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Solved: Windows 7 User Account Problem(Transparent User Picture)

Question: Solved: Windows 7 User Account Problem(Transparent User Picture)

Good evening from Graz,

i have quite a strange problem on my personal pc since the last few days. I cannot login to my useraccount(which has a transparent picture at the logon screen since a few days).
I have just one workarround: if i login with my adminaccount and logoff, the userpicture of my privateaccount appears again and the login is possible.

What could this problem be related to?

greetings
Nico Müller

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Answer: Solved: Windows 7 User Account Problem(Transparent User Picture)

Good morning,

solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
Kind a strange problem indeed, but seems to be solved.

Thanks anyway,
Nico

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How do your restore account user settings? I can not change the "picture!"

Answer:Restore User Account choices, user picture

Are you using the administrator account?1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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Hi Everyone. I am stuck right now. I dont know exactly what happened but my account picture on Vista randomly changed to an orange flower. I can not change it through control pannel or user settings or anything. If I click on another picture to be used, nothing changes. I saw a thread for this problem here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f108...re-369825.html

This thread listed takes you to another thread with the "resolved" issue. The steps , however, that this solved thread told me to do didnt work. This is the advice that worked for the others:

"Another MVP had told me how to disable the new Win XP FAX and Picture
Previewer by going Start>Run>regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll
I turned it back on with Start>Run>regsvr32 shimgvw.dll"

The problem is, if I run "regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll" I get a notice on vista saying : "The module "shimgvw.dll" was loaded but the entry-point DllRegister Server was not found. Make sure that shimgvw.dll is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again."

I really am stuck and I dont know what to do to fix this problem. Please help, thanks

Answer:Account User Picture Problem

Have you tried a System Restore back to a point before this problem first appeared.
When you go to START have you double clicked on the Account picture and tried to change the Accont picture?
You could also try running SFC:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...c-command.html

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Hello, I have a problem with windows vista that I cannot figure out alone. The problem is that when I try to change my user account picture to something else, it always reverts back to the default orange flower picture on log off or restart (it DOES change the login picture, but NOT the start menu or user account pictures). I have tried everything. I fixed it temporarily by copying the my user account picture to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures and renaming it "user", but I want the ability to change it without going to that hassle. I found one "solution" that told me to run regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll but it gave me an error message ("The module "shimgvw.dll" was loaded but the entry point DllUnregisterServer could not be found. Please make sure "shimgvw.dll" is a valid DLL or OCX file and try again." or something like that). Can anybody help?

Answer:Problem with user account picture

Not to be impatient, but this thread has been up for more than 2 days by my time zone. Please don't tell me this is unfixable.

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Hi there,

In Win-7, as an admin-user, it was easy to change the picture from another user. In Win-8 I'm only able to find where I can change my own picture. Can't I set it anymore for other users?

Cheers.

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Myself being the administrator on my home pc I created another user account that can be used by my kids. I noticed a problem when attempting to open jpeg photos while signed in to this account. I assumed the same program that I have set for this task on my account would launch when attempting to open a pic. Instead a window pops up that says something like "there is no program associated with this file type. Please choose a program from a list or search the web for a suitable program". When I attempt to choose the same program I use and I check "always use this program" the photo will open in said program but once I close it and attempt to open it again the same thing happens all over again. Why is this happening..?

Answer:user account picture viewing problem

Hello Mrmars

Here is another way to try to make it stick

Open a Windows Explorer window such as 'My Computer' then go to
Tools\Folder Options.
From the folder options, select the 'file types' tab, and wait while Windows builds the list of file types present on your PC.

Scroll through the 'registered file types' box until you find jpeg.
Highlight it and hit the 'change' button below to select a new application to open this file type by default.

.

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Hello, I'm having problems with my father's little net-book, he has Windows 7 Starter and he is a Standard User and he don't have no administrators on his net-book.
The User Account message pops-up when everytime clicks on something like "Run as Administrator" or "Windows Calculator" that he was going to run, the the "Yes" button is not visible and it's disabled, do you know what the problem is?

The image below is the problem that he has on my farther's net-book, now...



Thanks!

Regards,
~Benjamin Hall

Answer:User Account Control - (disabled/transparent Yes button)

The UAC Prompt I believe can only be accepted by a user with Administrative Privileges, a Standard user will be lacking these Administrative Privileges.

The thing which worries me, is why the Windows Calculator is creating a UAC Prompt? What AV do you have installed? Have you made any scans?

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I'm trying to find the file location for the user account picture, I found a page that said it was in programData\microsoft\... etc. All I can find in there is the user.jpg (as it said), but that's a random flower, not the picture I set it to, also in there i find a Brydon.dat (my computer and account's name), but it's a blank file.
I'm on an HP computer running windows 7 ultimate (OEM) and the default picture was the HP logo.

Answer:User account picture location HP windows 7 ultimate.

Hello packocrayons, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The user account picture is stored in the hidden folder below as (username).bmp. C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Temp

User Account Picture - Change
The other location you mentioned is for the default image when the account is created new instead.User Logon Display Picture - Set Default for All Users
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My personal account picture shows up when I sign in/out but not at windows startup welcome screen.
FYI, I'm using netplwiz to enable auto-log in. I don't want to reset my Windows 10.

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I set up my Windows 8.1 tablet offline at my dad's and used a nude photo of my girlfriend as the user account picture. All done offline. About a week later, the tablet forced me to link it with my Microsoft account in order to continue to log into windows. Now I am finding that same nude picture is showing up when I am on the Microsoft website. That would not make my girlfriend happy if she found that out and I don't think the public needs her urinating. How can I prevent it from automatically posting it online. When I go to my account using a web browser, I can change it back to the Sylveon I originally had, and my user account on the tablet will still be my girlfriend, but eventually the nude photo returns to the Microsoft website. How do I stop this?

Answer:prevent Windows 8 from taking my user account picture and posting it to MS Websi

I don't know if you can stop it. I believe that if you log in to windows 8.1  everything you do with a Microsoft account if you log in to your computer that way will be transferd to all your devices  using that account.

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Hi Guys,

One of our staff PC has a problem, the scenarios:

Specs: (Alias Names)
-Company Name: Contoso
-Staff PC under Domain Alpha
-PC Name: Contoso1-PC
-Local Users are: administrators and john
-User profiles:
> operations (contoso domain)
> john (local)
> administrator (local)
-MS Outlook connected to [email protected]

Thursday:
IT
1. remove/uninstall chat messengers, blocked linkedin,facebook,twitter,youtube
2. change User Account Type (Local Staff John Doe) from User to Guest
3. I change the type from User Accounts > Properties > Group Membership > Others > Guest
4. shutdown the system

Friday

1. turn on the PC and staff asks for the correct username
2. provides the username, Contoso1-PC\john
3. staff login to his local account using his password

Saturday

1. staff called and his desktop files are gone and document files are gone
2. IT check the Users folder there are particular folders:
3. john and john.contoso1-pc
4. both folders empty
5. outlook not connected
6. account is totally FRESh
7. IT check on webmail under Domain Alpha, not working the usual password, webmail.contoso.com/owa
8. after an hour, the usual password works
9. IT tried to connect MS outlook 2003 using [email protected] not working saying "outlook.pst is not offline file"

PROBLEM:
1. files are gone
2. Totally FRESh account

I don't know what happen, guys please help, the FIles are gone.

