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Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

Question: Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

After a clean install of Windows 7 and installing both current NVidia (GeForce 7800GS AGP) drivers and monitor driver (ACER W223X) I was able to get Windows & to run in my monitor's native resolution (1680x1050) but no matter what resolution I run in I get some weird effects. When in the 'Login Screen' I get short black lines scattered about the screen and the controls are all corrupted. Once logged in and on the desktop the graphics are all good with no issues at all. That is until I try to do something that requires Windows to toss me the "User Account Control" dialog.
The dialog is corrupted (see attached) except for the "No" button which is obviously the default and therefore has focus. As I move the mouse over the "Yes" button it gains focus and it becomes clear and visible. The background, although dimmed, displays just fine. If I drag the dialog around the screen, the "No" button leaves copies of itself like mousetracks. When I click yes or no and the dialog closes, the display goes back to normal. This occured both during Windows installation and after it was completed. I just assumed that once the updated drivers were installed it would go away. NOT!
I am guessing Windows is changing the display resolution when dimming the screen or in the login screen. ?? I have exhausted myself trying Vista drivers, XP drivers, Windows default drivers... I have tried about 10 different versions and still no change. Suggestions. Is this an AGP/PCI issue with W7?

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Answer: Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

Video card memory gone bad maybe? Overlap conflict between video and system memory. Possibly need a updated video driver?

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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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Is there any way to load the "Screen Saver Settings" dialog/ control panel at boot-up/ login in a similar fashion to applications?

If not, then would I need to write a software program of some type via OS-specific commands (I presume) for opening this dialog to be executed at boot-up/ login e.g., VB, C, or C++?

Thanks for your replies! :-)

Answer:Load "Screen Saver Settings" Dialog at Boot-up/ Login?

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So today, the error came up when logging into the admin account. I only have access to Guest account at the moment. Booting up Safe Mode doesn't really help either. So anyone have a solution to this complicated problem..?

Answer:Admin account error "User Login Service Failed"

See here, see if this helps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947215

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I have a client that brought me his laptop for removal of the login password. Apparently, his neighbor's cousin -the computer "expert"- added the password to make the PC "harder to hack when you're on the internet" - yeah, his words, not mine, whatever rolleyes. This expert neglected to write down the password, and cannot remember exactly what the password is. Anyhow- here's the problem: when using the tools I normally use for this (Active Password Changer and/or the 'Locksmith' feature in the ERD/MSDaRT), they do not show the account that is passworded. But if I use a file explorer from a preinstall environment, I can see the account in question. This is confusing; let me clarify: If I browse to C:\Users using the file explorer in ERD/MSDaRT or UBCD4Win, I see the normal "Administrator" account, the normal "Guest" account, an account we'll call "Bob", and an account we'll call "Joe". The password is on the account "Joe". When using a password changing tool, the account "Joe" is not listed, only the normal "Administrator" and "Guest" or "Public" accounts, and the "Bob" account. When I boot to Windows and get to the login screen, the account Joe comes up, but not the account Bob. I'm thinking the "expert" that previously worked on the laptop really screwed up the user accounts and profiles. I'm thinking I... Read more

Answer:Windows7- "Hidden" user account and login password problems

Not sure about the reg fix but you might want to try PClogin and see if it detects all of the accounts. If it detects the account, just check the box marked password is empty. This clears the password. If the "expert" used EFS to encrypt the files of the account then resetting the password would cause all the encrypted files to be inaccessible.

http://www.pcloginnow.com/
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/pcloginnowsbs_11.htm

Trinity Rescue Kit may find the accounts also.

http://trinityhome.org

http://www.techtip.org/how-to-reset-your-locked-windows-password/
 

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I keep getting the error: "Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer?" This occurs when I open my email program Eudora. I have had this program on the computer for about 2 years and never had any problem until 3 days ago.

Answer:"User Account Control" error started showing

Alright, go to the icon for Eudora, right click the icon, go to properties, go to compatibility, and uncheck the last box in the list "Run this program as an administrator"

Does this fix the problem?

