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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Weird. Ever hear of this?
      #420031 - 12/30/15 10:07 AM

Our son visited us for Christmas. Before leaving, he attempted to print his airline boarding pass on our wireless printer. His laptop could not locate the printer, and we noticed that the background for his Windows 10 desktop had changed. It was now the same photo as the backdrop on MY Windows 10 desktop. No idea how that happened.

This morning at 1:00 he called, frantic. He is a website editor for a TV station, on call, they had breaking news and he could not get online. When he booted up his laptop, Windows 10 displayed MY log-in information and asked for my Hotmail password.

Once he had my password for Hotmail, he was able to get things going, however the computer showed ME as the administrator, and linked a neighbor's email address to my son's name. Very odd.

During his stay with us, I did not touch his laptop. I assume he has some malware that is using any open WIFI signal to mess things up.

I scanned my computer with Malware Bytes, which turned up nothing, and changed my password. Not sure what to advise him to do.

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Mase Taylor
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Re: Weird. Ever hear of this? [Re: Gil Buettner [KAUW]]
      #420033 - 12/30/15 11:39 AM

I would advise him to restore the full system backup that he made just the other day to an external media.

Oh, wait...

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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Re: Weird. Ever hear of this? [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #420034 - 12/30/15 12:13 PM

Ah... right.

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Russell Holton
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Re: Weird. Ever hear of this? [Re: Gil Buettner [KAUW]]
      #420035 - 12/30/15 12:18 PM

My guess is that in trying to access your wireless setup, he signed in his machine with your Microsoft account (Outlook.com, Hotmail, Office 365, OneDrive, Skype, Xbox).

He needs to log back in as himself and whatever ID/password he normally uses.

Windows 10 does have a way of sharing WiFi passwords between accounts, so that might be what he was trying to do - and accidently set up a whole account instead.

Windows 10 is a step toward a "cloud" (one login, many screens) OS and away from a "local machine" OS.


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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Re: Weird. Ever hear of this? [Re: Russell Holton]
      #420038 - 12/30/15 01:26 PM

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He needs to log back in as himself and whatever ID/password he normally uses.






He can't log back in to our wireless because he is now back home in Denver. He did get it working with my password and created a new administrator account for himself.

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Russell Holton
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Re: Weird. Ever hear of this? [Re: Gil Buettner [KAUW]]
      #420042 - 12/30/15 02:36 PM

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He can't log back in to our wireless because he is now back home in Denver. He did get it working with my password and created a new administrator account for himself.




He might want to check what other accounts are on the machine. He may have converted his local account into the "Gil" web account.


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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Re: Weird. Ever hear of this? [Re: Russell Holton]
      #420060 - 12/30/15 08:25 PM

Thanks.

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