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  1.    05 Aug 2017 #21
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    chipwood,

    I'm thinking it may be best to bite the bullet and reset Windows to start fresh with the account you want created during the reset.

    Reset Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    Be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose first to a different drive though. A reset will wipe everything on the Windows drive.
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  2.    05 Aug 2017 #22
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    Kari wrote
    Did you upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7? If so, did you use the built-in admin account as your user account in Windows 7 prior to upgrade?
    No, the computer was bought from Dell as a refurb to replace my eight year old Dell Inspiron 560MT Win 7 64 bit that I upgraded to 10. It was shaky and yielding frequent critical errors that shut it down.

    The new one I think from what I spotted once, but can't find, was probably ex Windows 8. Maybe a refurb wan't the way to go even if it was Dell.

    Back to you and Brink.
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  3.    05 Aug 2017 #23
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    You may not know that running in Safe Mode disables store Apps and you get the (terribly phrased) message "Doesn't work with built in Administrator" message.

    Take it in mind - don't assume you've done it wrong - things don't work in Safe Mode either.
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  4.    05 Aug 2017 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    You may not know that running in Safe Mode disables store Apps and you get the (terribly phrased) message "Doesn't work with built in Administrator" message.

    Take it in mind - don't assume you've done it wrong - things don't work in Safe Mode either.
    That is not true. In screenshot taken just now I have booted to Safe Mode and opened Store and XBox apps:

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    That notification about Store apps being disabled will only be shown when signed in with built-in admin account, be it Normal, Safe or Audit Mode. It will not be shown in Normal and Safe modes signing in with normal local admin account.

    Of course not all Store apps function normally in Safe Mode, but saying that they show user notification about being disabled when signed in as built-in admin when user has in fact signed in with a local admin account is simply not true.

    Kari
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  5.    06 Aug 2017 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I agree Kari. Depending on what chipwood's ultimate goal or issue is, a repair install may be able to repair the system without losing anything and hopefully avoid a clean install.
    Aim for this simple oldie is to get back the hidden administrator account, (ghc80); one or two local accounts with admin or standard permissions i.e Gordon E and if needed another; get passwords sorted for all 2/3.

    From another thread of Problem arisen with re- installation of Office Home and Student 2007
    get Office 2007 to load properly
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  6.    06 Aug 2017 #26
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    chipwood,

    If you're able to sign in to the ghc80 account, you should be able to change the Gordon E account to be an administrator.

    Change Account Type in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    If ghc80 is a Microsoft account that you don't remember the password for, then you should be able to reset its password online at Microsoft.

    Reset Password of User Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  7.    06 Aug 2017 #27
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    I shall try that, but before I do, i am encountering another problem with the closely named Microsoft email account ghc8043. I managed to log in with the already in place password, which I do not have noted. I chose lost password, but on submission there no action.
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  8.    06 Aug 2017 #28
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    Are you able to use Option 3 to reset the Microsoft account's password online at Microsoft?

    What folders do you have listed in the "C:\Users" folder?

    Are you sure that "ghc80" and "ghc8043" are not the same account since "ghc8043" was not listed in the account details command?
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  9.    07 Aug 2017 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Are you able to use Option 3 to reset the Microsoft account's password online at Microsoft?
    later-bus to catch
    What folders do you have listed in the "C:\Users" folder?
    Microsoft account's password online
    Are you sure that "ghc80" and "ghc8043" are not the same account since "ghc8043" was not listed in the account details command?
    Default defaultuser0ghc80 Gordon E Public
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  10.    07 Aug 2017 #30
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    [QUOTE=Brink;1102071]Are you able to use Option 3 to reset the Microsoft account's password online at Microsoft?
    The option is available,should it be needed.

    What folders do you have listed in the "C:\Users" folder?

    Are you sure that "ghc80" and "ghc8043" are not the same account since "ghc8043" was not listed in the account details command I think most likely they are.
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