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Whenever I try to open most non-Microsoft programs and many Windows 10 features -- like System Restore, for example -- I get the 'User Account Control' pop-up with the "YES" button grayed out, dead, so it can't be clicked. Only the "NO" button in the pop-up is live and clickable so in the end I just can't do anything in the computer anymore.

That happened out of the blue a few days ago and it's the very worst consequence of my making the stupid mistake of linking my Microsoft account to my Windows sign in.

Now I also can neither find nor access my Administrator account, or make any changes to accounts for that matter.

Tried System Restore through 'Settings/Recovery/Advanced Startup' and it didn't work. Then I tried Windows 10 'refreshing' (re-installing). That not only didn't solve the UAC popup problem but added a huge new one to the whole mess: I lost all my non-Microsoft programs (Advanced System Care, Lightshot, etc), and now can't install them back anymore.

Yesterday I spent around an hour and a half online with a US-based Tech person from Microsoft's Help Desk. Despite her best efforts, she couldn't find a solution, and in the end I was told the only way out for me was to wipe my hard disk out and reinstall the original OS that came with my laptop -- in that case, it was Windows 7. However, this computer didn't come with a Reinstall disk; it only has a copy of Windows 7 in the 'D' drive so if I wipe everything out I won't have a way to reinstall ... Read more

Answer:User Account Control pop-up - "YES" button grayed out, can't click it

Try Option 2 in Brinks tutorial User account control, select which level of control you want.

Roy

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Hello. My computer recently (less than a day ago) started to display User Account Control prompts whenever I deleted or copied that weren't in the "Users" folder, such as the Program Files folder. I am using an Administrator account, and the User Account Control is set to notify when programs make changes to Windows but without dimming my desktop. Whenever I try to delete any type of file not in the Users folder, the User Account Control prompt pops up like in the attachment. I believe there is something wrong with the "File Operation" program, because I'd imagine it would be signed by Microsoft and would automatically be elevated to Admin status so the prompt shouldn't show in the first place. Clicking on "Change when these notifications appear" doesn't do anything, but I am able to copy/delete files after clicking "yes".

I'd really appreciate help, because it's getting annoying getting this prompt whenever I want to delete or copy a file, and this prompt never appeared before when I was just deleting a file until a day ago. I'm using Windows 7. I'm just using a Windows 8 RP theme. Also, I don't want to disable UAC, since it lowers security.

I feel perhaps something happened to that certain registry key or keys related to it. But I'm not sure.

EDIT: I figured out that something was wrong with shell32.dll, so I replaced it with an unmodified copy of the file from another computer and the prompt doesn't come up anymore.

Answer:User account control shows "Publisher: Unknown" for File Operation

*bump* same problem

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Yeah, i turned UAC off because its annoying as sh*t. now i'm getting a popup in my task bar telling me it's off all the time. anyway to turn this notification off?

Answer:Annoying Notification "User Account Control is off"

Look here - http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...-xp-and-vista/

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I manage the Networks for several companies remotely and not all users are computer friendly enough to know both their username and password, only their Password. So, when doing maintenance and I log on to a PC as an administrator or other user I will often
get a call the next day that their "password is not working" because it is using the last logged on user, which this time is me.

Is it possible in any way to set either a default domain user, or set it to a most often logged on model instead of the current last user or the alternative of prompting for user name every time?

ijerry

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Hello.
I installed "Turbo VPN" and when I want to open it the it asking me administrator username and password. Something like
it.
I don't like to add the user in "Administrator" group. Any idea?

Thank you.

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What is this? How can I remove it from login screen?

Answer:What is "password" user in user list at login screen?

Right click on start icon and select control panel. Select user accounts. You may see those accounts listed there. If your not familiar with them you'l be able to remove them from that screen.

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I have an extra account showing on my login screen called "Please logon and initialize your device". I don't know how it got there and when I click on it a smaller message under this account name says 'Press ESC for the Welcome Screen. However it actually just returns to the main logon screen. Also it does not show up on the Manage User Accounts screen so I can't remove it that way. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this account (error).

