Windows 10: 2 computers same acct...please help

  1.    13 Jul 2017 #1

    2 computers same acct...please help

    Hi, I have 2 computers in my home. Both computers have the the user name and password when logging in. Also when I go to my Microsoft acct. both are listed under devices. I would like to have it so both devices have there own log in. If I delete the other computer listed in my acct. would this solve the problem? Also, would I be able to log into the other computer since it was deleted and how would I then create a new username and password? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!!
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       13 Jul 2017 #2

    It may help to know the way I ended up doing it is with 2 Microsoft accounts, one is my old and the other is with the newer Half of my machines are on 1 and other half on the other. The passwords are the same but the account names [E-Mail address] are slightly different.
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  3.    13 Jul 2017 #3

    Welcome to the forum. You can add another account but I wouldn't delete an account as it could give problems. The users profile and files will be in the linked to the other account and some things may not work
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  4.    13 Jul 2017 #4

    Would I just have to add another account to the computer that I am not using? If so can you please advise on how I would go about adding the account..setting it up
    Thanks again!!
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  5.    13 Jul 2017 #5

    What sort of account do you want to add a local or internet account? This should answer all your questions Add User Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  6.    13 Jul 2017 #6

    I guess really what I am trying to accomplish is to make it so both computers in my home aren't linked together. Right now they have they have the same username and password. This all started when I went to email a link. At that time I set up my outlook email on the other computer. From that time on they have been linked together and bother computers show up under my devices in my Microsoft account. It will allow me to delete the computer that I set up (added) my outlook email account to. I am just afraid if I were to delete it that I might not be able log into that computer, set up a new username, or Cause other problems?
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  7.    13 Jul 2017 #7

    Thats why say dont delete it its safer just creating a new one. Do you connect to the other pc from the other pc?
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  8.    13 Jul 2017 #8

    Hi Samuria, I don't connect from one pc to the other pc. If I create a new acct won't I have to reinstall all my info. (Bookmarks...etc)?
    Thanks for your help I really appreciate it!
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