In Win-7, as an admin-user, it was easy to change the picture from another user. In Win-8 I'm only able to find where I can change my own picture. Can't I set it anymore for other users?
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The is no picture in my eser account.
Settings>change Pc settings>account> account picture> BROWSE does not go to my PC pfotos folder to choose one.
Camera roll, screenshots & slide shows are empty.
How can I get to my photos? .....thanx .....nick
Are you able to "Browse" to the folder you want instead? See the yellow tip box under step 8 in the tutorial below to see if it may help.
User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8
I have WIndows 7 Ultimate and when I go into User Accounts in Control Panel I click on "change your picture" and I am only able to use the win7 pictures. When I click on "browse for more pictures" nothing happens.
You might check to see if it opened a window that may be hidden behind another opened window. Sometimes these windows are small and can easily be covered up.
If not, then try a sfc /scannow command to see if it can find and fix any bad system files that may be responsible. Afterwards try again.
Hope this helps,
hello i have fully activated windows 8 but when i try to change the user account pic the picture then it is high lighted and no option is seen . why it happens . not only user acount but log on screen too is unable to change/ what is the problem please help me.
Sorry for asking a dumb question, but did you try these?
For the account picture: User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8
For the background screen: Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8
Note that if you have multiple accounts setup, then the login screen change is a lot trickier and a manual process from what I understand. Google that one...
Is it possible to change the local user account picture at the windows logon screen via a command prompt.
Reason I need to do this is because I have about 200 workstations where the same exact local account needs to get created and a specific user account picture needs to be applied.
I don't know about copying just the picture. Log in as an Admin on the computer with the account you want to copy and Right click My Computer/Properties/Advanced/System Profiles. Highlight the Account you want to copy (you cannot be logged into the account you want to copy) and choose Copy To. Choose a Network Share. Then Copy it to each of the computers in question that you want to have the account on. this should also include the picture.. Maybe someone can write a batch file that would send it to all of the computers in the network in one click.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/change-user-account-picture-via-command-line-523377.html
I've been trying to change my user account picture in the control panel, it worked, and it showed up in the start menu, but it didn't change in the logon screen (still dell default icon). Does anybody know what's wrong?
My system is Dell precision M6600, win7pro 64-bit. My user account has administrator right (in fact I am the only user).
I hope this tutorial will help you to get rid of Dell's stuff.
Clean Up Factory Bloatware
Good evening from Graz,
i have quite a strange problem on my personal pc since the last few days. I cannot login to my useraccount(which has a transparent picture at the logon screen since a few days).
I have just one workarround: if i login with my adminaccount and logoff, the userpicture of my privateaccount appears again and the login is possible.
What could this problem be related to?
solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
Kind a strange problem indeed, but seems to be solved.
Hello I have tried to find an answer to this but cannot Lately I noticed my User Account Picture was not the picture I had selected In addition the Background Picture for my Windows Home Premium edition log on screen was changed This happened after running a program that is for exams at school which reboots your computer into a safe mode where the only program available is a rudimentary word "Change Picture Picture" User option Account No for processor I contacted the company that makes that software Examsoft and they told me how to get my default logon picture for my Windows Logon background back To address the User Account picture I No "Change Picture" option for User Account Picture went into Control Panel gt User Accounts and attempted to quot change picture quot This is not an option however for my administrator user account It is an option for my guest account I tried cloning my account without the bad dat files but that didn't work either as the new account I had created also an administrator account did not display a quot change picture quot option in control panel either I ran sfc scannow and it found no errors I am not sure what to do Has anyone encountered this Can you please help me Attached is a screen shot Thank You
hi dooba, welcome to the forums ,if you have exhausted all avenues you could try a system restore prior to just before you had probs System Restorehttp://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/84437-no-change-picture-option-user-account-picture.html
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in - there was no log in available at all.
How do i get a new picture in standard user account?
it never has had a picture
when i click start/picture standard user account/add picture nothing happens-start screen goes task bar does not let me do anything.
tried control panel/user accounts/manage accounts
does not give me option add picture
Go to PC Settings > Accounts > Browse .... then click on the picture that you want to associate with your account.
Hi Everyone I am stuck right now I dont know exactly what happened but my account picture on Vista randomly changed to an orange flower I can not Problem Account Picture User change it through control pannel or user settings or anything If I click on another picture to be used nothing changes I saw a thread for this problem here http www Account User Picture Problem techsupportforum com f re- html This thread listed takes you to another thread with the quot resolved quot issue The steps however that this solved thread told me to do didnt work This is the advice that worked for the others quot Another MVP had told me how to disable the new Win XP FAX and Picture Previewer by going Start gt Run gt regsvr u shimgvw dll I turned it back on with Start gt Run gt regsvr shimgvw dll quot The problem is if I run quot regsvr u shimgvw dll quot I get a notice on vista saying quot The module quot shimgvw dll quot was loaded but the entry-point DllRegister Server was not found Make sure that shimgvw dll is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again quot I really am stuck and I dont know what to do to fix this problem Please help thanks
Have you tried a System Restore back to a point before this problem first appeared.
When you go to START have you double clicked on the Account picture and tried to change the Accont picture?
You could also try running SFC:
I have recently encountered a problem with my Windows 7 log-on screen. Ever since using "Tuneup Utilties" to automatically change the BACKGROUND of the log-on screen, the User Account Picture has become extremely low quality and blurry. It is not a problem with the picture resolution, even the default pictures are not blurry. I have no idea what to do. Please help.
hello and welcome,
that's maybe cause by your background of the logon.
try to use the default background and see the logo picture,still got same issue or not.
I am having a problem. No matter what picture I choose for my User Account, it will not display. All I get is that little box with a red X in it. It won't display on the desktop or in the box when changing User Account information. Any suggestions? System operates fine except for that.
When I first start my computer a screen appears with pictures of each user's password-protected account. When I clik on one of the pictures a new screen appears with the same picture I cliked on, but the picture is about 3-4x larger. Is it possible for the account picture in the first screen ('choose account' screen) to be the same size as the account picture in the second ('password login' screen)? If so, how to do?
No, they are smaller on the first screen because there is more than one.
There was another thread here a while back that was trying to accomplish that too, through the registry, it just made everything huge.
