How do I get user name back for Win 10? User Account empty

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  1. Posts : 564
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
       #21

    The media creation tool downloads the Windows installation media for installing Windows.

    I am going to be leaving where I am so I'll be unavailable for a while. I'll message back as soon as I can. If someone else messages you and tries to help you as well while I'm gone, I welcome it.
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  2. Posts : 18
    WINDOWS 10
    Thread Starter
       #22

    At this point, seems System Restore is a faster, most viable option.
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  3. Posts : 1,767
    Windows 10 Home
       #23

    "That's what my problem was: I've been using my Microsoft Admin Account w/o signing into Windows, and wanted to created a Local Standard Account for security reasons. I mistakenly created a Local Admin Account, and thought I could just go and edit the original Microsoft Admin Account."

    Just to clarify why you had this issue, when you created a Local Account with it's own password, it replaced the MS account using the same User name. If you want to keep all your files under your orig name, you can use EITHER a Local or MS but not Both.

    "What other way do I get to system restore since I cannot get into Settings from start?"

    Since you can log in with your Local acct, restart. When the Log in page appears, don't log in but click the power icon (the one on the far right of the 3 in lower R corner), then click Restart option while holding down the Shift key. This will get you to Advanced startup options. Select Troubleshoot. This will take you to an option to do a System Restore to a point before you changed User accounts. Then for security that you wanted, sign in with your MS email account, no need for a Local.

    If System Restore fails, I recommend an In place Repair/upgrade using the 'create media for another PC' option in media creation tool, then following this tutorial using Option 4 run from your desktop -
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  4. Posts : 18
    WINDOWS 10
    Thread Starter
       #24

    I used my MS email account as my email for the Local Admin Account, which is the same as my MS Admin account was. My system is pretty unstable now. MS Outlook keeps asking me for my password, and I've input several times before I get my email to download in Outlook. Startup is very slow, shutting down takes forever. I did a system restore but it failed, see below:
    How do I get user name back for Win 10? User Account empty-image.png

    Option 4 being 'To Do A Repair Install of Windows 10 With An ISO File'?
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  5. Posts : 564
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
       #25

    Do you have any important documents or pictures on your PC? You will need to back those up before you attempt to do a clean install of Windows.
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  6. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #26

    Hi.
    I'll just pop in and mention some ideas, and then pop back out. :)

    Imaneke is correct - everything should be backed up before you do anything else.
    mrgeek's suggestion of an in-place repair install is a good one, and one I would pursue before a clean install.

    However, I would try something first:
    I would enable the Hidden Admin Account
    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
    Then I would create a new local admin account (without an email!).
    Then I would copy all my important data over to the newly created account.
    Then I would delete the other problem account(s).
    Finally, I would re-hide the Hidden Admin Account, and perform the in-place repair, if it is necessary.

    Add User Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  7. Posts : 18
    WINDOWS 10
    Thread Starter
       #27

    May I show you what came up in my user account list below?

    It shows my admin account 'run as admin with MS account'; however, I set up that local admin account w/o MS Account. I can get into my system settings, etc now. Can I change to MS Admin Account and will this change it back to the original MS Admin account, which is alright with me, and then create local standard account? Or will I still need to do your suggestions? I will do your suggestions - not familiar with doing, and uncomfortable doing so.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
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    C:\Users\Barbara>wmic useraccount list full

    AccountType=512
    Description=Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=Barbara-PC
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Administrator
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-793324885-1557416792-1938551221-500
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded

    AccountType=512
    Description=run as admin with MS account
    Disabled=FALSE
    Domain=Barbara-PC
    FullName=Administrator
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Barbara Brown
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=FALSE
    SID=S-1-5-21-793324885-1557416792-1938551221-1001
    SIDType=1
    Status=OK

    AccountType=512
    Description=A user account managed by the system.
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=Barbara-PC
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=DefaultAccount
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=TRUE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-793324885-1557416792-1938551221-503
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded

    AccountType=512
    Description=Built-in account for guest access to the computer/domain
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=Barbara-PC
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Guest
    PasswordChangeable=FALSE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=FALSE
    SID=S-1-5-21-793324885-1557416792-1938551221-501
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded


    C:\Users\Barbara>
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  8. Posts : 564
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
       #28

    Keep the local admin account and create the local standard account with the local admin account
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  9. Posts : 18
    WINDOWS 10
    Thread Starter
       #29

    Ok, so do I need to do ?
    Repair/upgrade using the 'create media for another PC' option in media creation tool, then following this tutorial using Option 4 run from your desktop -
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    system still seems unstable
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  10. Posts : 564
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
       #30

    If it's still unstable then yes you should
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