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Multiple user accounts, 1 auto login , how to login to another account

Question: Multiple user accounts, 1 auto login , how to login to another account

Hi

I have a unit i want to have 4 user accounts on and one of them should auto login.

How do i change to one of my other 3 accounts?
Change user doesnt work, just auto login.

Im running Windows embedded standard 7

Best regards
Alexander

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Answer: Multiple user accounts, 1 auto login , how to login to another account

Can you log off the user that was automatically logged on?

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My apologies if this is in the wrong forum.

Is there a way for me to set up automatic logging in at start up of, lets say, 4-5 user accounts? The accounts serve no purpose other than running different instances of a program that I could then manage from my main account, but for each instance to initialize, I have to manually log in to each account on system startup. (I'm also seeking to find a way to hide those accounts, but I can't do so yet because I have to log in to each account every time I restart my computer.) So a program or registry edit of some sort would be most helpful

I've done some research, but as of now, I've only found a way to auto-log in one account (presumably intended for main accounts) so this is useless to me. ("control userpasswords2" in Run)

Just to clarify, all of my accounts are password protected, though the additional accounts have very basic passwords (which is required). I do want to keep a password on my main account, and I don't want to auto log in my main account.

Thanks!

Answer:Automatic login of multiple user accounts

I think this tutorial will answer your question

Log On Automatically at Startup

Good Luck

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How do I set up my PC to automatically boot into a certain user account? I have two separate user logins and one has no password on the account and the other has a password.

I want to be able to start up my pc and it will go and log into the one with no password without me having to click the icon for that account.

Thanks

Answer:auto login to User account

Not sure you can do that...

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Every time Windows 8 boots, the system tries to login as the last user account that was used. If the account has a password, the user will be asked for a password first thing when the system starts up; if not, the system will directly log in to the user account.
Some users in my house don't want to have a password and I have to log out of their accounts and again log in to mine every time I start the computer after they used it. I'd just prefer to start with a tiled user list, in a similar fashion as it was in Windows 7 (or after you log out in Win 8).
Is it possible to disable this auto-login feature? The only way I found involves the system asking not only for the password but for the username as well, which is hardly satisfactory. Thanks!

Answer:User account auto-login

Hello Ben,

Unfortunately, the only way is to have each user account password protected. Otherwise it will always auto sign-in to the last user account that signed out if it's not password protected.

Password - Create for User Account in Windows 8

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Hi.
I'm the only user who use my PC, that means there's only one user account on my Windows XP pro,i don't use password. Now, here's the problem, it's very annoying that i have to click on my name to get into Windows everytime i start up my PC.

I didn't happen before when i use only one user account, i don't know what i did wrong this time when i reinstall my windows. Can anyone tell me how to set windows to automatically log myself in without clicking on my name, please?

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows user account is not auto login

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Hello,

My laptop is joined to a domain. In addition I created a number of local user accounts. I would like that all local accounts always appear every time I start the computer. Now only the last account logged in shows up, together with the 'Other' option.

Kind regards,
Mike

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Hello,

My laptop is joined to a domain. In addition I created a number of local user accounts. I would like that all local accounts always appear every time I start the computer. Now only the last account logged in shows up, together with the 'Other' option.

Kind regards,
Mike

Answer:How to display multiple local user accounts at login screen?

Hi, mikemet, and welcome to the Windows 10 Forums.

Which version of Windows 10 ae you running on your machine? I am on Insider Preview build 14965 and there is a Group Policy item that is made exactly for that, but it may be build specific or may have appeared since the Anniversary Update, I cannot be sure as I never went looking for this particular setting until you posted your question.

See if your Group Policy has the following:

Enumerate local users on domain-joined computers (Computer Configuration --> Administrative templates --> System --> Logon)

If so, try enabling that and seeing if it works, and (moreimportantly) if it sticks after the first non-domain login on the laptop.

EDIT: Added the following

OK, looking up that GP entry, I see that according to Enumerate local users on domain-joined computers | Windows security encyclopedia that it has been around since Windows 8, so you should have it on your machine, assuming you're not running Windows 10 Home joined to a domain.

HTH

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Hello,

There are three user accounts on my friends computer.

Question:

What if He wanted to stay logged in continuously for hours on end just to his profile without the log in screen reappearing after so many minutes (that shows everyones account like at bootup). I thought this could be achieved by disabling the --on resume, password protect-- feature.

Well, that didnt work.

I hoping to disable the time out feature, that unlogs accounts, and to just run the screen saver, so even if we're away from the computer for a few hours, we dont have to log back in.

Is this possible in XP Home?

Why is not important.... Im just wondering if its possible.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: user accounts, how to avoid the default login account page?

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SETUP
I have a small domain of computers and a couple user accounts.  Each of these user accounts areconfigured as autologin on many different computers (e.g. the account "user1" will autologin on five different computers).  The auto-login
is configured in the registry, the profile is on a network share, the profile is mandatory.  Generally, everything with this setup works fine.

PROBLEM
Occasionally, the computers will get a BSOD.  The particular driver/cause of the BSOD varies, but regardless of this, the behavior is always this: the computer blue-screens, then next time the computer powers on and it attempts to autologin to the previously
mentioned domain user account, Windows displays an error message saying:
"The User Profile Service service failed the log on. User profile cannot be loaded."
The only fix is to then log in as an administrator (either a local admin or domain admin) and close out a dialog box that pops up saying:
"Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown"
There are two options given, "Check for Solution" and "Cancel".  Clicking on either of these options (or just X'n out of the window completely) and rebooting the computer then lets the domain account autologin.

Possible Fix?

It seems as if the computer is forcing an administrator to acknowledge that there was a blue screen before it lets any non-admin account log on to the computer.
Is the... Read more

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If auto-login is enabled there is NO User picture on Login screen
This issue started with Redstone builds.
This was not an issue with TH2.

Many other Insiders have reported this on the Feedback Hub.
I thought it would be fixed by now, but it still exists in Build 14393.5

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If auto-login is enabled there is NO User picture on Login screen
This issue started with Redstone builds.
This was not an issue with TH2.

Many other Insiders have reported this on the Feedback Hub.
I thought it would be fixed by now, but it still exists in Build 14393.5

Answer:If auto-login is enabled there is NO User picture on Login screen

Comp Cmndo said:

If auto-login is enabled there is NO User picture on Login screen
This issue started with Redstone builds.
This was not an issue with TH2.

Many other Insiders have reported this on the Feedback Hub.
I thought it would be fixed by now, but it still exists in Build 14393.5



Do you have this setting on?

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My User accounts have all been disabled except one that has my avatar, but isn't the admin account ive been using. it has a different mouse speed for one, and the password isn't the one i've been using for months.

Guest is disabled.

I have tried every password cracker. None of them can figure out the password for said 'unknown' admin account, and some of them like hiren's don't even boot, even though my boot order is CD then WIN.

