1.    25 Nov 2015 #1
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    upgrade from windows 7 to 10 re accounts


    My second computer is a Win 7 machine . Windows 10 upgrade is ready to install. I have several questions:

    a) Will windows 10 upgrade remember that I have a local account or I have to start from scratch ?

    b) If I choose a local account , would windows 10 remember my existing window 7 account name and password ?

    Thanks
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  2.    25 Nov 2015 #2
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    When you upgrade your existing accounts and passwords will be retained.

    Afterwards you can convert your account to a MS account if you want to but this is optional - you can keep on using the local account if you prefer.

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    25 Nov 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    When you upgrade your existing accounts and passwords will be retained.

    Afterwards you can convert your account to a MS account if you want to but this is optional - you can keep on using the local account if you prefer.

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    That's good to know. When I upgraded my primary computer from 8.1 to 10 , I had to use the MS account login credentials because the machine used a MS account. I want to keep the other computers with their original local account login credentials. Thanks
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  4.    25 Nov 2015 #4
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    If you use any of the new apps (mail etc) after upgrading make sure you take the option to sign into that app only otherwise it will convert your account to MS account. It isn't a big deal (you can always change it back) but it is something to watch out for.
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  5.    25 Nov 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    If you use any of the new apps (mail etc) after upgrading make sure you take the option to sign into that app only otherwise it will convert your account to MS account. It isn't a big deal (you can always change it back) but it is something to watch out for.
    Thanks for the reminder .
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  6.    25 Nov 2015 #6
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    Also if you do a clean-install and you are connected to the internet, Windows insists on creating a Microsoft account when creating a user. You can avoid that either by disconnecting from the internet while on first startup (OOBE) or you select to create an account, but then instead of putting your data there is an option to do it later (not remember exactly) and you are then offered to create a local account instead.
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  7.    26 Nov 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    Also if you do a clean-install and you are connected to the internet, Windows insists on creating a Microsoft account when creating a user. You can avoid that either by disconnecting from the internet while on first startup (OOBE) or you select to create an account, but then instead of putting your data there is an option to do it later (not remember exactly) and you are then offered to create a local account instead.

    I just upgraded from the windows notification icon . Upgrade went smoothly but took some time ( I think around 2 hours) The process lingered for a long time down loading the first 1% of files . I almost gave up but after it was pass the first 1% everything went smoothly. It did remember I had a local account and did not ask for Microsoft account. Everything is working fine except one application which is the Malwarebytes Anti Exploit program , it just wont run even after I uninstall and reinstalled.
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  8.    26 Nov 2015 #8
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    Maybe you need to download a newer version that is Windows 10 compatible. Try installing it with Administrator rights (right-click and Run as Administrator).
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  9.    26 Nov 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    Maybe you need to download a newer version that is Windows 10 compatible. Try installing it with Administrator rights (right-click and Run as Administrator).
    After I uninstall MBAE ,there is still a MBAE folder remaining in Programs (x86) containing the file mbae64.sys which prevented a re installation to work . After deleting this folder and reinstalling MBAE , it works Ok again. Strange .
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