The problem is solved. It turns out that my laptop has a fingerprint scanner and it needs to be activated when more than one user accounts exist.It allows a user to login in by fingerprint scan. Way cool!
 

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Hi All,

Whenever someone in my family walks away from using the computer with Windows Vista, after the Screen Saver, I'm always taken to a screen that allows only the last user to log back in, but when someone else wants to log in, they need to hit the "Switch User" button to choose a different name.

My question is... Can I have the computer just go back to showing all the users' names (so I don't have to click the "Switch User" button to login as me). I would like this to work, just as XP did... so if the last person who used the computer has to log back in, s/he would just have to click their name again...just like XP did.

Thanks so much!
CG
 

Answer:How do I bypass "Switch User" screen, after ScreenSaver to login as another in Vista?

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Total novice here: I am hoping someone can give me some guidance. My brother-in-law was my computer man and he passed away recently. I may have just messed everything up and I have no one to help. My notebook, an Acer E1 series running Windows 10 without issue until today, slapped me with a black screen with a cursor and nothing else. (This happened while trying to close out of pretty heavy video game for the first time.) Restarting, the Acer logo came up, but then it went back to the black screen with cursor. Control+alt+delete did nothing. Sticky keys did nothing. I tried all diagnostics in the start screens. Automatic repair did nothing. I searched around and read that I could try running chkdsk and that brought up a lot of bad clusters. After that, I moved past the black screen to the login screen. Now, instead of having my username, it simply said Other User and had a blank login screen with "Sign in to: MYCOMPUTERNAME" below it. When I tried to log in using my username, I get stuck in a reboot loop. I could open in safe mode, but nothing else. I did a system refresh. Nothing changed. I mean, my programs are all gone, but outside of safe mode, it's still acting the same. I get to the login screen, OTHER USER, enter my username and password, hit enter, computer reboots. I just discovered if I don't enter my username, it eventually reboots anyway. Rinse. Repeat. Safe mode still works. Does anyone have any idea if I can do anything to fix it? I am moving... Read more

Answer:Restart Loop and "Other User" On Login Screen After System Refresh

When the"Other User" login comes up have you tried just hitting Enter instead of your User info ? ?

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I have a domain joined Surface Pro 2 running 8.1 Pro.
The following GPO settings are in place:

* Assign a default domain for logon


* Do not display last logged on user


* Disable logging in with Microsoft accounts - uses the following registry setting - MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\NoConnectedUser - Value = 3

The end goal is for the machine to boot to the login screen that just displays empty user name and password fields
The problem at the moment is that instead of doing that, the client boots to a screen where the only option is to click on "Other user". Only then does the login screen I want, where they enter their username and password in full, actually appear.
These Surface Pro 2's are to be used by small children, and have the "Other User" screen appear is confusing for them, as well as being very annoying for me. It's completely unnecessary.
I've searched all over the 'net looking for an easy way to get the client to boot straight to the standard domain joined log in screen, but every time it just boots to this "Other User" screen that has to be clicked on in order to get the correct
login screen to come up.
Is there any way I can get this to boot straight to the login screen I want? 

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Hi All,

Whenever someone in my family walks away from using the computer with Windows Vista, after the Screen Saver, I'm always taken to a screen that allows only the last user to log back in, but when someone else wants to log in, they need to hit the "Switch User" button to go back to the regular login screen.

My question is... Can I have the computer just go back to showing all the user's names (so I don't have to click the "Switch User" button to login as me). I would like this to work, just as XP did... so if the last person who used the computer has to log back in, s/he would just have to click their name again...just like XP did.

Thanks so much!
CG

Answer:How do I bypass "Switch User" screen to login as another in Vista?

Is this after the screen goes to a screensaver, or just anytime you switch users?