I even DLed my version of Windows Install AND system restore discs, burnt the iso's correctly, and neither of them will actually boot. My laptop came with no disc and has the internal system restore thing which is why i had to DL them on a different computer.

I need to figure out how to get a cmd prompt before login so i can use "net user administrator /active:yes" or even for the guest account. I know the install/repair discs give c prompt options, but i can't get either of them to boot. and yes i have the boot order so it boots from cd before booting windows.

any help?

Answer:Disabed User Accounts/Can't login. How do i get CMD before LOGIN?

When you logon to the non admin account does your optical drive work?
If it's working ok then you could try booting from a USB flash drive.

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So I originally started with a local account but then signed into the store with a MS account. I changed the setting where users are required to enter a password through netplwiz (like this) and making a password not required after waking from sleep. But after doing this and restarting/shutting down, I'm not automatically logged in like I should be, instead I'm presented with a login screen saying the password I entered was incorrect, even though I haven't even entered one yet, as well as two accounts showing up in the bottom left (like this).

It's acting like the local account is still there and is attempting to log me into it. I've looked in the Users folder, it's just the default, mine, and public. Under accounts in control panel it's only mine that shows up. Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks

Using win10 Pro, this was a clean install.
EDIT~ Just solved it :s

Hit the winkey and type "netplwiz" and hit enter.
If you have the box "Users must enter a username and password..." unchecked, check it and hit apply, otherwise don't do anything.
Now uncheck the same box and hit apply again, now in the new window that pops up, change the username to your microsoft email that you used to sign into the Windows Store. For the password put in your MS email password.
Once you've done that hit Okay and restart, it should automatically log you in like normal.

By default the box has the original local account name which is what screws things up.

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Hi everyone and merry Christmas!

I followed the procedure found on the web, I entered "netplwiz" and did uncheck ?Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer".
There is no password set.
THere is just one user/account which is obviously also the administrator.
(the Account tab shows also HomeGroupUser$, but I guess is a default option...)

the point is that when I switch the pc on, I have to click on the icon of the user account in order to see the desktop. Is there any chance I can login automatically without even clicking on the user icon?
thanks a lot in advance

Answer:Auto login, one account, no password: avoid to click account icon?

Hello Lorcar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Go ahead and create a password for your user account, then do the tutorial below again to enter the new password and set your user account to be logged into automatically at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi there,

this problem just surfaced a few days ago where i've left my PC vacant ( because i went overseas ).

Currently I have 2 user accounts ( one is Administrator and one is ABC ). Admin is the one which was default and never used. i've always used ABC account ( i set it to auto login and no password demand upon login ) to do all my things. however, now it just logs in automatically to the Administrator account, and all my settings are not in this account. since it was a default account, winxp doesn't allow me to delete it. what can i do in order to login straight to ABC and not login to any other account ever again? also, what caused this problem? would like to know so i can prevent it from happening again. thanks!

Answer:problem with user accounts. (login)

Click Start, Run and type CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2, and click Ok. Select the user account from the list (the account to which you want to automatically logon). Uncheck Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer option, and click Ok. Type the user account password (if it has one) and complete the process.http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm

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Help! I have a number of user accounts in vista that aren't administrator accounts, and I can't get into any of them. When I click on the icon at the startup screen, it just waits a second, says "logging off" and goes back to the startup screen. I tried creating a new one, but that also doesn't work - same thing happens. I did try installing a trial version of a child timer program for vista, but uninstalled it b/c it didn't work, which may be the source of this problem. It also may be SP1, which I installed around the same time. Help?
 

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I cannot login in other user accounts because there is an outlook account which i dont even know its password. How do i remove that account and login with other accounts like the administrator

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Hi, My uncle cannot log into Windows because somehow the user account names are gone from the Windows XP login screen. I mean I can't do a system restore without logging into Windows can I? I tried booting with the Windows XP installation cd. I got to a point where I thought I was about to reinstall windows but I wasn't sure so I stopped. I would rather not reinstall Windows for him if there is a way to get back onto the Windows desktop. Someone let me know what I should try. Thanks.
 

Answer:No user accounts at Windows XP Login screen!!!!!

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hi,
im am having problems getting my DELL desktop to work.
a few days back it started freezing.
Now when we turn it on it dosnt start up at all, the green power light turns on in the tower but nothing happens on the moniter screen.

we called DELL and the technician said it was a problem with the graphics card, we bought a new one and it starts up fine but only gets to a black screen before the user accounts log in page.
(this is after the option of, resume windows normally, or, start with safe mode....goes to a black screen with either of them)

Phoning back DELL with the problem their now telling me its not a hardware but a software problem.
does this sound familiar with anyone ??

help much appriciated

Answer:BLACK SCREEN before user login accounts

Hi and welcome to TSF you could try running a repair from the install or recovery disc
How to automatically repair Windows Vista using Startup Repair

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I was on my adminstrator account and I created a new account and switched the account's type to administrator while switching the account I was already on to a standard account. So I logged off and tried to enter the newly created administrator account but and message appeared and said that the profile service could not login, profile could not load. I had no choice but to enter the older (standard) account. And as a standard user I had all these restrictions imposed on me. I required administrator permission to do installations and even to change my account type to avoid this. It wouldn't have been such a problem since the administrator account didn't even have a password set but because the other profile couldn't be located I wasn't able to do anything at all and not disable that account. I ended up being able to enter the administrator account via the service directory restore mode option accessed by pressing F7 as Windows starts up and going to advanced optins. Once there a message appeared and said: C:\\windows\system32\config\\systemprofile\desktop refers to a location that is unavailbale. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure disk is properly inserted or that you are connected to internet or your network (which I am) and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.I noticed that in that safe mode, I still couldn't change the account... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Login user accounts problem.

*Now I have 2 accounts whose profile could not be loaded...

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Hi everyone,

I share a desktop computer with another family member. We have two user accounts, "Matt" (mine) and "John". Both are administrator accounts. Two days ago, when John logged in after I was done using the computer, the "Welcome" screen took way longer than usual (probably ~30s), and was followed by a couple minutes of a completely black screen (with a cursor) before finally showing the desktop. This problem on his account has persisted ever since.

The computer is otherwise perfectly responsive and usable, the boot time is very short, and I can still log into my account in a few seconds. It's also possible to use Ctrl-Alt-Del to open the task manager in the black screen phase, and it seems to show nothing unusual and very low CPU activity.

I've tried the following, but I'm not sure what to do next:
Boot in safe mode: this solves the problem (but I don't know what to do with that)Create another administrator account: the new account has the same problem as John's.Disable every startup program with the task manager (when logged in as John): doesn't solve the problem

The one thing I remember doing that day that may have changed some system configuration was installing KeePass 2. I've removed it since.

Please ask me if you need any other information.

Any pointers would help, thanks a lot!

Answer:Very long login time on some user accounts

One user account may have Fast Start enabled, the other may have it disabled.