Hello I have a problem with windows vista that I cannot figure out alone The problem is that when I try to change my user account picture to something else it always reverts back to the default orange flower picture on log off or restart it DOES change the login picture but NOT the start menu or user account pictures I have tried everything I fixed it temporarily by copying the my user account picture to C ProgramData Microsoft User Account Pictures and renaming it quot user quot but I want the ability to change it without going to that hassle I found one quot solution quot that told me to run regsvr u shimgvw dll but account Problem user with picture it gave me an error message quot The module quot shimgvw dll quot was loaded but the entry point DllUnregisterServer could not be found Please make sure quot shimgvw dll quot is a valid DLL or OCX file and try again quot or something like that Can anybody help
Not to be impatient, but this thread has been up for more than 2 days by my time zone. Please don't tell me this is unfixable.http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/277236-problem-user-account-picture.html
Some time back, I set up two user accounts on my Windows 7 PC, customised to use desk top icons from my personal photo library. Now I would like to copy these images to another Windows 7 PC. Of course I cant now remember where I got them from, and whats more cant find where they are located on the first machine. Can anyone point me to the right place?
I dont quite understand what you mean but I think this will help
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures
I want to create some Windows 8 User Account pictures in Photoshop. I understand this can be done with either .bmp or .png.
I understand that Win8 will reduce and crop, but not necessarily in a way that will produce a good picture. I am having real trouble locating the pixel dimensions that Windows 8 needs for an uncropped User Account picture. Can anyone help?
This should help you get started with your project:
On my Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) machine I can't change my user account picture. I can't even change to one of the built-in pictures. My 64-bit machine doesn't have this problem.
When I attmpt to change the picture I'm told it isn't the right format. Again this applies to the built-in pictures as well as my jpeg photo. So I know the pictures are OK and can only guess the problem lies else where.
Both machines are members of a SBS 2011 domain.
Does anyone have any ideas?
First try sfc/scannow to see if Windows can repair any damaged or corrupted system files.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
If that doesn't work, try a repair install. If you do it correctly, you shouldn't lose any data.
it not allowing me to click on browse option ...plz also help me...
Are you using a legit version of Windows or a crack/hack ?http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/17554-cant-change-user-picture.html
This is my last resort, so please help me!
I have after a long time searching ended up here on this forum.
What I want to do is simply to remove the picture & frame on my login screen, only the password, my name, switch user should be left on the screen.
To clarify, I don't want to:
Remove the whole login screen.
Remove password protection.
Remove anything else except for that picture and frame.
Thats pretty much it, I would be really thankful if somebody could help me with this because I'm close to changing to linux just to get rid of it .
Thanks in advance!
I'm thinking a transparent .png picture would take care of the profile picture. As for the frame... that's above my pay grade right nowhttp://www.sevenforums.com/customization/153119-one-last-try-get-rid-user-account-picture-login-screen.html
hi guys! i am currently using windows 7 home premium 32 bit and having problem with changing size of user account picture.
what it is is when i change the 128 x 128 picture's size to 64 x 64 and set it as user account picture and see the log on screen, it doesn't actually shrink. instead what i am getting is a blurry version still with the size of 128 x 128.
it seems that windows 7 has a fixed setting on that. and i need your help!
any contribution would be appreciated. thanks!
Not really understanding why this is an issue for you.... that being said.
The image will always be that default size though, I'm not aware of a way to change it.
Whether you use a 64pixel or a 8megapixel digital camera image it's going to show the same size there.
Myself being the administrator on my home pc I created another user account that can be used by my kids. I noticed a problem when attempting to open jpeg photos while signed in to this account. I assumed the same program that I have set for this task on my account would launch when attempting to open a pic. Instead a window pops up that says something like "there is no program associated with this file type. Please choose a program from a list or search the web for a suitable program". When I attempt to choose the same program I use and I check "always use this program" the photo will open in said program but once I close it and attempt to open it again the same thing happens all over again. Why is this happening..?
Here is another way to try to make it stick
Open a Windows Explorer window such as 'My Computer' then go to
From the folder options, select the 'file types' tab, and wait while Windows builds the list of file types present on your PC.
Scroll through the 'registered file types' box until you find jpeg.
Highlight it and hit the 'change' button below to select a new application to open this file type by default.
Does anyone know of a way, or an app, which would allow me to have my user account picture update every the login / lock screen is displayed?
Basically I have a folder full of images that I like to use as my account picture, but instead of changing it every week or whatever, I'd like for it to change every time I login, so next time the login/lock screen is shown, it's different..
Does anyone know of anything like this? Or would be able to make a simple script to do it?
EDIT: Ok I've made a script which updates the user profile .bmp file, but changing that file does NOT update the user profile picture if it's a local user (it works for domain users apparently).. Any idea where the actual edit needs to be made / what cache needs dropping?
Thanks for any help!
Hmmm. I fired up Process Monitor (PM) and was not able to see the step(s) that you need to do to get the desired results. You might want to spend more time on it than I did. Filter PM on Explorer and record/monitor the events that take place when you manually change a user's picture via Control Panel > User Accounts.
The profile bmp that you mentioned can be deleted if this is for a local user account - even after a restart, the user image is coming from somewhere else.
If you really want to dig into this issue - you can run PM from one user account while you log off and on to another user account. PM should show you where W7 is getting the image from for the log on screen.
Hello, my user account picture on the log in screen is not showing all of the pictures that i choose, pictures appear to be cropped, and only 75% of any picture is displayed, I have tried several different from my images file, but always the same result.Can anyone help please.
they need to be a certain size to display correctly, cant remember off the top of my head what that size is , i will have a googlehttp://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/229541-my-user-account-picture-does-not-display-properly.html
I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.
I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.
I'm trying to find the file location for the user account picture, I found a page that said it was in programData\microsoft\... etc. All I can find in there is the user.jpg (as it said), but that's a random flower, not the picture I set it to, also in there i find a Brydon.dat (my computer and account's name), but it's a blank file.
I'm on an HP computer running windows 7 ultimate (OEM) and the default picture was the HP logo.
Hello packocrayons, and welcome to Seven Forums.
The user account picture is stored in the hidden folder below as (username).bmp. C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Temp
User Account Picture - Change
The other location you mentioned is for the default image when the account is created new instead.User Logon Display Picture - Set Default for All Users
Hope this helps,
Is it possible to increase the size of the User Account picture that displays on the top right side of the Start Menu in Windows Vista Home Premium? It's larger at the windows login screen but tiny in the start menu. Am I hoping for too much?
Hello Bang, and welcome to Vista Forums.
Sorry, but that cannot be changed in Vista unless some 3rd party skinning program has that option.