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I'm sorry is this has been posted about before, but I did look for it. Well, basically I signed in to MSN Messenger into my sister's username (Windows computer) and now next to her name it comes up with "190 unread messages." (mostly junk mail) and she asked me to get rid of it. I can't think of a quicker way than deleting them one by one. I wondered if anyone knew how to get rid of it. Thanks.
 

Answer:how do you get rid of "# unread mail messages." on user/login screen?

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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When i turn on my computer, in the step when windows ask you for choose one User to login... the option "Other User" to introduce my domain user account and pass is not showing.

Also, the witch option is not showing after log in with another account, i have to use the sig out option, this is not a big problem, in fact i dont care, i just mention this because maybe have relation with the first problem.
I need the option Other User... Anyone knows how to fix this?
Windows 8.1
Im connected to the network and the domain is showing up

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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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Hi,
I have one big problem. yesterday i was having problems with my laptop, Dell XPS 14z. It was going way slow. Dont know why. I did a complete restore to the date that i but it. Everything went fine. But instead of setup screen where i can create username, it shows login screen. where only "Other User" with a blank icon is. I cant login to it. I did the restore 3 times, but the problem is still there. Im stuck. I have read serveral threads on different forums, but they arent for any help because peoples screens it shows Other user and last user loged in. But in my case it only show Other user. please help...

Answer:problems login screen - "Other User"

Boot to the Advanced Options Boot menu by pressing F8 during startup.
Select Safe Mode, see if you can login there.

When you say I did a complete restore to the date that i but it do you mean you used the built in System Recovery to put it back to factory new state?

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After install a program called DigitalPersona which is used to login to Windows by fingerprint ID
it has created an extra user on the logon screen.

This user has no name and is not listed in the Local Users and Groups > Users

I have since uninstall the software, but the user still remains on my logon screen.

How to remove it?

IF anyone wants to test this software, to replicate the problem

HP Software and Driver Downloads for HP Printers, Laptops, Desktops and More | HP? Customer Support

Click software - security
Digital Persona Fingerprint Reader Software

Answer:Remove "no name" user from login screen

Give this tutorial a try.
User Account - Delete

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Hi all,
I recently created a new user account on a win 7 home premium machine before I'd had much experience with win 7 (but years with 2000 and xp).
Instead of users\Roger\ it created users\user which I now realise is not correct. (I didn't call my account "user", either, before you ask. )
Can I fix this without deleting the profile and starting again, as I've done hours of work since that little stuff up.
Thanks in advance,
Roger.

Answer:Account "Roger" appears as "c:\users\user"

Roger I assuming you have tried change the account name in Control Panel??

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When using IE8 and navigating to a site that requires authentication, a dialog is poped up requesting the username and password. On Windows versions prior to 7, this would not default the Domain to the name of the computer (assuming the computer is not part of an AD Domain), in fact there was no default domain name used as part of the username.

On Windows 7, the Domain defaults to the user's computer, if the username does not contain a domain specification ex not like: "MYDOMAIN\myusername". If you just type in "myusername", then the default domain is explicitly passed. If the site assumes that just the username will be passed, and infers the domain, the way Windows 7 always passes an explicit domain name (either typed as part of the username, or the default computer name) causes the login to not work. In my particular case, we're no quite sure what domain name the web site is expecting (since it expects just a username and infers the domain for us).

In Windows 7, when the "Windows Security" login dialog pops up, how do you tell it to just pass the username, excluding the default domain name?

Answer:Default Domain in "Windows Security" login dialog

I just started using Windows 7 and I am experiencing the same issue with the default domain in "Windows Security" login dialog? I've been searching, but no solution so far.

Some guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Bud

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I cannot open User Accounts in Control Panel, I keep getting ...

Microsoft (R) HTML Application host has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Anyone with a fix? . My appreciations in advance!
 

Answer:"User Accounts" in Control panel wont Open-Error is "Html application Host Error"

Do you have a recovery restore install disc or partition?
You can try doing a repair or system file check...
Scan For Missing/Corrupt System Files...