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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- Did a reset of Windows 10 on a virtual machine
- The default account name is then the first 5 characters of my email account
- I changed that to my real name
- Rebooted
- I was then offered 2 login accounts
- logged in using my real name
- went into account administration (Settings->Accounts-Family & Other users
- under 'Other users' removed 'Guest' (the first 5 characters)
- rebooted

Now, I was still offered two accounts, but my password did not work.
100% sure I was using the correct password and I have tried a dozen times on both accounts.
Windows then suggested to do a 'Recover your windows live account'
(account.live.com/password/reset)

But even with the new password I could not log in...

I was lucky to have a snapshot of an earlier Windows - so I restored the snapshot and Windows is running fine now.

This is a bit of a weird situation.

What if this was on a real machine?
I may need to re-install Windows from scratch. Not so much of a big issue in this case.

However... Windows will surely again offer the 5 character account, 2nd item above.
Q1: Will that then work with the new password? (the new password is combined with my full email address)
Q2: How was I supposed to proceed to avoid this?

Note that:
- on the virtual Windows (VMware) C:\Users\[AccountName] still reads the first 5 characters of my email address (outlook.com)
- on the host-pc C:\Users\[AccountName] is different , being the first 5 characters of hotmail account

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Answer:Change username - result: two login accounts, delete 1 unable to login

Microsoft does indeed pick the first 5 characters of your email address when setting up a new Microsoft Account login. If you create a local account first you can specify the username you want and then change it to a Microsoft account later. In that way you will keep your original [AccountName] for the user folder.

Changing the [AccountName] is very difficult, I am not sure what you did in step 3 of your post but that is most certainly where things started to go wrong.

I hope I have understood your question properly.

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- Did a reset of Windows 10 on a virtual machine
- The default account name is then the first 5 characters of my email account
- I changed that to my real name
- Rebooted
- I was then offered 2 login accounts
- logged in using my real name
- went into account administration (Settings->Accounts-Family & Other users
- under 'Other users' removed 'Guest' (the first 5 characters)
- rebooted

Now, I was still offered two accounts, but my password did not work.
100% sure I was using the correct password and I have tried a dozen times on both accounts.
Windows then suggested to do a 'Recover your windows live account'
(account.live.com/password/reset)

But even with the new password I could not log in...

I was lucky to have a snapshot of an earlier Windows - so I restored the snapshot and Windows is running fine now.

This is a bit of a weird situation.

What if this was on a real machine?
I may need to re-install Windows from scratch. Not so much of a big issue in this case.

However... Windows will surely again offer the 5 character account, 2nd item above.
Q1: Will that then work with the new password? (the new password is combined with my full email address)
Q2: How was I supposed to proceed to avoid this?

Note that:
- on the virtual Windows (VMware) C:\Users\[AccountName] still reads the first 5 characters of my email address (outlook.com)
- on the host-pc C:\Users\[AccountName] is different , being the first 5 characters of hotmail account

Changed from hotmail to ... Read more

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Until recently something caused a change to my Window Live Hotmail login screen. It used to display multiple hotmail accounts. Now the multiple accounts are gone and replaced by the fields for my hotmail address and my password. The REMEMBER ME option is also missing.
I'm using IE version 8.0.7601.175141C on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1.
My attempts to fix this have failed so far. After reading a number of posts in various forums, I successfully downloaded and re-installed the sign-in assistant. I've been to the Manage Add-on area but there's no sign-in assistant showing, only Windows Live ID Sign-in Control and Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper -- both are enabled. Most of the posts I've read suggest enabling the Sign-in Assistant but it's not there to be enabled. Is that the problem and if so, how do I get it to ?show? in the add-on manager so I can enable it?
Otherwise, what else should I do to fix this problem?
Thanks

Jeff

Answer:Missing Multiple Hotmail Accounts on login screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jbrune


Until recently something caused a change to my Window Live Hotmail login screen. It used to display multiple hotmail accounts. Now the multiple accounts are gone and replaced by the fields for my hotmail address and my password. The REMEMBER ME option is also missing.
I'm using IE version 8.0.7601.175141C on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1.
My attempts to fix this have failed so far. After reading a number of posts in various forums, I successfully downloaded and re-installed the sign-in assistant. I've been to the Manage Add-on area but there's no sign-in assistant showing, only Windows Live ID Sign-in Control and Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper -- both are enabled. Most of the posts I've read suggest enabling the Sign-in Assistant but it's not there to be enabled. Is that the problem and if so, how do I get it to “show” in the add-on manager so I can enable it?
Otherwise, what else should I do to fix this problem?
Thanks

Jeff



You are not the only one. I have the same issue. I can't find the solution.

Is this what you see ?......

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I have Vista Home Premium, and I have one account on my laptop; but I'm using a fingerprint scanner with DigitalPersona 3.1 which adds a second fake account to the login screen which simply states "Swipe your finger to login" and shows the scanner status. What I want to do is auto select my real account for login, so it goes bigger on the screen, but not auto login to it, just select. How do I go upon doing that? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Auto-Select Account On Login

Bump?

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

Answer:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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After using norton system works to optimise my computer. It asked me to get rid of some startup programs, once i restarted the computer i could not log into any of my accounts, including the admins, so i decided to run it in safe mode but that gets to the black screen with safemode written in the 4 corners and closes again back to the user accounts screen. Any ideas? Please help!!!
 

Answer:Cannot login to windows xp user accounts or use safe mode

Please run System Restore, from booting up with your Windows CD, and using the Recovery Console

Boot from Windows CD
Allow all the initial loading of drivers
Press R when requested
Press 1
Then press Enter
(Hopefully no password on the Administrator account)

Then type on the command line:

rstrui.exe (or directly: c:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe)

More info here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449/en-us
 

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I'm on HP laptop 2000-2d27dx Win8.1. My login screen shows only one user account. I have to click on arrow to switch to other existing user accounts. Is there a way to display all user accounts at login screen? Thanks.

Answer:Can I make all user accounts display at login screen?

See if this helps you. Good luck.

Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8

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I have multiple users on a computer. When a user locks the screen, before in Win 8.1 the list of user would have under their name "Signed in".
If I am going to shutdown I prefer to have the users logged out.

Now I have to sign in, just to see who else is signed in already or am I missing something?

Hidden Gesture? tried waving hands and didn't work.

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My ex's PC has Windows7 on it and she put on a 2nd account.

Now when it boots up, the computer requires the person to type in the USER name. (even if there is no password).

Where is the switch to show a USER ICON to select and then type in a password (if needed).
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 - Multi-user Accounts Login?

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Hi, seen lots of threads about this error message but not in this context so I'm thinking I might get some joy from you oracle like marvels.

A customer I saw today had a family Win7 PC with four user profiles on it. All worked apart from one called Hannah. When selected it started to load but then just showed "The user profile service failed to logon. user profile cannot be loaded"

the account was hardly used (Hannah is 9) so we decided to delete it and make a new one with a different name. For some reason the exact same thing happened!