So this is probably the strangest problem I have ever encountered with Windows About two or three months ago I noticed that my user account had suddenly changed into a guest account I get prompted for an administrator password when trying to do any tasks that require administrator privilege It is not a huge hassle as I know the administrator account password Here a change changed it User can into account, I account how back guest is where it becomes very strange When I turn my computer on it automatically logs me into my user account the guest account When I got into the user accounts section of the control panel and try to manage user accounts it shows exactly zero user accounts on my computer Also when I try to change my user account the guest account to an administrator account precisely nothing happens It User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back gets evens stranger When I log out of Windows the only user account I can pick from to log back into Windows is the generic quot Administrator quot account My user account is nowhere to be found When I go to the control panel and try to manage accounts only the administrator account is listed There is an option turn on a generic guest account but nothing related to my original user account is shown Again this is in contrast to when I am logged into my user account the User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back guest account and see exactly zero user accounts listed on the manage accounts screen I feel that I am pretty good at avoiding bad websites and I do have an antivirus program installed not that that will prevent my computer from being infected but I have used it to do full system scans and I have found nothing on my computer every time Additionally I have Windows updates set to be automatically installed so all of the updates have been installed on my version of Windows I tried asking Microsoft support directly all I got was that no user accounts showing up under the manage user accounts tab is a pretty bad sign and that in order to fully diagnose the problem I would need to sign up for the quot Assure Plan quot or whatever it was called which cost for one year Forget that option for now Does anyone know how to resolve this issue How can I switch my original user account from a guest account and then how could I make it an administrator account once I have retrieved it so-to-speak from being a phantom guest account I mean I know the administrator password and all and so I have been able to essentially use my computer as if nothing is wrong But this whole issue seems very very strange and so I want to see what you guys have to say about it I hope these are not the signs of a more serious and potentially major issue Thanks in advance for anyone's help with this
Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!
i have activated win8 but i still cant access the pc settings menu neither can i change my account picture... plz help me! thanks..
Hi naman4797 and welcome to Eightforums!
I understand you have a problem with your Windows 8 copy. It seems that you can't access the pc settings.
Unfortunately the informatie you've given in your first post is a little meagre. Can you describe in more details what you wanted to do, what you've tried, what the error messages say (if any). Also I would like know if you use the offline or cloudbased profile.
And do you use Windows 8 on a desktop/ laptop/ tablet?
Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.
I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall
Don't even try would be my recommendation.
Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.
Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.
If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.
Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.
after i using the system control in iobit toolbox
the start menu show some problem
1.the windows logo overlaps with the user name
2.cannot change the acc picture,i know the basically changing method
3.after i press the log off or shutdown button,the pop-up windows change to the old views
do anyone know how to fix this(the task bar tab problem is solved)?
i believe that the toolbox have changed the registry value ,but i don't know how to change it back
Uninstall iobit toolboxhttp://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cannot-change-user-acc-picture-and-some-start-menu-problem-520661.html
I set up my Windows 8.1 tablet offline at my dad's and used a nude photo of my girlfriend as the user account picture. All done offline. About a week later, the tablet forced me to link it with my Microsoft account in order to continue to log into windows. Now I am finding that same nude picture is showing up when I am on the Microsoft website. That would not make my girlfriend happy if she found that out and I don't think the public needs her urinating. How can I prevent it from automatically posting it online. When I go to my account using a web browser, I can change it back to the Sylveon I originally had, and my user account on the tablet will still be my girlfriend, but eventually the nude photo returns to the Microsoft website. How do I stop this?
I don't know if you can stop it. I believe that if you log in to windows 8.1 everything you do with a Microsoft account if you log in to your computer that way will be transferd to all your devices using that account.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/593044/prevent-windows-8-from-taking-my-user-account-picture-and-posting-it-to-ms-websi/
I have a Vista 32 system that has some corruption. Several things like the NET v2.0 framework do not work correctly and it does not do a Windows update without an error. Basically, I know some corruption must exist in the registry.
I have a new drive that I restored a backup from way back when the system was working OK. Naturally there are programs and files that need to be updated. I will have to reinstall the programs that did not exist on the old backup, but I was hoping I could restore my user account profile "in bulk" without just moving individual files. Is there anything wrong with deleting the whole content of the restored user account profile and replacing it with my present profile?
You could use Windows Easy Transfer, I will be back with more information.
You can also, just back up your files etc and then restore them to the new account.
You have to be careful with anything that you do, to be sure that the corruption is not transferred.
My folders and files in C:/users/myname/ can be viewed and accessed from the Guest user account. How do I stop this?
I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.
so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.
I am using Vista too
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
Is there a fix for Unlocking AD User Account in Windows7 so I do not I have to use WindowsXP AD to unlock the User Account? Is there a fix and/or update for fixing this problem?
Your help will ge greatly appreciated.
Hi can someone please help me with this i have a Windows Vista PC x and i usually create administrator right accounts and one standard user account on my pc unfortunately User account change for me i deleted one of my adminisrator accounts and so i was left with one and i upgraded my Vista to Windows Professional sometime yesterday i am not really sure how i lost administrator priveleges in the account so now i have two standard accounts but no administrator and the default administrator password has been changed earlier and i dont remember what it is how can i change one of my standard User account change users to an administrator Now anytime i try to install something i can't because i User account change have no administrative rights i cannot afford to format because i will lose a lot of programs that i have paid for i cant even back up the keys because i have no administrative rights can someone please help me It would be greatly appreciated Is there a command i DOS or some form of a recovery disk that can help me out I had not made a restore point when i upgraded so that was could not help either
Hello Aaron, and welcome to Seven Forums.
You might see if using a Peppermint 3 live DVD/USB may allow you to be able to back up anything that you do not want to lose before having to reinstall Windows.
I went to the Control Panel User Accounts I created a new user account named CAG and made CAG an Administrator Then I went to the directory on to name User change How account Drive C and looked in the Users account instead How to change User account name of finding CAG I found Owner According to Mr Microsoft a user account is a collection of information that tells Windows which files and folders you can access what changes you can make to the computer and your personal preferences such as your desktop background or screen saver User accounts let you share a computer with several people while having your own files and settings I would like users on my LAN to refer to me as CAG not Owner I understand that the Owner account is the default setting What do I need to do to get rid of it Does CAG need to become the Owner of the Owner account Does she need Special Permission to become the Owner Is the Owner account radioactive
Answering topic title [How to change User account name:
Changing the name of a created user account or of a created admin account will only change the "face" of the account.
The account's infrastructure retains the name it was created with.
I prefer to use an account linked to my Microsoft Account for various reasons, but I hate that it displays my full name on the login screen, on the Start Menu, ect.
Is there any way to edit the user text so it shows something different?