Windows XP comes with a wonderful tool called System File Checker (SFC)
Itscans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer...
To Do This:
Click Start menu, and then click the Run icon.
In the small box that Opens, type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.
In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text), type the following command:
SFC /scannow
And then click OK
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to run SFC..
You will need your Windows XP CD during this procedure if SFC needs to get an original file. Please remember that Windows XP can have multiple instances of a .DLL file and remember which version is for which program.
Notes....
I have been asked if it is possible to have a "progress meter" show when SFC runs... This is the registry hack you need. PLEASE do not go messing with your registry if you do NOT know what you are doing!
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SFCShowProgress
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)
 

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Windows 7 Home Premium

I would provide a screenshot (or three) however that is at the crux of my problem - I should perhaps say my current problem...now, with "7" (I am beginning to tire RAPIDLY of 7, much more quickly than I did with either XP, or Vista).

PROBLEM: When I attempt to "Save As" a document (Notepad, for instance), or even a Paint image, I get a window/page/screen/whatever, that has no "Buttons" ... no button to "Save", no button to "Cancel". Simply NO BUTTONS???

I had this problem the other night, and we "faked" or cheated our way through it, by using the Enter (Return?) Key to advance the cursor (cursor??) to where we wanted to be (well, we "hoped" we were "there", anyway, since we could not "see" what button or drop-down dialog box was selected or highlighted).

It's almost as if I had a "Resolution" problem, whereby the resolution is set too low (say, 800 x 600), things are too big to be seen/won't FIT on the page. However, my resolution is set to the "Recommended" 1366 x 768.

Please help...this Netbook would be a WHOLE LOT easier to throw against a wall than my desktops ever were . . .

Thanks in advance,
glenn . . .
PS, Hoping I was/am clear here...under the drop-down boxes of "File Name" and "Save as Type", there is nothing to select - not "Save" or "OK" or "Cancel" ... NOTHING????... Read more

Answer:No "Buttons" to "Save" or "Cancel" in Dialog Boxes WIN7

Hi,

Type dpi into the Search box and choose "Make text smaller or larger" at the top of the search result list. In the window that opens see what it is set to. You want it at 100% rather than 125% or 150%. So if higher than 100% change it back to 100%. Hit Apply. You will need to reboot. See if that helps.
 

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I have been playing the game for a few weeks now in my spare time on my Windows 10 desktop and have acquired some bonus packs, a dozen vehicles, upgrades, unlocked 5 seasons, and moved my user rank up to 4824 in the multiplayer ranks amongst various other things. I do not want to lose my progress but for the first time i wanted to upload a ghost the other day and seen that (it seems) I will lose all progress if I log into Facebook now. Also, I noticed that my "local account" doesn't transfer my save data when I log into the game on my Windows 10 laptop (which is super inconvenient because I am rarely home). I seen topics posted that a Facebook sync fixes this but I am afraid I will lose all my progress.
Anyone have any experience with this?

Answer:On Windows 10: "Asphalt 8 Airborne" can I sync my "local account" with my "Facebook Account?"

I am with you on this. I'm having the same problem, and the Customer Care form at Gameloft is not set-up yet for inquiries on desktop platforms. Also, search engines are hard to trigger relative informaiton on the subject. I have no intention of changing over to my Facebook "version" if the progress isn't going to be transferred.
It's just a new problem brought around to headline the Windows 10 updates. I'm sure there will be a wait time, but there has got to be a flood of new Win10 users that are firing up their CC services for a fix.
If I find out that it fixable, I'll get back to this thread.
Jerry

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[font=Fixedsys]I have been working with Windows Vista for 5 days now, and after adjusting to most of the things (adjusting to Office 2007 will be quite another story), I am still annoyed by the user account control dialog boxes. Is there any way (perhaps, by using the registry) to turn them off? I would really appreciate any advice.

Answer:Is There Any Way To Get Rid Of The "user Account Control" Dialog Boxes?

