Unprompted change of administrator name ?


idainc

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I noticed on rebooting today that the admin name was changed in the startup screen as well as under Accounts. In computer management I do not have a local user groups with an arrow next to it. How can I correct my admin name to what it was ?
 

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If you logged in with Microsoft Account, it would change your User Name to be your Microsoft Account name
You can change back to a Local Account if you want.

 

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idainc

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I think I recall setting this machine up as a local account using a gmail address. I was able to use lusrmgr.exe to make the change in the start up screen but it hasn't changed in the upper left portion of the settings / system screen. I always wonder how these changes occur without being prompted.
 

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Your Gmail Address in your account name IS your Microsoft Account, not a Local Account.
A Local Account is just a name you made up, with no Email address attached to the name. Please follow the instructions in Post #2 to change to a local account, if that is what you want.
 

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    nVidia GEForce RTX 2060 Super
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idainc

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Thank YOu. With a local account will I need to enter a password when I boot up ? Sorry for such a basic question but I am not at all familiar with this.
 

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Thank YOu. With a local account will I need to enter a password when I boot up ? Sorry for such a basic question but I am not at all familiar with this.
A local account is allowed to have a blank password, as mine does. At boot up it should go straight to the desktop, the most it will ever ask you is to click a 'sign in' button if you sign out and back in again, or lock the PC while you're away.

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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.

idainc

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I only have a Microsoft account and as it turns out the name of the account became corrupted for some reason. Took a bit of trial and error but I got it fixed. Thanks for all your replies !
 

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    windows 11 64
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    PC/Desktop
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    Sony SVL24116FXB
    CPU
    i7 3610M
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 620M
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony All in One
    Hard Drives
    WD 256GB SSD
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    USB
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
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    MS

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I only have a Microsoft account and as it turns out the name of the account became corrupted for some reason.
That can happen, so I've heard. One of the reasons I prefer to have local accounts only. To benefit from having a Microsoft account as well I use this 'hybrid account' method.

Took a bit of trial and error but I got it fixed. Thanks for all your replies !
Very glad to hear that (y)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
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    Laptop
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    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.

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