User account on my Windows 11 Home system that I did not create


NunyaBeeswax

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I am using Windows 11 as my OS. I have only been using Win 11 for less than 3 weeks, as this is a new PC I recently built. I recently found a new user account named 'Fieldepo' with Administrator level access on my system. I did NOT create this account. When I selected this account to see if I could get into it, it asked for a password, and since I did not create this account, I did not know the password and I could never get into it. I contacted Microsoft support regarding this, and the support tech I was working with could not determine how this account got created. I have since deleted this account, and changed my password/PIN. I wanted to query the forum here to see if anyone else has had this happen. And if so, was it ever discovered how it got created?
Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2x16GB (32GB total) 3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Mem size: 6GB GDDR6/Mem bus:192-bit)
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultragear Gaming Monitor (Model: 24GL600F)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    I have 4 hard drives currently connect to my system:
    running my current Win11 OS is a 2TB Western Digital Black (7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Green 2TB (IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB
    WD 1TB (can't access specifics on this drive right now)
    (the last 3 came from my old system w/the last one containing my old OS Win7)
    PSU
    SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold (SS-650KM Active PFC F3) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Hasw
    Case
    Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus
    Cooling
    for my CPU I am currently using the stock cooling fan/system that came with it, and in my case I have 1x COUGAR 14CM CFD Green LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan, 2x COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 12CM Silent Cooling Fan, and 1 other 120mm fan that I don't remember the specifics for
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro
    Mouse
    generic Wal Mart ONN optical mouse
    Browser
    Brave

glasskuter

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It's quite possible you have been hacked. Have you given ANYONE remote access to your computer?
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.819
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

Berton

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Where did you buy the computer? I've had to deal with a couple that clients bought from a major retailer and they were the last in stock so were sold out of display. Frequently workers will set them up, maybe in Kiosk mode, and password them so shoppers can't change anything and in both cases the worker that did it had left the store, no way to remove except a full reset.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21"
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

jvickers

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Where did you buy the computer? I've had to deal with a couple that clients bought from a major retailer and they were the last in stock so were sold out of display. Frequently workers will set them up, maybe in Kiosk mode, and password them so shoppers can't change anything and in both cases the worker that did it had left the store, no way to remove except a full reset.
As the OP said, they built the computer.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory 32MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC/ ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB GDDR6 192-bit Gaming Graphics Card
    Sound Card
    Proprietary
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic XG2530 25"/Benq XL2411P 24"/ Samsung SyncMaster BX2331 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 240Hz/144Hz/60Hz (based on monitor setup above)
    Hard Drives
    SK hynix Gold P31 1TB PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD
    ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
    PSU
    Thermaltake Smart 700W 80+ White Certified PSU
    Case
    Rosewill ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case, Gaming Case with Blue LED for Desktop
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H60i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    120MB/s Download/ 10MB/s Upload
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    AMD FX Black Edition
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A97 LE R2.0
    Memory
    16MB DDR
    Graphics card(s)
    I forget, but it's old.
    Sound Card
    Propietary
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER LED 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung SSD 3.5"
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    120MB/10MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
    Other Info
    Currently taken down because of a lack of space :-(
    Maybe I'll make room somewhere and connect to the Dev channel if possible.

Berton

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Oops, missed that.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21"
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

Servo

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I would really consider a fresh install. Is the other account still active?
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self build
    CPU
    3900x
    Motherboard
    Asus 570 plus
    Memory
    32
    Graphics Card(s)
    Rtx 2070
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    samsung 4k 28"
    Screen Resolution
    1900x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 1 gb nvme
    PSU
    Corsair 650w
    Case
    midi tower
    Cooling
    Watercooled
    Keyboard
    rgb wireless
    Mouse
    wireless logitech
    Internet Speed
    50m
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink
    CPU
    Amd ryzen 7 3750H
    Motherboard
    beelink
    Memory
    32 gig
    Graphics card(s)
    Vega RX 10
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    samsung 4k
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 1tb nvme
    PSU
    12v
    Case
    mini pc
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    wireless logitech
    Keyboard
    rgb wireless
    Internet Speed
    50m
    Browser
    edge
    Antivirus
    windows defender

