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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 161
    Windows 10 x64
       19 Sep 2016 #1

    Can I safely delete this 2nd account


    I am using a Microsoft account. There is a 2nd account displayed under Settings->Accounts.
    There is -no- Remove button though.
    I used lusrmgr.msc to display all details, which please find below.

    I wonder whether it is safe to delete 'users' there.

    Please find below: 'User''Properties'.
    The 2nd account is disabled, but I'd like to remove it entirely, if possible.

    If, however, it is risky, then I leave it that way.
    Will never use that account anyway.

    Thanks!
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    Last edited by tfwul; 21 Sep 2016 at 00:46.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,502
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       19 Sep 2016 #2

    Hello tfwul,

    I don't see a second user account in your screenshots. I only see your "m___l" account that is a member of the "Administrators" and "Users" group.

    Which account is the extra one?

    Please go ahead and post back your account details using the tutorial below to see if anything may stand out.

    User Account Details - View in Windows 10
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Sep 2016 at 08:02.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 27
    Windows 10
       19 Sep 2016 #3

    It seems that there are two Microsoft accounts that are linked to the same local account.
    Press the Windows key + R and type control userpasswords2 in the Run box, post a picture to show what you see.
    Thanks!
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 161
    Windows 10 x64
       21 Sep 2016 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello tfwul,

    I don't see a second user account in your screenshots. I only see your "m____l" account that is a member of the "Administrators" and "Users" group.

    Which account is the extra one?

    Please go ahead and post back your account details using the tutorial below to see if anything may stand out.

    User Account Details - View in Windows 10
    Hi Brink,

    I have edited the previous post - the account was mentioned everywhere and I really thought I'd covered them all grayed out all 'instances' - regretfully one was left, as far as I can see.
    greyed out that one as well.

    The extra one is the one that has been grayed out, i.e. m___l.
    being a member of the admin and users group. previously this was my hotmail account, but after migration this became my 2nd outlook.com account (I created a new outlook-com account quite a while ago)

    below results of the wmic command

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    wmic useraccount list full >"%userprofile%\Desktop\UserAccountDetails.txt"






    AccountType=512
    Description=Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=DESKTOP-XFFLEA6
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Administrator
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-213907074-4100950968-3766577678-nnn
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded




    AccountType=512
    Description=A user account managed by the system.
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=DESKTOP-XFFLEA6
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=DefaultAccount
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=FALSE
    SID=S-1-5-21-213907074-4100950968-3766577678-nnn
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded




    AccountType=512
    Description=Built-in account for guest access to the computer/domain
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=DESKTOP-XFFLEA6
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Guest
    PasswordChangeable=FALSE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=FALSE
    SID=S-1-5-21-213907074-4100950968-3766577678-nnn
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded




    AccountType=512
    Description=
    Disabled=FALSE
    Domain=DESKTOP-XFFLEA6
    FullName=My Full Name <--
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=m___l <-- the one I'd like to remove (came over from hotmail)
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-213907074-4100950968-3766577678-nnnn
    SIDType=1
    Status=OK


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    Note: the one that I am using, the one that I am loggin in with, the one that is shown at the top, at Settings->Accounts as admin, that one is not listed above.
    But...
    then again, when I launch Windows Explorer, then Help->About, it still states the 'old' email (m___l at hotmail.
    don't if that carries any weight though.

    (for safety sake, I removed the last digits of the SID, don't know if the SID is important or not)
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 161
    Windows 10 x64
       21 Sep 2016 #5

    Vesao said: View Post
    It seems that there are two Microsoft accounts that are linked to the same local account.
    Press the Windows key + R and type control userpasswords2 in the Run box, post a picture to show what you see.
    Thanks!
    @Vesao

    Thanks for your comments.

    It looks like this:
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    Frankly, this account stuff, is all a bit, let's say, 'vague' to me, to say the least.
    The one that is listed on the screenshot above, is the one that I am using daily and is listed under settings->accounts, at the top. The other one (m___l ) that is the one I've not been using for, I think, 3 years or so and prefer to get rid of (if possible)

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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,502
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       21 Sep 2016 #6

    I don't see that you have a second user account on your computer from what you posted above.

    Double check your Microsoft account aliases to see if the old outdated email address may be listed as alias. If it's not listed as your primary alias and you don't use it anymore, then you could remove it.

    Microsoft Account Aliases - Change Primary Alias

    Microsoft Account Aliases - Add or Remove

    Microsoft Account Aliases - Change Sign-in Preferences
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  7. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 27
    Windows 10
       22 Sep 2016 #7

    Yesterday I switched my Microsoft account to a local account, then switched back to Microsoft account with another email account. Go to Settings -> Accounts -> Email & app accounts, I can also see two email addresses out there. It seems that Windows keeps track of all your previous email addresses ever used with Microsoft account. So I think you can delete the history email address without issue.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 161
    Windows 10 x64
       23 Sep 2016 #8

    Brink said: View Post
    I don't see that you have a second user account on your computer from what you posted above.

    Double check your Microsoft account aliases to see if the old outdated email address may be listed as alias. If it's not listed as your primary alias and you don't use it anymore, then you could remove it.

    Microsoft Account Aliases - Change Primary Alias

    Microsoft Account Aliases - Add or Remove

    Microsoft Account Aliases - Change Sign-in Preferences
    Many thanks Brink.

    I checked my account - looks like this

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    I might remove the 'm___l' account (didn't try it though, unsure about it...)
    however, that one is used under c:\users\m____l\...etc.
    Note, there is no path with c:\user\my current userid\...

    So when I remove the m___l account under 'My Account' what effect will that then have
    on the stuff stored on my C-drive? Maybe it simply impossible?

    Also note below : win-r control userpasswords2
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,502
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       23 Sep 2016 #9

    tfwul,

    You can safely remove the alias online at Microsoft, but don't delete the account on your PC.

    Since your account on the PC was originally created using the old alias email address, that would be why it still shows on the PC. You will still be able to sign in to your Microsoft account on the PC using the newer "primary" alias.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 161
    Windows 10 x64
       28 Sep 2016 #10

    Brink said: View Post
    tfwul,

    You can safely remove the alias online at Microsoft, but don't delete the account on your PC.

    Since your account on the PC was originally created using the old alias email address, that would be why it still shows on the PC. You will still be able to sign in to your Microsoft account on the PC using the newer "primary" alias.
    Thanks Brink,
    Very sorry for the late reply.

    So, considering all previous posts, screenshots and details as per

    1) wmic useraccount list full >"%userprofile%\Desktop\UserAccountDetails.txt"
    2) Windows key + R and type control userpasswords2

    You think it is safe to remove the old account from 'My Microsoft Account'.
    Will there be no conflicts with username under c:\users ?

    Also I wonder whether there may be issues with regards to licenses, the versions that I use (VM) are upgraded versions from old Windows 7/8/8.1 (all retail versions)
    Maybe they are tied to the old 'user'(?) and thus it is not possible to change those to the new username(?)
    Then again, the version that I am running on my host now, using the 'new' account is a new retail version, i.e. one that came on an usb thumbdrive. but nonetheless registered to and old userid... (see screenshot below)

    What do you think?

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