwm(Desktop Window Manager) was running under username "DWM-1". "SandboxieDcomLaunch.exe", "SandboxieRpcSs.exe" ...
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0answers
37 views

Hide masked password at the logon screen Win 8

Is it possible to hide the password characters at the login screen? I plan to use a 2 letter password but i don't want people to see the length when unlock my pc. So regardless of the amount of ...
1
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1answer
663 views

Can my Windows 8 login password be different from my Microsoft Account password? [duplicate]

I am currently logging into Windows 8 with my Microsoft Account. I have recently begun to utilize LastPass and would like to change my Microsoft Account password to a very long and very complex ...
1
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1answer
440 views

Make Microsoft Account a Local Account from the command line?

I have an account that is a Microsoft Account at my office, but the person who used the computer has left, not telling anyone the password. In order to reset the password, I need it to be a local ...
0
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0answers
25 views

Is there any method to create a hidden user account? [duplicate]

I want to create a hidden user account on my PC windows 8. The reason behind this is that my PC is shared with my bro, and I want to hide my user account from everyone who use my PC. When I need to ...
1
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1answer
867 views

Disable Use the Welcome Screen in Windows 8

In Windows 8, I want users to type his/her name and password instead of clicking on a user name and typing password. It is similar to disabling "Use the Welcome Screen" in Windows XP. Is it possible ? ...
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0answers
25 views

Can't switch to all users in WIN 8 - search extended user control

I'm using Windows 8 (not PRO) and I created different users (as local or MS user). But in the "normal" user control center (e.g. control nusrmgr.cpl) I get only two users. I found one day a page ...
12
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3answers
19k views

Skip “Sign in to your Microsoft account” (Windows 8.1 Setup) [duplicate]

I have an RT tablet and updated it to Windows 8.1. The update basically performs the new PC setup. I can't get past the "Sign into your Microsoft Account". Clicking "Next" does not allow me to ...
0
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1answer
91 views

Win8 Request full login prompt from inside a Family Safety account

Setting up a new school laptop for my son. The Administrator account is still disabled and I password-protected the user account with administrator permissions ("parent account"). I then created a ...
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2answers
102 views

How to remove all account information in Windows 8 O/S

I have to return a Windows 8 Acer Aspire laptop to the manufacturer and wish to remove all my account information. I've had the machine for one day only and not much has been installed. What is the ...
1
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1answer
346 views

Windows 8 User Settings Disappeared

I recently reformatted my machine and have been using Windows 8 Pro successfully for quite some time now. However, I just noticed that whenever I tried copying and pasting data in the Program Files, ...
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0answers
77 views

System defaults to logging into deleted Local account

I followed a brief tutorial about how to migrate my Windows 8 installation from one Live account to the other. The tutorial said you switch from the first Live account to a local account. And from ...
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votes
1answer
532 views

No desktop or metro after logged into a New user account in windows 8

I am using Windows 8 Pro x64 Version. When I create a new user account (Admin or non Admin), and try to log in, neither Desktop nor metro interface is not loading. However I can log into Windows 8 ...
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0answers
24 views

Can't remove Windows 8 user account files to free up space [duplicate]

So when I was installing Windows 8 Pro (which came as an upgrade from a previous version of Windows) I created an account. Let's call it "DC". During the upgrade Windows used up quite a lot of space ...
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2answers
1k views

Copying `/Users` on Windows 8 over to another Windows 8 installation to retain settings?

I've got an installation of Windows 8 on a drive that has bad blocks within Windows installation folder or registry. Obviously the drive is on its last leg, however it appears that the files within ...
0
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1answer
605 views

Rename the user profile dir name in Windows 8 to the correct username, in a silent way?

When I log for first time in Windows 8 this is my user folder: C:\Users\Administrador.ELEKTRO-PC The computername is appended to the username (lol), but the real username is this: Administrador ...
12
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2answers
820 views

How can I create a new user account on Windows 8 associated with a Microsoft email account?

