Accounts :: Win 8.1 Home - Merge Domain User Account With Local User Account

Aug 28, 2014

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 content/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.

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Accounts :: How To Delete Redundant Local User Account In Win 8.1

Jul 21, 2014

I began setting up my new computer with two accounts---local and Microsoft. Now I see it's a hassle and I'd like to get rid of the local one, but I can't find a way to do it.

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Accounts :: Forgot Local User Account Password?

Feb 8, 2014

My grandmother was recently hacked and she changed all her passwords herself (yay!). However she did not write down her new local user account password for her laptop.

I tried downloading OPHCrack, I burned it as an ISO file and put it on a DVD-R(only thing I had on hand) and i changed the boot order on her BIOS menu to had the DVD drive as the first priority. It does not run....I hear the disk drive moving, or spinning but the program does not run. Are there any other options or do I have to do a complete system restore to bypass this? Also if that is what I have to do how do I do that without being in her control panel?

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - User Account Downgraded To Guest Account

Oct 14, 2013

I bought a shiny new laptop yesterday with windows 8 pre-installed. After setting a few things up, i restarted the computer for the first time. At this time the computer downloaded many updates. On start up since my user account has been downgraded to a guest account. This is the only account on the computer, as such i do not have administrator rights and i am unable to log in as an administrator.

May I have to restore the computer back to factory settings but how to do this without being the administrator.

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Accounts :: Unable To Connect Microsoft Account To Domain Account

Jun 25, 2014

I am a system administrator in a large enterprise environment and we are doing a rollout of Windows 8.1. In our image capture we somehow captured a setting that is disabling users from setting up a connected account with their domain account. I am relatively sure that it is in my unattend and I can fix it for machines going forward but I really don't want to have to reimage the machines I've already deployed.

When I go to connect an account, the "connect to a Microsoft account" option is grayed out and the "some settings are managed by your administrator" message is displayed at the top. This is NOT a group policy object that is applying. The machines are in a test OU and there is absolutely no policy applied. I have searched all through local policy and even did a search through the registry for "account" (that took forever) but have been unable to find any registry key or local policy that would be causing this issue.

What setting might be causing this? I have 30+ machines already out in the environment and the user experience is going to be terrible if I have to reimage them all.

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Maintenance :: Local User Sign-in Time Becomes Too Long (after Disconnect From MS Account)

Aug 10, 2014

Two days ago I received quite a strong new Win 8.1 computer (with SATA drive). I have opted for a LOCAL user only without a password.

The boot process was extremely fast: the computer turns-on to the blue log-in screen in few seconds; and then pressing Enter the signing-in process was almost immediate.

Then, a bad thing happened: I was lured by Microsoft to sign-in with a Microsoft account. Then, signing-in to my computer with this MS account (and password) took ages; I mean, something like a full one minute the computer was trying to sign-in until eventually succeeding.

Understanding my mistake (why would I want an MS account?) I decided to disconnect from my Microsoft account, and return back to my nice local user.

But now, the long waiting time to signing-in (even without a password, and with an automatic log-in) still remains: I wait like 25 sec when the blue screen and the white dot circulate repeatedly until my account is signed-in.

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Accounts :: How To Change Name Of User Account

May 27, 2013

Bought a new laptop for my daughter with win 8 and got it set up. Being the newbie I am, every time my daughter starts her laptop my name appears on the user account. She wants thi changed. How I change the name of the user account. This is the only account on the laptop and it has administrator status (I did however get name of computer right) ?

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Accounts :: Deleted User Account But User Folder Was Not Deleted

Sep 15, 2014

I recently deleted a user account, and clicked yes to also delete all associated files...the user was successfully deleted, however, the user's folders/files remain, and cannot be deleted. Is it possible to associate that user's folder with a new user's login? If not, what needs to be done in order to delete the remaining user folder?

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Accounts :: Cannot Change Administrator In User Account

Jun 26, 2014

I have a 2-month-old Dell Inspiron 15 notebook running Windows 8.0, and trying to upgrade to 8.1. I have plenty of HD space and 4GB memory. I have 2 user accounts, one with admin designation. I want to change the admin to the other, but I cannot. When I try to change the user accounts, I get a message requiring the account with admin to OK any changes.

When I enter that account's password, I get a message that the password is incorrect. I changed the password in the "reset password" site online, but that password doesn't work in the change users part of the PC. So I am stuck. Right now, I cannot affect any changes to the system, because that requires the OK of the admin user account, and that in turn requires a password, which seems not to match the password that I entered for that account.