Disabling UAC
Control Panel >> User Accounts >> Change security settings >>clear UAC checkbox >>reboot

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Hi, I have two user accounts used by my wife and myself and Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) works fine on both user accounts. Very occasionally our daughters visit and use our pc. They use the Guest account. I just happened to log into the Guest account and got a pop up message saying that Microsoft Security Client User Interface has stopped working. When I closed the message I noticed that the MSE icon was missing from the Notification Area. When I tried to open MSE from the Start Menu I just got the pop up message again and MSE would not open.

I would add that I have no other anti-virus software running on my pc apart from MSE.

I would appreciate any help that anyone could give me

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Hi,

I can't seem to get pass user account control dialog boxes. Whenever this box pop up, it will freeze and the only way is to stop task from the task manager. It happens every time if the box pops up, regardless of whether I am installing a program or adjusting user control account setting. What can I do to fix this issue without having to re install windows?
Thanks for your time.

Jack
Window 7 Ultimate

Answer:Hi all, need your expertise on user account control dialog box issue.

Thanks.

Jack

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Whenever I need administrator privileges, the UAC dialog that comes up is missing the "Yes" button and only shows a "No" button, so I cannot get to administrator mode. I think this has been the case since I installed the anniversary update.

Apparently a similar problem is common where people find the "Yes" button grayed out, but I did not find anything about the button missing altogether. The proposed solution for when the button is grayed out is to start Windows in safe mode, sign in as administrator and fix things in the command prompt from there. I tried this but it did not work for me. It did not accept my password for the administrator sign-in, which is unsurprising because the only account I have ever set up on this machine is my own user account, no separate administrator account.

How can I get the "Yes" button back?

Answer:User Account Control dialog missing Yes button

Problem solved after a lot of fiddling around, by following the solution I linked to above, except:

To boot into safe mode, I had to press Enter while GRUB was showing (I use a dual-boot system). Just letting it time out with "Windows 10" selected as I usually do would not work, Windows would not boot at all or boot into regular mode.In safe mode, I was able to log in as administrator by just leaving the password field empty.After resetting the administrator password as suggested, it is no longer empty, Windows changes it to "password", which I luckily found out in a desparate attempt to guess it. I was then able to complete the rest of the steps in the linked article and restore my administrator privileges. Who would have guessed it works like that.

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Hello,

I've searched the forum and could not find an answer to this problem.

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise machine where at the login screen the "Switch User" button is missing and so I am unable to clear the last user.

Just about all the results I got back on this topic was how to re-enable the "Switch User". This doesn't help because I can't login to make the change.

TIA!

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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Coming up with a title to this problem was difficult.

I'm certain I'll have probably put this in the wrong area of the forums, and if I did, I am quite sorry. I honestly don't know what my problem is, but I believe it's software or core Windows-related.

As for the problem, I have XP Pro and a fairly old computer. I mention both only in case they are relevant.

Typically, I leave my computer running most of the time. I have for years. My sister and I both have user accounts (though she rarely uses hers), and I'm very paranoid. So at night, before sleeping, I just "switch accounts" and let the computer stay on the user login screen until I wake. Upon which point I log in and carry on where I left off. This has never ever been a problem before. Until three days ago; and it's gotten progressively worse for some reason.

A few days ago, I woke up and powered my monitor on, and the screen was black. The computer is old enough to lock up on rare occasions, but this looked more like the computer was trying to shut down or restart and just hadn't sorted itself out yet. I was confused, but not too alarmed. I let the computer sit for a long time (I think perhaps a couple of hours) before realizing it was not going to do anything.

I tried running task manager (the only thing I ever know to do when something seems to be locked up), but of course, it did nothing. As I was probably not even logged in anywhere.

Eventually, the only thing I co... Read more

Answer:Problems When Logging Back In to User Account After Using "Switch User", XP Pro

Greetings, Lapinne.

I just wanted to be the first in line for some of that 'ferocious idolization'.

Frankly, I've had bad experiences with XP's 'switch user' protocol - it's been my experience that it's a problem waiting to happen.

