1.    10 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    Additional user when I opened Windows10

    I downloaded Windows 10 and when it opened for use it said hello to me and someone named John. I am concerned because of security issues while I a using it. There is only one computer in this house and I am the only user. How do I get rid of the unwanted John. I talked to someone at Microsoft on a call back and was told they would do it for 149.00 because it was told it was too technical. I asked if I could uninstall windows 10 and reinstall or get back Windows 8.1 and then reload Windows 10 hoping that would correct the problem. Any ideas?
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  2.    10 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 311
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32-bit 10586

    I am pretty sure that whoever you called was not Microsoft and if you gave them your credit card number I would be worried. With that said there is a tutorial on ten forums to remove users and no it's not to technical

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  3.    10 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    DFW Area
    Posts : 337
    Windows 8&10

    So you are not familiar with any user named John and that user has never had an account, perhaps even a test account, on that computer?

    I have seen a situation where the install could not connect for a Microsoft Account and the install switched to a Local Account. If the connection was reestablished the system would jump back to the Microsoft Account sign-in and a user was also installed for the Local Account. In my case, the user only had the first letter of my user name since that was all I was able to enter before the system reverted back to the Microsoft Sign-in.
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  4.    10 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5,912
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by vickiray View Post
    How do I get rid of the unwanted John.
    I'm sorry, I just had to giggle at that.
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