Hoping your best solution.

THanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Changing User Account Type - User to Guest - File Deleted

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My grandmother was recently hacked and she changed all her passwords herself (yay!). However she did not write down her new local user account password for her laptop.

I tried downloading OPHCrack, I burned it as an ISO file and put it on a DVD-R(only thing I had on hand) and i changed the boot order on her BIOS menu to had the DVD drive as the first priority. It does not run....I hear the disk drive moving, or spinning but the program does not run. Are there any other options or do I have to do a complete system restore to bypass this? Also if that is what I have to do how do I do that without being in her control panel?

Answer:Old Problem New User- Forgot Local User Account Password

Hello there "hater",are you sure you downloaded the right OPHcrack version?It should be the one that is intended to be used on,not the one being used to download and be burned on.Try imgburn,never failed me to create bootable CDs or DVDs.

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Hey,

Am having a problem in safe mode and in normal bootup that when i login to danny account i get blue screen of death, but on my account its ok and starts up ok.

Have tried to stop everything in my account in msconfig and then login to danny but does not work.

Any idea?

Thank you
 

Answer:Solved: Blue screen one user user account

Sounds like its corrupted
try this from safe mode tap F8 a few times

How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP
 

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CANT FIND THE DEL BUTTON,,, 
 
NOT RIGHT PLACE FOR MY WRIGTING,,,:-)

Answer:1 account, 2 user names, but only 1 user = Big Registry Problem

What is exactly the meaning of this topic? Is it a queestion or a discussion?

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Hello-
I am using Windows XP Professional 2002 x86 SP3. I use the Windows log on screen because I need to password protect my pc because of the nature of work that I do. My install of XP is relatively fresh and the only issue I am experiencing is that I can't change the picture on the log on screen. I know, it sounds trivial, but it makes me wonder what other issues are going on that I am not aware of. I have posted on a couple of other Forums with no resolution to this issue. I have run 'sfc.exe /scannow' with no luck. In 'User Accounts', I am the only User and Administrator. Any help towards resolution would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
 

Answer:User Account Picture

I am confused and think I am missing something. I am unsure what /scan now has to do with changing your profile picture.

1.In Control Panel, double-click User Accounts.
2.Click the account for which you want to change the picture.
3.Click Change the picture.
4.Click a picture in the window, or click Browse for More Pictures, and then click the picture that you want to use.
5.When this picture is highlighted in the window, click Change Picture.

Note that this is not supported on computers that are a member of a domain.

Am I missing the bigger picture here?
 

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I want to create some Windows 8 User Account pictures in Photoshop. I understand this can be done with either .bmp or .png.

I understand that Win8 will reduce and crop, but not necessarily in a way that will produce a good picture. I am having real trouble locating the pixel dimensions that Windows 8 needs for an uncropped User Account picture. Can anyone help?

Answer:Need User Account Picture Dimensions

This should help you get started with your project:

Attachment 24351

Good luck.

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Pardon me if this is answered already.
Bros i just installed Windows 10 Pro Creators Update Version 1703 Build 15063.0. I want to remove user account picture on login screen.
I tried some tutorials but nothing is working for me. I don't remember how i did it in Anniversary update

Answer:Remove User Account Picture

The only real known way to do it, was posted by @Edwin here: How to make the login account pic transparent? - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi all,

Some time back, I set up two user accounts on my Windows 7 PC, customised to use desk top icons from my personal photo library. Now I would like to copy these images to another Windows 7 PC. Of course I cant now remember where I got them from, and whats more cant find where they are located on the first machine. Can anyone point me to the right place?

Answer:Customised user account picture

I dont quite understand what you mean but I think this will help






Quote:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures

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Hello,

I have recently encountered a problem with my Windows 7 log-on screen. Ever since using "Tuneup Utilties" to automatically change the BACKGROUND of the log-on screen, the User Account Picture has become extremely low quality and blurry. It is not a problem with the picture resolution, even the default pictures are not blurry. I have no idea what to do. Please help.

Thank you

Answer:Low Quality User Account Picture

hello and welcome,
that's maybe cause by your background of the logon.
try to use the default background and see the logo picture,still got same issue or not.

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I am having a problem. No matter what picture I choose for my User Account, it will not display. All I get is that little box with a red X in it. It won't display on the desktop or in the box when changing User Account information. Any suggestions? System operates fine except for that.
 

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I installed a desktop theme that changed my user account picture, but then changed my mind. I uninstalled and deleted the theme but now can't change my picture back to what it was. Account pictures are located in C/ProgramData/Microsoft/User Account Pictures, but PC Settings, where I'm trying to change my account picture from, won't let me access the ProgramData folder. What do I do?
 

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When I first start my computer a screen appears with pictures of each user's password-protected account. When I clik on one of the pictures a new screen appears with the same picture I cliked on, but the picture is about 3-4x larger. Is it possible for the account picture in the first screen ('choose account' screen) to be the same size as the account picture in the second ('password login' screen)? If so, how to do?

-thank you

Answer:User Account Picture Question

No, they are smaller on the first screen because there is more than one.

There was another thread here a while back that was trying to accomplish that too, through the registry, it just made everything huge.

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The is no picture in my eser account.

Settings>change Pc settings>account> account picture> BROWSE does not go to my PC pfotos folder to choose one.

Camera roll, screenshots & slide shows are empty.

How can I get to my photos? .....thanx .....nick

Answer:how to change user account picture

Hello Nick,

Are you able to "Browse" to the folder you want instead? See the yellow tip box under step 8 in the tutorial below to see if it may help.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

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How do i get a new picture in standard user account?
it never has had a picture
when i click start/picture standard user account/add picture nothing happens-start screen goes task bar does not let me do anything.
tried control panel/user accounts/manage accounts
does not give me option add picture
any ideas?
 

Answer:Picture standard user account

Go to PC Settings > Accounts > Browse .... then click on the picture that you want to associate with your account.

T.
 

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I need to add another standard user. I have one admin account and one standard user.

After adding the second standard account name and password on Control Panel
I get the confirmation that the new user can now sign in.

However,I get this famous message that the profile service cannot open.

I looked into C:users and find
Default.migrated
Default
Public
Administrator
First standard user

But not the newly created user account. Nor can I find it in the Registry ProfileService.

Why does Window lye to me saying the new user account is available but it did not create it?

Answer:Added user account Windows does not create user profile

Did you sign out of your account and then try to sign in to the new one?
The new user folder won't be created until you sign in and set up the account.

User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

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Hi 7forum!

This is my last resort, so please help me!
I have after a long time searching ended up here on this forum.

What I want to do is simply to remove the picture & frame on my login screen, only the password, my name, switch user should be left on the screen.

To clarify, I don't want to:
Remove the whole login screen.
Remove password protection.
Remove anything else except for that picture and frame.

Thats pretty much it, I would be really thankful if somebody could help me with this because I'm close to changing to linux just to get rid of it .

Thanks in advance!

Tsuun

Answer:One last try, Get rid of User Account picture on login screen.

