Can't remove local account

  1.    #1

    Can't remove local account

    On startup, a local account always appears along with my MS account. The MS account is the one I sign in with.
    I can't find anywhere to remove the local account.
    It doesn't appear in "netplwiz", "Accounts" or anywhere else I can find.
    It only appears on mLogin
    I login with my MS Account with a pin.

    Forgot. Using Windows 10 Pro, Insider Preview Build 18898. Happened with all prior Builds.

    Any help?
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  2.    #2

    I had this same problem and found the solution. I get this random account every time there is a big update (like 1903). Go to Settings--Accounts--Sign-in Options. Scroll down to the VERY bottom of that screen and look for "Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device and reopen my apps after an update or restart". Toggle that to OFF, then reboot and the phantom account should be gone.
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  3.    #3

    Already toggled "Off"

    Here's the Net users command .
    And netplwiz
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  4. Try3's Avatar
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    On startup, a local account always appears along with my MS account
    Can you post a photo?

    It is probably worth blacking out the two instances of your email address from the netplwiz screenshot. Even graphics can apparently be recognised and harvested.

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  5.    #5

    Hi Denis,
    A photo of what?
    That's the existing netplwiz.
    I've used Brink's tutorial
    and can't find anything in the first 4 Options.
    I've attached a pic of the CMD from Option 5 and here's Option 6.
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  6. Try3's Avatar
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    A photo of what?
    A photo of what appears.
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  7.    #7

    Start 1 shows when the PC first boots. Clicking OK brings Start 2
    I click the top User, lower left, which is my MS account and get Start 3
    Entering my Pin now opens the PC.

    I'm trying to get rid of the "Pete Crane" account showing on the bottom with the generic photo.
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  8. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86

    Since Pete Crane is the name you have registered for your account, I think the problem is to do with that type of account and not a local account.

    I suggest you go back to your initial post at the top of the page, click on the Edit post control you will see underneath it then change the title Can't remove local account to something like GMail user account listed twice on login screen.

    That change of title will attract the attention of those who understand online accounts. I never use them so I cannot help.

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  9.    #9

    Try toggling the "Users must enter a username and password" checkbox in netplwiz on and off a few times pressing "Apply" in between.

    If that doesn't work check the box, reboot, uncheck it and reboot again.

    The reason for the error is the password is linked with pcrane not your linked MS account or v.v. It happens to me on occasion - especially when linking local account to MS account - and toggling that box in netplwiz fixes it for me.
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