NunyaBeeswax

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It's quite possible you have been hacked. Have you given ANYONE remote access to your computer?
well, unfortunately, yes... I had been using win 7 up until i built my new computer (3 wks ago) at which point i reluctantly went ahead and 'upgraded' to Win 11. Boy was I shocked at the difference! Well, I was having trouble figuring out an issue with the new hard drive I had installed. I did a quick web search on my issue and was still perplexed by the few results that came up that I thought were related to my issue. So, instead of taking the time to dig a little deeper, I contacted Microsoft support, and yes, I gave the service tech remote access, despite my knowing better!
I would really consider a fresh install. Is the other account still active?
Thank you for the advice, Servo. I am considering doing that very thing, using another thread I found on this forum site on doing a 'clean install', over the weekend. And no, I have since deleted that other unknown account, and changed my password/PIN.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2x16GB (32GB total) 3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Mem size: 6GB GDDR6/Mem bus:192-bit)
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultragear Gaming Monitor (Model: 24GL600F)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    I have 4 hard drives currently connect to my system:
    running my current Win11 OS is a 2TB Western Digital Black (7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Green 2TB (IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB
    WD 1TB (can't access specifics on this drive right now)
    (the last 3 came from my old system w/the last one containing my old OS Win7)
    PSU
    SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold (SS-650KM Active PFC F3) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Hasw
    Case
    Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus
    Cooling
    for my CPU I am currently using the stock cooling fan/system that came with it, and in my case I have 1x COUGAR 14CM CFD Green LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan, 2x COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 12CM Silent Cooling Fan, and 1 other 120mm fan that I don't remember the specifics for
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro
    Mouse
    generic Wal Mart ONN optical mouse
    Browser
    Brave

glasskuter

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I contacted Microsoft support,
Chances are you DID NOT contact the legitimate official Microsoft support site if you clicked willy-nilly on the first search result.
Always make sure you are dealing with their Official site.
By the way, Microsoft , the real MS, would not have been likely to help you with a hardware issue on a new build, especially not to the point of wanting access to your system.

A word to the wise, do a clean install. Delete all partitions, and install Windows on unallocated space. But first go to Microsoft account | Sign In or Create Your Account Today – Microsoft
Change your password.

Also, once you get the OS reinstalled, immediately change passwords on any account that has sensitive information-emails, banking, paypal, Amazon, credit cards, etc
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.819
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

NunyaBeeswax

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No, glasskuter, it was official Microsoft support I was working with. I logged into my microsoft account to search for help there AFTER doing a hurried generic web search for info on my hard drive issue and not being able to find anything useful. My mistake, other than allowing ANYONE to remotely access my computer, was rushing to Microsoft support and not taking the time to do a more extensive web search to figure out my issue. I wished I had come across this forum for help before going to MS! so far, all of yall have been very helpful! of course I would have never given any one here, or anywhere else for that matter, remote access to my computer. I only did it with MS Support because I knew that it was legit and I figured, apparently incorrectly, that I could trust an MS support employee!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2x16GB (32GB total) 3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Mem size: 6GB GDDR6/Mem bus:192-bit)
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultragear Gaming Monitor (Model: 24GL600F)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    I have 4 hard drives currently connect to my system:
    running my current Win11 OS is a 2TB Western Digital Black (7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Green 2TB (IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB
    WD 1TB (can't access specifics on this drive right now)
    (the last 3 came from my old system w/the last one containing my old OS Win7)
    PSU
    SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold (SS-650KM Active PFC F3) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Hasw
    Case
    Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus
    Cooling
    for my CPU I am currently using the stock cooling fan/system that came with it, and in my case I have 1x COUGAR 14CM CFD Green LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan, 2x COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 12CM Silent Cooling Fan, and 1 other 120mm fan that I don't remember the specifics for
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro
    Mouse
    generic Wal Mart ONN optical mouse
    Browser
    Brave

NunyaBeeswax

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I still do intend to do a clean install over the weekend, in spite of the hassle that will be!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2x16GB (32GB total) 3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Mem size: 6GB GDDR6/Mem bus:192-bit)
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultragear Gaming Monitor (Model: 24GL600F)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    I have 4 hard drives currently connect to my system:
    running my current Win11 OS is a 2TB Western Digital Black (7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Green 2TB (IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB
    WD 1TB (can't access specifics on this drive right now)
    (the last 3 came from my old system w/the last one containing my old OS Win7)
    PSU
    SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold (SS-650KM Active PFC F3) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Hasw
    Case
    Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus
    Cooling
    for my CPU I am currently using the stock cooling fan/system that came with it, and in my case I have 1x COUGAR 14CM CFD Green LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan, 2x COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 12CM Silent Cooling Fan, and 1 other 120mm fan that I don't remember the specifics for
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro
    Mouse
    generic Wal Mart ONN optical mouse
    Browser
    Brave

