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W8.1 - Local User Account

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Tabvla, Jan 18, 2014.

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  1. Tabvla

    Tabvla Thread Starter

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    I want to setup a Local User Account with Administrator priveledges on a laptop that currently has a single login via a Microsoft Outlook.com User Account, which I want to keep active.

    I had assumed that this would be as simple a process as it was on XP, Vista and W7. However, I first consulted a number of other techical websites and have been rather confused by the large number of reported "issues" that users seem to have when setting up a Local Account.

    Surely W8.1 permits multiple Users on the same machine and surely it is up to the owner of that machine as to whether they want a Local Account with Admin rights?

    So why all the reported "problems" that Users are having when doing something which should be very simple.

    Some of the reported problems are: -

    - After setting up the Local Account the user could not login to the Microsoft Account
    - User files in the Microsoft Account "disappear" after creating Local Account
    - Microsoft services such as Outlook.com and SkyDrive stop working in all accounts after creating a Local Account
    - Programs won't run under the Local Account unless the User activates "Run as Administrator"
    - Profile of Microsoft Account corrupt after creating Local Account
    - Locked out of Admin rights on both the Microsoft and the Local accounts

    I would really appreciate some clarity over whether or not there are "issues" associated with creating a Local Account in W8.1

    TiA

    T.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    I just created a Local Account to try it out and encountered no problems as you described. But, I am running 8.1. Probably MS fixed a few things in this new release.
     
  3. Tabvla

    Tabvla Thread Starter

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    Thanks LunarLander for your test.

    The reports of "problems" are too numerous to be just some non-techy doiing or not doing somethng. And the problems seem to be typical of something screwed-up in the OS. Perhaps somewhere in the code dealing with "permissions" or "profiles" or "login validation".... there is a bug which on certain configurations results in the reported problems.

    I am going to setup a Local Account today and will post back to this thread when I have done that.

    T.
     
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