Reading up on this people say to open regedit and go to HKEYLOCAL MACHINE>software>microsoft>windowsnt>currentversion>profilelist.
All the profiles for the three working profiles were there but the profile for Hannah or the new profile I made wasnt present.

So its like windows has a problem with running a fourth profile rather than it having an issue with one. Any ideas on how I might go about fixing this?

CHEERS!

Answer:Newly created user accounts cant login to Windows 7

Hi, I am facing the same issue when try to create new user account, which fails to create profile & hence login. I have tried every step like regedit etc. with Adminstrator account login but no luck. Have anybody got the resolution to this issue.?

Thanks.

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Hi, My uncle cannot log into Windows because somehow the user account names are gone from the Windows XP login screen. I tried to boot in safe mode by pushing the F8 button. Went to the login screen still blank. No user accounts. Just the XP blue screen. Also tried Last known good configuration when the computer worked. Still the same thing. No user accounts. Weird. I also tried the Ctrl+Alt+Delete 2x method and didn't get anything to come up. Is there anything else I could try short of putting the Dell Windows XP installation CD in and doing a Repair install? Thanks.

Answer:Cannot login to Windows XP desktop. ALL user accounts disappeared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you can't even get into Safe Mode, there isn't anything else (apart from a repair installation) you can do that I can think of.

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Hi,

I'm in the process of creating a build for my company using sysprep, then imagex for deploying the image.

I understand that the autologin feature must be enabled in the unattended answer file for the built in administrator account to be enabled. I've done some testing and searching but can't find anything about stopping autologin.

Once Windows has loaded into the default administrator account after sysprep, how can this autologin be disabled?
Even if I create another user account, then restart, the computer will still autologin to the administrator account.

I am ultimately going to add the computer to a domain, this may fix the issue, but does anyone know how to disable this autologin after sysprep?


Thanks in advance

Answer:Disabling Administrator Account auto login

Read this tutorial: Log On Automatically at Startup

Step 4 shows how to turn it off.

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I use "netplwiz" to set auto login feature. But i found that if i use local account, it works well, but if i use Microsoft account to log in windows 10, it will still ask me for passwords when waking up from sleeping mode or power on.

Answer:How to auto login windows 10 if i use Microsoft account?

Hello demonguy, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Using netplwiz works with a Microsoft account as well. Double check using the tutorial below to see if it may help.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I use "netplwiz" to set auto login feature. But i found that if i use local account, it works well, but if i use Microsoft account to log in windows 10, it will still ask me for passwords when waking up from sleeping mode or power on.

Answer:How to auto login windows 10 if i use Microsoft account?

Hello demonguy, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Using netplwiz works with a Microsoft account as well. Double check using the tutorial below to see if it may help.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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Hello, I use wake on lan to boot my pc to access and use it remotely. On Windows 7 I remember being able to auto log on with the set password to my account and then have it switch users right away so it was still password protected but my remote connecting software would load. I do not remember how I achieved this on 7 and wish to be able to do this since I have moved to Windows 10. Any help us greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Auto login then switch user

Hello Firebird5150 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

I haven't been running anything with a lan or other form of wake up method but perhaps what I use on both 10 as well as 7 and even on VMs to connect desktops back and forth as well as see VMs and a new 10 laptop connect remotely could prove to be a help there. Without spending on a commercial license you can use the Team Viewer program for the substitute of the usual remote access function seen in Windows.

Once the remote pc is woken up you would then simply connect to it by way of the TV program where you can switch from one account to another even when having the hidden built in system administrator account enabled. The process would be a fast logout of one and sign in to the other. That would mean having to re-enter the next account's password being the only inconvenience.

With 10 as well as with 7 the main account still requires a password there for the autologon option. The guide you will need to look over is seen in the 10F tutorial section. Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums

That's one I still have to go over here since between desktops and vms I get too busy signing in at times! I'm quite sure you are also looking to cut that time down a bit as well. The TV program will get timed out after any lengthy period of inactivity however since you are accessing one to the TV servers to see this type of connection work. Each machine connects to each other by way of the server.

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For my HTPC I would like to have 2 user options at startup. If no user is selected within 7 seconds I would like the system to automatically log into one of the two user accounts. I have seen this feature used in Linux Mint, but have no idea how to set it up in Win7. Neither of the two accounts have passwords, so this would not be any more of a security issue.

Answer:Can I Set a User to Auto Login After X Seconds?

AFAIK you can either set it to auto log-on to one account or none.

The other option would be having 2 choices in the bootloader, as there is no NTOS Kernel switch to define this it would mean having 2 OS's, boot timeout set to 7, autologon for the default or manual selection for the other (which could also auto-logon if you wished) a very tiedious means of achiving your goal, and would hinder user switching greatly.

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Hello, I use wake on lan to boot my pc to access and use it remotely. On Windows 7 I remember being able to auto log on with the set password to my account and then have it switch users right away so it was still password protected but my remote connecting software would load. I do not remember how I achieved this on 7 and wish to be able to do this since I have moved to Windows 10. Any help us greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Auto login then switch user

Hello Firebird5150 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

I haven't been running anything with a lan or other form of wake up method but perhaps what I use on both 10 as well as 7 and even on VMs to connect desktops back and forth as well as see VMs and a new 10 laptop connect remotely could prove to be a help there. Without spending on a commercial license you can use the Team Viewer program for the substitute of the usual remote access function seen in Windows.

Once the remote pc is woken up you would then simply connect to it by way of the TV program where you can switch from one account to another even when having the hidden built in system administrator account enabled. The process would be a fast logout of one and sign in to the other. That would mean having to re-enter the next account's password being the only inconvenience.

With 10 as well as with 7 the main account still requires a password there for the autologon option. The guide you will need to look over is seen in the 10F tutorial section. Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums

That's one I still have to go over here since between desktops and vms I get too busy signing in at times! I'm quite sure you are also looking to cut that time down a bit as well. The TV program will get timed out after any lengthy period of inactivity however since you are accessing one to the TV servers to see this type of connection work. Each machine connects to each other by way of the server.

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Hello, I use wake on lan to boot my pc to access and use it remotely. On Windows 7 I remember being able to auto log on with the set password to my account and then have it switch users right away so it was still password protected but my remote connecting software would load. I do not remember how I achieved this on 7 and wish to be able to do this since I have moved to Windows 10. Any help us greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Hey folks,               I have 3 users created in my Windows XP machine...When I installed my drivers after formating with XP, the CD with the drivers had an option to autologin into a particular user so that it could install all the drivers as each setup needed restart.               Now the trouble is, even after I compleated the driver installing those drivers, my PC still logs-in with the same user.                It dosent show the welcome screen & auto-logs-in in that user.               I password protected that user to avoid the auto-login, but that wont help.          Hope there is a solution with someone.

Answer:Undesired auto-login into a user

How To Enable/Disable it...

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I don't know what I did but the main user account (and another) is missing at the login screen. I managed to create an administrator's account which is visible but I can't see the other user accounts at login or in the user accounts control panel. I've activated and verified that the missing user accounts are active by using net user "username" /active:yes command prompt. The user's folder's are still on the hard drive. Any suggestions?