NunyaBeeswax

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I will also be deleting my MS account! I don't use it for anything and I am not even sure why I created it in the first place. I think it had something to do with my Playstation account, but I can't remember.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2x16GB (32GB total) 3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Mem size: 6GB GDDR6/Mem bus:192-bit)
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultragear Gaming Monitor (Model: 24GL600F)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    I have 4 hard drives currently connect to my system:
    running my current Win11 OS is a 2TB Western Digital Black (7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Green 2TB (IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB
    WD 1TB (can't access specifics on this drive right now)
    (the last 3 came from my old system w/the last one containing my old OS Win7)
    PSU
    SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold (SS-650KM Active PFC F3) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Hasw
    Case
    Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus
    Cooling
    for my CPU I am currently using the stock cooling fan/system that came with it, and in my case I have 1x COUGAR 14CM CFD Green LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan, 2x COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 12CM Silent Cooling Fan, and 1 other 120mm fan that I don't remember the specifics for
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro
    Mouse
    generic Wal Mart ONN optical mouse
    Browser
    Brave

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You will need a Microsoft account. Don't delete it. Change it's password.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.819
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

NunyaBeeswax

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I won't need it if I do a true 'clean' install, via a post by another user on these forums. That is how I stumbled upon these forums, I was looking for info on how to re-install Win11 without using a MS acct. Like I said above, I NEVER use my MS account for anything, and I have never even logged into it again after I had created it, and don't remember why I had one to begin with, I think it might have had something to do with my playstation. Honestly, I hate anything that has to do with Microsoft! I just haven't had the time to look into other types of OSs, like Linux, to see if they would allow the same type of functionality that windows does - like I think that a game my daughter likes to play requires a windows OS to work, but I am not 100% certain on that, I am just going by what she said and I haven't had the time to look into it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2x16GB (32GB total) 3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Mem size: 6GB GDDR6/Mem bus:192-bit)
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultragear Gaming Monitor (Model: 24GL600F)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    I have 4 hard drives currently connect to my system:
    running my current Win11 OS is a 2TB Western Digital Black (7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Green 2TB (IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB
    WD 1TB (can't access specifics on this drive right now)
    (the last 3 came from my old system w/the last one containing my old OS Win7)
    PSU
    SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold (SS-650KM Active PFC F3) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Hasw
    Case
    Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus
    Cooling
    for my CPU I am currently using the stock cooling fan/system that came with it, and in my case I have 1x COUGAR 14CM CFD Green LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan, 2x COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 12CM Silent Cooling Fan, and 1 other 120mm fan that I don't remember the specifics for
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro
    Mouse
    generic Wal Mart ONN optical mouse
    Browser
    Brave

Bree

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I will also be deleting my MS account! I don't use it for anything and I am not even sure why I created it in the first place.
Your specs say that your OS is "win11home". Unless you use some workaround 'hacks' you cannot clean install Windows 11 Home without a Microsoft account. The initial OOBE setup insists that you have an internet connection and use a Microsoft account to create its first user account.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    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. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running 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 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • 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. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running 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 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

NunyaBeeswax

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Your specs say that your OS is "win11home". Unless you use some workaround 'hacks' you cannot clean install Windows 11 Home without a Microsoft account. The initial OOBE setup insists that you have an internet connection and use a Microsoft account to create its first user account.
and that is one of the many reasons why i hate MS - they are an evil company with a devil as its founder!

per user Brink - Clean Install Windows 11 Tutorial

and yes, that is a workaround hack!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2x16GB (32GB total) 3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Mem size: 6GB GDDR6/Mem bus:192-bit)
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultragear Gaming Monitor (Model: 24GL600F)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    I have 4 hard drives currently connect to my system:
    running my current Win11 OS is a 2TB Western Digital Black (7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Green 2TB (IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB
    WD 1TB (can't access specifics on this drive right now)
    (the last 3 came from my old system w/the last one containing my old OS Win7)
    PSU
    SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold (SS-650KM Active PFC F3) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Hasw
    Case
    Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus
    Cooling
    for my CPU I am currently using the stock cooling fan/system that came with it, and in my case I have 1x COUGAR 14CM CFD Green LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan, 2x COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 12CM Silent Cooling Fan, and 1 other 120mm fan that I don't remember the specifics for
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro
    Mouse
    generic Wal Mart ONN optical mouse
    Browser
    Brave

