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  1.    15 Jun 2017 #11
    Join Date : Jun 2017
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    Based on the last two postings above:

    I now have accounts as follows.
    A Microsoft acct, Admin (as created during Windows installation) - my installed programs are in this account.
    B Microsoft acct, Admin (I created it after Windows installation) - doesn't have any programs in it.

    What I should like to have:

    1. Convert B from Microsoft acct to a local acct, keep Admin rights
    2. Convert A from Admin to a standard user, keep Microsoft acct

    What do you suggest is the right sequence and steps to achieve the above?
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  2.    15 Jun 2017 #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortitude View Post
    1. Convert B from Microsoft acct to a local acct, keep Admin rights
    2. Convert A from Admin to a standard user, keep Microsoft acct

    What do you suggest is the right sequence and steps to achieve the above?
    The order that you have them in.
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  3.    15 Jun 2017 #13
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    That is what I'd do and in the order you describe 1 then 2 as you don't want to end up in a situation where you have no admin account.

    To convert account type you can follow this tutorial (option 1 is probably the easiest)

    Change Account Type in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    You can then sign on as user A (as you do now). If you get prompted for User Account Control to get Admin access to do something or other you can then enter the user ID and password of user B.

    You should very rarely have to sign on as user B although you'll have to to change the account type of A (I think).

    There are a few odd cases you need to be actually signed on as Admin account but I can't remember them off hand - it will be there if you need it.
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  4.    15 Jun 2017 #14
    Join Date : Jun 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    You should very rarely have to sign on as user B although you'll have to to change the account type of A (I think).
    There are a few odd cases you need to be actually signed on as Admin account but I can't remember them off hand - it will be there if you need it.
    Thank you. I think I got it. I now have a standard user, Microsoft account (with a password) for everyday use and I have an Administrator, local account which is also password protected. The latter account is to be used in an emergency should there be something wrong with my everyday-use standard account.
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