Try this,,, goto Charms bar settings
Change PC Settings at the bottom
click on More Settings on line and you can change the name there.
This will affect your email account as well
I am the sole user of my pc.
my name is:-
my email address
Q1 How do I change this to just:-
Under This PC
I have drives C, F and G
In C the user is called John
In F user called Pete
In G user called Pete
Q2 How do I rename user John to Pete?
Under Accounts, your name is John Smith.
Isn't there the option "Edit name" right under John Smith ?
Settings > Accounts > right side, Manage my Microsoft account > left side, under your name, Edit name.
I don't know about changing user name.
I have problem in User Accounts, I am Computer Administrator (and account name is Administrator) and have been using password protect but when starting up windows, it won't stop at log on page to enter password, it log on to my accout automatic. And in user account page there are just 3 choices to choose which are Change my password, Change my picture and Setup my account to use a .Net passport. I just format drive C and Install new window xp. So how could I have 5 or 6 choices in User Account and enter my password when starting up windows.
Try this; press Windows key + R and type control userpasswords2 Highlight the account in question and check the box “Users must enter a user name and password” Click apply and ok and restart the computer.
Here’s an article on Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP
Hey. I changed my user account name on Windows 7, and now the account is inaccessible. I have another account on the computer, but I cannot change the name back. Is there any way to make the account accessible again without re-installing Windows? If not, would a full back up from the other account back the data on the inaccessible account up as well as the other account's data? Please help!
Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.
Try a restore to before you changed my user account name
System Recovery Options
Ok, hoping someone can help me.
i was in process of adding my kids to the pc so they can log into the school website for the homework. now, somehow, the account i am actually on (which is mine) changed the user log on as my sons, meaning his name now has all the software and progs etc (not what is meant to happen) rather than creating a new separate account.
So, i have tried to change this but unable to revert this sign on as my account, and to simply create another with mine means i lose my work.
ive googled but all i find is setting up accounts, not exactly what i am after
is there a way i can revert this log on to mine and then create a new account (again) for my son?
Change it back to a local account first. Then back to your Microsoft account login:
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
I have had this pc for a couple years now and i had bought it from an individual.It at one time had windows vista ultimate 64bit and was upgraded to windows 7 ultimate 64bit.I do not have a CD program to repair the system.
My problem is i have 3 accounts registered and i am the administrator.The other 2 are user accounts.I use to awhile back be able to access the "change your user account,Change your account type,and manage another account" feature.I cannot for some reason any more,i click the short cuts and nothing happens.I tried searching the net and didn't find anything that could help me out.
If i click the "manage your account type" function i get a Credential manage error....
Any help is much appreciated.....thanks
pls i cant change from microsoft account to my user account on the windows 8 preview platform
can somebody help with this solution. Thanks
What problems are you having when you try to switch from your Micosoft account to a local account?http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/5820-cant-change-microsoft-account-my-user-account.html
I am using Windows XP Media Center Edition and I would like to use my current account as a Limited user account.
I realise that I will need at least one administrator account on my PC -- so I go into user accounts, create a new administrator account, then I try to change my current account to a limited account, but it will not let me!
See the screenshots;
I would like Admin to be administrator, and Dell07 to be Limited... I do not have the option to change Dell07 to limited for some strange reason.
I have managed to do this on my parents PC easily. I simply created another Administrator account, then changed their account to a limited one. I don't understand why this will not work on Windows XP MCE...
Any idea why this is happening?!
You should log-on to the administrator account thru safe mode and this will allow you to change the account you want to so it will be a low-admin account. You can not change the account you are logged into t anything other than the account it is because it is the active account.
I'm running identical Vista Enterprise computers in a lab environment on a Windows Domain and am having an issue with the user Logon in Picture Frame Domain Vista Account Screen User Empty - account picture Namely on the user logon screen just above the fields for the username and password there's a giant empty frame where the user account picture should be I've already replaced the user bmp and guest bmp so that our company logo will show up for users in the start menu after they've logged in and will show up in the logon window for their user name if they've locked their session but I'm unable to get the picture to show up on the original logon screen before the user logs Vista User Account Picture - Empty Frame in Domain Logon Screen in Some group policies we have include Interactive logon Do not display last user name Enabled Vista User Account Picture - Empty Frame in Domain Logon Screen Interactive logon Vista User Account Picture - Empty Frame in Domain Logon Screen Do not require CTRL ALT DEL Enabled Always use classic logon Enabled So far I haven't found any good info that refers to this problem I've only seen two posts on these forums that come close to the problem I'm having but neither touch on it directly and provide a solution They are http forums microsoft com TechNet ShowPost aspx PostID amp SiteID http forums microsoft com TechNet ShowPost aspx PostID amp SiteID Does anyone know if it's even possible to force a user account picture to be displayed on the Vista logon screen when on a domain Thanks in advance Trelfhttps://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/881f6bbe-7f39-4151-85ff-da3e2e147c2f/vista-user-account-picture-empty-frame-in-domain-logon-screen?forum=itprovistadesktopui
I've had a problem recently. I think it started after installing StyleXP to change my Windows visual style. I've since uninstalled StyleXP, but it has not resolved the problem.
My user picture that is usually at the top of the start menu is missing. In addition the green arrow icons and question mark icons in the User Accounts control panel are also missing (I just see red X's). I've tried changing my user picture in the control panel and it does not make a difference. I made sure to restore the default icons in StyleXP before uninstalling, but that didn't matter either.
I've since switched to Windowblinds and IconPackager. I've tried restoring default WinXP icons from IconPackager as well with no luck. Any ideas here? I'll upload some screenshots when I get back home, but I hope someone can point me in the right direction.
I've tried logging in under another user and I have the same problem. Here's a screenshot of the issue. Notice the red X's and the blank user picture box in the start menu.
Changed User account name in Control Panel but the User folder in explorer remains the same. No option to Rename at rightclick.
I notice in User Accounts it says the name change is for Welcome screen and Start Menu. Why can't we change the User folder name?
Is there any option besides to delete account and start over? It is the only account and Admin. Will we lose anything other than files in User folders?
