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Add someone else to this PC

I have sent 2 laptops to my friends, both of them were recently upgraded Windows 10 Home. They do not have experiences of using PC in fact. Before I sent I setup everything for them. Only last week they received the laptops. I made 5 Accounts for the family (friends') for both laptops. All of them were password protected (Windows and BIOS) but all the password were not accepted only two users accounts and BIOS are able to log in the Windows. All the users accounts are Local Accounts.

I tried to help them to make a local account because still they do not have Internet connection. Here I have three computers I do not have any problems to create new accounts. By phone I told them step by step to create a local user account . Here "Add someone else to this PC - How will this person sign in? " is I found all my computers. However those laptops do not have this instead:

 "Create an account for this PC. If you want to use a password, choose something that will be easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess.
Who's going to use this PC?
Username
Make it secure.
Enter password
Re-enter password
Password hint"

I never have above this message whenever I created new accounts.

Please help me to solve this problem.

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Clarification Request
I'm unsure what the problem here is.

In reply to: Add someone else to this PC

Is it you are new to setup or did you want to have no password?

Folk have troubles with passwords all the time so if you are going to supply a machine, you get to be their support. Why not setup accounts with no passwords so you don't have to deal with this?

It's not your PC is it?

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Now the laptops are belong to them

In reply to: I'm unsure what the problem here is.

I own those Laptops but now it belongs to them. I did not forget the password, they are still correct but something may happened during the transit. It went through two countries customs check the Laptops were detained many days in the receiving country too.

When I created new account I never have the following message:

 "Create an account for this PC. If you want to use a password, choose something that will be easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess.
Who's going to use this PC?
Username
Make it secure.
Enter password
Re-enter password
Password hint"

It is strange to me,

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So what is the question?

In reply to: Now the laptops are belong to them

Windows and account setup can have that dialog so what's the issue here?

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it is different

In reply to: So what is the question?

When I setup a new account it is difference.

When I setup I got the following message:

"How will this person sign in?
Enter the email address or phone number of the person you want to add. If they use Windows, Office, Outlook.com, OneDrive, Skype or Xbox, enter the email address or phone number they use to sign in.

Email or phone

I don't have this person's sign-in information
Privacy statement

Next Cancel"

I have two laptops Windows 10 Pro and Home and one Desktop Windows 10 Pro. Whenever I created new account of "Add someone else to this PC" I got the above message.

Now they are using Administrative Local account and I like them to create a Local Standard Account but the problem is I cannot give further instruction to do that.

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There are now 2 methods to sign in.

In reply to: it is different

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Two methods

In reply to: There are now 2 methods to sign in.

I knew those methods I setup both local and Microsoft accounts before I sent the computers. After all the password are not working then I tried to make another local account. I do not know why it is different, before I sent to them I created many local and Microsoft accounts but now it changes the way to create local account.

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Reading all this.

In reply to: Two methods

It appears you may be right about the damage done by others. Sending a Windows PC away, ready to use and then "something happens" will test support by you and whoever is on the other side.

Sorry that it's that far away so it may be time to tell them to get who has supported them there to pay a visit.

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Looks like ...

In reply to: it is different

Windows is smart enough to give another message than you expect if there's no Internet connection, so it can only make a local account. That's why it asks for a (new) username and a password. Why not give one?

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Reasonable question

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I am afraid of possible problems to create the accounts. They do not know how to reinstall the OS again and they do not have the Windows 10 DVD. The computers were detained to the receiving countries many days I think someone did something with those computers due to the political problems to that area. I think it is very much impossible to wrong 5 accounts passwords. I will get more information from them and will post here.

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Answer
If they've never had a computer before

In reply to: Add someone else to this PC

That would have been perfect time to set them up with a stable version of Linux like Ubuntu, Mint, Kubuntu, Zorin, and others. See youtube videos on all of those.

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Latter

In reply to: If they've never had a computer before

I have one disk (original hdd) with Linux Sarah but I did not send to them due to the weight of the parcel, 20 grams over make the shipping charge almost double. I am going to send one more laptop and the original disks of those laptops. Both laptops I upgraded to SSD.

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Linux is free

In reply to: Latter

You can download the ISO for the one you want and burn image to a DVD yourself. Test to be sure it boots OK first on your computer, no need to install it. You can order ones already burnt cheaply.

http://www.osdisc.com

I would urge one of these, the 32 bit for older computers, the 64 bit for those newer in the past 5 years.

https://www.osdisc.com/products/linux/linuxmint

I'm using the 17.2 version and no problems with it on my older box.

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