Until I (and others) can wade through your symptoms, you might consider some consolidation: copy/transfer any important data to a central location, and trim your user accounts until you are left with the bare minimum (one Admin, one Guest). Then see if your issues persist (what I'm aiming at here is the possibility of corrupt user profiles - a common occurrence).

Hang in there, be patient, and welcome to MG! :major
 

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Note I have also posted this question in BleepingComputer.
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I have a desktop PC with Vista Home Premium, and five user accounts (for the family) includign my own as admin.

My wife complained to me that she was having problems with sound on the PC so I went to check it out for her.

When I logged into my admin account I see the old Windows 2000 or XP look (rectangular windows & Start button, grey backgrounds etc). I just assumed I had accidentally changed the theme, but when I try to reset it to my own theme I get a message saying "The visual styles could not be applied. Access has been denied"

Now when I switch user to my Wife's account it seems she still has the regular theme and all looks OK

But now the odd thing - when I go to switch user back to my admin account, the screen blanks out then reloads the user login screen & doesnt let me switch to my account. I have to restart the PC to get to it.

I am pretty sure this isn't malware as I have up to date McAffee installed


Hope you can help ....
 

Answer:Windows Vista Admin account "corrupted?"

Though you have McAfee, it could still be malware. I have cleaned up after Norton, and McAfee more times than any other anti-virus programs over the years.

If you could do a MalwareBytes scan, and a scan with TDSSKiller they will most likely find something McAfee did not. Not to be negative about a software suite, but my experience with them has been less than stellar but I run AVG as my antivirus and still run MalwareBytes free scanner as well because frankly no one is perfect.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/tdsskiller
 

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I've got an error at the moment that whenever I try and use the file dialog (e.g. save a new file, open a file, attach file to email etc), whatever application I'm using will crash.
This seems to have started ever since the Windows 10 Creator Update installed itself on my computer the other day.

I'm trying to figure out what is causing the crash, and I've noticed that in the File Dialog (that works perfectly fine in Microsoft Edge) there are now Camera and Photos options.

Here is a screenshot:

How can I disable them? They're not of much use to me being on a desktop, so I want to disable them as a first try to see if they're causing other applications to crash.

Thanks,
Denno

Answer:Remove "Camera" and "Photos" from left hand side of File Dialog

You can uninstall them if you wish - see Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

(Do have a look at the extensive Tutorial section - it contains a great deal of very practical and professional quality information)

Windows 10 Tutorial Index - Windows 10 Tutorials

Do you see Photos and Camera in traditional desktop programs' 'Save as' boxes too?

In general, though, it's not worth bothering to uninstall universal apps you don't need or use (I don't use them either).

Interestingly a change with the Creator's upgrade is that it doesn't reinstate previously uninstalled apps for hte first time.

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I tried to rename computer and now there's two entries in log in screen. That new one is set as default and wouldn't accept any password but original (normal) one does. Long in is set on auto but still have to chose between those 2 when starting/restarting.
I can't find that new one anywhere to disable/delete it. Not in Users or any other place for handling accounts.
How to get rid of or where to find it ?

Answer:Reanamed "Computer", now 2 of "Me" at login screen.

Not knowing if this is what happened in your case, but what you describe occasionally happens when Windows is set up to sign in automatically to a user account and then computer name is changed.

The reason is that a full username as long as Windows is concerned is different than username from user's point of view; Mike in your case or Kari in mine are usernames for most we do and need to use a username for but actually they are just user profile names. For Windows the username is ComputerName\UserProfileName.

On laptop I am writing this for instance my full username is AGM-W10LAP01\Kari, even when I am in fact using a Microsoft account. Three different things: my Windows sign-in user account is a Microsoft account [email protected], my user profile name is Kari, my full username is AGM-W10LAP01\Kari.

Long story short, that other you which does not accept your password is doing so because it is user OldComputerName\Mike. That computer name is no longer valid making the username invalid.

I've seen the duplicate using old computer name as part of full username going away when Windows after computer name change is then set to sign in automatically with a local admin account. Restart and remove automatic sign in and see if it works.