I don't believe so. It is a hold over from how Profiles are created. When a user account Profile is created, it sets a specific SID. That SID then stores what it thinks it should have, which, I believe, was also user account folders. I know that I have tried with XP to just pull over someone's profile, even from the domain, but for the computer, it was dead set on the naming convention it stuck for the SID that it would try and recreate it.http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/118189-cant-change-user-account-folder-name.html
I know this has been discussed before so please forgive me if I am naive I am pretty computer literate but a I have just joined this group and b I have only just progressed to Vista I have a problem and it's bugging me to the point info User Account Change of turning me neurotic I bought my Vista laptop from quot Comet quot and I have no idea how to delete all of their information from my computer Whatever Change User Account info I do the folder Change User Account info C Users Comet appears everywhere - hundreds of times in the registry I cannot delete it from User Accounts because for some reason it doesn't appear there at all - just my own admin account It will not allow me to rename it that would just screw up the system anyway I expect I want to remove all references to COMET But how What if I took it back to the shop But would my data be and settings preserved
Hello Graham, and welcome to Vista Forums.
You cannot rename the C:\Users\Comet folder. Changing the name only changes how the name that appears in the Start menu, then both names are attached to that user account.
To change this completely, you will need to create a new administrator account. Afterwards, copy the contents of your C:\Users\Comet folders into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders to keep your settings. If everthing checks out ok, then you can delete the old account from within your new account.
Hope this helps,
Ok guys I'm having problems with my user accounts on windows xp. I accidentally changed my User account to limited now it wont let me change the account type. It says only the administrator can change it so how do I get around this. If someone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
Is it XP Home?
If so boot into Safe Mode and change the account there.
i just got this laptop and it was used. just want to change the username, but it will not let me. i've gone through the control panel, user name change, and when i do, it says that i cannot have a name with "$#@* etc., which i obviously don't have in the name.
i've tried setting up a different administrator account, and it gives me the same error saying it has an unacceptable character.
Try using the administrative account through safe-mode.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cannot-change-user-name-or-account-type-337990.html
Just got a new laptop with windows 8, not familiar at all with the OS, but accidentally misspelled the account name. Obviously, this has little impact on functionality, but I would like to change the name so any files I have from my other computer get put in the proper location without having to correct the username typo when switching back and forth. Basically, how can I go about changing the account name on my computer. There are no other users, I just set it up today. Thanks inadvance.
Hello theIrishBAMF, and welcome to Eight Forums.
If you would like to only change the display name of your account, then you could use an option in the tutorial below depending on if it's a local or Microsoft account.
User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
If you wanted to change the name of your user profile folder (C:\User\(user-name), then The best way would be to create a new account with the name you wanted instead, and just delete the old account when finished. If this is a Microsoft account, then you would need to switch it to a local account before creating a new account since you will not be able to have two Microsoft accounts on the computer using the same email address.
Hope this helps,
okay...this is my first time on a forum. i don't know how to start a new thread or message anyone to ask the question which I need answered. so sorry if this is innapropriate but i need to know if there is anyway that I can change the name of my user account folder. my friend sold me his laptop and when he set it up he named it his name. i dont want to see his name every time I download something. I changed the account name but cant figure out the folder name. can someone please give me a little instruction or point me towards a tutorial?
Welcome aboard KyraGator08. Have a look at the link below, if it fulfills your needs
User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name
When i first got my computer, it was running windows XP and the computer had two hard drives. A small one for windows, and a larger one for my documents (my music, my pictures etc) and where to save stuff.
now that ive upgraded to vista, its saving everything in my profile (my music, my pictures etc) to the small hard drive.
is there any possible way i can move it to the big hard drive?
i hope im clear...
thanks in advance
A step by step method is here:
I had my friend set up my computer, and when I got it the user account name for admin was MrX, so I changed it however it didn't change the folder name. On some of the games I play, they draw the profile name from my user account and it still comes up as MrX, even though I've changed the name already. How am I able to permanently change everything so that this stops happening?
Go to start then run type in "control userpasswords2" without the quotes obviously.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/169716/how-to-change-user-account-name-fully/
I have laptop gifted to me, with a user name which I want to change.
I have the following steps in mind:
1. Create a new administrator account
2. Copy the profile from old username to new user.
3. Backup the entire registry.
4. Edit the exported .reg file to find and replace old user with new user.
5. Login as the new user.
6. Delete old user
7. Restore the new (edited) .reg
Would it work? If not, what other steps do I need to follow?
I would just create another user and delete the one that came on it.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/455849/change-account-user-name-in-windows-7/
A few months ago I purchased a Toshiba Satellite Laptop that has Windows 7 installed. I blew through the set up process and I realize that I made a descision that I want to change.
My computer had a default setting for the user of OWNER-TOSH when I look at our network. How can I change that to a different name? I have cruised around the Control Panel and just can't find it.
Thanks for the help!
The best way is to MAKE and new account and then move all of your files to the new account. You will need to make all of you customization again.
AFTER you have moved everything and have been running the new account for a while (several days), then you can delete the account AND files from within Control panel.
Yes, there is a way to rename the account, BUT, the folder under "Users" will stay the same.
I am trying to move my users, and all future users folders (i.e. documents, desktop, appdata etc) from my SSD to a regular HD.
I followed a few tutorials and moved each folder by right clicking it and clicking the "Move" button on the location tab
After that, I editted the keys here:
To use the HD. I also copied over the folders "Default", "Public", and "UpdatusUser" to the new location.
After restarting my computer everything works but my user has no picture. If I try and change the picture no pictures come up to be selected.
Have I missed a registry key or something? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Welcome to Seven Forums MDGM. Did you follow this tutorial:
User Profile - Change Default Location
Or something else? A Guy
When I was installing and setting up WCP, I could not get it to recognize my Windows Live ID hotmail address (I don't know why), so I set it up with a new hotmail address. I figured "no big deal... I'll just set up a new hotmail account later and change my Windows Live ID to match it". Hah. Big mistake. Now I cannot get hotmail to give me that account name... it's already taken (yeah, I know... by me!)
This is a mess. How do I change the hotmail address on my administrator account to my old, original hotmail address? How do I do it? (And no, I do not want to just create a new user account on my PC)
same problem here as well... i want to change my
Change Hotmail Address Associated With User Account .. but how.. any one know how change it?
I bought an HP Pavilion floor demonstration computer from a general retailer. The salesman assured me that all previous user accounts and information had been removed and the computer restored to its factory configuration before I took delivery. However, when I boot it up from a cold (power off) start, I get an error saying that the password entered for user Kiosk is invalid. Kiosk is apparently the name of the default start up user account. My workaround is simply to switch users to the administrator account. The Kiosk account does not appear in the list of user accounts in the 'add or remove user accounts' tab in the control panel. The Kiosk file folder in the Users folder is empty. How can I change the default start up user account? The store did not create a password reset disk.
Will it log in now using the Admin account? Is this the hidden Admin account?
If you don't want to run under the hidden Admin account, can you use it to create a new User account with Admin privileges?
