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How to change Microsoft account email in Windows 8.1

I have changed my email and I want to link my Microsoft account to this new email so I can login with this email to Windows 8.1. How can I do this either online or in Windows 8.1?
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Windows username has been changed. But it hasn't. But it has [duplicate]

Windows 7 Pro 32 bits. I have changed the name of an account (that has admin rights) via control panel, and in the login screen it shows the new name. So far, so good. However, when I start some ...
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Permanently disable guest account in Windows 8.1

If I leave my PC unlocked for 30 seconds, my son enables the guest account, so he can use my PC when I'm away. The obvious solution is to teach him not to do it, but he's autistic and hard to manage, ...
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Get username of a thread

How to gather the username/SID/account of a particular thread? No, I am not looking for account of the process, but of specific thread. I've looked-up Process Explorer, but it doesn't show ...
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Running opera as a different user in linux

I am trying to run multiple opera instances as different users simultaneously in linux mint. I have done it with firefox in the past using the sux command like sux user1 firefox But if i try that ...
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Turn local Win7 user account into network user account? [on hold]

I have a local administrator account on my gaming PC, and it is set up to my liking. I've recently added another PC to my home network, which I intend to use as a file server, TeamSpeak3 server, and ...
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how to access my PC if all the accounts got deleted by mistake

please help me.I configured an Win 7 PC, and connected remote from another lap. And by my ridiculous mistake I deleted all the accounts in my PC from the remote lap. Its now impossible to enter to my ...
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What will happen if I delete my wifes Apple ID in my Macbook Pro

What will happen if I delete my wifes Apple ID in my Macbook Pro, then I will create my own Apple ID and register it in the User Account and AppStore? Will all the downloaded apps and software, ...
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Windows 7 accounts disappear

I was using my computer the other day and I just logged me off and went in to the login page. The account I was using was gone. Thankfully a restart fixed this, but I was just wondering why this ...
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Windows profile corrupted for printing

I lost all printing ability. Even test pages won't print (I just get a generic error message: "Test page won't print."). However, I discovered that if I create a new Windows user (with administrative ...
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Lost original users after upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1

Recently I updated my laptop from Win 8 to Win 8.1. During the update/installation process, it forced me to create a new microsoft/hotmail account. After the process was done I was dismayed to ...
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Blocking installing software on Windows 7

I've created standard user account, but still I can install software on this standard account. How can I block this using GPO? Regards
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CentOS 6.6 do not show icons etc only for user account

Helo all, Probably this question has been asked but was unanswered here. CentOS 6 does not show any desktop icons or anything in the panel My problem is that on my CentOS server 6.6, there is no ...
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Windows 8.1 won't start for specific user

Windows 8.1 loads fine till the point of welcome screen. When I login with my main user account, it takes forever loading and ends stuck at a blue screen. But when logining with another user account ...
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Setting up User accounts on a new IMac such that all users can access the same basic file system

I am in the process of setting up a new iMac and would like a suggestion or two on the above. 1) My Account would be admin. (this would also be the dev environment) 2) A Guest account for the whole ...
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Is there any way to run an application as another currently logged user without needing its password?

I'd like to use 'psexec' over a lan to run a command as another user that is logged on the system at the same time. In other words: I want to use 'psexec' with the built-in Administrator account ...
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Is there a way I can recover my unregistered account here? [migrated]

3 days ago I correctly answered a question here which gained me 15 reps and I would like to recover that account that when I register I would still have that same amount of reps. Actually, I ...
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Restricting user access to certain features via registry on Windows 8.1 Home Premium

I need to restrict user access to Control Panel for example. And because its Home Premium version of Windows it doesn't have Group Policy Manager. Im using this list to do those restrictions. First ...
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Not able to create a user account in Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop, downloaded from the Linux Mint website. All works fine but I am not able to create new user in "Users and Groups" GUI tool. Opened "Users ...
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Representing web app users as OS users - bad idea?

How bad an idea is to have a web app that represents its users through OS users rather then storing them in a data base? And assuming their privileges are properly set up, to handle their http ...
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How to rename a user in Windows 7

I want to rename a user in Windows 7. If there's a utility that does this (rather than follow a long list of instructions), then better
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Crontab cannot find program installed in local user's bin dir

I am trying to run a bash script on a dreamhost account that does some backup operations. The program I use to do the backup is installed in the home directory of the web hosting account under ...
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How do I add a network user into my file permissions?

I have a folder (in particular, a "User Home" folder) that I would like to give access to a local account. For example, My laptop's local name is called "PC", for some apparent reason. It is also ...
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Can I assign multiple passwords to one Windows User Account?

