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Master Geek

#133425 22-Oct-2013 09:27
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Hey people

Upgraded a retail Acer yesterday to 8.1 for a customer and have since noticed some odd behavior

The machine always defaults to the user account 'kiosk' at login.

This account doesn't show up anywhere in local accounts/users in control panel (as it shouldn't, its from the original windows 8 installation) and upon trying to remove it/disable it with my usual port of call lusrmgr.msc I find that apparently this is incompatible with Windows 8.1 and I should use the control panel to handle all user issues according to Windows.


As a follow up, when I fiddling around trying to find the easiest way to upgrade Windows 8 machines to SSDs I discovered that I could just pop my OEM Windows 8 professional disk in and it would install the standard edition using the bios key.

Anyone know if  it would be possible to do the same with an enterprise 8.1 disk? This would be a much faster way of starting from scratch

Cheers in advance for any ideas, 


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Uber Geek
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  #919579 22-Oct-2013 10:34
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cmd -> WHOAMI ?

you're logged on as .\kiosk, but the user name kiosk doesn't appear in Computer Management, local uses and groups?

That's not possible

Is it using a domain account?

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