With the huge load of bloatware that throttles Win7 on HP's I would consider Clean Reinstalling Windows 7 Factory OEM.
Another option is to run full Factory Recovery to get a fresh start with your personal owner's User Account which often can never be fully deleted due to security precautions: HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
Yesterday I added my user account a password (this is the only user account on the computer). the Password was a simple word in Hebrew. After setting the password, I logged off to see if it really works. When I clicked on the fill password field, the selected language was English, and I can not change that. I mean, it's not changing back to Hebrew (by pressing shift+alt, as usual), so I can not type the password and use the computer, because again - this is the only user account on the computer. I have and Windows XP and mini laptop " notebook PC compaq mini". Thanks in advance
I've done a new user account in Windows Vista Home and now I want to delete it but when Click to change the user account window appears for less than a second and then disappear,
what I have to do
and there there Other Windows do like knowing this (my account is system admin)
Welcome to you toom2020,
I'm a little unsure of exactly what you mean. However have a look at these tutorials to see if they provide you with the answer.
If they aren't what you require post back & we will try to help you further.
User Account Name
User Account - Delete
I noticed that when I changed my user account name, the actual file name did not change and I would to change it to be the same as the user account name. And Windows 7 doesn't seem to want to let me change the actual user account file name.
So right now, my user account name is "Peter" but the user account file name is "Peter DV8" and I would like to have that also be simply "Peter." When I right click on the folder "Peter DV8," there is no option presented to rename the folder.
Can anyone advise me on how to get that folder renamed?
You would have to create a new user and then copy the profile over to the new one.
I think it is very similar....
this one talks about windows XP
I'm trying to change the settings back to "never notify", but every time I click the link, after typing it in the search bar, nothing happens.
Wile in the user account menu, the 4 options with an admin symbol next to them don't work either. I'm assuming that's the problem, I don't have admin capabilities, although I should, I am an administrator.
Is this a common problem, or is it just me?
Any help is appreciated, thanks.
I think Further explanation is needed
Have you followed this - User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
Also what "Link" are clicking on?
Every time I open my laptop, I have to put in my password even when it hasn't been shut down.
Is there a way to set it up where the only time I have to put in the password is after I've shut down or restarted it instead of putting it in after it's simply been closed? Or will I just have to remove the password all together?
Power Settings > Left side bar "Require a password on wakeup", then "Change settings that are currently unavailable", and now "Don't require a password"http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/188066-change-user-account-password-settings.html
On new W10 computer the OEM created an account in their name. I can change it to mine (at least, to show up on logon), but how can I change the name of the folder under the 'User\theirname' folder?message edited by jjshap
What you're seeing is the profile folder. The only way to change that is to hack the Registry. Are you comfortable with that?http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-10/change-user-account-folder-name-on-new-windows-10-oem-pc/306.html
Picked up a used notebook with Win7 Pro
When I go to Users in Control Panel, I can change the main user account name and the new name shows there, but it does not show in Windows (File) Explorer
I can change the Computer name, but there is something about the User name that seems like it's 'fixed' somewhere and won't change.
If I right click on it in Explorer and select Properties, it's greyed out. There is no 'Rename' either.
What am I missing? Seems like it should be a simple thing to do.
Hi, navigate to :-
Right click select modify, type your user name in the value data box. You might also need to change the RegisteredOrganisation if populated.
How to change user account administrator and doesn't need to log off
Hello good day, I need help here. im new window 7 user and im a gamer too
i have a online game played that is able to have dual screen, last time im using windows xp on playing online game and i can do the dual screen type of play by changing the administrator and doesn't need to re boot my computer. Now im using window 7 and tried the same procedure by creating a new user account administrator in control panel, but when i right click the game icon and run as administrator it just directly go to the client game, but in xp you can change direct the administrator, but here in windows doesn't. can anyone help me
Hello ILYOU, and welcome to Seven Forums.
You might see if you were wanting "Run as different user" instead??
Run as Different User
Hope this helps,
I am using Vista Home Premium bit I currently have two accounts set up as an administrator One as my standard user account the other 'administrator' account I created awhile back when Adobe tech support helped me create it to troubleshoot installing adobe apps If I go to Control Panels - - gt User Access when I select any of the links quot Change your account name quot quot Change your account type quot Manage another account quot or quot Turn User Account Control on or off quot nothing happens Well I should say I get a windows UAC Accounts cannot is administrator, User but Account change dialog asking if I 'Agree' to make changes or whatever but then nothing happens I did try starting my PC in SafeMode but no change I tried starting up by setting 'msconfig' to have all services startup items off but that didn't help I can type quot control userpasswords quot to access stuff but I'm not sure if that helps me in anyway since I'm new to Vista Thanks
Have you Tried with Vista Administrator?
See Administrator Account For more Information
Hope This Helps,
I have a Panasonic FZ1000 camera that is wi-fi capable. However, I'm having the worst time getting the PC and camera to pair, as have many others. One suggested workaround was to disable "Password protected sharing" in the control panel's Advanced Sharing Settings. However, windows won't let me do this because (to the best of my knowledge) I would first have to remove the password from my Guest user account. I have tried numerous times to do this, but unsuccessfully. Here's what's happening: I enter the Guest account using its proper pw. In the control panel, I get to the "remove your password" screen. Here there is a field asking for my current pw. I enter the pw used to gain access to the Guest account and get the message that "Windows cannot change the password." BTW, "Password protected sharing" can't be disabled in the Guest account, either. Help please.http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/382540-windows-wont-allow-password-change-2nd-user-account.html
You should be able to use ADMIN Tools and change to another user or you can simply add a password to the guest account also.http://community.acer.com/t5/All-In-One-PCs/Can-I-change-a-guest-account-to-a-user-acct-for-password/td-p/427887/jump-to/first-unread-message
Alright so my issue is that I set up my Microsoft to with associated account change How 10 user email Windows account How to change email associated with Windows 10 user account on How to change email associated with Windows 10 user account my Win laptop back when Win first released At the time it was associated with an older email account that I have since changed to a new gmail account I was able to go into my Microsoft account settings online and set the new email as an alias as well as the primary for the account My desktop the system How to change email associated with Windows 10 user account I am typing this on is on this account with the new gmail address attached to the user account as a Microsoft account My laptop however still shows my old email as the account name I contacted Microsoft directly and they connected to my laptop through a remote connection to try and fix it but they were unable to figure out how to change the account name I have since performed an in-place upgrade to refresh the Win install which prompted for my Microsoft account credentials I was able to connect successfully but the account name is still stuck on my old email address Under User settings in the control panel there is no option to simply change account name like the local accounts do and the OS is the home edition so I have no access to the group policy editor settings I have seen a few references to registry edits but I'd rather avoid messing with that because I realize changing the account name might mess up directory addresses since the 'user' directory is linked to account name Does anyone here have any suggestions Sorry for the wall of text this is kind of a tricky situation to explain plus trying to specify what I have already tried Thanks for any help
Step1: Switch your user account to Local Account (Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums).
