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  1.    28 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Build 1703

    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.    28 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,184
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    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
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Posts : 278
    Windows 10 64 Bit

    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
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Build 1703
    Thread Starter

    Thanks again, Brink.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    28 Jun 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,184
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    You're most welcome.
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  6.    28 Jun 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Build 1703
    Thread Starter

    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.    28 Jun 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,921
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Does anything on this Search page ring a bell:
    WIN-ADEQTRL6TPR at DuckDuckGo
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  8.    28 Jun 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,342
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    28 Jun 2017 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Build 1703
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Does anything on this Search page ring a bell:
    WIN-ADEQTRL6TPR at DuckDuckGo
    No, nothing there rings a bell.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    28 Jun 2017 #10
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Posts : 124
    Windows 10.0.15063 (Version 1703) Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by JJG10 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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