Windows 10: How Did My Microsoft Email Get Changed!

  1.    20 May 2017 #1

    How Did My Microsoft Email Get Changed!


    I renamed my PC.
    Although I'm not sure if this is the culprit.
    After booting Windows 10 won't accept my password.
    IN the sign in screen there are 2 accounts showing at the bottom left. When I click one and put it the password I get logged in.

    Why or how did my Microsoft account email address get changed?????

    James
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 4,498
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       20 May 2017 #2

    Could be you have both a Microsoft Account and a Local Account, which one are you able to log into?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    20 May 2017 #3

    In the search box, type netplwiz. Run the netplwiz command that appears at the top of the list. Uncheck the box for "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". Click apply. On the next window that appears, click cancel. Make sure the box for "Users must enter a user....." is checked again, click OK.

    That should get rid of the extra account appearing on the login screen.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 1,925
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       21 May 2017 #4
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  5.    22 May 2017 #5

    I would have no idea whether it's been compromised.
    Just seems odd.

    My original Microsoft email started with JamesJoey... with several numbers following.
    I change my PC name to JaysPC...
    The email address was then changed to JayJoey...

    Coincidence?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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