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Proper (Safe) way to change from "" User to Local User

Q: Proper (Safe) way to change from "" User to Local User

Howdy All -
I'm thinking I'm not the first nor the last to have MS trick me into changing my User Name from Local to (in my case) an email account. Now I'm forced to sign in every time I log on. And FWIW, I prefer to be fully in charge of my devices.
I surely would appreciate some guidance on the proper way to switch back to a Local User and disassociate my computer from Many thanks in advance for reading this and all replies.


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A: Proper (Safe) way to change from "" User to Local User

Settings>>Accounts>>Under your Microsoft Account listing, click on "Change to a Local account instead".

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A:Assigning "domain user" to "local admin" on select PCs

Create a new group in AD, for example, TestUsers
Add the required users to the group
Go round each machine and add the group as a member of local admins.
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I'm sure that seems excessive to everyone, it does to me. I'm not having problems, per se. I was just shocked. Should I care?
I'm using CC on a semi-regular basis. I've re-located "most" of my user folders to a separate drive from the system disk. I still let "My Documents" live on the system drive. That said, it's size is reported to be much less: 8.7GB vs 73GB.

Should I just move on here or do I have a performance sapping issue that should be addressed?


A:"local user profile" size is reported as >73GB


Try using a drive mapping tool such as Windirstat to see where your space is going.
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A:Program to "Run as administrator" in local user accounts

unfortunately, we don't assist with torrent apps here. May want to read up on the rules page at
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more info here New account on windows 7 I didn't make.? - Yahoo! Answers

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A:Found user "fbwuser", is it safe to remove?

Do you see HotSpot shield in Control Panel, Programs and Features?
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A:Restore "All User" and "Default User" profiles?

Deleting stuff from windows.old folder doesn't affect the current win7 installation! Are you sure you changed permissions on windows.old only (or files within)? Only deleted stuff in windows.old?
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A:Change "other user" logon picture

Hello iburnell,

If you like, double check using the tutorial below to see if you may be able to get rid of the "Other User" on your log on screen.

Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User

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Hello Marron,

Did you switch your local account to be a Microsoft account?

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Originally Posted by KeithJB

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A:When I "sign in using microsoft account", I get a new user.

Hello Marron,

Did you switch your local account to be a Microsoft account?

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A:"Change Your Name" for the user account

control nusrmgr.cpl

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A:change user name at "C:\Users"

Hello windstory,

Changing the user account's name will not change the name of it's "C:\Users\(user-name)" profile folder.

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A:Delete user that's in docs and settings but not in "user accounts".

Does the User Profile show up in System Properties?
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A:Missing files, missing "user" folder, can't access local drive

Viruses do things like that. The scenario sounds familiar. Scan with Malwarebytes. The free version is good enough.
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A:[SOLVED] Merging "user" and "all users" start menu program lists

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A:Rename "Home" user to actual user to?

Hello Troy,

If he only wants to have the displayed user name changed, then the tutorial below can help show him how to. This will not change the name of his "C:\Users\Home" user profile folder though.
User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
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A:Log off user with "Fast User Switching" enabled

Quote: Originally Posted by kenboy

We are in a domain environment.
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Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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I would recommend that you use Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper to scan your system with at boot to help make sure that your system is malware free first.

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See here, see if this helps:
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I'm curious...
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If you do not want a user to have access to certain folders, it is fairly simple to do. For instance, say you do not want a user to see other user's files. With your administrator account, do the following:

1. Click start menu
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7. Click the Security tab
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11. Under the Deny column, put a check in Full Control.
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