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Accounts :: Can't Delete Windows 8 User Account

Apr 7, 2014

I have 2 accounts as in the picture ( i tried to upload it but failed ):

I can't delete the one named administrator. I want to delete it because i'm getting this "preparing windows" like each 3 days ( temporary account ) . I might have deleted the registry for the user "administrator" a long time ago ....

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Accounts :: Changing Passwords In User Account?

Aug 26, 2013

I have a DELL Inspiron 15R touchscreen with WIN 8. First exposure to WIN 8 but I am learning to adjust. I have Administrator and one User Account set up. Every few weeks, the User Account says "password expiring" and I have to change the password. Is there a way to remove this time parameter? Admin account does not seem to require it.

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Accounts :: Updated To 8.1 - Renaming User Account?

Jun 18, 2014

under Windows 7, I have seen "unintended consequences" of renaming a User Account - sooner or later running into permissions difficulties, path confusion, etc.

I have a fairly fresh laptop I just updated to 8.1 and am trying to get it ready for production environment. Contemplating either changing the only [only 1] User Account name, or minting a new Administrator level account, then nuking the original.

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Accounts :: How To Delete User Account On PC Running 8.1

Sep 15, 2014

I'm wanting to delete a user account on a PC running Windows 8.1. I was just wanting to know whether or not all of the files/photos under this user account will also be deleted along with it? I wish to keep all of the documents and files, I simply want the account deleted. If you could let me know how the process works

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Accounts :: Win 8.1 Cannot Fully Delete User Account

Aug 6, 2014

I typed in delete user account and followed the prompts which appeared to delete my only user account. Now at power up the user account still comes up and I have to backtrack to get to my Microsoft account to login. How to complete the delete of the user account?

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - How To Rename User Account

May 5, 2013

So for some reason, windows 8 thought it would be funny to change my user name to Al Ex instead of Alex, AND since you can't have space on the address bar, the folder ended up calling Al.

This annoyed me a lot more than it should have, because i have tried changing the user name through control panel, but that just changes the display name, not the folder's name. How do i rename it?

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Accounts :: Renaming User Account Folder?

Aug 28, 2013

I recently got my laptop's hard drive replaced by OEM under warranty. I soon realized my user account was at C:UsersAcer. I want to change the name of my user folder to C:UsersNick. I'm wondering what is the best way to go about doing this. I followed the tutorial on renaming user accounts and it worked except that my user folder is still C:UsersAcer. I thought about making a new user account with the proper name and copying whatever I needed over to the new account but I don't think thats going to turn out too well (programs looking for a C:UsersAcer folder that no longer exists)....

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Accounts :: User Accounts Can't Delete Bad Or Corrupt Account In UAC

May 11, 2013

How to correct user accounts in windows 8 Pro on new HP Pavilion g7 2246nr, I set notebook up using Microsoft account then called Microsoft when problems started, and we decided to switched to a local account. They created a new user account, then copied all my files to it. But I ended up with i administrator account that could not be deleted. That worked but my files are broken up between 3 other user accounts. I spoke with Microsoft to try and consolidate the accounts and they used a command line in cmd, run as an administrator, but it did not finish, or I may have cut it off by accident.

I am still working with the system but it has problems. I have reloaded the software 3 times so for. How to correct the problem without reloading all the software again? Also after setting up sharepoint in Office Pro Plus, it created another administrator account in UAC. I did not think this was going to happen? Right now in the UAC I have two administrator accounts with the sane name, In c:users there 5 with the temp file they created. What that command line they attempted to use was to correct and consolidate the user accounts.

How to correct the problem without reloading all the software again.

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Accounts :: Windows 8.1 - Unwanted User Account Showing Up

Nov 15, 2013

Recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 on three PC's on home network but now I'm having a problem on my ASUS VivoTab Smart Tablet.

My main login screen has been setup to show three (3) users but shortly after upgrading, it started showing a fourth user. The user name for this fourth user is "zqtjerxnjfcz". When I clicked on it, it started the customizing process for a new user. As soon as I could I signed out and logged in under my own account and then deleted this new unwanted account but it keeps returning, usually after a restart or signing out and back in.

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Accounts :: How To Remove User Account From Start Screen

Feb 11, 2014

is it posible to remove or hide User Account from Start screen?

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Accounts :: Windows 8 Pro - Can't Create User Account Despite Being Admin

Jun 10, 2013

I am using windows 8 pro OS. I have only one local account on my machine. My account is already in Administrator groups. I have checked that.

