Windows 10: Removing default user Solved

  1.    14 Oct 2015 #1

    Removing default user


    I have obtained a 'legacy' computer with W10 on it. There is a single user in the configuration, and the computer is 'named' after that user, meaning that when I look at my router, or see the computer in my network neighborhood, I see this user's name. I'd like to add a new administrative user to replace this original user, so that all traces of that user are gone. What is the best way to do that?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       14 Oct 2015 #2

    Hello msummers, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, resetting Windows would be a good option for that.

    Reset Windows 10
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  3.    14 Oct 2015 #3

    Thank you Brink! I'll give that a try. I do not have a system disk, and W10 was installed as an upgrade to W8.1 - will that make any difference?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       14 Oct 2015 #4

    If you are prompted for installation media, then you can download a Windows 10 ISO using an option in the tutorial below, then create a bootable USB from the ISO.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    14 Oct 2015 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    If you are prompted for installation media, then you can download a Windows 10 ISO using an option in the tutorial below, then create a bootable USB from the ISO.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    That's great! Thank you! I'll post a follow-up with my experience.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       14 Oct 2015 #6

    You're welcome. I hope it goes smoothly.
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  7.    15 Oct 2015 #7

    It went smoothly indeed. No need for the recovery disk and the system is now completely reset! Thanks much for your help...
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       15 Oct 2015 #8

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