Signing in to windows 10 with password pin number.

  tonyq 13:46 09 Nov 2018

Recently I upgraded (If that is the correct term) to Windows 10. When I sign in, my sign in name does not appear first, but "HomeGroup User $" Not sure if the last symbol is correct I think it as 2 strike though lines but looks looks something like. Can I get rid of this safely and if so how ?.

  rdave13 17:53 09 Nov 2018

I've not come across this before but if you right click the start button and select 'run' then type or copy and paste netplwiz and select OK. In the User Accounts property window it will list the accounts. Your admin account should not be able to be removed (tab greyed out). Check if HomeGroup User $ can be. As I've said I haven't come across this before so up to you to try it.

  MJS WARLORD 18:32 09 Nov 2018

hi tony , daves answer will work cos I done it , after typing netplwiz just follow the prompts , you will however still get the annoying message bottom right to say your Microsoft account needs attention , just ignore it.

  rdave13 18:55 09 Nov 2018

Thanks for verifying that MJS WARLORD .If you get the Microsoft account needs attention notice then go to settings - accounts - your info and follow the prompts.

  tonyq 19:01 09 Nov 2018

This is what it says in User Accounts under users. I have also un ticked “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer”. But it still asked for one. href here

  tonyq 19:04 09 Nov 2018

Don't think the link is working. Can I insert a photo ?

  rdave13 19:05 09 Nov 2018

Photobucket beta not loading for me. Tick the box again and use netplwiz to remove HomeGroup User $ otherwise it won't work I think.

  rdave13 19:09 09 Nov 2018

Don't think the link is working. Can I insert a photo ? Try using Postimage and create a link.

  tonyq 19:16 09 Nov 2018

Thank you Dave, have been using Photobucket,but have not used it for a long time. Will have a look at your suggestion. But in the mean time I will try a link again. click here one.

  rdave13 20:55 09 Nov 2018

That link worked. Seems your admin MS account needs to be verified. Settings - Accounts - and 'Your info' will prompt to input password or PIN.

  rdave13 20:58 09 Nov 2018

Edit , click on the homegroup... see if you can select Remove.

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