My problem is that I am not able to create/change any user account from control panel. After traversing to Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsUser Accounts.

There are all the different links named as below:
Change your account name
Change your account type
Manage other account etc..

However when I click on any of these links, nothing happens at all !!!

What could be the possible reason of this? Window is updated, I am able to do other stuff that only admin can do for example: installing/uninstalling software, running system tools etc. Moreover I am able to make changes to user accounts from Computer Management.

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Accounts :: How To Prevent User Account From Automatically Logging Off

Feb 8, 2014

The user account is automatically logged off from my PC Windows 8 though the antivirus program is still running. Thus, I have to reenter the password to check the program running status. How to prevent user account to be automatically logged off in windows 8? I have already selected Never in the option of Put the computer to sleep.

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Accounts :: User Tab Gone - Cannot Change / Add Or Turn On Guest Account

May 27, 2013

Is my windows corrupted. I cannot change or add or turn on guest account in windows 8. when I click on manage on account nothing happens. and when i click pc setting from the charm the user tab is not there. what happen fix this issue whithout resetting windows..

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Accounts :: Encrypted Files And Lost User Account

Nov 4, 2013

I have some encrypted files that were encrypted under a windows8 account that got corrupted by the 8.1 update.

I had to delete the account and recreate it. I created the same User ID and same PW but I can't decrypt the files now...

I swore I've done that before and regained access to the files. Was that an old WinXP thing?

Even though I know the password is the cert used to encrypt/decrypt seeded by time or something else random as well?

I.E., are the files lost because I didn't back-up my cert/private key?

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Accounts :: How To Recover User Account From Administrators Group

Aug 28, 2014

I removed my one and only user account from Administrators Group now i am not able to do any thing I tried adding back , but failed since not an admin user. If there is a way through regedit.

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Accounts :: Unable To Activate Hidden User Account

Oct 19, 2013

I am trying to activate the Hidden user account on Windows 8.1 but getting "System error 5 has occurred Access Denied"

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Accounts :: Windows 8 And 8.1 Auto Login User Account Without Password

Oct 25, 2013

I've been trying to set my brothers laptop to auto log in the user account without password using control userpasswords via command prompt but i'm having problems.

I supposed to get this screen below

But I get this screen below and can't change the to auto login

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Accounts :: Deleted Main Windows User Account - How To Reset

May 10, 2013

I deleted my main windows user account and ever since ive been working tirelessly to try and fix the problem. Every time I boot up it automatically takes me to a temporary profile with the same name as the previous one that i deleted and because its a temp profile i cant access most things, and believe me I've tried everything (system restore, hidden admin) but nothing will work and i just want to create a new user and forget that one, is this possible or will i have to reset my pc?

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Accounts :: User Account Disappear From Main Screen After Upgrading To 8.1

Oct 18, 2013

I upgraded to from 8 to 8.1 last night and now my main account is not showing up on the front screen for me to be able to log into it. All the other accounts are there. I've looked in 'CUsers' and the folder is still in there, how I can reinstate it? I also had a look at the restore point so I could 'roll back' but there's not a point in there from before the update, I thought update always set a restore point automatically?

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Accounts :: Windows 8 Deleted User Account - Files Will Not Delete

Aug 11, 2013

I have been using windows 8 for just about a week now. I have made a new admin local account and have deleted the old admin local account but when I go into C:/Users the deleted user account files are still there. When I go to delete these files, a message comes up telling me that I don't have the permission to delete these files. I have read online and searched alot but came across no fix. I have tried turning of windows features, then I tried deleting the files through command prompt using rd /s /q but still no luck. I tried this method using safe mode command prompt but still no luck.

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Accounts :: How To Assign Microsoft Account To A User For SkyDrive Access

Jan 13, 2014

Is it possible to assign a Microsoft account to a user for the SkyDrive access but use another Microsoft account for the same user (logged in and active at the same time) for access to their Hotmail email via the metro Mail tile and their settings and Microsoft store, etc.?

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Accounts :: Unable To Create Or Manage User Account In Windows 8 64 Bit

Jul 17, 2013

First of all i was unable to configure my advanced power options, i.e- create new power plan, choose what power button does or closing lid does? I restored the settings & restarted but couldn't solve it. This is what i get while trying to fix this:-

Somehow, then i thought of creating another admin account and config the settings there, to see if it works out. But, through Control Panel>User accounts i couldn't manage existing account and neither i am able to create new account.

Another thing i noticed is when i go to PC settings through windows 8 new feature - charm menu, i couldn't find the Users menu.

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