Answer:User Accounts missing at Login screen and in Control Panel

Hi there,

I had a similar situation, although I didn't have to create the Administrator's account...that was still there. All the other accounts I had created didn't show up on the welcome screen. Here's what ultimately fixed it:

I logged in as administrator and went to Computer Management. I checked each of my users and I noticed that none of them were assigned to groups anymore. I assigned each one to the Administrator's group. That brought all of them back to the Welcome screen. If you haven't resolved your issue yet, I hope this is of some help to you!!

User Accounts - Add or Remove from Groups

Take care!!

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OK, so I fear I may have messed up a bit, but I'm hoping the gurus on here will save me...

Previously (until 10 mins ago!) when switching my laptop on I was prompted with the login screen where I could select either the Administrator account or my own personal account.

I decided that I wanted to hide the Administator account and have only my personal account at startup / login, so began searching online for a how-to, and found this:

How to hide the administrator account in Windows - How-To - PC Advisor

Followed it step-by-step to the end and then restarted my laptop. Now when I switch the laptop on I am prompted with a blank Windows username and password login screen.

Now of course this wouldn't be a problem if I had a username or password, but unfortunately I do not and currently have no way of getting back in to my own account.

Please can someone shed some light on this? I would be forever grateful!

Thanks in advance

Answer:Missing user accounts on Windows start up / login screen - please help

Did you try hitting Enter when the User Name screen is on? That should let you proceed if there is no Password. If that works there is a way eliminate the User Name and Password screen.

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Hi, I noticed that in Internet Explorer, which I do not use regularly, the Windows Live login page has all the e-mail addresses saved that people have used and checked the option to "Remember me" while in Firefox, only the last user's e-mail is ever saved so if I am using the computer after my brother, I have to click to sign in with a different user and re-enter my e-mail address. In IE, I just could click my e-mail address on the login page and then just enter my password. Anyone know how to display multiple e-mail address options on the login page, specifically for Firefox?
 

Answer:How to have multiple e-mail accounts on Windows Live/Hotmail login page?

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I think it might be a virus or malware. I just downloaded some kind of patch to install windows themes. After I restarted my computer, it wouldn't let me login to either of my user accounts. Sometimes it will ask for a password and sometimes it wont but I don't use passwords. It wont even do anything when I click "Turn computer off". If I let it sit there it will keep restarting every few minutes. I can login to safe mode and change/delete passwords but it didn't help.

Answer:Can't login user account

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article? ( Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First steps;

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

When carrying out The 5 Steps,

If you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.

However, it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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i couldnt login to one of my user account it displays

error msg

"The user profile Service service failed the logon

user profile cant be load on"

Answer:cannot login into user account

any one!!!

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Hi guys,
I have Windows 7 Professional and two days ago I turned my computer on and type password to my account and everything seems ok and I go out of my room for several minutes. When I came back Windows was still loading, without any error mesage, it looks good but it wont work. I tried several times to login but i can't, I even tried to login through Safe Mode- same story. The problem is that it is my admin account, I have standard user account which works but I can't use my PC properly by using standard user type of account because when I want to install something or change some system settings I have to type password of admin acc, then when I type it, my screen became dark and I can't do anything, just to turn off a computer by pluging out power cable...

Have you any idea what can cause this problem? I will appreciate your help.

Answer:I can't login to my user account! Help!

You know the password of administrator account? You know the password of your own made user account with admin rights?

What happens if you enter the wrong password?

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Before v1607, I used the gpedit logon script to disable the automatic login of non-passworded accounts. It's been fine for all the time I've been with Win10 since release.
Specifically:

Code:
Name: C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe
Parem: ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserSwitch /V Enabled /T REG_dWORD /D 1 /F

Since v1607 hit, it has stopped working. So I tried this instead, and the keys/strings were already set as it says so on the guide--so nothing to do there.

Does anyone else have any suggestions? Other than adding a password to this one account or having to type in a username/path to login (this account is for family members). Or did Microsoft bork something again?

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Before v1607, I used the gpedit logon script to disable the automatic login of non-passworded accounts. It's been fine for all the time I've been with Win10 since release.
Specifically:

Code:
Name: C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe
Parem: ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserSwitch /V Enabled /T REG_dWORD /D 1 /F

Since v1607 hit, it has stopped working. So I tried this instead, and the keys/strings were already set as it says so on the guide--so nothing to do there.

Does anyone else have any suggestions? Other than adding a password to this one account or having to type in a username/path to login (this account is for family members). Or did Microsoft bork something again?

Answer:v1607: Can't disable last user auto login

Hello Robb,

I'm afraid that the only way to stop this is to create a password for the account. You could make it something simple though to make it easy to use.

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I have a Dell Dimension E510 with Windows Media Center Edition 2005.My problem is when I start it up it says User .I click on it .It logs-in then logs-out. If you go to Administrator it does the same thing. I can restart the machine and hit F8 and I tried all the settings in safe mode even "go back to when it had a good restart. Still does not let me in.Still logs in then at the same time Logs out I even took out the CMOS Battery for a few minutes. .I have done this on another machine to remove the name and password protected at start-up......... I need Tech Support Guy to bail me out .THANKS!
 

Answer:Solved: User or administrator login then auto logs out

You have a virus. Here is a video that might be helpful, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h3q5ss40oY
 

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Hello,

I want windows XP to auto login with a spacific user with a spcacific application only on startup. I have made following changes in the registry to achive this. But after auto login if a user press Ctrl+Alt+Del, He can Open explorer.exe and can run any application whcih a ristriced user can. I want that user to restirect only for the application (Notepad) which opened after autologin.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\system.ini\boot]

"Shell"="USR:Software\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Winlogon"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

"Shell"="explorer.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

"Shell"="C:\\windows\\Notepad.exe"

1. User Power on the machine
2. windows Autologin and notpad starts
3. If user press ctrl+alt+del. taskmanager opened and user can start explorer.exe
I want to restrict that user to open taskmanager. I also want windwos Xp administrator to login in safemode to chage the startup settigs if in case of application failure to check the problem.

In Short. I want my application only to run on startup for the User (Auto Login) with shutdown and restart options. and a way to login with administratior to change th... Read more

Answer:User Auto Login with spacific application on startup

Check out Windows SteadyState...http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...is/default.mspx

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Hi all,

I have a very weird situation going on on my login screen: basically, the username appears twice and, if I click on the second 'username', I get a different login screen but it logs into the same account anyway?
I have taken a couple of screenshots, as they better describe my issue.

Can anyone shed some light here?

Thank you very much!

Regards,
-R

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I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium...when I click (account is turned on) "User Account" , it says "loading your desktop" but then quickly logs off....it will not allow me to stay logged on...what is the problem and can you help me?

