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Q: user account change

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?

TIA

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A: user account change

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

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A:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

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!!

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/335636-user-account-changed-into-guest-account-how-can-i-change-back.html
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A:Help change my account to a limited user account!

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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-change-my-account-to-a-limited-user-account.664247/
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A:Can't change my name in user account

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.

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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.


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A:How to change User account name

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.

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Try this,,, goto Charms bar settings
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A:User Account name change

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try a restore to before you changed my user account name
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System Recovery Options

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A:User account change

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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...cy-backup.html

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Welcome aboard KyraGator08. Have a look at the link below, if it fulfills your needs

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

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A:How to Change Account/User Name on Windows 8

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User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
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Is it XP Home?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A:How to change user account actual file name

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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

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A:Account is administrator, but cannot change User Accounts

Have you Tried with Vista Administrator?

See Administrator Account For more Information



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A:Used Notebook, Change User Account Name Problem

Hi, navigate to :-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\RegisteredOwner

Right click select modify, type your user name in the value data box. You might also need to change the RegisteredOrganisation if populated.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/used-notebook-change-user-account-name-problem-1123242.html
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A:Change User Account Admin rights

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.
Start here:




Grant Admin Full Control - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com



And, Good Luck!

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/20183-change-user-account-admin-rights.html
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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.

Kari

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/30111-how-change-email-associated-windows-10-user-account.html
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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.
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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/244036-change-user-account-window-appears.html
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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/284525-user-account-cant-change-type-delete.html
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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
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It sounds like you have infected your machine with malware. It is highly inadvisable to use keygens.
 
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TsVk!

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Hello Tally,

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.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/74972-unable-change-user-account-picture.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/504846/change-stored-user-account-password/
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Will it log in now using the Admin account? Is this the hidden Admin account?

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A:How to change user account administrator and doesnt need to log off

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,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/262108-how-change-user-account-administrator-doesnt-need-log-off.html
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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
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A:Change user account control settings

I think Further explanation is needed

Have you followed this - User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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Josh

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/174727-change-user-account-control-settings.html
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What happens when you try to enable the original account or set up a new one with Admin rights in Control Panel>User Accounts?

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http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/30455-how-do-i-change-environment-variables-regular-user-account.html
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User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 10

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http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/57882-user-account-control-will-not-change-non-admin-accounts.html
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http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/432376-how-do-i-change-administrator-user-account-password-windows-10-a.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/368817/cant-browse;-cant-flush-dns;-cant-change-user-account-setting/
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Hello se, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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Another case of someone messing with permissions that they should not have messed with. "All Users" is nothing more then a junction to "C:\ProgramFiles" when you messed with the permissions of that junction you just messed up everything else concerning the system. See the links in my signature.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/320074-cant-change-administrator-user-account-control-permissions.html
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https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/616f93a6-7715-49de-bd56-ab8d208ab9cf/can-a-standard-user-account-change-the-ownership-of-a-file?forum=w7itprogeneral
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http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/4128-how-do-i-change-my-email-address-linked-my-user-account.html
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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
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Friends,

i have windows 7 x64 in my dell precision notebook.
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how can i solve this problem?

thanks
sathyguy

A:Change Account Type button is not enabled even as administrator user

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sathyguy


Friends,

i have windows 7 x64 in my dell precision notebook.
i have administrator user and tommy user.
tommy user is in admin group. but not able to execute any program but its account type is standard.
then i logged in as administrator and went to UAC there i try to change the account type of tommy user from standard to administrator.....as soon as i click the administrator's radio button. the "change account type" is disabling...its not enabling.
how can i solve this problem?

thanks
sathyguy


Welcome to the forum,

If the first two options aren't working for you in this tutorial,

User Account Type - Change

then you can try the other three and see if that works.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/204948-change-account-type-button-not-enabled-even-administrator-user.html
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Very frustrated as I already found an answer to this once but did not record the procedure. Now I need to do it on another computer. Argh!

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A:Cannot browse entire hard drive to change user account pic

Hello Frustrated, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, add that folder to your Pictures library. It should then be available to browse to and select.

Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A:Main user account type changed to guest, can't change back

You could try option 2 from here Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hirens you can download from here Download Hiren?s BootCD 15.2 | HBCD Fan & Discussion Platform but I'd try the administrator method first

Good luck

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/46162-main-user-account-type-changed-guest-cant-change-back.html
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A:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
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Maybe it will help you. I will also ask others to take a look.

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Hello Scams,

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.

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control nusrmgr.cpl

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Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

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Hi,

Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
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If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
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TechNet Community Support

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Hi does anyone know what happens if I mistakenly deleted a user account When I open my computer then right click on the quot This pc quot there is a option called quot Manage quot Then under manage there are user accounts I mistakenly deleted the quot Administrators quot group from my current account Only left is standard user group The admin account is password protected and I have the password Is it possible to log into the admin account and changed Accidentaly user account account to admin standard change promote back my current account I did try to right click quot manage quot but I get this window attached file with no place to put the password That is slightly annoying I was trying to reassign myself back in the admin group I was thinking of making an account which can modify all items such adding hardware and items under quot Device manager quot etc but just limit to not being able to just make a new admin full access account Seems that deleting the admin solves the Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account not being able to make a new account but in the process I'm locked out from the admin settings Is it possible to create a super-user account just limiting not being able to make new user accounts and have access to all such as device manager It would be nice to not have to log into admin account just to check newly installed hardware Currently on standard user I am unable to go to quot device manager quot and other admin based stuff with that admin shield logo Thanks

A:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL keyClick on Switch UserType: Administrator and enter the passwordOnce you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your namesign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.

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Hi,
In our company, there are few computers where we can access only limited user accounts. I went to control panel >> user accounts >>...it shows the only limited user account name like "xyz". It doesn't show us any administrator account names, why is it so? And how I can make it happen in my personal computer?

A:xp shows only limited account name in user account control panel

Because you are logged in as a Limited User, so you can't make changes to the computer. Speak with your Network Administrator at your company.
At the log in screen hit CTRL+ALT+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the traditional Windows Log In Screen. If you have the Built In Administrator accounts password, you can log in as Administrator and create a new Admin user account.

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