Windows 10: When I "sign in using microsoft account", I get a new user.

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  1.    17 Feb 2016 #1

    When I "sign in using microsoft account", I get a new user.


    When I "sign in using Microsoft account", I get a new user with that Microsoft account. I don't want a new user, I just want to connect the current user to my Microsoft account. Any idea how to fix this?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 23,603
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       17 Feb 2016 #2

    Hello Marron,

    Did you switch your local account to be a Microsoft account?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    Are you getting a user profile error like below when you try to sign in to your MS account?

    You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    17 Feb 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Marron,

    Did you switch your local account to be a Microsoft account?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    Are you getting a user profile error like below when you try to sign in to your MS account?

    You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix
    Hello, Brink!
    It's been a long time since I haven't heard anything from you. The official release of Windows 10 is qutie stable.
    That's what I'm trying to do. Switch to a Microsoft account. Now I'll post some pictures so you can see exactly how it happens.

    This is how it looks initially:
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    I go here and click on "Sign in with a Microsoft account".
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    This appears. I enter my email and password and click "Sign in"
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    After that it asks me to set a pin, and I skip.
    Now this is how it looks:
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    It created another user account instead of converting to a Microsoft account... :\
    I already created (and then deleted in control panel) several users this way.
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    I'm curious what the expert (Brink) has to say about this. Hope we'll fix this.
    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 23,603
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       17 Feb 2016 #4

    Yeah, it looks like something is not right for it to be creating new profile folders like that.

    Let's go ahead and use the tutorial below to see your account details to know which profile is currently be used for your account.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3443-user-account-details-view-windows-10-a.html

    In addition, type %UserProfile% in the address bar in File Explorer and press Enter to see which profile opens.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    17 Feb 2016 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Yeah, it looks like something is not right for it to be creating new profile folders like that.

    Let's go ahead and use the tutorial below to see your account details to know which profile is currently be used for your account.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3443-user-account-details-view-windows-10-a.html

    In addition, type %UserProfile% in the address bar in File Explorer and press Enter to see which profile opens.
    The one that I created when I made my account is the first one (the not selected one, "lawle").
    %userprofile% takes me here: "C:\Users\lawle"
    I know for sure that before I tried to log in to Microsoft, that was the only folder and only user (besides "Public" and "Default", which are something else).

    Code:
    User Account Details gave this output: (below fancy line)
    ======================================================================
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=MANU-WAYFARE
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Administrator
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-3399340155-530399980-4236213513-500
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded
    
    
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=A user account managed by the system.
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=MANU-WAYFARE
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=DefaultAccount
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=FALSE
    SID=S-1-5-21-3399340155-530399980-4236213513-503
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded
    
    
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=Built-in account for guest access to the computer/domain
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=MANU-WAYFARE
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Guest
    PasswordChangeable=FALSE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=FALSE
    SID=S-1-5-21-3399340155-530399980-4236213513-501
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded
    
    
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=
    Disabled=FALSE
    Domain=MANU-WAYFARE
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=lawle
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=FALSE
    SID=S-1-5-21-3399340155-530399980-4236213513-1001
    SIDType=1
    Status=OK
    
    
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=
    Disabled=FALSE
    Domain=MANU-WAYFARE
    FullName=<My name here :)>
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=lawle_z0s1dap
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-3399340155-530399980-4236213513-1011
    SIDType=1
    Status=OK
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Feb 2016 at 15:54. Reason: code box
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 23,603
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       17 Feb 2016 #6

    The details show that you have two accounts. One using "lawle", and the last on listed using the name "lawle_z0s1dap" for your account.

    You should be able to safely delete the other two profile folders, but I want to check you profile list to make sure it's safe.

    Let's now export the registry key below for your users' profile list to see if shows any issues.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    17 Feb 2016 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    The details show that you have two accounts. One using "lawle", and the last on listed using the name "lawle_z0s1dap" for your account.

    You should be able to safely delete the other two profile folders, but I want to check you profile list to make sure it's safe.

    Let's now export the registry key below for your users' profile list to see if shows any issues.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
    The two users are the one that I created when I installed Windows (lawle) and the other one is the one that i created when I did my second post on this thread (the third post), where I explained exactly what happens. All the other users (that still have user folders, two of them) were deleted through control panel.


