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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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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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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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Unable to change password - Access is denied

I installed Windows 7 on a computer in a workgroup a few weeks ago. Yesterday while logging, the user (administrator account) was prompted to change its password Your password has expired and must be ...
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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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Completely remove user account and create another with same name in Windows 7

Here's my question simply and then the details in case they help to get me an appropriate answer. Question: How can I completely and permanently delete a user account in Windows 7 so that I can ...
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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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How do you stop the process of deleting an account on Mac?

My mac is in the process of deleting an account. So far it's taken like 5 hours. I thought that isn't how long it should take so I was wondering if their is a way to stop deleting the account. I ...
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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 can I continue audio playback even after switching user?

I just tested it with iTunes; after switching the user account (only after logging into another account, to be precise) the audio playback from the account "A" stops. However iTunes continues playing ...
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Limit a user account to use only Internet Explorer (or Firefox) in Windows 7 Home Premium

I want to lock down the computer to allow browsing the Internet only (using IE and/or Firefox) and maybe also allow them to play a video file on the computer and adjust volume control. That is it. I ...
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Opening a program as a different user (with /savecred) fails

What I'm trying to do is run a second instance (my personal account) of dropbox. I have a second user account setup, Dropbox installed, the Dropbox folder on the second acct shared properly. ...
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How to list active samba users?

I could not find a pdbedit or smbldap-userlist option to list just the active samba users. Solution on Question [1] lists all users and machines and smbldap-userlist -ua lists all users, even if they ...
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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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Outlook 2007 exchange account

I am using Outlook 2007 as my mail app. In the past I have used a Microsoft exchange account from my old company. After leaving the company, I unfortunately erased the exchange account and lost all my ...
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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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Using Remote Desktop, connect to a Windows 7 domain user account without first logging on locally?

I have a dell laptop (henceforth we'll call this the server) running Windows 7 Enterprise. The server is part of my company's domain. My primary user account is a domain account. When I am at home ...
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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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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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List of Hidden / Virtual Windows User Accounts

I’m trying to find a way to get a comprehensive list of user accounts on a Windows 7 system, including hidden ones. The User Accounts dialog (>control userpasswords2) only shows the normal user ...
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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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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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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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List All User Accounts on a Windows System via Command Line

I would like a command to list all of the user accounts in a Windows (Vista, 7, etc.) system in a way that I can use to iterate through them with a subsequent command. net user gives me the data for ...
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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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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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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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robocopy ERROR 1314 (0x00000522) on Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using a robocopy script with the switches /COPYALL and /B on my Windows 7 Home Premium PC to backup files to a NAS and I'm getting the error message: ERROR 1314 (0x00000522) Copying NTFS ...
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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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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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I can't delete my account picture

I just got my Microsoft surface pro 3, and I put up a picture as my account picture...when I changed it it was still available for anyone too see. How can I delete my account picture rather than ...
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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 create a non-login user?

I'd like to create a user and a group both called subversion on a RHEL 5 system. I looked at the man page for useradd and I guess the command would be just be... useradd subversion However, not ...
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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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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 ...