Windows 10: Factory reset spawns multiple Administrator accounts

  1.    15 Dec 2015 #1

    Factory reset spawns multiple Administrator accounts

    Hi all

    Since I refreshed (factory restored) my win10 home laptop, it wants to creates admin accounts all by itself.

    This happens every 2 or 3 reboots, and the admin accounts appear at the logon screen.
    Before the refresh it booted to my log on. Now it boots to a list of accounts. First the inbuilt admin account appeared, which I tried to get rid of by the tutorial (net user administrator /active:no in elevated cmd).

    Sure enough after a couple of reboots it was back again. I tried leaving it and after a couple of bootups, another admin account appeared, this time with a user name and password (the inbuilt admin account didn't have a username, just password)

    Does anybody have idea what the heck is going on? (absolutely NOBODY else has access to my PC)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    15 Dec 2015 #2

    What is the name of that "another admin account" that appeared in addition to the usual built-in administrator?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    15 Dec 2015 #3


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	admin2.jpg 
Views:	3 
Size:	322.7 KB 
ID:	53729Click image for larger version. 

Name:	admin1.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	626.5 KB 
ID:	53728
    Last edited by allend66; 15 Dec 2015 at 15:36.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
I have factory reset once before with windows 10 and it let me keep windows 10 when I did it. But now I want to do it again but it is showing me a notice that if i reset, I will go back to windows 7. Is there a way I can factory reset my pc while...
Factory reset windows 10 in Installation and Upgrade
Hello, I have an old laptop that has windows 10 installed on it. The previous owner did not delete the administrator account, and I do not have the password. Is there any way to factory reset the laptop without the administrator password? Thank you.
Can't factory reset Windows 10. in Installation and Upgrade
Hey guys. Upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 today, but it didn't ask me about whether or not I wanted to keep anything or not.. it just automatically kept my files.. but I wanted it to wipe everything clean with this install. So I'm on Windows 10...
Stuck during factory reset. in Installation and Upgrade
So the Factory reset has been stuck at 2% for the last 8 hours.
If you return a PC to a store-FACTORY RESET IT!!! in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
An informative article I found at ars technical: How Best Buy’s computer-wiping error turned me into an amateur blackhat Reset Windows 10
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:19.
Find Us