Windows 10: Too many devices in Microsoft Account Solved

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  1.    28 Jun 2017 #1

    Too many devices in Microsoft Account


    I've noticed several posts here in this forum about changing the Microsoft Account password so I took a look at my account and found something strange.

    The screen shot shows 3 devices, all the same, plus1 one Win device that I have no idea what it is.

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    My question is how come there are three of the Dell - Desktops. This machine started out in life as a Win 7 and upgraded to W 10. Win 10 was reinstalled at least 2 times after the upgrade. Could that be the reason?

    Is there a way or a reason to get rid of the two extra Dell-Desktops?

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 28,608
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       28 Jun 2017 #2

    Hello JJ,

    Yep, that would be the reason why the PC is listed more than once as a device for your Microsoft account.

    Each different computer name will be listed as a separate device.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to remove the devices you want.

    Microsoft Account - Remove Devices Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    28 Jun 2017 #3

    I know about this. It also applies when reinstalling windows 10 multiple times. Each install creates a unique device name. Would be nice if they allowed users to create their own pc name when installing.

    Henry.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    28 Jun 2017 #4

    Thanks again, Brink.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 28,608
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       28 Jun 2017 #5

    You're most welcome.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    28 Jun 2017 #6

    Hi, its me again. I unmarked this as unsolved because I remembered I didn't ask what is
    WIN-ADEQTRL6TPR

    that appears on the device list.

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 4,502
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       28 Jun 2017 #7

    Does anything on this Search page ring a bell:
    WIN-ADEQTRL6TPR at DuckDuckGo
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  •    28 Jun 2017 #8

    Berton said: View Post
    Is it a device shown on this Search page:
    WIN-ADEQTRL6TPR at DuckDuckGo
    It's the same device. That is just the name that Windows assigned to it at random before it was changed to something more meaningful.
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  •    28 Jun 2017 #9

    Berton said: View Post
    Does anything on this Search page ring a bell:
    WIN-ADEQTRL6TPR at DuckDuckGo
    No, nothing there rings a bell.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 124
    Windows 10.0.15063 (Version 1703) Pro 64-bit
       28 Jun 2017 #10

    JJG10 said: View Post
    Hi, its me again. I unmarked this as unsolved because I remembered I didn't ask what is
    WIN-ADEQTRL6TPR

    that appears on the device list.

    Thank you.
    This potentially may be what the Windows installation named the device before naming it Dell-Desktop.

    Let's look at your current computer's host name.

    Type
    Code:
    hostname
    into an elevated command prompt window. Search cmd.exe or Windows Key +X > Powershell as Admin and type the command.

    If your host name is WIN-ADEQTRL6TPR then we have solved the culprit.

    How many PCs do you own that may have logged into the network?

    We can also see your entire home network by accessing your home router usually by 192.168.1.0 or 192.168.1.1 and entering your username and password from behind the router (unless you changed the router's username and password to log in and configure the router's settings from the same interface).

    From here, we can see what connected devices come from your router which you may have logged on to.
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