Step 2: Switch your account back to MS Account using your Gmail address based MS account (Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums).
That's it, the issue should be resolved.
When I did my initial install of Win7 (fresh install) I created my Administrator account with the name of "Denis". I would like to change the name of the Administrative account to "denisl". I went into control panel and changed the account name, which worked, but the folder remained named as "Denis" under the "users" folder. How do I rename the folder named "Denis" to "denisl"?
take a look at this tutorial User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Namehttp://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/212928-change-user-folder-name-administrator-account.html
How do i change the text underneath the name of the user account?
if u dont know what im talking about, it can be found here.
Its the text underneath the large "admin" text on the right, under the flower.
I hope someone can find a solution. thanks!
Welcome to Sevenforums. do you mean how to change the "Administrator"? .http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/210680-how-do-i-change-text-underneath-user-account-name.html
I hope someone can help. I set up Win8 and used my Hotmail account. I saved the password so that I would log in automatically. Then, I changed the password to my Hotmail account, on the web, not through Win 8.
So, now, when I turn on the computer, the saved password is not the right one. Not a big deal, but "pesky". Does anyone know where I can change the saved password?
I have found many articles regarding CHANGING the password. I do not want to change my Hotmail password, I want to change the one that is STORED in Win 8.
Thanks in advance!
Wouldn't you be able to just change it via "PC settings"?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/504846/change-stored-user-account-password/
You should be able to use ADMIN Tools and change to another user or you can simply add a password to the guest account also.http://community.acer.com/t5/All-In-One-PCs/Can-I-change-a-guest-account-to-a-user-acct-for-password/td-p/427887
I am the sole user of this computer.
The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.
I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.
I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights
thanks in advance
Originally Posted by phynbarr
I am the sole user of this computer.
The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.
I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.
I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights
thanks in advance
Trying to delete files on a CD? Surely you jest!!! A CD is a read only device, you can NOT delete anything off of a CD.
How did you install Windows 10 without making yourself the Administrator. I've installed W-10 at least a dozen times so far and I've always come up as the ONE and ONLY Administrator.
But still, I have to install and use "Grant Admin Full Control" to be able to 'Take Ownership' of certain files and folders.
Grant Admin Full Control - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com
And, Good Luck!
Hello all Totally baffled twice now I've set up parental controls for my daughter but she ends up using an admin account which won't delete or downgrade to 'Standard' I was changing the account via Start Menu - Admin Tools - User Accounts Home premium has no proper local change Can't Account: or type User delete groups and policy control I go through the steps but User Account: Can't change type or delete account remains as admin account and won't delete either Have also tried deleting in Safe Mode command prompt NET USER lt username gt DELETE I get the error 'net user system error user is not a member of group' Now I have actually disabled the account so it's not available for login net user lt username gt active no But really have no clue why vista is acting this way and how my daughter is able to 'switch' to this account without even changing knowing the password it's the nd time it's happened and I actually changed the password the last time Any ideas please or known bugs We are running SP Thanks
Try this hidden administrator, then in safe mode if necessary.
Ibeing frustrated with my PC changed the administrator sitting to standing somehow thinking I could change some settings to run my D drive; now I can't do anythinghttp://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forum/windows-29/change-user-account-control-setting-4598403/
I've got one home PC w/ Win2kPro. Created a user account for each family member. Altered one user account from power user to guest (as an effort to control kid). Discovered that folders/files/documents/pictures saved by that user appear to be gone. Did I delete these files? Can they be retrieved? How?
I have turned this account back to poweruser but can't find the previously associated folders.
Also, lost access to that users Outlook email files. Can I restore or are the gone?
I just set up a new laptop with Windows and an activated subscription to Office Home with two on computers 2 account change names Best 4 to way user users and was about to also install Office on a desktop with Windows that belongs to the same family and now they Best way to change 4 user account names on 2 computers told me that they want to have three of the user names changed - two on the laptop and one on the Best way to change 4 user account names on 2 computers desktop I know that it is in theory quite easy to change user names but I also read that this in praxis sometimes brings problems with it And I don't know whether changing the user names would also change the user folders or whether the folder names would remain unchanged which would be not good Can somebody tell me more about it please Is it possibly better to create new users move the data over and then delete the old users Would deleting two users on the laptop and then creating two new users and then connecting these new users to Office and OneDrive mean that I have used two of the five user accounts for OneDrive with TB storage or would I then have used up four such users Thanks for your help
Name of the user profile and the profile folder always remains the original one. If a user was created as LarryLaffer, that will be the name of the user profile even after you change the username to JohnDoe. In other words, in the future this user would sign in to Windows with username JohnDoe and have his user data stored in profile folder C:\Users\LarryLaffer.
The simplest way to do what you want to do is to sign in to a PC with your own admin account, remove all wrongly named accounts and create new accounts named as the users want to.