I'm thinking a transparent .png picture would take care of the profile picture. As for the frame... that's above my pay grade right now

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I have WIndows 7 Ultimate and when I go into User Accounts in Control Panel I click on "change your picture" and I am only able to use the win7 pictures. When I click on "browse for more pictures" nothing happens.

Any ideas?

Answer:Unable to change User account picture

Hello Tally,

You might check to see if it opened a window that may be hidden behind another opened window. Sometimes these windows are small and can easily be covered up.

If not, then try a sfc /scannow command to see if it can find and fix any bad system files that may be responsible. Afterwards try again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello, my user account picture on the log in screen is not showing all of the pictures that i choose, pictures appear to be cropped, and only 75% of any picture is displayed, I have tried several different from my images file, but always the same result.Can anyone help please.

Answer:my user account picture does not display properly

they need to be a certain size to display correctly, cant remember off the top of my head what that size is , i will have a google

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hi guys! i am currently using windows 7 home premium 32 bit and having problem with changing size of user account picture.

what it is is when i change the 128 x 128 picture's size to 64 x 64 and set it as user account picture and see the log on screen, it doesn't actually shrink. instead what i am getting is a blurry version still with the size of 128 x 128.

it seems that windows 7 has a fixed setting on that. and i need your help!

any contribution would be appreciated. thanks!

Answer:changing size of user account picture?

Not really understanding why this is an issue for you.... that being said.
The image will always be that default size though, I'm not aware of a way to change it.
Whether you use a 64pixel or a 8megapixel digital camera image it's going to show the same size there.

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Does anyone know of a way, or an app, which would allow me to have my user account picture update every the login / lock screen is displayed?

Basically I have a folder full of images that I like to use as my account picture, but instead of changing it every week or whatever, I'd like for it to change every time I login, so next time the login/lock screen is shown, it's different..

Does anyone know of anything like this? Or would be able to make a simple script to do it?

EDIT: Ok I've made a script which updates the user profile .bmp file, but changing that file does NOT update the user profile picture if it's a local user (it works for domain users apparently).. Any idea where the actual edit needs to be made / what cache needs dropping?

Thanks for any help!
Chuckun

Answer:Auto-changing user account picture?

Hmmm. I fired up Process Monitor (PM) and was not able to see the step(s) that you need to do to get the desired results. You might want to spend more time on it than I did. Filter PM on Explorer and record/monitor the events that take place when you manually change a user's picture via Control Panel > User Accounts.

The profile bmp that you mentioned can be deleted if this is for a local user account - even after a restart, the user image is coming from somewhere else.

If you really want to dig into this issue - you can run PM from one user account while you log off and on to another user account. PM should show you where W7 is getting the image from for the log on screen.

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hello i have fully activated windows 8 but when i try to change the user account pic the picture then it is high lighted and no option is seen . why it happens . not only user acount but log on screen too is unable to change/ what is the problem please help me.

Answer:not able to change user account picture,log in screen

Sorry for asking a dumb question, but did you try these?
For the account picture: User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8
For the background screen: Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

Note that if you have multiple accounts setup, then the login screen change is a lot trickier and a manual process from what I understand. Google that one...

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I just bought a new Asus laptop with windows 8.1(64bit) pre installed. All went find setting windows but I got a problem with the users account.

During the setup windows created an administration account using my MS account (my email as the name and my password) and this account was setup as Administrator. I’m the only one using the laptop.

Another account was also setup with my name but it was not for Administrator and I could not change it to be the administrator

What I want to do is just have one administrator account with my name and delete all other accounts. How can I do that?
 

Answer:Solved: User Account Problem

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I am having the exact same issues as MJDeViant!
I attached the screen shot of the odd shutdown box.
(sorry I didn't understand the whole url of image thing so I did it as an attachment.)

Answer:[SOLVED] XP User Account Problem

Here is a further explaination of my log on problem.

My initial startup screen looks good, the XP Pro with blue scrolling bar at the bottom and windows logo.

then comes the new part,
(I don't remember when this happened, but it was a while ago. I didn't think it was fixable so I didn't try until now that I've discovered there are people out there like you guys who are willing to help!)
a please wait box pops up with following message "xp professional windows is starting up"

then another new part
a new box then pops up saying
"log onto windows"
"user name"
"password"

I can log on using the appropriate info, but I would prefer it to go to the log on screen where it shows the user accounts and their pics and I get to choose which one I want to use.

sorry about the long post!!!!!

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I have windows pro 64bit installed. My user account is Called "Administrator"

First off. This is strange because when I first made the account the system said I couldn't use that name because it was in use already. So I made an account called "Admin".

Now I didn't notice anything untill I tried to make a new account. The administrator account disappeared. It's still there but not accessible as an account.

Is there a way to make the administrator account usable again?

Now, i just did a system restore and im back to administrator account, but, if I make a new account the administrator account disappears again.

Is there a way to stop this happening?

Thanks

Mack

Answer:[SOLVED] User Account Problem

If you are confident in using the registry editor you could try this. Go to Run under the start menu and type regedit then follow the instructions below. Editing the registry is something that should be done with caution!

1. Launch Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList in the Registry Editor.
3. Double-click the Administrator key in the right pane.
4. If the Administrator key doesn’t exist, right-click on the above tree in the pane, choose New, DWORD Value, name it Administrator and press .
5. Type 1 in the “Value data” box, and press .

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Hi,

I've been trying to delete the account that my version of vista was originally set up with, i have already made another admin account, so i tried to delete the original account by going through the normal method of deleting the account, it worked, but only to a certain extent, i cant log onto the account anymore, but all of the files remain under the users folder. Oh, and yes i did click to delete all of the files. I was just wondering, would it be ok to delete it directly from the users folder, or would it be best to leave it alone?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: User account problem

I personally think the best option would be to take over the administrative account, I.E rename it and delete the others, seems like less work.
 

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Is it possible to increase the size of the User Account picture that displays on the top right side of the Start Menu in Windows Vista Home Premium? It's larger at the windows login screen but tiny in the start menu. Am I hoping for too much?

Answer:Resizing User Account Picture in Start Menu

Hello Bang, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Sorry, but that cannot be changed in Vista unless some 3rd party skinning program has that option.

Sorry,
Shawn

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Hi everybody,

I've been trying to change my user account picture in the control panel, it worked, and it showed up in the start menu, but it didn't change in the logon screen (still dell default icon). Does anybody know what's wrong?

My system is Dell precision M6600, win7pro 64-bit. My user account has administrator right (in fact I am the only user).

Thanks!

Answer:can not change user account picture on logon screen

I hope this tutorial will help you to get rid of Dell's stuff.

Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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Is it possible to change the local user account picture at the windows logon screen via a command prompt.

Reason I need to do this is because I have about 200 workstations where the same exact local account needs to get created and a specific user account picture needs to be applied.

Answer:Change user account picture via command line

I don't know about copying just the picture. Log in as an Admin on the computer with the account you want to copy and Right click My Computer/Properties/Advanced/System Profiles. Highlight the Account you want to copy (you cannot be logged into the account you want to copy) and choose Copy To. Choose a Network Share. Then Copy it to each of the computers in question that you want to have the account on. this should also include the picture.. Maybe someone can write a batch file that would send it to all of the computers in the network in one click.