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I am useing windows XP home edition
I use an admin. login and a restricted access login.
i am trying to set things up so that i am on the restricted access login mostly (for security reasons)
I allso use kazaa lite allot. i just installed it on this machine. it will only let me use this program under admin. and will not run it under restricted access login. is there anyway to get
kazaa lite to run under the restricted access login?

thanks allot
green newbie
 

Answer:kazaa - user account login

more info

kazaa lite starts up with file kpp.exe

when i try to start it under limited access account i get this error message K== v2.03v

Usage:
kpp.exe <filename>[comand_line]
<filename> =(reqired) name/path of file to load
[command line] =(optional) command line to pass to <filename>
(C) 2002-2003 random nut
 

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I was having trouble shutting down my laptop (programs freezing and such), so stupidly I held down the power button, even though it was accessing the hard drive sporadically. Anyway, I've since rebooted and now whenever I try to log into my user account, I get the message: "The system could not log you on. Make sure your User name and domain are correct, then type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case." At first I thought I may have corrupted my user account files, but I get this message no matter which account I try to log on with (including the Administrator account). So anyway, I can't get into safe mode either because that also requires me to log on as somebody and thus gives the same error.

Does anyone know if I might have corrupted some file that can be strategically replaced, thus magically allowing me to log on again, or is the whole situation hopeless and I'll have to reformat?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

Answer:Login/User Account Troubles

You may want to check out this site on lost admin passwords:
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm
You can try the first option, if that won't work, try using one of the bootable floppies, I have tried this myself on Windows 2000 Pro and XP and the floppies always work. Good luck!
 

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I did a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit some 5 months back and created following users account :-
User 1 admin
User 2 admin
Guest account standard (default)
Admin (default)

Till recently, none of the other accounts were ever used I was using Users 1 with admin privileges. I have noticed that none of the account including default Guest and Admin accounts work. Upon trying to log it returns with following error “The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.”

I deleted all the non functional account but default Admin account (which again doesn’t work). Created new account via CP with no success. Even newly created Guest Account (default) throws the same error.

I searched the forum for solution and found that I need to manually delete SID key. I don’t understand what I need to delete and attaching the screenshot for perusal.

To recap I currently have just 2 login; Default Admin and created cmc – admin
Help appreciated.

Answer:New User Account Login Issues

Hello cimage.


You have more than 1 account named administrator? I wouldn't even use it for one account, causes too many conflicts.


Have a look at the tutorial at the link below; it was written for Vista but the topic is relevant for Windows 7 also.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

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My laptop user ID was Administator, when I created a new account with administrator rights to use as login, I loggged in on it & immediatly the old one dissappeared.Now I left withvertually no programmes or settings, its back to when it was new 3 years ago!How do I restore the old default login ?I have already tried Windows restore to no avail - Help?

Answer:XP Pro User Account Login problem

The old Administrator account may still be there, try booting up in safe mode to see if it is, if so log on and try a system restore from there or possibly even deleting the new ID.

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hi all,
please help me, I got a problem to enter windows XP SP2 prof., it shows empty desktop at startup and there is no user, no start menu.
when i press Ctrl,Alt,Del many time i got the task manger and there is no user in it.
please can i do to get back the user. i don't want to reinstall windows
 

Answer:no user account to login windowsXP

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Hey,

I am running Windows Media Center (2005) there is only one user account on the computer and no password.

Guest account is turned off etc.

But i still get asked to login when i turn the PC on. I want to press the power button and come back a few secconds later with everything loaded.

Why does this happen? and how can i fix it?

thanks,

KGB
 

Answer:Only one user account and i still get asked to login

Control Panel > User Accounts > User Accounts (again) > Change the way users log on or off > untick "Use the welcome screen"


 

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Hi this might be the same as diddys post , but when i change users it also shows the original users desktop then goes back to the login screen dont have adaware, but here is the HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 09:58:20, on 27/01/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PccGuide.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.c... Read more

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I have set the Auto login with an administrator type user. Now on start up, log-in screen is visible though it takes the password automatically and log-into the system but I want to hide the login screen completely.
Is there a way to achieve that?

Answer:How to hide login screen even after setting the Auto-Login?

Welcome to the TenForums @Harry87

Have you seen / reviewed this tutorial?

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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Alright so for some reason ever since I've "upgraded" to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 I've been having numerous issues with my computer taking a very long time to boot and I've noticed it is logging me in sometimes without asking me for my password at boot. I really want to stop the black screens as waiting 5-10 minutes every time I turn my computer on is annoying. Also I don't see why it would log me in without prompting for my password as why else would I have a logon password? Please if someone knows how to fix my slow boot with black screen where it seems to be sometimes logging me in automatically that would be great thanks!

Answer:How To Disable Auto Login Last User/Black Screen At Boot???

Hello Radical924,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if you have the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box checked to see if that may help with at least the sign in issue.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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Does anyone know of a way, in Vista x64 (using terminal services hack, so i can login 2 diff users at once)... to make it, so when the first user logs in on windows startup, i can automatically have the second userid log in (and run an app)..

Basically i'm trying to find a way to do this, so i can run the magicjack application under this second id, instead of the first, so it doesnt popup when playing games or other full screen apps (upon getting phone calls)..

I'm guessing this isnt possible, but figured i'd ask ..

Thanks
 

Answer:a way to auto login a second user/vista (and run magic jack software there)..

You don't have to do any hack to allow multiple users at once if you just want the software to run in the background. Just create a second user, log in as that user and set up the Magicjack software for that user.

Then create a scheduled task that runs at startup using the same command line that Magicjack puts in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run for that user. Specify that the scheduled task run as that user. I specify a 1 minute delay before startup on the scheduled task I use. With this method, you can't switch to the other user's session to use the caller id function of the software.

The unofficial Magicjack forum has a lot of differnt tips for running as a service and whatnot: http://www.magicjacksupport.com/
 

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Alright so for some reason ever since I've "upgraded" to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 I've been having numerous issues with my computer taking a very long time to boot and I've noticed it is logging me in sometimes without asking me for my password at boot. I really want to stop the black screens as waiting 5-10 minutes every time I turn my computer on is annoying. Also I don't see why it would log me in without prompting for my password as why else would I have a logon password? Please if someone knows how to fix my slow boot with black screen where it seems to be sometimes logging me in automatically that would be great thanks!

Answer:How To Disable Auto Login Last User/Black Screen At Boot???

Hello Radical924,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if you have the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box checked to see if that may help with at least the sign in issue.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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Hello

When I booted up my Acer netbook yesterday, I saw two user icons shown on the Windows login screen instead of one. Aside from my own, the other user name was 'spcnywicl' - not a good sign.

I logged into my own account and removed the user in the 'User Accounts' section of Control Panel. Unfortunately it keeps coming back.

I ran regedit and did a search for the above username. It cropped up in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows Search/CrawlScopeManager/Windows/SystemIndex/DefaultRules/7/

The bottom entry was

Name Type Data
URL REG_SZ file:///C:\Users\spcnywicl\Appdata\*


Any thoughts on what to do next?

I currently have Eset Smart Security 6, by the way.

Answer:Unknown User account at Windows login

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Please see this post:
TCP Flooding Attack

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Somehow I have forgotten my password for my user account. Honestly I don't remember ever making one but nowadays I tend to forget plenty. For those wondering how I could have forgotten the password I haven't used my computer in almost 6 months.

I've tried everything I can think of. I've tried every password I've ever used and to no avail.

Then I used ctrl alt del to go into the other login screen and to login as administrator but that didn't work either. I tried "administrator" with no password, then "administrator" with "admin" as password, then "administrator" with passwords I frequently use. Nothing. Computer says check user name/domain/password.

Iam wondering: when I go into this login screen the "user name" window is already filled in with "photekxl," a handle that I frequently use (as you see here). If the window is already filled in does that mean I definitely have an account with that name, even though I don't remember the password?

Also tried "guest" with no pass and it says my guest account has been removed and to "contact the system administrator." Funny.

Please tell me there is a way to get into my files as a guest or something without having to login somewhere? Boot from a CD? Hack into it somehow? I have lots of school and work related files that I simply can't lose so reinstalling is not an option unless it's the only one. PLEASE HELP!!! Appreciate the responses.

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Answer:XP user account login: forgot password!!!!! PLEASE HELP!

i have o idea, but if you get another hdd and set your old one as your secondry and the new one as the primary and install windows toone the new hdd u should be able to access our old hdd and recover the files.

ill try of think of another way

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My daugher has a HP Mini and recently encounterd problems with login on her user account. I need to reset password I guess but do not now how to as it asks me for a usb memory stick. Can anyone give me tips on what I need to do to get it to work? Thanks in advance











Solved!
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Answer:Can't login to windows - how do I reset user account?

The Above steps should take care of the issue.. however if you face any problem... please feel free to post here or PM me.... i'm off for the day.. Have a great time ahead... cyaa

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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Hi,

I created a secondary user account on my PC. When I try to login, it will look like it's logging in, but it just logs back out, returning to the main screen to choose an account to login to.

If I'm logged into my main account, and I switch users and try to login to the newly created secondary account, it logs me out of my main account, and doesn't login to the secondary account, and once again, returns to the main screen to choose an account to login to.

This also happens with the guest account.

In addition, it does not give me the generic error: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"

How can I fix this?

Answer:Created user account, unable to login

Hello Dutch,

If you create a new user account of the same type, will it allow you to fully log on to it?

If so, then you might consider using it instead and copy over anything you want from the old account to the new one.

Hope this may help some.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 running Windows XP. This weekend Avast warned me I had trojans so it wanted to run boot scan. I let it run and it said it found a few things which I told it to delete. After that my computer would boot up to user accounts and then when I put in my password it would say loading personal setting and then go to blue screen. I went into safe mode and ran spybot, adware, deleted cookies, temp files and ran anti-malware scan, disk check, defrag, disk cleanup. Still no luck. I have attached the logs below. I hope they are correct. I really need help. This is my work computer and I do the books for my company and can't do anything until this is fixed. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:30:24 AM, on 1/24/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jen' Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.live.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com?o=15772&l=dis
R0 - HKLM\Software\Micro... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen after login to user account

Just hoping someone might have an idea about my problem before I just wipe out windows and reload. Thanks!
 

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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Hiwhen logging in to my xp account i have to wait at least 2 minutes, the welcome scrren just shows "loading user settings".I looked at my user profile in the system settings and noticed that my user profile for my account was 0.98GB. why is this so big and would this be effecting the log in speed? If so, how can i reduce this to a more acceptable level.

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Hi

A couple of months ago I had to take my HP TouchSmart in to get a new fan put in, when It came back it had a user account called 'test' on it. I assumed the repair guys set it up to test something but I've tried deleting it and it just shows back up at the next login. As far as I can see there's nothing on it so I don't know why it won't delete, does someone know how I can get rid of it?

Thanks

Answer:Deleted user account reappears at login

Hello Kat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What method did you use to try and delete the user account with?

User Account - Delete

Hope this may help,
Shawn

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The other day, a freind of mine was on my computer checking his email, but he didnt check them all, so whenever I log on or off the login screen says I have 13 unread messages (on his hotmail account)
How can I get rid of that message? He likely wont be on this computer again, so I dont want that message staying there forever.

Answer:Windows user account login screen.

Download TweakUi from microsoft, there is a option to diasble this

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p.../powertoys.asp

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There are 2 administrator accounts on this computer. Windows 8.1 is the OS. Desktop PC. One I have not had problems with temporary profile. The other account got a you are logged into a temporary profile. The background is black after I log in. Does this account need to be deleted and make a new account? How do I fix this?
I found this http://www.sysprobs.com/fixed-temporary-profile-windows... and did scan drive for problems. No errors were found.
I also did a sfc/scannow and I attached the results. I don't know what the results mean or how to access any of that information if I need to do so.
I wanted to know from you what are the next steps if any I need to do so that the temporary profile issue does not happen in the future.

What if anything can I do to prevent computer files getting corrupted?

Thanks for your time and help.
 

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

OldGuy said:

I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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Please delete, didn't realized I already asked this question : /

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Hi Everyone!

I noticed that I have an additional account shown at my login screen. It's not a user account I created, and it doesn't show up under Control Panel>User Accounts. The only thing that shows up in the User Accounts page is my user account (shown as admin), and a guest account (shown as off).

I'm wondering if I should be worried about this second user account shown at the login screen, or if there was a way to remove/hide this 2nd user account from showing up at the login screen? I'm not sure how it came/shown up in the first place. I'm hoping someone can explain this issue to me and/or help! Thanks!

Answer:2nd user account at login screen, Should I be worried?

Your forum system specs indicate that you use Avast for your antivirus app. However, did you ever use ESET? If so, then please see this post. If not, then use Windows (file) Explorer to see is there is a user folder (C;\Users\username) for this additional account. If there is a user profile folder for this additional account, then the date on that folder and its sub-folders might give you a clue about how long the user account has been active.

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when my windows 7 32-bit laptop starts up and displays the login screen there is an account that it seems to want to default to called ./user

when the OS was loaded that was the original user account. since then that account has been deleted, however it is still showing up on the login screen. i believe at one point someone may have deleted this account from the user accounts on this laptop, as well as the folders associated with the profile.

does anyone know how to manage this annoying screen?

Answer:login screen phantom user account

Try this approach.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-accounts.html
let us know if we have solved your issue.

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One of my logins under user accounts is not showing so I cant login. How do I recover it?I have tried using another login with administrator rights but still cannot see it, however if I try and recreate it the computer tells me it exits?Help??

Answer:XP Pro User Account missing icon login

system restore?

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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 two user accounts on my PC - Staff and Administrator. I loaded Win7 a few days ago and created the Staff account. Earlier today, I changed the Staff account from an Administrator to a Standard account. I was logged on as Staff when I did it. I then logged off and back on and when I did, only the Administrator account was on the login screen.

