1.    01 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 2
    windows

    Help with a bunch of login things


    I have a new HP laptop and was trying to set up the free internet security offered through my internet provider. In the process I somehow set up the main admin account as someone else's email address.

    Now when I turn my computer on it comes up with an email address which is not mine, and I can enter my password and it gets me into the computer, but obviously not into this other person's email account.

    Any idea how to reverse this? It happened about two months ago and I feel like I've tried everything.

    If there's anyone with any idea I'd greatly appreciate it, and can give more info if there's something else you'd like to know for clarification.

    Thanks!
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  2.    01 Apr 2017 #2
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by danm23 View Post
    I have a new HP laptop and was trying to set up the free internet security offered through my internet provider. In the process I somehow set up the main admin account as someone else's email address.

    Now when I turn my computer on it comes up with an email address which is not mine, and I can enter my password and it gets me into the computer, but obviously not into this other person's email account.

    Any idea how to reverse this? It happened about two months ago and I feel like I've tried everything.

    If there's anyone with any idea I'd greatly appreciate it, and can give more info if there's something else you'd like to know for clarification.

    Thanks!
    Hi damn23 and welcome to Tenforums.
    Why not create a new admin user the way you want it, copy all your data over to the new account, and then delete the old account?
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  3.    01 Apr 2017 #3
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    Windows 10 Enterprise

    That's what I would do...fairly simple.
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  4.    01 Apr 2017 #4
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    Thread Starter

    OK thank you, I will do that.

    I'm not knowledgeable at all when it comes to such things, so I'm glad to hear of this simple fix.
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  5.    01 Apr 2017 #5
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by danm23 View Post
    OK thank you, I will do that.

    I'm not knowledgeable at all when it comes to such things, so I'm glad to hear of this simple fix.
    Add a user account
    Add User Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Delete a user account
    Delete User Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Just be sure to copy your data over to the new account first.
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