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In the world everything is possible . I just want to know that- can i make smaller and bigger user account picture box on logon screen ... Haah.. Maybe impossible. But just a question.

Answer:how to make bigger size of user account picture

Hi ronbasumatary,It is not possible to increase the size of the picture on the login screen.Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall

thx

Answer:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall

thx

Answer:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

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Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide.

First my screen resolution is 1920x1200

The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared

Is there anyway to change this to make it larger

Note: I'm talking about the User Account Picture not the logon screen

Answer:User Account Picture on Logon Screen size "Windows 7 Ultimate x64"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroProfile


Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide.

First my screen resolution is 1920x1200

The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared

Is there anyway to change this to make it larger

Note: I'm talking about the User Account Picture not the logon screen


If you're the only person that uses that pc, set a password and it will help make your pc more secure, plus you will have a bigger user account picture.

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OS : XP Pro SP2 with April updates
Software : Microsoft Office Professional 2003 with all updates

I created a new user on this machine. All programs seem to be working as expected with the new user account, except Microsoft Office.

When I try to open any of the MSO programs (Word, Excel, Outlook... ) a message box opens reading "Preparing to install..." After about 30 secs the error message as per the attached screenshot appears.

One would assume that the installer is looking for the original CD. However, there are 2 problems with this assumption - firstly there is no drive on this computer designated as U: and secondly the CD light does not come on so it is not attempting to access the CD drive.

There is an Administrator account and another user account on this machine. Both of these can access MS Office without any problems so it is setup for all users.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

TiA

T.
 

Answer:Solved: Problem with MS Office and New User Account

The "solution" to this problem is quite annoyingly simple

For anyone else who may experience this issue do the following: -

1. Login as the Administrator
2. Change the New User account from Limited to Administrator
3. Logout and Login as the New User
4. Run any of the MS Office apps e.g. Word
5. When the error message now appears it will give you the option to change the drive letter
6. Change the drive letter to the letter of the CD drive
7. Insert the MS Office CD
8. The installer will now run
9. Logout and Login as the Administrator
10. Change the New User account back to Limited
11. Logout and Login as the New User
12. MS Office should now work as normal.

What an absolute pain in the......

It is not the fact that you have to do this that is a pain, but rather that the error message is so unhelpful. If the message said "You do not have enough priveledges to complete this operation, please login as an Administrator.... " Then we would know what to do and not waste precious hours.....

T.
 

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I have Windows Vista running at home and I have set up user accounts for my children; however, the web-site on which they last visited is not closed, so if I log on behind them I am still able to hear any audio from that site. I am also unable to log on to their account due to the time restriction placed. The only way that I have been able to close their session is to completely log off the system and log back on. Is there any way to have their session (web-site) closed when their time frame runs out.
 

Answer:Solved: Multiple User Account Problem

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Ok so my mom wants a user account. So i go to create one. (I'm a computer admin and the only account on the computer) When i created it i noticed that it wouldnt let me make her account limited. (the bullet for the limited account was faded or un-clickable) so i could only make her an admin account. I made her account, loged off and when i looked at the screen it only showed her newly created account but not mine. What should i do? I went on her account and did system restore and i got my account back but hers was gone.

Answer:[SOLVED] Creating a user account problem

hi TheMasta,

the only thing i can think of trying is goto safe mode and from the administrator try set an account from their.

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My operating system is Windows XP, Home Edition. My problem is as follows: My daughter's user account is password protected and for some reason won't recognize the correct password. I have attempted, under her account and under the administrative account, to change the password and also delete it, but the attempted changes are ineffective. I tried making the changes under safe mode, but her account, for some reason, doesn't even appear when I go to User Accounts via the control panel. I considered just transferring her music and photos and setting up a new account. But, her photos are privacy protected so the account won't let me do that.
 

Answer:Solved: User account password problem

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I have a Vista 32 system that has some corruption. Several things like the NET v2.0 framework do not work correctly and it does not do a Windows update without an error. Basically, I know some corruption must exist in the registry.

I have a new drive that I restored a backup from way back when the system was working OK. Naturally there are programs and files that need to be updated. I will have to reinstall the programs that did not exist on the old backup, but I was hoping I could restore my user account profile "in bulk" without just moving individual files. Is there anything wrong with deleting the whole content of the restored user account profile and replacing it with my present profile?

Answer:replacing a restored user account from backup with present user account

You could use Windows Easy Transfer, I will be back with more information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

You can also, just back up your files etc and then restore them to the new account.

You have to be careful with anything that you do, to be sure that the corruption is not transferred.

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My folders and files in C:/users/myname/ can be viewed and accessed from the Guest user account. How do I stop this?
 

Answer:Files in my user account can be accessed from guest user account in VISTA

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Is there a fix for Unlocking AD User Account in Windows7 so I do not I have to use WindowsXP AD to unlock the User Account?  Is there a fix and/or update for fixing this problem?
Your help will ge greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Fred

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I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.

so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie
 

Answer:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
 

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Hello,

I have tried to find an answer to this but cannot. Lately, I noticed my User Account Picture was not the picture I had selected. In addition, the Background Picture for my Windows 7 Home Premium edition log on screen was changed. This happened after running a program that is for exams at school which reboots your computer into a safe mode where the only program available is a rudimentary word processor.

I contacted the company that makes that software, Examsoft, and they told me how to get my default logon picture for my Windows Logon background back.

To address the User Account picture, I went into Control Panel > User Accounts and attempted to "change picture". This is not an option, however, for my administrator user account. It is an option for my guest account. I tried cloning my account without the bad .dat files, but that didn't work either as the new account I had created, also an administrator account, did not display a "change picture" option in control panel either.

I ran sfc /scannow, and it found no errors.

I am not sure what to do. Has anyone encountered this? Can you please help me?

Attached is a screen shot:

Thank You.

Answer:No "Change Picture" option for User Account Picture

hi dooba, welcome to the forums ,if you have exhausted all avenues you could try a system restore prior to just before you had probs System Restore

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I am logged in as admin. I go to create another account, and wish to select "limited", and it is present, but not a choice. We I mouse over it, it does not allow me to select it. What is the problem here.

Answer:[SOLVED] create user account with limited access problem

HI -

Could I get a screen grab of what it looks like before and after you're hovering over the choice, please.

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I've had a problem recently. I think it started after installing StyleXP to change my Windows visual style. I've since uninstalled StyleXP, but it has not resolved the problem.

My user picture that is usually at the top of the start menu is missing. In addition the green arrow icons and question mark icons in the User Accounts control panel are also missing (I just see red X's). I've tried changing my user picture in the control panel and it does not make a difference. I made sure to restore the default icons in StyleXP before uninstalling, but that didn't matter either.

I've since switched to Windowblinds and IconPackager. I've tried restoring default WinXP icons from IconPackager as well with no luck. Any ideas here? I'll upload some screenshots when I get back home, but I hope someone can point me in the right direction.
 

Answer:Missing user picture and icons in User Acct control panel

I've tried logging in under another user and I have the same problem. Here's a screenshot of the issue. Notice the red X's and the blank user picture box in the start menu.
 

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I'm running identical Vista Enterprise computers in a lab environment on a Windows Domain, and am having an issue with the user account picture.  Namely, on the user logon screen, just above the fields for the username and password, there's a giant empty frame where the user account picture should be.
 
