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Old 30. Dec 2016, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife gave me her relatively new ASUS laptop because she needed one with a dedicated graphics card. So, it has all her "stuff" on it; including her Microsoft login and password.

How do I "assign" the laptop to me and take her off of the laptop? BTW, it is Win 10 Anniversary edition.

I know that this should be relatively easy to do, but I can't figure out how to change the user to me and no longer use her password or MS account.

Thanks.

P.S. A url or link to a tutorial would be fine.
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Old 30. Dec 2016, 06:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not a Windows 10 user but these seem to provide what you are looking for.

http://www.opentechguides.com/how-to...e-account.html
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-ch...ype-windows-10
http://www.isunshare.com/windows-10/...indows-10.html
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Old 30. Dec 2016, 07:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks MC. I found those same sites. However, they don't answer my actual question. They deal with changing a name on an account. What they don't do is change who logs into a computer and the actual user profile of the computer.

My wife is currently the only account holder on the laptop. So, I have to log in with her MS account and password. I want to actually delete her account, login, etc. and set myself and my MS account as the only user profile.

I hope that makes sense.
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I think best would be to create a new account, and then delete the old one.
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I agree with that .... new account and dump original
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Old 30. Dec 2016, 10:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Similar scenario, here;

https://www.tenforums.com/user-accou...op-friend.html
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That should do it!

Thanks everyone.
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One issue with transferring computers is what happens with the software licenses that are already on that computer. The issue is when software licenses need to be transferred to another computer. Some software has the means to deactivate and reactivate on another computer, e.g. iTunes does but it also allows you to use more than one device so you may have an option to keep it on the original computer as well.

If the licenses are associated with the original user account then they should move with that account when the account is created on the new computer. This is the case for the Microsoft, Google and Apple accounts.
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Actually, I just ran into that issue. My wife has/had the MS Office Suite on her login account on the laptop. However, when I created my account and logged in, that Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) was not there. I noticed other software "missing" as well.

It might just cause me not to make the switch afterall. I just might leave well enough alone.
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Some of the software that disappears might not have been installed for all users on the computer. So reinstalling it could fix this a) if the install program gives that option or b) if it installs to all existing users or, unlikely c) if it can be installed individually to different users.

If she has a multi-user version of Office 365 then your computer could be added. The Home edition has 5-users (5 computers with 5 tablets/phones). If it is the single-user Personal edition then you can upgrade the license from Personal to Home. The most cost effective way to upgrade is to upgrade a single month subscription rather than an annual subscription. If she uses a business version of Office 365 then pricing and options are different.

P.S. You can create issues for her by sharing her Microsoft account. Just be careful when changing any settings or configurations and keep your files clearly separate.

If you're using OneDrive for file syncing then you don't want to affect her files which will be in My Documents etc. You don't want to delete them because syncing will remove them from the new computer as well. You could create a separate folder for your documents so it is included in syncing but she know not to change them.

If you are using Outlook for email then there is no problem removing her email account and adding yours provided that OneDrive doesn't sync the files. If it does then it gets more complicated because you have to put your Outlook files into the separate folder I talked about above.
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