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Setting up my first Windows 10 computer - Need help please.


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#1 BuddysDaD

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:18 PM

Set up this computer and am able to sign into my account however when I set up a user accounhave to have their own Microsoft accountt for my wife and try to sign in to her user I am told that I can't sign in. It tells me to go to account.live.com/password/reset to fix the problem. Does each user need their own Microsoft or do I need only one account per computer? What am I doing wrong?



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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:33 PM

Just one account per computer if you want it, otherwise you can set it up without any Microsoft accounts.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:40 PM

If you wish to have a Microsoft-Account-linked Win10 User Account then a Microsoft Account must exist to which to link it.  The userid is generally the e-mail address you're using and if the corresponding Microsoft Account does not exist you should be prompted to create one.   If it does exist then the linked Win10 user account will be created and the password should be the same as the Microsoft Account to which it links.

 

You also have the option of setting up a local account, too.

 

If you activate the option for adding a family member, this is the first dialog you encounter:

 

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whereas if you activate the option for someone else this is the first dialog you encounter:

 

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:09 PM

BriTechGuy, I have never used Windows 10; can a computer have both one Microsoft Account and a separate User Account which does not depend upon the Microsoft Account to login into W10 with admin rights (in order to troubleshoot)?


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#5 AnythingButMalware

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:13 PM

BriTechGuy, I have never used Windows 10; can a computer have both one Microsoft Account and a separate User Account which does not depend upon the Microsoft Account to login into W10 with admin rights (in order to troubleshoot)?


Absolutely. Windows 10 can be configured with one or more accounts using either a Microsoft account, or by using an offline account.

Have you tried turning it off and back on? :P


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:14 PM

How to Set Up and Configure User Accounts on Windows 10 is a great guide by How-To Geek that should help you through the process.

Have you tried turning it off and back on? :P


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

AnythingButMalware beat me to the punch and gave really good reference material, to boot!  Thanks.


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