I've already replaced the user.bmp and guest.bmp, so that our company logo will show up for users in the start menu after they've logged in, and will show up in the logon window for their user name if they've locked their session, but I'm unable to get the picture to show up on the original logon screen before the user logs in.
 
Some group policies we have include:




Interactive logon: Do not display last user name
  Enabled

Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL
  Enabled




Always use classic logon
   Enabled
 
So far I haven't found any good info that refers to this problem.  I've only seen two posts on these forums that come close to the problem I'm having, but neither touch on it directly and provide a solution.  They are:
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2233417&SiteID=17
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=964037&SiteID=17
 
Does anyone know if it's even possible to force a user account picture to be displayed on the Vista logon screen when on a domain?  Thanks in advance.
 
Trelf
 
 
 
 

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I've just installed XP Professional on my Pc, I set up user accounts for me and the wife and set them both as Administrator, but when my wife logs on some programs are missing from the ALL PROGRAMS Menu. Can anybody help

Answer:Windows XP user account problem

you need to give her access to them by dragging the icons into all users from the primary Admin account

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I've had Windows 7 for a long time, and usually when I find a bug, I can usually figure out a way around it or make it less annoying. But now I have a slight problem that I cannot fix.I guess I should start with my computer specs:Dell Inspiron 1545 - purchased May 2009came with OEM Windows Vista Home Basic...later partitioned off a space for the Release Candidate of Windows 7...after enjoying it, used a registry hack to upgrade from the Ultimate RC to the Professional RTM (available free from my college's MSDN AA account)a while after that, backed up everything, wiped the hard drive, and applied the backup of 7 to the empty hard drive. A few recovery reboots and I was back in business (with no Vista. Yay!!)3GB RAMIntel Core 2 Duo processor250GB hard driveNow that that's out of the way, my problem is this:I cannot "Manage another account" via the User Accounts gui. I can only manage them using the command prompt (net user username). Yes, I am an administrator. I'm the only user. Even if I activate the Administrator account via the command prompt:net user Administrator /active:yesand log in using it, I still cannot "Manage another account". When I click the link, nothing happens. The "Start Navigation" click sounds, and that's it. I remember in Vista, you could activate the Guest account, add new accounts, etc. But for some strange reason, Windows 7 does not allow me to do that. The only thing I can do on that screen is ... Read more

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I am new to this forum, and I hope I am using this forum correctly. Well here we go, I have been experiencing some problems with one of my User's Account. Periodically, --I cannot pinpoint as to when this happens-- I am unable to open "My Computer" "My documents" "Search" and some other commands (if that's what they are called), and also I was unable to open "Windows Explore through Start. So what I wanted to do was to delete that User's Account and create a new one and transfer all of the files to the new Account. Well, any way, before I going to delete the user's account which is called "Linda", I went into another admistrator user's account and I right clicked Start and Explore. Searching on my Window's Explorer for the file "Linda" under Document Settings I was unable to locate it. I did a search for some of the documents that were created under "Linda's account" and finding out that I am actually the "Owner" When I sign on to Windows XP it gives me a list of all the user's account and "Linda" is one of them, I do not actually have one that says Owner. I just want to pause for a minute and explain to you how my C: drive reads: I have Document Settings, Admistrator, All Users, Default User, "my daughter's user's account", Guest, "my other daughter's users account" , LocalService, Network Service and Owner. ... Read more

Answer:Windows xp user's account problem

My guess is the permission of the problem account or the registry is screwed up.

Was this XP an update to an older windows or a fresh install?
 

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I have a HTPC running Windows 7 Home Premium x64. From a Administrator account I created a new Standard account with a password. But when I tried to login to the new account I got the following error message: "This User Profile failed the logon. User Profile cannot be loaded". Following Microsoft's recommendation (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215) I tried deleting the User account and creating a new one but the same problem occured. I also tried creating a new Standard user account without a password and again got the same error message. I am unfamiliar with editing the Registry and have heard you can really screw up your computer so I didn't try that fix.
 

Answer:Windows 7 User account problem.

hexden said:


...I am unfamiliar with editing the Registry and have heard you can really screw up your computer so I didn't try that fix.Click to expand...

Create a system restore point before editing the registry and you are relatively safe in the registry unless you do something really stupid, which is not likely to happen if you are following steps provided by Microsoft. Even better, a full hard drive image would give you something to restore if you did mess things up. Having a backup gives you the opportunity to learn and go nuts with trying stuff. I learned a lot by purposely trashing systems that I had a recovery plan for.

As for the problem you are having, I have never encountered it, so not much I can offer to help with it. Have you tested your RAM, and have you tried running the system file checker (SFC /SCANNOW) from an elevated command prompt)?
 

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Am running Windows XP SP2

One of the user accounts is acting up. It won't let us change the background or any personal settings. The whole account is acting messed up. The taskbar looks like it's from windows 95 or something and the start menu is all grey and missing sections. Also, the internet (Internet explorer 7) refuses to accept new settings and always starts up to the onetime page.

Can't delete account and make new one as the problem just moves on to the user account made before the one you are deleting!!

Any help would be appreciated =)
 

Answer:Windows XP User Account Problem

Did you follow the steps in this MS article?
How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile
Note: You must sign in at least once to the New Account before you can copy the old profile, as the account folder is not created until it is signed into.
After copying the files, click on the New_Username folder, then click on the folder named Old_Username's Documents. Double click the Desktop.ini file, and change the line Owner=Old_Username to Owner=New_Username
Note that you will have to redo any customizations, i.e. wallpaper, colors, Folder Options, Cursors, etc.
Desktop.ini is a hidden file but if you followed the steps in the MS article your system should be set to display it.

Make sure you DO NOT copy the 3 ntuser files -- those are the ones with the corrupt settings.

HTH

Jerry
 

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I'm slowly migrating from one desktop PC to a newly purchased refurbished PC with Windows 7 on board.
The new PC has a single administrator User Account called "HP" and I've changed the name of it (via Control Panel) to my name "Paul". The issue I now have is that under C:/Users I have a new sub-directory called "Paul" but there is still the original sub-directory called "HP".
Whenever I install a program after logging in as "Paul", it defaults certain elements of the installation to the C:/Users/HP directory which then causes all sorts of errors afterwards.
I figured I would be better off going back and changing the User Account name back to "HP" but it says that account already exists ..... even though I changed the name earlier !
I seem to be in a mess here ..... can anybody help dig me out ?

Answer:User Account problem in Windows 7

Run System Restore to before the changes, see if that helps.
Create a new User Acoount Paul with Admin privileges.
You can enable the real Administrator Account so you can see it and use in emergencies. It can be hidden again later if you want.
click here
Switch User/Sign out/Log off to see choice of accounts
Hopefully HP is not the real Admin account renamed. Not even sure you can do that. It's probably bad practice anyway.
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Did the seller give you a W7 Installation Recovery DVD (not just a Repair Disc)?
Or is there a Recovery Partition still on the main drive?
It's best to think ahead for worst case problems.
If System Restore fixes the HP Paul problems, and before you install lots of stuff you could make your own set of 3xRecovery DVDs.
Macrium Reflect Free would do that.