clam1952

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Windows 11 22H2 OS Build 22623.1020
You don't have to actually use the Microsoft account, just make sure you set up a local account with Admin privileges and use that, if you are not logging in with the MS account it won't bother you.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2 OS Build 22623.1020
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME B350-PLUS
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 @3000Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS - GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB TUF GAMING OC
    Sound Card
    On Board Realtec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer KA241
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    240GB PNY CS900 SSD - OS
    2 x 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD
    1 x 500GB Crucial MX300 SSD
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102
    PSU
    750 Watt Corsair TX750 Plus
    Case
    Cooler Master 690 III
    Cooling
    Akasa AK98 5 Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270 - wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech - M185 wireless
    Internet Speed
    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 build 22621.898
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3881 - modified with SFX PSU fitted internally
    CPU
    Intel i5 - 10400
    Motherboard
    Dell 032w55 version A00
    Memory
    16GB of HyperX Fury @ 2133 Mhz
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 6GB GTX 1060.
    Sound Card
    Builtin
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER KA241
    Screen Resolution
    1920x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK hynix NVMe
    1TB Western Digital WD10EZEX-75WN4A1
    PSU
    Modular 450 Watt Corsair SF450 Platinum ( Mod to replace the Dell 265 Watt PSU)
    Case
    Inspiron Small Desktop
    Cooling
    Dell stock cooler
    Mouse
    Dell
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.

NunyaBeeswax

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You don't have to actually use the Microsoft account, just make sure you set up a local account with Admin privileges and use that, if you are not logging in with the MS account it won't bother you.
Thank you for that info, clam1952. Since creating this thread, I have had a little more time to explore Win 11, and I did figure that out.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win11home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2x16GB (32GB total) 3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Mem size: 6GB GDDR6/Mem bus:192-bit)
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultragear Gaming Monitor (Model: 24GL600F)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    I have 4 hard drives currently connect to my system:
    running my current Win11 OS is a 2TB Western Digital Black (7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Green 2TB (IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache)
    Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB
    WD 1TB (can't access specifics on this drive right now)
    (the last 3 came from my old system w/the last one containing my old OS Win7)
    PSU
    SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold (SS-650KM Active PFC F3) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Hasw
    Case
    Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus
    Cooling
    for my CPU I am currently using the stock cooling fan/system that came with it, and in my case I have 1x COUGAR 14CM CFD Green LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan, 2x COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 12CM Silent Cooling Fan, and 1 other 120mm fan that I don't remember the specifics for
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro
    Mouse
    generic Wal Mart ONN optical mouse
    Browser
    Brave

Lance1

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Always install Windows 11 with the internet disabled and or unplugged. At the point where Windows whats you to login with an MS account hit "Shift + F10" to bring up a CMD prompt. Type taskmgr. When it comes up End Task on "Network Connection Flow" From here you can create a local account.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2 On My Main System.
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build By Me
    CPU
    AMD FX 9590 8 Core Black Edition
    Motherboard
    MSI 990FXA GAMING (MS-7893)
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 24GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Gaming Series
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" 60Hz 4ms Curved PLS LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    C: 1 TB SSD = F: 1 TB HDD = D: 1 TB HDD = G: 500 GB HDD
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova NEX750B 750W ATX EPS12V 80PLUS Bronze
    Case
    Cool Master
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Premium Cooler with 2x NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans In A Push Pull Fan Configuration
    Internet Speed
    Fiber Optic: Download 332.7 Mbps / Upload 331.5 Mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi (64bit)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Window 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron N7110
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0YH79Y
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3 Inch Display
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB
    Internet Speed
    Fiber Optic: Download 332.7 Mbps / Upload 331.5 Mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi 64 bit
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro & Dev.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSD 660p 512GB NVMe
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1.024 TB SSD M.2 2280 - Samsung
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

Lance1

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Windows 11 22H2 On My Main System.

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2 On My Main System.
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build By Me
    CPU
    AMD FX 9590 8 Core Black Edition
    Motherboard
    MSI 990FXA GAMING (MS-7893)
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 24GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Gaming Series
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" 60Hz 4ms Curved PLS LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    C: 1 TB SSD = F: 1 TB HDD = D: 1 TB HDD = G: 500 GB HDD
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova NEX750B 750W ATX EPS12V 80PLUS Bronze
    Case
    Cool Master
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Premium Cooler with 2x NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans In A Push Pull Fan Configuration
    Internet Speed
    Fiber Optic: Download 332.7 Mbps / Upload 331.5 Mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi (64bit)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Window 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron N7110
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0YH79Y
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3 Inch Display
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB
    Internet Speed
    Fiber Optic: Download 332.7 Mbps / Upload 331.5 Mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi 64 bit
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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