Windows 10: "We can't sign into your account" easy fix

If you (or your customer) gets hit with the nasty “We can’t sign into your account” error message, save yourself a lot of pain and try this.

I would appreciate any feedback or comments.


Thank you Donn! Lately, the Windows Updates are going crazy

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Hi @DonnEdwards

I have responded on your blog post as well.

I recently had this issue with an insider preview machine I use. With Insiders it was a known issue and Microsoft pointed to this link as a fix.

I hope this helps someone, because when you get that warning it’s quite concerning.


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I wondered about setting the owner to “SYSTEM” but I don’t see the logic of setting user files ownership to SYSTEM, which is why I chose “ADMINISTRATORS” instead. I hope it doesn’t break anything else in future