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Ok here is my problem, I had been using the Windows created Admin. account. Then i created an account for my wife and could not select limited access so I selected her account to be admin. When my computer restart for no obvious reason, my account is no on the welcome screen and therefore it logs in to her account. I cannot figure out how to get back to my account or ALL of my files. Can someone help me please? Thank You
 

Answer:Windows XP User Account problem

Are you seeing a screen like this, but with only one user name?:
If you are not seeing this click start > logoff > switch users.

If it is the case that you ARE seeing this screen, and your admin account is missing, I'm affraid I do not know.
 

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On my primary (owner) user account in XP everything appears to work properly. On a secondary account (my wife's) you cannot enter text into search bars or other areas in Internet Explorer 6.0. Further, certain programs, such as McAfee and iTunes will not run properly oonlyn the secondary account . Please help! I have run the read me first and removed a bunch of malware and have attached the HJT log that was scanned on the wife's account. Is this a malware problem? Is it something else? Please advise.

Thanks...

mtburz73
 

Answer:Problem with user account on Windows XP

First is your wife an admin user or just a limited user? Second what do you mean by not run properly, do they run and close, do they give errors, do certian portions work and others not?
 

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Hi all, I hope you can offer me some help! My computer crashed, and after following the advice of a tech support guy from HP, we ran the install for Windows XP again and went through all the steps. It fixed my computer and I was able to get into Windows again, but under a new User Account from the one I've used for years. All my stuff (photos, music, documents) still exist under the explore all users list, and in the Control Panel, my old account shows up. It just doesn't show up as an option on the welcome screen, and no rebooting or changing the password access will change that.

When I try to turn off the "Use the Welcome Screen" option under control panel, and then go to log in with my old account name and password, I get this error message.
"The local policy of this system does not allow you to logon interactively."

Any help would be much appreciated, as I am anxious to get my computer up and running under my old, familiar account if at all possible.
 

Answer:Problem with user account on Windows XP

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I am running the Windows 7 RC and Windows Vista on a dual boot machine. Yesterday, Windows 7 changed my account type. When I log in under my administrative account (this is the only account I have made) it logs me in as a temporary user. I tried to go into the Manage Credentials part of the Control Panel, but it always says Windows Explorer has stopped working, but windows explorer works fine every where else. I have also tried to enable the master administrator account but was unable to. Lastly, I tried to delete the temporary user file under the C drive, but it says I am going to delete my main user file. I once clicked just to see what would happen and it gave me an error saying it could not delete it.
Help please, I don't want to go back to Vista. I do not have a restore disk as this is the Windows 7 RC.
The only file I had recently downloaded was a free composition program I have used many times before, Anvil Studio, which I uninstalled immediately when I noticed the change, but that did not have any affect either.

Addition: Windows Vista is not having this problem.
Addition 2: Tried to activate the master administrator account, and it worked this time. It shows my personal account as an administrator account, but when I log onto my personal account, it logs me on as a temporary user still.
 

Answer:Windows 7 User Account Problem

Which version of W7 is it?

It did not change the account, the normal user account is corrupted, so W7 loads a temporary account with low priveledges.

.
 

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Hi.
Extra User account(s) in Windows 7 Pro?
I have only 1 user account in Windows 7 Professional (me), set to auto log on, never a problem, it always boots directly to my desktop.
Sometimes I make a change that requires log off, and log on again. After I log off, and when the log on screen appears, I have 2 users to choose from:
My User Account (me, with full administrative rights)
and a 2nd account named "Other User"
If I click on my account, everything loads fine. If I click on "Other User" it prompts me for a password. I never created another user account.
If I go to Control Panel, User Accounts and click "Manage another account", it only shows me "Administrator" & Guest "Guest account is off"
Here's a list of the folders under C:\Users:
Administrator
Me
Default
HomeGroupUser$
Public
UpdatusUser
note: "Other User" isn't listed under C:\Users
Can I safely delete any of the extra users under C:\Users?
Sorry for the lengthy thread, thanks for your time.
bill48nj2

Answer:[SOLVED] Extra User account Windows 7 Pro

I believe this is what you are looking to do:

a. Go to Start.
b. Type “gpedit.msc” without the quotes and press enter.
c. Go to Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options.
d. In the right-hand pane double click the policy: Interactive logon: Do not display last user name. This security setting determines whether the name of the last user to log on to the computer is displayed in the Windows logon screen.
e. Select and set the radio button of Disabled.
f. Click Apply and click OK.

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Hi all,

I am trying to move my users, and all future users folders (i.e. documents, desktop, appdata etc) from my SSD to a regular HD.

I followed a few tutorials and moved each folder by right clicking it and clicking the "Move" button on the location tab

After that, I editted the keys here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

To use the HD. I also copied over the folders "Default", "Public", and "UpdatusUser" to the new location.

After restarting my computer everything works but my user has no picture. If I try and change the picture no pictures come up to be selected.

Have I missed a registry key or something? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Max.

Answer:Moving user folders; User picture error

Welcome to Seven Forums MDGM. Did you follow this tutorial:

User Profile - Change Default Location

Or something else? A Guy

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Hi,

We are creating a PDF file in login user's local application folder (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\folder1) through a custom .Net application and displaying the created pdf file in application.

The above functionality is working for users who are part of domain and added to local vista machine as users (both for administrator and standard user accounts).
The same is not working for local users (both administrator and standard user accounts created in vista box).

File is getting created for any user under their local appdata folder and can able to open from that location, but not displaying from app in case of local system users (admin or standard type).

Can anyone help me what security settings differ between domain users vs local users in vista business 32 bit OS?

Thanks
Padmaja

Answer:domain account user vs local account user in vista

Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
Having this turned on causes IE to load a configuration file prepared by IT department which makes a whole lot of configuration changes to IE, including remapping the security zones. We can test this by unchecking this option (the default state).
Since the machine is in domain and since we are testing with domain users accounts, I have monitored domain controller pushing down a bunch of policy settings which relax the IE security settings, causing the reports to display.
First, domain settings will resync over time and this checkbox will keep getting turned back on automatically. So you can?t really turn this off, it won?t stay off. I would feel better just testing local accounts, but since the computer is also a member of the domain, machine-specific policies are applied by the domain as well.

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I have a Dell XPS 9100 with Windows 7 Prof. I am using the user account made during the initial bootup of the new computer, to make the desired settings and adding software installations. However after I finish with the initial tweaking, I will reduce the account privileges from Administrator to Standard user level. However, before I change the account level, I will make another user account with administrator user level.

Is there a way to have the new user account have the same settings as the initial user account when it is Simimade, such as copying, etc? I am not looking forward to manually making all of the sames changes/settings that I have made in the initial bootup user account, to the new user account with administrator privileges.

I would very much appreciate any suggestions regarding the above. Thanks Sam

Answer:Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

Hello Scams,

About as close as you can get to this would be to create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

It will copy most of your settings, like your Start Menu shortcuts, to the new account, but items stored in the registry, like your desktop background, would have to be reset again.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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hi

how can it be?

a standar user turns the pc on, goes to her account and turns the general volume down and then turns the pc off

i go later turn the pc on , go to my account and i have the volume down too

why???????????????????

Answer:1 user account urns down the volume and my user account gets affected

That is how Windows seems to work. I have three users on my system, and if I adjust the volume with one, the other two are affected. I did find this: How do I keep individual user volume settings on my computer?

