Dec 30 2019 07:51 AM
Dec 30 2019 07:51 AM
My 18 year old granddaughter, who is computer literate but knows zero about operating systems, installed W10 on a new computer. For some reason the setup procedure would not accept her login credentials using her email address. She had to add a new account using her phone number. Does anyone know why she couldn't use her email account, and should I create a local admin account and remove her phone number account, or do a complete reinstall?
Dec 30 2019 11:01 AM
@Rick.Lizotte As far as setting up her system, the best practice would be to create a Local Admin account for setup and permissions purposes, and from that account, create a new Standard User (without Admin privileges) linked to her Microsoft email address.
Using an Admin account as a "daily driver" is risky, particularly if she'll be doing any regular web browsing from it, because it can allow full read/write access to system resources without prompting for user authorization.
Dec 31 2019 10:49 AM
Jan 01 2020 10:07 AM - last edited on Jan 02 2020 10:06 AM by Eric Starker
I like to use "Local Accounts" for my installs which do not rely on any outside account to login and with no password which makes it safer from "The Internet". For the home or student or small business this is a great setup it boots right to the desktop...automatically.
Jan 01 2020 11:10 AM
@HotCakeX No. She uses her gmail account.
I thought so,
well Windows 10 only supports Microsoft accounts.
you need to create a Microsoft account first with Gmail or any other email address that you have
How to create a Windows 10 account using any email address
Jan 01 2020 11:13 AM
@TRUSTMEDIA That's what I've heard. Thanks for the confirmation.
if someone told you that using Microsoft account makes you unsafe then using Gmail, Apple ID, Facebook, Instagram and everything else on the Internet makes you unsafe too, even more.
Microsoft themselves are the ones helping other companies and government from getting hacked by foreign countries.
Jan 01 2020 08:42 PM
Jan 15 2020 02:18 AM
To get back into your account as quickly as possible, try these basic troubleshooting steps:
If you can't remember your password or it's not working
You can reset your Microsoft account password by following these steps: