Guys, I have an OS issue since the latest Win10 update roll out, and hope that you can held me. It’s not SmartEdit related but MS and Win10 OS.
Here is the scoop:
For years now, I never logged in to my MS account [booting my PC], but always preferred to used my ‘Local’ Win account. That was taken away from me with the latest patch roll out two days ago.
MS updated and after restart I found myself with a desktop that showed only the Recycle Bin and Edge browser. Account checking showed that I was in my MS account.
All my programs are still there at [Start], but opening any of them, they welcome me with registration, requesting S/N, etc. Just like a complete new installation.
So, I headed over to the ‘Settings’ again, and selected to ‘log in with my local account’. Result: MS starts with ‘Preparing Windows’, and tells me after a short time that they couldn’t log me in. Instead, they gave me a ‘temporary ID’.
The temporary ID let’s me work on my PC, but they tell me that everything will be lost and can’t be saved [for good].
Turns out, that MS left my original user account untouched, and created an additional TEMPxxxxx sub-folder under USER, and runs the user account from there.
The moment I restart - or shut my PC down - they clean the Temp folder, and create a new one the next time I boot the PC again, leaving all the empty temp folders as trash behind.
I can do this over and over again. The above description is repetitive. Tried everything to battle MS’ procedure for two days, but to no avail.
I didn’t lose my data since they are on drive ‘D:’.
So, I restored my last good system backup, went to ‘Settings’ and postponed any updates until Feb 28. At least I can work this way now, but it’s a bandage as everything starts all over again on Feb 28.
Does anyone has an idea or a workaround for this? Darren, Allen, or one of your other seasoned sys buffs? I want my Local account working again. I certainly scratch my head and go in circles.