Windows 10: Get rid of my user account Solved

  1.    07 Dec 2016 #1

    Get rid of my user account


    Hello users.
    When I reinstalled Windows 10 on my laptop I did so that it was not signed into any account and it just came on. So the other night I used the email application to check my email. Next time I turned the laptop on it asked for my password!!!
    I have now removed the email account but it still asks for my password when I turn on. I have removed it from ACCOUNTS - FAMILY & OTHER. It is still showing in YOUR INFO and to remove it I have to set up a local account with password!!!
    I just want it back to how it was. No account attached and no password request!
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       07 Dec 2016 #2

    Hello reconminicon, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Did you set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup?

    If so, that would be why it's asking for your password since the account is no longer available. You can setup netplwiz again to update it for your current account to have it automatically sign in at startup again.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  3.    07 Dec 2016 #3

    No. I never entered my account details on setup as stated. And no I do not want auto sign in I want it back to the way it was when I skipped account creation in setup. But thank you for the welcome.
    Last edited by reconminicon; 07 Dec 2016 at 10:51. Reason: Spelling
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       07 Dec 2016 #4

    In that case, it sounds like you mistakenly switched to using a Microsoft account (MSA) from you local account when you setup the Mail app.

    First, verify if you are currently using a MSA or local account.

    Local Account or Microsoft Account - How to Tell in Windows 10

    The tutorial below can help show you how to switch back to a local account if using a MSA.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

    Afterwards, you can use the method in the tutorial below to sign in to the Store with your MSA for apps that use Microsoft services without switching your account used to sign in to Windows 10 with.

    How to Use Store without Switching to Microsoft Account in Windows 10
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  5.    07 Dec 2016 #5

    Nice one. Thank you very much. And I can now remove it from everywhere else! F*&!^"$ Microsoft! I like Windows 10 but it has BIG piss you off issues!

    Thx again. TTFN
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       07 Dec 2016 #6

    You're most welcome.

    Microsoft accounts can be very helpful and useful for syncing when you use Microsoft services (ex: OneDrive, Mail app, etc...). Think of a MSA like a roaming account with more options.
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  7.    07 Dec 2016 #7

    Yes I agree it would be very useful for people who have use but for a billy no computer work like me it is annoying how something so simple as signing into email using the email app can take over and competently change the experience. I will be sticking with the browser from now on.

    Im just old school. I want to turn a computer on and use it! I dont wanting it telling me I did not wipe my arse with the usual toilet paper.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       07 Dec 2016 #8

    If you like, you could use step 3 in OPTION ONE to add your MSA to the Mail app without switching from your local account used to sign in to Windows 10.

    Mail app - Add or Delete Account in Windows 10
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