I use my local administrator account, so why am I getting this error?

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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    chipwood said:
    I used the option in the tutorial to use settings. I got to Troubleshooter (blue screen background, and as seemed suggested clicked on that expecting to see the option to reset; there was none.
    Sorry, that's where you lost me. Which tutorial and troubleshooter are you using?
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       #42

    Tutorial Reset Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials I tried to use top option in pic 1, but no recovery media was found, so used bottom option. Pics 2 shows the Troubleshooter option; pic 3 the options with nothing about a reset.
    I must be doing something wrong, but what? Computer Disk management looks odd also. Should I have all those recovery partitions?
    EFI System Partition 500 MB
    Recovery Partition 829 MB
    Recovery Partition 11.44 GB
    Recovery Partition 1.07 GB
    NTFS 917.58 GB
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  3. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #43

    You have recovery partitions that are left over from the factory load of software, but which aren't actually being currently used by Windows 10. To see if there is a recovery partition that is actually being used by Windows, you will want to open a Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin) and run the command:

    reagentc /info

    I would guess you are probably going to get a result that says the recovery environment is disabled.

    With all the problems that have been reported attempting to use the Reset This PC function - I would never do it. I would just do a clean install.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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  5. Posts : 289
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       #45

    Hi there! I've still got to get out for a suitable stick, but in the meantime have come across Fresh Start Windows 10 You did not mention it, and, not knowing its workings, am curious why?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    You could use that as well if you like. It's just that a clean install usually always gives the best results.
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  7. Posts : 289
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       #47

    Thanks; I understand. Is there that much difference in time taken between effecting a refresh and a clean install?
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    They both take about the same amount of time to perform, but there will be more to do (ex: drivers, settings, etc...) with a clean install afterwards.
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  9. Posts : 289
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       #49

    Th deed is done! The administrator account has been created with the outlook.com address, but I am struggling to create a local account (with or without privileges). I thought I had created one with name and p/word, but nothing is to be seen,
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  10. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    chipwood said:
    Th deed is done! The administrator account has been created with the outlook.com address, but I am struggling to create a local account (with or without privileges). I thought I had created one with name and p/word, but nothing is to be seen,
    Hello, chipwood. If you did a Fresh Start or Clean Install, you will need to create and add your local accounts again. For adding a local account, this tutorial, option #:

    Add User Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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