How can I create a new local user account on Windows 8 associated with a Microsoft email account (e.g. MicrosoftAccount\someone@live.com) programmatically, using PowerShell or another scripting ...
0
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0answers
279 views

Change Administrator privileges to used account

So I am in my created account of Windows 8 Pro, which has Administrator privileges (as I look in the accounts part in Control Panel). But then accessing/modifying some folders (not even on my System ...
0
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0answers
83 views

Windows 8 Multiple Monitors - Different for Each User

I love using multiple monitors on my home system (Win 8) but my partner doesn't. I know we can easily switch between single and multiple monitors with Windows+P, but having it automated would be a ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Query for regain deleted account of Windows 8

I have Win 8 Pro, Built 9200. Accidentally the activated account has been deleted. Now the problem is, it asks me for password while starting my laptop. Is there any way to regain my deleted account? ...
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2answers
1k views

Windows 8: error when trying to create new user

When I try to create a new user the Settings app, at the end of the process I get an error that says: We're sorry, but something went wrong. This user wasn't added to this PC. Code: 0x8007089a I ...
1
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1answer
407 views

What is this None user in Windows 8?

What is this None user in Windows 8? It isn't one of my accounts. This is a question that is ogooglebar.
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0answers
577 views

Rename user folder in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I just bought a PC with Windows 8 and am struggling to get to grips with it. When setting it up I entered the name Signon which was the wrong name. I then went into the users part of the Control Panel ...
0
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1answer
111 views

Can I use Windows 7 and 8 on the same partition to share users' files? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it were at all possible to completely wipe my laptop's hard drive and then create two partitions, one at the beginning (after the system partition) with 200GB, and the rest of the ...
0
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1answer
6k views

What is System32\config\systemprofile?

So I recently figured out that IIS will use C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile as it's "user" directory for folders like AppData in certain situations. Now, I'm trying to understand why this ...
0
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1answer
595 views

How to recover Windows 8 authenticated users access if denied for a particular folder

I've got Windows 8 and trying to restrict access to a particular folder on my D: drive for other user accounts, and set permissions for the authenticated user group in security tab as denied. Now I ...
0
votes
0answers
87 views

How do I force a process to stay on even after logging out or move process out of user-space memory?

I am quite often uploading various big files to various websites with my web browser on a slow connection and not every website support resuming of the upload. Now my lsass.exe process consumes ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Windows 8 email account setupwith Verizon.net

I know that have the correct information but Windows 8 says it cannot find settings for my account. Incoming Server seems to be hard coded for IMAP and Verizon is POP3. What do I do so set up my ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Change user account name in Windows 8 without losing desktop settings? [duplicate]

I have inherited the computer of a former employee. My office is on a small network. I log onto the domain with his old credentials. I have tried changing it in Control Panel under user account ...
12
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2answers
3k views

A proper way to create non-interactive accounts?

In order to use password-protected file sharing in a basic home network I want to create a number of non-interactive user accounts on a Windows 8 Pro machine in addition to the existing set of ...
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votes
1answer
482 views

Make UAC stop asking for password of first installer

When I execute a program that makes the UAC jump I get the following message: Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer? That is fine. ...
2
votes
0answers
630 views

Transparent background on account pictures on windows 8

Is it possible to use pictures with a transparent background as account pictures on Windows 8? I've tried a PNG file but the background becomes black instead of transparent.
4
votes
2answers
197 views

Set a password that's not linked to my Microsoft account?

I have a really long password for my Microsoft account, and I don't want to enter that every single time I log in, so I was wondering if I could have a second, smaller password for just the computer ...
0
votes
4answers
20k views

How to get to control userpasswords2 via GUI

Is there a way to bring up the User Accounts windows in Windows 7 or 8, which appears when you type "control userpasswords2" via the user interface? I searched for it in every imaginable place and ...
1
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1answer
421 views

If you associate a Microsoft Account with a Local Account in Windows 8, will it maintain the original Local USERPROFILE path name?

If you choose to use a Local Account, you get a nice "clean" USERPROFILE path of: C:\Users\username If you then associate a Microsoft Account to that Local Account, will it maintain the original ...