    Code:
    Registery key exported: (below fancy line)
    =================================================
    
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList]
    "Default"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,44,00,72,00,69,00,\
      76,00,65,00,25,00,5c,00,55,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,5c,00,44,00,65,00,66,\
      00,61,00,75,00,6c,00,74,00,00,00
    "ProfilesDirectory"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,44,00,72,\
      00,69,00,76,00,65,00,25,00,5c,00,55,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,00,00
    "ProgramData"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,44,00,72,00,69,\
      00,76,00,65,00,25,00,5c,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,44,00,\
      61,00,74,00,61,00,00,00
    "Public"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,44,00,72,00,69,00,76,\
      00,65,00,25,00,5c,00,55,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,5c,00,50,00,75,00,62,00,\
      6c,00,69,00,63,00,00,00
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-18]
    "Flags"=dword:0000000c
    "ProfileImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,\
      00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,\
      5c,00,63,00,6f,00,6e,00,66,00,69,00,67,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,\
      00,6d,00,70,00,72,00,6f,00,66,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,00,00
    "RefCount"=dword:00000001
    "Sid"=hex:01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00
    "State"=dword:00000000
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-19]
    "ProfileImagePath"=hex(2):43,00,3a,00,5c,00,57,00,49,00,4e,00,44,00,4f,00,57,\
      00,53,00,5c,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,00,65,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,\
      66,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,5c,00,4c,00,6f,00,63,00,61,00,6c,00,53,00,65,\
      00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,00,65,00,00,00
    "Flags"=dword:00000000
    "State"=dword:00000000
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-20]
    "ProfileImagePath"=hex(2):43,00,3a,00,5c,00,57,00,49,00,4e,00,44,00,4f,00,57,\
      00,53,00,5c,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,00,65,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,\
      66,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,5c,00,4e,00,65,00,74,00,77,00,6f,00,72,00,6b,\
      00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,00,65,00,00,00
    "Flags"=dword:00000000
    "State"=dword:00000000
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-527846361-2839625145-1662876317-1001]
    "ProfileImagePath"=hex(2):43,00,3a,00,5c,00,55,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,5c,\
      00,6c,00,61,00,77,00,6c,00,65,00,00,00
    "Flags"=dword:00000000
    "State"=dword:00000000
    "Sid"=hex:01,05,00,00,00,00,00,05,15,00,00,00,d9,4b,76,1f,b9,3d,41,a9,9d,7a,1d,\
      63,e9,03,00,00
    "Migrated"=hex:d0,f9,0c,01,66,5d,d1,01
    "ProfileAttemptedProfileDownloadTimeLow"=dword:00000000
    "ProfileAttemptedProfileDownloadTimeHigh"=dword:00000000
    "ProfileLoadTimeLow"=dword:00000000
    "ProfileLoadTimeHigh"=dword:00000000
    "RefCount"=dword:00000004
    "RunLogonScriptSync"=dword:00000000
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Feb 2016 at 16:10. Reason: code box
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 23,603
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       17 Feb 2016 #8

    You can safely delete the other two "lawle_9k..." and "lawle_cb...". I noticed that Windows doesn't always delete the user profile folder of an account when you delete the account.

    The user profile folders were named like that since you already had a "lawle" folder there. Windows just tacked that bit on the end to make it have a different name.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    17 Feb 2016 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    You can safely delete the other two "lawle_9k..." and "lawle_cb...". I noticed that Windows doesn't always delete the user profile folder of an account when you delete the account.

    The user profile folders were named like that since you already had a "lawle" folder there. Windows just tacked that bit on the end to make it have a different name.
    I figured why they were named like that. Because my email starts with "lawle", and I named my user specifically "lawle" for that reason, because when connecting to Microsoft account it does not change the user account. And during TP time frame it was not possible to name your user, and I got used to "lawle" in cmd and powershell.

    But I can't think of any reason why it would create another user while trying to connect to a Microsoft account. Are you still with me on that? That's what I want to solve, and your help is appreciated.

    Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 23,603
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       17 Feb 2016 #10

    I'm not sure why it created a new profile, but would have to think it was because of the name of the exiting folder being the same as the name of the Microsoft account.
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