1. shielahswshielah's Avatar
    My son had windows 7 upgraded to Windows 10 last month, never had a Microsoft acct, I have him an alias under my outlook account for his Xbox..he's 13, he has always signed into his pc with his password fine after the upgrade, his older brother has his own pc and outlook account, but he had to use the printer that was hooked to to his little brothers PC, so he emailed himself the document then logged onto my other sons PC with windows 10 with his Microsoft user name and pass word so he could print out from outlook, now the PC had his name on it when my other son goes to login, like he took over his pc by signing in on it. I went into his outlook account and removed the device as and tried to change the account settings on the PC hoping this would fix the problem, but it didn't, I had to set up another user account for my son who owes the PC... This shouldn't have happened. Why did my son logging in on his brothers PC make Windows 10 think that is now his pc when it never has been??
    Do I have to uninstall widows 10 and set it up with my son using his own outlook account or how do I fix this? I can usually figure things out, this one has not been good.
    08-28-2015 04:45 PM
  2. rider2040's Avatar
    Go to account settings and then click on "sign in with a local account instead"
    08-28-2015 11:22 PM
  3. shielahswshielah's Avatar
    Go to account settings and then click on "sign in with a local account instead"
    When I go to account settings it brings up my other sons name as administrator and doesn't give me that option, just says I can add another person/account/user to this pc... I've never seen anything like it, why can you sign into someone else's PC and then take it over...? Makes no sense
    08-29-2015 06:20 PM
  4. th34monk3ys's Avatar
    It seems like your original sons pc is a local account, then when the son logged on with the Microsoft account it linked the two together, you need to look at unlinking the two accounts. Microsoft accounts do over rule local accounts due to OneDrive syncing and themes etc.
    08-29-2015 07:01 PM
  5. rider2040's Avatar
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    Do you not have this option?
    08-29-2015 07:23 PM
  6. _Emi_'s Avatar
    When I go to account settings it brings up my other sons name as administrator and doesn't give me that option, just says I can add another person/account/user to this pc... I've never seen anything like it, why can you sign into someone else's PC and then take it over...? Makes no sense
    no, you are the one not making sense. Your son account should have a password secured. and don't let others have access to it, if you or he doesn't want anyone to mess with anything, especially if he has an admin account where no change will ever ask for a password.

    Your son only has a local account, for windows that's nothing. it only matters if you are an admin, then, you can do any change.

    so how is Windows going to know "oh look someone is logging in with a Microsoft account but it's not the same person who made the local account and has been using the computer"
    tell me how will windows know? if there is no password or someone bypassed the password, Windows thinks the person who is signing with a Microsoft account is the owner of the account, no?
    tell me how that "makes no sense"?

    only do what rider2040 shows you, and sign out. I don't even know why your son had to sign in with a Microsoft account, if you can use app like mail app or anything without having to use any Microsoft account or anything. or to get into his email or anything.

    maybe you should actually do something and teach them how to use Homegroup feature, so the printer can be shared easily from other computers, and all they need to do, it's having the computer on, without making any weird changes.
    the printer can be also shared without homegroup but homegroup makes it a bit easier to share files and printers.
    08-29-2015 07:54 PM
  7. shielahswshielah's Avatar
    You don't have to sound so rude, what happened is he was logged in as administrator( the only login or person set up as user) and his brother clicked on the email app,(instead of using internet explorer and thing to his outlook account to print his email) which my other son never set up his email, so when he put in his outlook email and sign in on the app, it then took over the oc with his name, out his name in for the entire user if the machine period. You act like I'm an *****. This is what and I can't get his name of if it now bc he used the app... And it does not say sign in with a local account instead...
    09-01-2015 04:08 PM
  8. astondg's Avatar
    he was logged in as administrator ... and his brother clicked on the email app ... which my other son never set up his email, so when he put in his outlook email and sign in on the app, it then took over the oc with his name, out his name in for the entire user if the machine period.
    There's the problem. The brother (I.e. Son2) needed to log out of Son1's account (or 'switch user') and log in as his own account.

    What you have described makes sense from Windows perspective, Son1 is logged in so the mail app installed for that account is considered his. When Son2 signed in to that mail app with his account Windows assumed that was Son1's outlook account and associated the two together. Microsoft accounts are stored at user level, they aren't specific to an individual app.

    There should still be an option to switch back to a local account, but if not then you might have to create a new local account, copy the files across and delete the old one.
    09-01-2015 04:40 PM
  9. rider2040's Avatar
    .. And it does not say sign in with a local account instead...
    Can you go into the mail app and delete the account?
    09-01-2015 04:45 PM
  10. shielahswshielah's Avatar
    no, you are the one not making sense. Your son account should have a password secured. and don't let others have access to it, if you or he doesn't want anyone to mess with anything, especially if he has an admin account where no change will ever ask for a password.

    Your son only has a local account, for windows that's nothing. it only matters if you are an admin, then, you can do any change.

    so how is Windows going to know "oh look someone is logging in with a Microsoft account but it's not the same person who made the local account and has been using the computer"
    tell me how will windows know? if there is no password or someone bypassed the password, Windows thinks the person who is signing with a Microsoft account is the owner of the account, no?
    tell me how that "makes no sense"?

    only do what rider2040 shows you, and sign out. I don't even know why your son had to sign in with a Microsoft account, if you can use app like mail app or anything without having to use any Microsoft account or anything. or to get into his email or anything.

    maybe you should actually do something and teach them how to use Homegroup feature, so the printer can be shared easily from other computers, and all they need to do, it's having the computer on, without making any weird changes.
    the printer can be also shared without homegroup but homegroup makes it a bit easier to share files and printers.
    And maybe I should teach them homegroup feature, ot set the wireless printer I bought last year just before I found my oldest 21 yr old dead in my home last Sept, oh but with our family grieving it just hadn't been on my to do list, thanks for being so nice about what I should teach, I think maybe respect and honor to others would be good.
    Thank you for your input, I got it
    09-02-2015 07:48 AM
  11. shielahswshielah's Avatar
    I finally got it, I had to make my son his own outlook acct, he has Gmail for his Xbox, then make him administrators and delete his brothers account, it took away his personalization and so on, but whatever, it never said anything bout a local account my fist son who has always had that PC for school has always been administrator, he just never used the email app, my other boy has windows 8.1, this one wanted to upgrade his 7 to 10..so if someone never sets up their mail app and another person uses it, it will then remove their name and think the PC is theirs ...that's nice to know..sign in on someone's unused email app and Microsoft thinks its your devise..
    09-02-2015 07:57 AM
  12. astondg's Avatar
    so if someone never sets up their mail app and another person uses it, it will then remove their name and think the PC is theirs ...that's nice to know..sign in on someone's unused email app and Microsoft thinks its your devise..
    Signing in with a Microsoft account doesn't take ownership of the device, it just takes ownership of the local user account. This has been the case since Windows 8 and doesn't just apply to the email app, also calendar and others that integrate with a Microsoft account.

    I don't know what happened in your particular situation but you should still have been able to revert that account to a local user account again.
    09-02-2015 05:17 PM
  13. Christ Jesus's Avatar
    No I do not have The option on this account.
    02-11-2017 11:41 AM

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