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Usually a personal account on a computer system that allows access to a system's (advanced) functions.

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How to access files on Windows 10 machine/hard drive without password? Can't restore or access from putting the HDD in another PC

My partner has an old work computer she has personal files on. She has been using a new laptop for some time and seems to have forgotten her password to the desktop, or it just won't connect to the ...
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Windows 10 user is acting up

My Windows (not necessarily Microsoft) account has been malfunctioning lately. It takes some seconds for the internet to activate, and various Microsoft-related apps (such as the Microsoft Store and ...
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Is it okay to remove unknown accounts from /etc/passwd?

Accounts like lp, bin, daemon, ftp, etc. look like legacy accounts that I won't need on my servers but are installed by default. Is there an easy way to detect which accounts are required? I see ...
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Domain user locks everyday, how to find out what causes this issue?

One user in your organization gets locked out everyday, it starts as outlook ask for password and the user is already locked. We have email installed on smartphones and also we use outlook software. I ...
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I unhid the Administrator account on Windows 10. How do I re-disable it?

I unhid the administrator account on Windows 10 using the following commands, by booting into a recovery flash drive and using CTRL+F10. reg load HKLM\TEMP c:\windows\system32\config\sam for /f "...
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How to make Windows 10 to auto login to local account but stay locked? [closed]

I think that was a default on previous machine. I changed it somehow, but don't remember how.
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What to do if Fast User Switching doesn't work?

I did all the registry and group policy modifications suggested here: https://winbuzzer.com/2020/08/21/how-to-enable-or-disable-fast-user-switching-in-windows-10-xcxwbt/ But at logon it is still ...
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How can I completely start over on my computer without getting a new product code in Windows?

I recently decided to make a new account for my computer. I want this change to be complete, as if I am getting this computer for the first time and making an email. I also want that email to be a ...
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List all user accounts with an active presence on the local device

I need a way in PowerShell (ideally PS2.0+) to list all user accounts on a local system where a user has a local presence, but where users may not be local users per se. That is to say that the device ...
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How to change IIS Pool Process Integrity Level

I can not locate where can I change the Integrity Level of an account that's run a Pool on IIS On this capture you can see that One pool is run with High Integrity and the other with Medium. The high ...
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How to remove a Work Account from Windows 11

Im unable to remove old Work accounts from a PC , windows 11. It is not possible to login to this account anymore. There is no disconnect option and no remove option, except for the private account. ...
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How to restrict the system account of a specific windows system from accessing a drive

I installed two windows 10 operating systems on my computer. For some reason, I don't want the system account of one of the windows operating systems to modify the files on this disk, and I don't want ...
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How to select the username or mail ID using powershell

I want to connect to Azure portal using powershell without manually selecting the Username or mail ID from the popup. I am using below command to connect to Azure, when i execute the command the popup ...
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Cannot remove local user password Windows 11 [duplicate]

I am using Windows 11 with a local account which is also an admin. What I want to do is to remove the password from this account so that I log in automatically. When I run lusrmgr.msc and change the ...
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Other users are unable to create folders on Windows 10?

I recently added a user to my pc as it is now a shared unit and I am about how my stuff is organized. However despite me having had added them as an admin user they are unable to create files on ...
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Remove multiple user options from windows 10

I am getting two users options while starting the Windows 10 system (login screen). One is my Microsoft Personal Account and I can also see another account that I have not created. How do I remove ...
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How to create a user account with a name longer than 20 characters in Windows Server 2019 which is not part of a domain?

Probably identified as a duplicate soon, but I couldn't find a solution despite of substantial effort ... Having said this: By accident, several hours ago I noticed that I obviously can't create a new ...
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Windows 10 user access rights - Allow updates but don't allow new installs

I am working with a Windows 10 network with all users/computers connected to AD. I want to remove admin rights of the local Windows users accounts and put everyone on limited access rights BUT, I don'...
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Migrate files and programs to new User on Windows

I have been using a Windows 10 computer that was tied to an old Microsoft Account. I am trying to migrate my files and programs to a new User Account that I tied to my new Microsoft Account. Both ...
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How to re-enable startup applicaiton to a standard account user from administrator account

I disabled almost all startup applications in a standard account from task manager including one named "program" and the account is unable to login(it auto logs out). Is there a way to re-...
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How to add "online/microsoft" account on Win10 and define home directory with commandline

Is there a way to add (not register but add like local user account) ONLINE accounts on Win10 and specify their home directory? set it as admin? I have found plenty of how-to regarding creating local ...
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Does creating a child's account in Windows 8.1 have to be a Microsoft account?

creating a new account in Windows 8.1 Simple question, when you create a child's account in Windows 8/8.1, is it a local account or a Microsoft account?
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Can i replace a NTUSER.DAT file with another one from another windows os?

If you do not understand what exactly the question means, what i mean is replacing the NTUSER.DAT file inside windows 10 with a windows 11 NTUSER.DAT file for example. Do they have the same format for ...
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Microsoft Office works on one admin account but not another admin accounts

Difficult technical issue. I have iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) running macOS Monterey version 12.1. The latest version of Microsoft Office was previously running on this admin account but unclear ...
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Blender python script on Windows server - "cmd error 11"

OS: Windows Server 2019 or 2022 Blender: 2.8.16 or 3.0 If script was run automatically (through Windows Scheduler), then it fails and Windows is throwing CMD error "11". Issue persists on ...
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how to get to 'username' from 'username@server' on ubuntu terminal?

