1.    15 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 79
    Windows 1-0

    Changing account details


    Hi, any help/advise really appreciated…
    My wife and son were borrowing/using my desktop (which had just got an account like “my account” and password). For some reason they had to change the user account and password, and they used my wife account name.
    So, can I now change the account’s name to my account name please? Thanks!
    (BTW if I’ve got anything wrong etc.: I'm recovering after a stroke so please be patient. Thanks).
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  2.    15 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,290
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello winchesterstoke,

    If you had a local account, then they may have switched your local account to their Microsoft account (MSA) by mistake. Possibly doing so if they signed in to the Store or app with their MSA.

    How to Tell if Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    If this is the case, then you could just switch from their MSA back to your local account using the method in the tutorial below.

    Switch to Local Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  3.    16 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 79
    Windows 1-0
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Brink!

    I'll have a look at that later tonight!

    Cheers!
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  4.    16 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,290
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    You're most welcome. I hope it helps.
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  5.    18 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 79
    Windows 1-0
    Thread Starter

    Thanks again! Sorted!
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  6.    18 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,290
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Great news.
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