Network USER confusion.

  1. WacoJohn's Avatar
    Posts : 67
    W10-64 Pro
       #1

    Network USER confusion.


    Recently reinstalled a FRESH W10-64 OS (factory restore). I somehow ended up with a user named:
    jboot

    I do not recall specifying that as a user name. The W10 LOGIN screen says Waco John. Before the reinstall of W10 the folder shown below (jboot) was named owner.

    Network USER confusion.-capture.png

    When I go to user accounts with control panel, it says:


    Network USER confusion.-capture2.png

    Would like to know how to switch from jboot to owner. Thank you in advance.

    EDIT: I believe it has to do with the W10 reinstallation setup asking me to use a Microsoft account ... and I did.
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  2. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 8,359
    Mac OS Catalina
       #2

    It depends on if you are using a Live account or not. Some people setup two accounts, with one being a limited user account and the other being the administrator. If you do not want the Live account, just go into system and Accounts to change your account to a local.
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  3. WacoJohn's Avatar
    Posts : 67
    W10-64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you, Sir. Sounds simple enough. I need to question ... once I do this, will OWNER become the named folders etc? Will OWNER automatically replace jboot in both name and function? Thank you again.
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  4. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS Catalina
       #4

    No one account does not replace the other if there are two user accounts.
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  5. WacoJohn's Avatar
    Posts : 67
    W10-64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    switch from live to local account.


    So sorry to be dense. Basically, I am switching from a live account which seems to be user jboot to a local account (I guess Waco John is a nickname at microsoft.com).

    Since I don't know what happens when I switch to local, what happens when I command the switch? To my knowledge, there is, at the moment, only one user .. that of the live account. At what point do I have the local account be 'owner'? Does the 'switch' routine ask me to provide the user name???? Sorry to take your time.

    EDIT: I found the answer. http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows...osoft-account/

    I will be asked to provide local user credentials. Thank you for your prompt and courteous help.
    Last edited by WacoJohn; 19 Oct 2017 at 16:11. Reason: more into
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  6. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS Catalina
       #6

    You need to decide. The Microsoft Live account does not determine the nickname, you do when you want that Roaming Profile to be used. You can set up a Local or Roaming profile since Windows 8. It is just up to the end user to decide how they want to log into the workstation.
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