My terminal on ubuntu 20.04 looks like: I don't know what is @server after the username, but I guess it is a leftover from an earlier now meaningless installation of something. My question is how to ...
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Remove ALL User generated Files from Windows 10

I have a question about file/program handling in windows 10. My Problem is that i will leave my company at the end of the month and want to clean out my windows user account. I know when i delete the ...
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How should I handle local system accounts in an IPA?

Please can you share your best practice recommendations about how to handle system accounts in a predominantly linux-based IPA environment. A common example: A particular machine in my network is ...
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How is the windows username determined or chosen during creating a new linked user account when installing (setting up, unboxing) Windows 11?

I'm wondering where the windows username is pulled from when setting up a new Windows 11 user profile linked to a Microsoft account. For example, if I have an account example@live.com, what determines ...
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All CWP accounts and domains stuck on Account Suspended

Woke up and saw all domains saying "Account Suspended" while I am the admin and domains are all in default account and toggles are all On. Did try toggling the "Suspend Account" ...
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User Profile Folder Corruption

I have a Lenovo laptop (model is a ideapad 330S I believe) and have recently upgraded to Windows 11. This laptop is mainly used for my studies and by my mom on occasion so it has 2 accounts. My moms ...
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How can I stop Windows asking me to authenticate on actions requiring admin privileges on a newly created admin account?

I created a new Windows user account on my laptop, with the administrator account type. On the new account, I have to go through with this authentication every time I have to do something requiring ...
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What is a disabled windows account exactly?

While tinkering with windows account (locally, not in a domain) I stumbled onto something I don't understand I created a local windows session (let's call it Joe), this session has admin rights Then, ...
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How to get multiple user and password logins on a HITRON router

I have people who go to my house and I want them to have an individual login for themselves ( I know its not needed but I still want it) For example: (try to click the network to log in and it looks ...
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Can I keep my local account user name for the user login list when I add sign in with Microsoft Account?

Background I have separate local Windows accounts for work, home, my own projects and my involvment in software communities. I created a 'Rob Davis (Work)' local windows account (administrator level). ...
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Can PC use both local and domain account same time?

I'm trying setting up a domain for local company network and some users take their laptops to home. and my question is can they use local and domain accounts at the same time? for example at home ...
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Windows 10 enable login with work account

within my organization an employee has received a laptop which had Windows 10 Home installed and set it up using his private microsoft account. As we would like everyone to log into windows using ...
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User profile folders data Backup/transfer

looking a simple way to backup/transfer User profile data like Desktop, Documents, Downloads etc before doing any changes on system or installing a windows. Any guides?
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Maintaining a clean environment on a shared computer : automatic data deletion? [closed]

Situation : I'm in a work environment (lab) where we use a shared computer (windows 10 pro) between teams for some heavy calculations (large RAM, CPU, GPU usage...). It has been there for about a year,...
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How to keep myself logged in on PCs that are shares over a domain?

I'm in a broadcasting class at my school, and the classroom has a computer lab that consists of Dell Optiplexes and Dell Precisions. The Dell Precisions are used to edit video as they have Nvidea ...
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Windows 10 / 11: Black screen when alternate user logs on

I had this issue on windows 10 for a while then it went away. I have now done a clean windows 11 install and it has come back. When my wife logs onto the computer after I have been using it (usually I ...
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How do I change the default keyboard layout for my account only in Linux Mint?

As a user, I want to change my own default keyboard layout for my account in Linux Mint that is activated after login, not change the default keyboard layout for all accounts using sudo, not change ...
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Best way to use a Microsoft account for login but control the local account name?

I've got a new laptop and did the initial setup using my Microsoft account (i.e. using my email and microsoft.com password). Therefore I've ran into the debacle that my local profile directory is ...
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At startup, OS tries to log into nonexistent (?) user account

I bought a refurbished Laptop that came with a pre-installed Windows 10. The seller is a store I consider trustworthy. At the very first startup after receiving the laptop, it booted straight to ...
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Log Out Local Admin Remotely

It's Friday night, hooray! Except that my colleague has left the local admin account logged in on a machine I need to access, and everyone (including me) is at home. I have a user level account that ...
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Recover user profile deleted through command prompt

Ok so this is my w10 journey; i had a simple problem, my searchbar didn't work. I did all the powershell and cmd prompts lines suggested online, rebooted 50 times over the span of a week. No change. I ...
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UAC: Windows does not display Yes button or password field

Related issues, not a duplicate of: "Yes" is disabled in Windows 10 elevation dialog Automate UAC to not prompt for admin user/pass when app needs "run as administrator" UAC ...
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How to create a local user account with a PrincipalSource of MicrosoftAccount via Powershell

In Windows 11/Server 2022 is it possible to create a user with a PrincipalSource of MicrosoftAccount via Powershell? The New-LocalUser cmdlet documentation discusses the PrincipalSource property but ...
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How to remove a phantom/default (?) user in Windows 10

A while ago I had to hard-wipe my Windows install drive and reinstall Windows from scratch. I was able to log in to my Microsoft account with my copy of Windows linked, howerver it made the user ...
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Spotify or MacOS leaking information between users?

I have a Macbook M1 running MacOS 11.6. I'm logged in to MacOS with an Admin account. I have Spotify open. I'm logged in to Spotify. Another MacOS user with a Standard account logs in to MacOS. (The ...
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