I really don't how I should describe this problem in few words...
Let start with the setup first: I have a computer (desktop model) with Windows 10 Home installed (version 1709, OS build somewhere in 16000). There are two accounts on that device:
- (1) A local administrator account and
- (2) a local account.
Both have different names and passwords.
When I boot up the pc, I arrive at my log in screen. Dependent of the last used account in my previous session, either (1)'s name or (2)'s name shows up.
SCENARIO 1: Boot up. The display name is of account (2). I switch to (1). Then I sign in my account (1). I see a welcome splash screen that shows for a second before showing the desktop. This is weird at first because that welcome splash should only appear after a mayor update. That is because the setting* is turned on. Anyways, that is not important. I do my stuff and after a while, I want to shut down the pc. So window key -> tab -> power icon -> shut down.
Suddenly, I get a message that there is another used logged in: account (2). I have to press OK to shut down that account too. But I did not have signed in with that account in this session!
SCENARIO 2: Boot up. The display name is of account (1). I sign in my account (1). No welcome splash + no there is another used logged in message when shutting down the PC. The other account remains not signed in. So that is OK.
SCENARIO 3: Boot up. The display name is of account (1). I switch to account (2). Then I sign in my account (2). Same problem as at scenario 1: I get a welcome splash screen and when shutting down, I get a there is another used logged in message. The other administrator account is signed in while I did not have provided credentials on that ...
SCENARIO 4: Boot up. The display name is of account (2). I sign in my account (2). No welcome splash + no there is another used logged in message when shutting down the PC. Also the correct behavior like in scenario 2.
So in short, somehow when I am switching to another account when I want to log in with that account, Windows 10 signs in with BOTH (1) and (2) accounts. As if both profiles are "synchronized" together. This should NOT happen.
Since I could not describe this problem in few words, my google fu did not led to results of which has solved my problem. What I did is (tbf, almost all steps I got via google is summarized here
- untick the welcome settings*
- reset both accounts via Powershell (reload manifest and ect)
- fixing via registry
- the "run dism / sfc scan"
Not sure if "create an account + copy over user data" trick would help. Re-installing the OS would be a canon-shot. So I figured to ask here first to see if it could be resolved easily.
So, does anyone know how to resolve this?
* setting: "Settings" -> "System (display, notifications, power)" -> "Notifications & actions"
Show me the Windows welcone experience after updates and occassionally when I sign in to highlight what's new and suggested
is turned on.