Maybe it will help you. I will also ask others to take a look.

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I have a user with a machine that was setup with Win 8.1 Home. The machine has been upgraded to 8.1 Pro and joined to a domain (WinSrv 2003). I need to get the conten/configuration from their old local machine user profile to their new domain user profile. I tried to copy the contents of their ../users/<name>/.. folder from the local user profile to the new domain user profile (after they had logged in once, and then logged off). This did not work. When I did the copy, I grabbed all files, including hidden...was that my mistake, or is the issue broader?

In the end....they want their old stuff and configuration under their new credentials/profile.

Thanks!

-Nick

Answer:Merge Domain User Account with Local User Account

There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.

Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal

Option 2: Use the Windows Easy Transfer option. Explained here. Vista & Win7 local to domain profile migration

Option 3: Use the Copy To Feature in User Profiles, explained here: Copy a user profile. The steps are outlined for different versions of Windows, but they work the same in Windows 8.

Option 4: Use the User State Migration Tool. User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide. Here is a link to a video on using the USMT. User State Migration Tool in Windows 7 - Install | TechNet

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Somehow i have been changed to a standard user n now no one is an administrator.I cant download upgrades,change parental controls or even fix the time

Answer:Windows 7-user account control problem

install this

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...menu-in-vista/

then right click on the file and take ownership

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I am using Windows 7 Home Premium

In Control Panel/User Accounts, I use my FIRST NAME on an Administrator account and log in with this name.

However, when I open Windows Explorer, my user account shows my SURNAME, which I would like to change to my first name. I have no idea why it should show my surname (unless this was in the original set up) - all the other user accounts are correct.

I do not want to create a new account and delete the present one as I would lose all my folders under my present user account.

Can you help, please?

Answer:Problem with user account name in Windows Explorer

Hope this tutorial helps

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

Your last name is showing up because you might have entered it while installing Windows.

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I just got my new PC and I stupidly created a new folder in the directory under C:\user\and called it User (as the one that used to be called that had somehow got renamed) then I copied files from the another user account into it. Then I created a new user account to log into the PC on fire up called User and stupidly gave it an administrator status without a password.

Now when I fire it up, and click on that new user account it will not open and a message comes up saying ?The user profile service service failed the login, User profile cannot be loaded? If I go into Control Panel and user accounts I cannot delete the account or change the status of it back to standard because it keeps asking for a password and there is none. Even if I create one it just ignores it, obviously something to do with the first error that comes up as quoted earlier. Help anyone out there!!!

Answer:Windows 7-32bit user account problem

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mrichardson


I just got my new PC and I stupidly created a new folder in the directory under C:\user\and called it User (as the one that used to be called that had somehow got renamed) then I copied files from the another user account into it. Then I created a new user account to log into the PC on fire up called User and stupidly gave it an administrator status without a password.

Now when I fire it up, and click on that new user account it will not open and a message comes up saying “The user profile service service failed the login, User profile cannot be loaded” If I go into Control Panel and user accounts I cannot delete the account or change the status of it back to standard because it keeps asking for a password and there is none. Even if I create one it just ignores it, obviously something to do with the first error that comes up as quoted earlier. Help anyone out there!!!



Two things you can try doing:

First:

(pulled this from here)






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1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there. If it still doesn't work, then go to step17
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password ... Read more

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When I have tried to access part of my computer, a window opens telling me I have not got the privalage level to accsess this part of the system, and I have to be a computer administrator.I find this strage as I am the only and sole user of this machine!!I have looked in user accounts in control panel, and it says I have only a limited account, and I can get to change it, 'cos, you guessed, I have to be the computer administrator!! I can't even open a new user account.Hope someone can help...Thx in advance,Dave

Answer:User account problem with Windows XP, home ed.

I would suggest going to users in control panel and chaning the level of access however if you cannot gain access through that then perhaps as a last resort you could re-install xp, that way you can create new accounts from the beginning, but do back up files that you need.

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I got a new computer about a week ago, running Windows XP home and student edition, and have been using the admin account since. That is only true because when ever i go to make a new user profile, like one you select when you want to log in, it dosent transfer Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or One point. I have no idea why, but it dosent. Please help

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows XP user account settings problems

You will have to reinstall those programs for each user. I believe that there is an option when installing Office to install on all user accounts on the computer, so once you have all user accounts set up, try that.

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Can anybody tell me how to reset the user account logon information?
Specifically, When on the Logon Screen ther is information pertaining to the Users Unread Email Information. I have changed to a new email address (because of SPAM) and it still shows "XXX unread mail messages, x programs running" under a Users name. I would like to change so it sees the new email account and reflects accurate number of unread messages. Any suggestions?

Thx
 

Answer:Solved: User Account Logon Information Windows XP

Have a look here, it may involve a bit of registry editing, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q304148/
 

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i can't finish the setup process. i'm trying to create a "standard" account, but when i go to create a password for it, no matter how many characters and no matter how complex (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, etc) it will absolutely not accept anything as a password (and i am copying/pasting the password from notepad, so it is being typed correctly).

i checked all the secpol 'password policies', and there don't seem to be any interfering requirements.

i attached a screenshot, if it helps.

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I note that there have been several other posts on this subject but I cannot see one that solves my problem. I was transferring files from one external drive to another, I found a problem with a set of folders that I could not transfer with permission which should have been fine as I have administrator rights.

Looking at the folder permissions I found an unknown user account
Looking for solutions I tried to delete this account but was not allowed unless I turned off inherited permissions
I tried turning off the inheritance but this resulted in an error saying it failed to enumerate the number of objects in the container access denied.

Looking at some individual files (in one of the offending folders) properties showed 'Unable to display current owner' selecting the 'Change' option allowed me to change the file ownership to Everyone - Full Control and I could then move or delete the file.

There are quite a lot of files to do so is there a way to change all the affected folder & file permissions in one move?

Rgds
Jon

Answer:Windows 8.1 Unknown User Account Permission problem

Hi Jon, welcome to the Eight Forums.

The user profile with SID (security identifier) ending with 1001 is usually (not always) the first user account created when Windows is installed or a pre-installed Windows booted first time. In most cases this means it's your own user account.

You can check for which user account that SID belongs by giving the following command in Command Prompt:

Code:
wmic useraccount get name,sid


This example from my laptop, the first account I created when I installed Windows 8.1 was a local account called Admin which got the SID 1001:

SID ending with 500 belongs always to the built-in administrator account, SID ending with 501 to built-in Guest account, whether these two accounts are enabled and active or not. Other user accounts start from 1000.

What the above means is that you have most probably tried to remove your own account. Don't do that !

Kari

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completes starting up
completes preparing network connections
Logon screen flashes(set to remember password)
hangs at loading personal settings.
How do I get in to switch user accounts? How do I get in period?
 

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OK is it possible to set a windows user account to automatically sign in when I power up my system
 

Answer:Solved: Auto sign in windows user account on power-up

Disregard, I was thinking we were in the X threads.
 

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Hi All!

I set my Account Picture to an image file (.png format) with a transparent background, however, the background shows up as black instead of clear.