I have a normal password that I use. However, I also have an RFID scanner that i integrated into my computer. I was wondering if I could add another password to a user account, so if I HAVE the ...
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Access a shared folder over the network

I'm on Windows 7, I created some user accounts with passwords, created some folders, shared every folder with the exact user I want to grant access to. Now, I want a given user to access his folder ...
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Reuse Windows user local account settings, export them as back up

I installed Windows 8.1 on completely formatted HDD. I spent about 1 hour to tune is the way I like it. Now, I want that all new user accounts I create on this laptop will be derived from the user ...
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Why does Windows not feature a permission model like Android/iOS? [closed]

When I install an app on Android/iOS, I am presented with what the app might do (access networks, look at my photos, access my contacts). Why is something like that not present on Windows? Besides the ...
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Make a User Account same as it is in Safe Mode

I have Windows 7 in my laptop which has Single User Account. I noticed that in Safe Mode laptop is much faster than usual. So I want to create a User Account which has all properties same as when ...
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Will having multiple user accounts on my PC take up more space than having just one?

Will having multiple user accounts on my PC take up a lot more hard disk space than having just one?
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Want to enable administrator account from standard user [duplicate]

I had 1 account named "Tushar1" which was the part of admin group. It got corrupt suddenly, that's why I disabled it from users, and activated administrator account. Then I created new account named ...
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Create a group for users and sets the permission

I would like to create group for some user addgroup name After that I would like to add some user to group sudo adduser username groupname And set the permission for each group. There will ...
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Locked out: Windows UAC messed up, domain server no longer available

I'm currently locked out of my Win7 laptop. I was allowed to take my work laptop with me when I left, but after 6 months away it started complaining that Windows needed to be activated. I tried ...
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How can I get the unix group name based on the group id?

How can I get the unix group name based on the group id? Note: looking in /etc/passwd or /etc/groups is not a solution as some systems may be using NIS so the users and groups are not listed there.
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Windows 8 Admin Users Not Appearing on Refresh or Other Repair Options

Something a little odd has happened where I am working on a system that's been stuck in an infinite repair loop on Windows 8. Further, when you go into the repair -> refresh option, it unfortunately ...
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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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Win8.1 Someone logged into my PC by adding a new Account

I have just started using win8.1. Yesterday I locked my PC and went to a lecture. Then when I came back, I saw that my lockscreen was changed. I navigated to log-in screen, and saw a different ...
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Account get locked out after first try Windows 7

I have windows 7 x64 Pro. I have 2 accoutns. One account has administrator rights and the other one just standard rights. Account lockout threshold is set to 4 and duration to 5. Now my problem ...
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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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someone's else's avatar appears when I try to reset my password

I have 2 gmail accounts. One was from about 1-1/2 years ago that I only started to access some maps from my Godson. In Aug 2014, I wanted to start a blog on blogspot.com so I opened a gmail account so ...
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I made a mistake with 'wheel'

I was checking settings, and I gave a user who I didn't recognize 'no access' (wheeler), and lost all access to my computer immediately. Tried to change access back (hadn’t closed the window yet), but ...
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Users are hidden on startup

I have a Macbook on OSX 10.7.5 that has 2 users. They are both administrators with full permissions. I would think they would work the same, but sometimes I an unable to login in to my account. Here's ...
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Fine grained access control with Lighttpd webdav

I have a Lighttpd webserver serving a some WebDAV directories. I need to be able the following access controls: userA has read-write permission to /pathA userB has read-wrtie permission to /pathB ...
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Creating a new account screwed up main accout menubar on Mavericks

I'm wondering why this happens in OSX Mavericks. So, I made a new standard account on my mac and now my admin account's right side of the menubar (SystemUIServer) requires me to click again when ...
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How to disable User Management for Administrator in Window 7?

I have two admins accounts A and B in Window 7. I want to disable User Management for B admin account. My approach that I took was I hide the User Management options from control Panel for B from ...
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Can't configure account with Thunderbird (broken Mail Account Setup)

I'm trying to set up Thunderbird on a Fedora machine. I'm being tortured with this software device: The torture device above refuses to take any settings I attempt to use. It also refuses to ...
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Need to deny write access to an entire disk for a specific group

I'm developing an app on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, which in turn calls Matlab. Because the scripts that Matlab runs could be uploaded by someone other than myself, I want to run them as sand-boxed ...
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Change User's Password using root

How can I change password of specific user using root account? when you want to change your password, you can use passwd but how can I change the password of other users?
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useradd: invalid option — 'n'

I'm trying to create new user with default values, but it gives me error that such option is invalid. So does something changed and I need to use something else to create user with default values? ...
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How can I get an overview of all users with a specific user right in Windows?

I need to check that only the administrators group (sid: S-1-5-32-544) has the privilege to take ownership of files or folders (SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege). How can I get an overview of all ...
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windows 7 account Lockout when network share

A brief idea of the machine setup: Two Win7 Pro machines A and B, with Account lockout threshold policy set to 3 attempts. Both the machines have same local user account(same user name) logged in but ...