The Staff account still exists under Local Users and Groups. I disabled it, restarted and then reenabled it but no change. I don't think that it had a password when I deleted it - I don't add the password until I am done with the machine to make it easier - so many reboots.

The PC has Win7 Pro x86 and is on a workgroup. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Hello JolietTech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While logged in to your Administrator account, see if you may be able to enable the Staff account using one of the other options in the tutorial below.

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Just as a followup, the problem seems to have been fixed by changing the user profile type to "local". Now, if I can just figure out why it was being changed in the first place...
Recently, I added Windows 2000 Pro to my system. I've been using it pretty exclusively, but I've run into a problem.

The problem started a couple of weeks ago, for no discernable reason (I'm sure there's one, I just don't remember it!): My user account started hanging on login. I could log on to it fine, though, if I logged into the Administrator account first after a reboot, then logged into the user account.

That is no longer true. Now the user account hangs every time. I know that the problem is with one of the programs that autostart on login. Problem is, in Win2kPro, I don't know how to turn off programs for that user account only!

I want to turn off all auto-starting programs, and see if that fixes the problem. If it does, I'll turn them on one by one, logging in and out for each, until I find the problem program...

I suspect the problem is with Norton's Systemworks 2002 suite, but I don't know where. I'm reluctant to just uninstall it from Admin, because I've already received Bugbear once this week, and don't want to leave myself open for possible further attacks.

Appreciate any application of Clue that you can provide. I'm pretty savvy with Win98SE, but am still in the learning curve with Win2000.
 

Answer:Win2000Pro: User account login hang

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I have added a new user account to my computer, but for some reason it is not appearing on the logon screen. Help?

Answer:New user account not appearing on login screen

Hi kbronski, does it appear when you 'switch user' in the start menu ?

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Hi all
Mods feel free to move to appropriate sub.

I am having a issue with a network drive and Win10
ASUS AC 3100 router with a usb connected Western digital My Passport portable 1 tb drive.
The issue is when I attempt to access, I'm told to login to a live account. I forgot the password so I went thru the recovery procedure and Live said there was a problem with the account and delete the account and re-establish. I figured once the account was gone no problem, except the PC still wants a live password for that particular account.
1- What do I do now?
2- login for the PC is a pin, can I use the same pin to access the drive?
3-if so how?
4. Should i re-establish the Live account

Thanks

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Hi.

I recently changed the settings on my computer's administrator account to deny access to third party cookies (can't remember how I did it or how to change back), I don't know if that effects the limited account, but now I can only login to email accounts with the administrator account. In the limited user account Gmail and Yahoo wont even load the login page. Hotmail will load the login page but when I enter my password it says their is no connection. Other logins, like here, seem to work.

I have XP sp3, IE8.

Is there any way that I can fix this so that I can login to email accounts using my limited user account?

Thanks.

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This is really getting on my nerves, if someone could help, please do.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:22:45 PM, on 27/10/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.localO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: flashget urlcatch - {2F364306-AA45-47B5-9F9D-39A8B94E7EF7} - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jccatch.dllO2 - BHO: Canon Easy Web Print Helper - {68F9551E-0411-48E4-9AAF-4BC42A6A46BE} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\EWPBrowseLoader.dllO2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\GRA8E... Read more

Answer:As Soon As I Login To User Account, Immediatly Logged Out!

Hi klak1212, Our apologies for the delay. If you still require help, please post a new fresh log so I can see if anything has changed.If you have not done so already, please do the initial cleanup steps in the following instructions before posting your new log: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThen instead of just posting an HijackThis log, please only do the following that will include one:Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts. If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not malicious.When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimizedCopy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt and the extra.txt in your next reply. If you have any problems with the logs, both can be found in C:\Deckard\System Scanner.

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I will start by saying I am new to the tech support forum thing, and this is my first site. I am an intern at a company working with a team who supports local and of site end users and maintaining the whole network functionality. The whole network is windows xp and windows 2003 server for file share and mail. Today I went to install a new printer and then logged into the user pc to whom needs the printer. I logged into the domain with my admin account to install the printer driver, the driver had been added to a folder on the network which is mapped. I installed and everything was fine. when the end user logged in her desktop was different so she called, and i checked it out, when she logged in rather than using her account it created user.domain account. No matter what we did we couldn't get her profile to load, we were able to recover everything from the account "user" but I didn't get what happened. Later that day my collegue experienced the same thing but this time the user logged onto a rogue account, what i mean is that the user was no where to be found in documents and settings. We saved a document on the rogue desktop, then logged in as admin to search the drive to find out where the document saved to locate profile, in the end it was non existant. Right after we logged into user and and all of a sudden the right profile loaded.

Does someone know what is going on?

Answer:User account created a clone upon login

Does anyone have any ideas???????

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I got my son a Dell 2 in 1 laptop and set myself up as Administrator and set up an account for him.
It worked fine for a few days. But now he can't login to his account.
The password is correct, but it gives the error
"Windows can not connect to the Group Policy client Service."

I am able to login to the Administrator account. I know the laptop is still able to reach the internet. So, I don't know what the problem is here. The error gives no info on how to resolve it.

Any insights would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Answer:Windows 10 User account login issue...

RWard said:

I got my son a Dell 2 in 1 laptop and set myself up as Administrator and set up an account for him.
It worked fine for a few days. But now he can't login to his account.
The password is correct, but it gives the error
"Windows can not connect to the Group Policy client Service."

I am able to login to the Administrator account. I know the laptop is still able to reach the internet. So, I don't know what the problem is here. The error gives no info on how to resolve it.

Any insights would be appreciated.

Thank you,



Hi,

i just had had this same issue occur, I solved it by doing the following:

1) in the search bar bottom left type - command - left click the found "command prompt" and select run as administrator
2) in the command window type - sfc /scannow - then hit return
3) this may take some time to run but it does report its progress
4) once finished reboot

you should now be able to log back in as non admin.

details are here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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Hi all
Mods feel free to move to appropriate sub.

I am having a issue with a network drive and Win10
ASUS AC 3100 router with a usb connected Western digital My Passport portable 1 tb drive.
The issue is when I attempt to access, I'm told to login to a live account. I forgot the password so I went thru the recovery procedure and Live said there was a problem with the account and delete the account and re-establish. I figured once the account was gone no problem, except the PC still wants a live password for that particular account.
1- What do I do now?
2- login for the PC is a pin, can I use the same pin to access the drive?
3-if so how?
4. Should i re-establish the Live account

Thanks

Answer:win 10 user login for network drive- no account

Create a new local account and inherit the permissions of the user folder for the previous one.

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wwwdotyoutubedotcom/watch?v=qHi2weBHKpY
Currently i am having this problem, unable to login to any MS app like store, people, outlook etc.
Is there any sollution this problem? somebody help.
Dont want to install w10 again.

Answer:Why am I unable to Login to a Microsoft Account, Login page not appearing?

Did you install the fall update?

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