I power up and the log in screen shows quot Change user Name quot under that the User Name box past Change get Can't Screen Account User and Password box Then shows the name Can't get past Change User Account Screen I have my laptop quot DANNYLAP quot Under this is How to log in using a different account not sure if my wording is correct If you click on it I get information on changing if just the user and same domain or how to if a different domain Ok the problem is I've tried both and nothing Example DANNTLAP panxxxxxxxx live com then pass my password and hit ENTER and nothing happens other then the cursor jumping back to user name box I do notice one I keyed in the quot quot sign my Computer name goes away and I start seeing letter by letter that I'm keying in the live com only replaces where DANNYLAP was When I try the other way of just keying in DANNTYAB and my password hit enter cursor jumps back up to User box and nothing happens What I did prior to all of this was trying to follow instructions on how to get rid of the malware or virus that my browser ended up with opening new tabs and going to other web sites other then what I keyed in There were recommendations to do which did find several bad guys quarantined and deleted them After I was to reboot and it seemed just what was expected until now I can't get past the sign in screen When it first booted up my user name showed like normal the little keypad showed like normal but after keying in my number code I got nothing I even changed to keying in my password way and still nothing That is when I read the how to change and now all I get is the Change User Name screen with blank boxes which all looks as if it will work Why after hitting enter either way nothing happens Normally I would just reset The computer and move forward The setup disk I created after updating to Windows is somewhere buried in my storage unit I was having problems on my windows phone running Windows and reset it and also had to reset my tablet running on Windows both are back up and running I like how both have the reset set up simple and easy no need for a disk Then not so good thing is I've had to reset both items MANY times in the last years I'm not pointing the finger at Windows or Windows or any of the updates I just reset and move on I just wish the laptop didn't need a disk to reset mainly because I dread having to look trough the storage unit for the disk I've been back several times for other items needed to discover what I thought was being organized labeling boxes was obviously not so good Spent too many hours pulling boxes all out to no avail and I won't mention how many curse words I called myself while doing all that Any suggestions so maybe I won't have to curse at myself againhttp://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/55266-cant-get-past-change-user-account-screen.html
Hi there this is my first post I've been looking through out the forum trying to look for a problem similar to mine My problem happened probably about a few weeks ago When I installed AVG and AVG PC Tuneup with key gen I got off another website I noticed that I cant install alot of of programs because I need Administrative Privileges I type in msconfig and I get the message You do not have sufficient privileges to run System Please run this utility as a user in the Administrators group Also cannot Uninstall AVG I the settings Admin in User cant I the change Account for never set a password for admin and always log on to my account NANNERGTO I cant change the settings in the User Account for Admin I also get the admin shield next to a lot of radio buttons that wont allow me to save or change things in the User control panel I cant delete manage the admin account There are also I cant change the settings in the User Account for Admin shields next to the rename and delete buttons when I right click on a file I have ran Anti-malware and different Anti-spyware programs and no luck finding anything Hopefully there is some light at the end of the tunnel Hope there is enough info to begin with Thanks in advance Chris
It sounds like you have infected your machine with malware. It is highly inadvisable to use keygens.
I suggest you follow this guide to create a malware removal thread.
how can it be?
a standar user turns the pc on, goes to her account and turns the general volume down and then turns the pc off
i go later turn the pc on , go to my account and i have the volume down too
That is how Windows seems to work. I have three users on my system, and if I adjust the volume with one, the other two are affected. I did find this: How do I keep individual user volume settings on my computer?
Maybe it will help you. I will also ask others to take a look.
We are creating a PDF file in login user's local application folder (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\folder1) through a custom .Net application and displaying the created pdf file in application.
The above functionality is working for users who are part of domain and added to local vista machine as users (both for administrator and standard user accounts).
The same is not working for local users (both administrator and standard user accounts created in vista box).
File is getting created for any user under their local appdata folder and can able to open from that location, but not displaying from app in case of local system users (admin or standard type).
Can anyone help me what security settings differ between domain users vs local users in vista business 32 bit OS?
Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
Having this turned on causes IE to load a configuration file prepared by IT department which makes a whole lot of configuration changes to IE, including remapping the security zones. We can test this by unchecking this option (the default state).
Since the machine is in domain and since we are testing with domain users accounts, I have monitored domain controller pushing down a bunch of policy settings which relax the IE security settings, causing the reports to display.
First, domain settings will resync over time and this checkbox will keep getting turned back on automatically. So you can?t really turn this off, it won?t stay off. I would feel better just testing local accounts, but since the computer is also a member of the domain, machine-specific policies are applied by the domain as well.
I have a Dell XPS 9100 with Windows 7 Prof. I am using the user account made during the initial bootup of the new computer, to make the desired settings and adding software installations. However after I finish with the initial tweaking, I will reduce the account privileges from Administrator to Standard user level. However, before I change the account level, I will make another user account with administrator user level.
Is there a way to have the new user account have the same settings as the initial user account when it is Simimade, such as copying, etc? I am not looking forward to manually making all of the sames changes/settings that I have made in the initial bootup user account, to the new user account with administrator privileges.
I would very much appreciate any suggestions regarding the above. Thanks Sam
About as close as you can get to this would be to create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.
It will copy most of your settings, like your Start Menu shortcuts, to the new account, but items stored in the registry, like your desktop background, would have to be reset again.
Hope this helps some,
I have a user with a machine that was setup with Win 8.1 Home. The machine has been upgraded to 8.1 Pro and joined to a domain (WinSrv 2003). I need to get the conten/configuration from their old local machine user profile to their new domain user profile. I tried to copy the contents of their ../users/<name>/.. folder from the local user profile to the new domain user profile (after they had logged in once, and then logged off). This did not work. When I did the copy, I grabbed all files, including hidden...was that my mistake, or is the issue broader?
In the end....they want their old stuff and configuration under their new credentials/profile.
There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.
Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal
Option 2: Use the Windows Easy Transfer option. Explained here. Vista & Win7 local to domain profile migration
Option 3: Use the Copy To Feature in User Profiles, explained here: Copy a user profile. The steps are outlined for different versions of Windows, but they work the same in Windows 8.
Option 4: Use the User State Migration Tool. User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide. Here is a link to a video on using the USMT. User State Migration Tool in Windows 7 - Install | TechNet
(The number of primitive bugs in version 1511 is just imagination-defying.)
Open Control Panel. Open User Accounts applet. On the left there's a link that says Change my environment variables.
Clicking on that link... does nothing (!!!). The link is simply dead.
What on Earth is going on??? How are we supposed to change environment variables in non-Administrator accounts now? This Change my environment variables link in User Accounts was provided specifically for that purpose. There's no other natural way to do it.
I know that there are workarounds for this (all ugly), but... WTH? Did they do even basic testing on this 1511 release???
P.S. Just confirmed that pre-1511 Windows 10 works normally in that regard. This damage was done specifically by 1511 update.
Right click on This PC and select Properties.
Click on Advanced system settings on the left.
Enter the password for your administrator level account.
Now you can change environment variables.
Don't know why doing it through Control Panel doesn't also prompt you for administrator credentials, it should.
As above or how do I reset my user info.
Is there an answer for this already?
I installed Win8 and set it up with a trash account. This account is now my admin account. How can I get rid of it and use a real @live address for my admin account?
I have searched for several hours for a response to this question to no avail. I am currently taking a network technician class trying to get network+ certified and there is an exercise that asks me to create a file as the administrator account, give
a standard user permission to take ownership, and then to log in as the standard user and take ownership of the file. however when I try to take ownership of the file as a standard user account I get a UAC window asking for an administrator password to run
the program "Permissions editor for files and folders". After several hours of playing with group policies and permissions I am still unable to take ownership of the file as the standard user. Thus my question on the title of this post.
Any help with this would be appreciated.