Here is the original image (shown in Paint.NET). Note the transparency.
And here is what the image looks like as my Account picture.
Are there any other image formats that Windows 8 supports that would allow me to have a transparent background for my Account picture?

Thanks!

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Tech-Spotters,

I have a tricky problem transfering user accounts between Windows XP machines. I have a friend who needs two employees to swap their computers. This requires me to swap their user accounts between the machines.

Naturally, I used Windows File & Settings Transfer Wizard (FAST.) I'd tranfer the accounts then delete the old ones. Well, FAST overlayed the existing account on both machines. Oops! I think I figured out why. Since both machines only had the one user account, the default name was "owner" for both. So FAST just added to the existing "owner" account rather than create a new one. Thankfully, I imaged both machines before trying it and restored them to their original state.

Now, I'm looking for a SEAMLESS method for swapping the user accounts on both machines. I know I could just create new "dummy" accounts and copy the files and settings in it from the other machine manually, but there's the chance I could mess it up. I was just wondering if someone has a clever, seamless method for doing this.

TIA,
-- Andy
 

Answer:Tricky Windows XP User Account/Profile Transfer Problem

You can't modify an existing account that way. When using "FAST", you need to create the account you need first, then the files/settings will be transferred to that.
Start over, don't creat any dummy accounts, create the accounts required (I assume they have different names?). RUn the "FAST" in the newly created accounts.
 

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Everytime i start my computer, its does not go right into windows, but to the user log-in screen (only got 1 account). Anyone know how to make it directly go in to windows?

Answer:[SOLVED] Making WinXP Go directly into windows instead of The User Account screen

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Originally Posted by 123456789


Everytime i start my computer, its does not go right into windows, but to the user log-in screen (only got 1 account). Anyone know how to make it directly go in to windows?




i believe it is under services, not sure exactly tho.

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"Your online id could not be linked with your windows user account .Access is denied"

I have been getting error 80070005 when trying to log in to Live Messenger.

I followed a "fix" at http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/code/code_80070005.htm but this has not fixed the problem.

When I go to the User Accounts in Control Panel it's a blank square when saying "Manage another Account"

My gut feeling is it's a permissions issue.

Cannot delete a test account i created. If I delete it it reappears on Welcome Screen!

Can't do Restore so I'm stuck
 

Answer:Solved: "Your online id could not be linked with your windows user account .Access is

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Is a standard user account really necessary for tight security for the home user or will a well secured administrator account be sufficient?

Answer:Is a standard user account necessary for tight security and home user?

Best practice is to use a standard-level user account for your every-day work, and only the admin-level account for making system changes.

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Is a standard user account really necessary for tight security for the home user or will a well secured administrator account be sufficient?

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I had installed expression web 4 into windows 10 and for some reason it created a user account, now my Run command defaults to this user account. I wanted to remove it but it doesn't show under user accounts. How do I fix this?

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dont know user account control password AND no administrator user so i cant download/install anything, cant update, and i cant change any settings someone please help PLUS i just got this computer iv read some other entrys where people had the same problem as me they said to do a system reboot in safemode but i dont know how. can someone help me? thank you

Answer:dont know user account control password and no administrator user

after the bios loads but before windows start to load hit f8 and you get your windows boot options.

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On my portable I have a local acct (administrator) and a MS acct (not administrator) users. I am the only user of this computer, a personal computer.

I use the local acct 98% of the time. Is there a method to have the 2 accts synced(mirrored) so that MS acct has everything excactly the same as on the local acct?

I suppose really that I should just merge the two accts to one MS acct as an adminstrator account (remove the local acct but need to retain the setup that is on the local acct) but have no idea how to do that.

Answer:Local Acct user and MS account user - sync them or merge them

If the local account is the one where you have most of your personal data, this is how I would do it:

Sign in to your Microsoft account
Copy all documents, pictures and other personal data from Microsoft account's user folders to corresponding folders in user Public (contents of MS account Documents folder to Public Documents folder and so on)Sign out from Microsoft account
Notice that above steps are only required if Microsoft account user folders contain data you want to keep. If its user folders are empty or do not contain anything worth saving, you can skip the above steps. Continue from below.

Sign in to the local account
Delete the Microsoft account (Option One in this tutorial)Switch your local account to a Microsoft account (tutorial)Copy the data backed up from old Microsoft account to Public folders to new Microsoft account in corresponding folders

That's it. Using the Public folders as temporary storage you will have none whatsoever file owner / permission issues later on.

Kari

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I noticed an annoying problem when deleting a user account from your PC.

Basically Windows Store app got into a pickle on my main user account. I fixed it with a restore point. But it wasn't working on my wife and son's user accounts. As they barely use them and have little to lose I decided to delete their accounts and then re-create them. The intention being to see if Windows Store worked correctly after doing so (It did!!!).

I deleted the accounts, restarted machine for clean slate and set them up again. All good but something that I noticed and really annoyed me was when I went into network I could see the WMP sharing media projecting my wife's name twice and the same for my son. Looks a bit rubbish. I went on my TV into media sharing and could see the duplicate WMP clients listed on here. So as a test I deleted my son's account again and re-created and sure enough now three WMP shares from his name.

So I looked under C:\users and can see (using my son as an example) three folders ... son's name, son's name-pc name, son's name.000-pc name. So this is why I see the duplications because good old Windows 10 doesn't fully delete the user from C:\users. I tried deleting those old folders but got met with either 'in use' or 'denied - you need admin access'. Of course my account is an administrator so that doesn't compute!!!! I tried taking ownership of those folders and got met with all kinds of resistance but I deleted enough of them to stop the duplicate WMP shares. Basi... Read more

Answer:Deleting a user account leaves traces of that user behind in C:\users

Having the same issue here. A user account started misbehaving so I used Settings>Accounts to remove it. But the user *folder* is still in c:\users and won't let me delete - even though I have administrator rights. How can you delete these folders?

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I noticed an annoying problem when deleting a user account from your PC.

Basically Windows Store app got into a pickle on my main user account. I fixed it with a restore point. But it wasn't working on my wife and son's user accounts. As they barely use them and have little to lose I decided to delete their accounts and then re-create them. The intention being to see if Windows Store worked correctly after doing so (It did!!!).

I deleted the accounts, restarted machine for clean slate and set them up again. All good but something that I noticed and really annoyed me was when I went into network I could see the WMP sharing media projecting my wife's name twice and the same for my son. Looks a bit rubbish. I went on my TV into media sharing and could see the duplicate WMP clients listed on here. So as a test I deleted my son's account again and re-created and sure enough now three WMP shares from his name.

So I looked under C:\users and can see (using my son as an example) three folders ... son's name, son's name-pc name, son's name.000-pc name. So this is why I see the duplications because good old Windows 10 doesn't fully delete the user from C:\users. I tried deleting those old folders but got met with either 'in use' or 'denied - you need admin access'. Of course my account is an administrator so that doesn't compute!!!! I tried taking ownership of those folders and got met with all kinds of resistance but I deleted enough of them to stop the duplicate WMP shares. Basi... Read more

Answer:Deleting a user account leaves traces of that user behind in C:\users

Having the same issue here. A user account started misbehaving so I used Settings>Accounts to remove it. But the user *folder* is still in c:\users and won't let me delete - even though I have administrator rights. How can you delete these folders?

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