Kari

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I've looked for a straightforward answer to this, and the searches I done can't find this...

1. This concerns a Win 10 User Accounts on both a single PC, and multiple PC's that are *not* in a Domain.
2. These are all "local" User Accounts.
3. These PC's are highly secured; no "cloud" accounts, "OneDrive" deinstalled/disabled (both in Win 10 and Office).
4. PC's are identical (hardware) and are being loaded from a master disk image. The only differences should be:
a. PC name
b. Windows Key #
c. MAC addresses

I'm setting up several User Accounts from a "prototype" Account, and would like to copy the user "settings" all all of them. "Settings" means
1. For Win 10 - Desktop configuration, Personalization, File Explorer options, File Sharing options (on a "base" Win 10 disk image).
2. For Office 20xx - All "settings" except for "Personalize your copy of MS Office" (on a "base" + MS Office 20xx disk image
3. For other software (on a "base" + MS Office 20xx + other, AKA "Full-load" disk image)

I'm assuming (a bad thing to do) that the needed info resides in:
1. The Registry in
a. HK Current User
b. HK Users
2. Each User's AppData

To do this, are there:
1. Copy/Paste from the Registry/AppData procedures
2. Commercial/Open Source tools
to do this?

Thanks!

Answer:"Cloning" User Settings from a Prototype User Account - (Win 10)

The best way to do this is to install software and customize the default user profile in Audit Mode, then sysprep the image and deploy it. This procedure does everything you listed.

See this tutorial: Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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I've looked for a straightforward answer to this, and the searches I done can't find this...

1. This concerns a Win 10 User Accounts on both a single PC, and multiple PC's that are *not* in a Domain.
2. These are all "local" User Accounts.
3. These PC's are highly secured; no "cloud" accounts, "OneDrive" deinstalled/disabled (both in Win 10 and Office).
4. PC's are identical (hardware) and are being loaded from a master disk image. The only differences should be:
a. PC name
b. Windows Key #
c. MAC addresses

I'm setting up several User Accounts from a "prototype" Account, and would like to copy the user "settings" all all of them. "Settings" means
1. For Win 10 - Desktop configuration, Personalization, File Explorer options, File Sharing options (on a "base" Win 10 disk image).
2. For Office 20xx - All "settings" except for "Personalize your copy of MS Office" (on a "base" + MS Office 20xx disk image
3. For other software (on a "base" + MS Office 20xx + other, AKA "Full-load" disk image)

I'm assuming (a bad thing to do) that the needed info resides in:
1. The Registry in
a. HK Current User
b. HK Users
2. Each User's AppData

To do this, are there:
1. Copy/Paste from the Registry/AppData procedures
2. Commercial/Open Source tools
to do this?

Thanks!

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I have this very strange problem with my newly installed Windows 8.1 laptop, which is joined to the domain. When the logon screen appears I'm not able to log on with my credentials, the domain\username as shown are correct, but when I give my credentials
I get the error "The password is incorrect. Try again". 
I am certain that the credentials are just fine, if I choose the option sign in with different user and I use the same domain account with the same credentials it will log on into my account.
I tried to remote the computer form the domain and rejoin the computer again, but no luck. Does anyone has a solution for this? 

Answer:Can't login to domain account "The password is incorrect. Try again", but credentials are correct

When I choose different user and login with my account, it will logon normally. When I restart my computer it will show the last logged in account, so when I give my credentials I get the error again; "The password is incorrect. Try again".

What do you mean "choose different user and login with my account"? Do you mean logon to the account in another PC or just click "another user"?
Have you tried to logon to the domain account in another pc, then change the password, then test this issue again.
Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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In any application under Win XP, when I use a Save As or Open dialog box, and click the down arrow next to the location box to search for the folder I want, the application never responds. Usually, I have to click the arrow a couple of times and then it sort of wakes up and responds, or the application crashes (the title bar of the dialog box will say "Not Responding".

Often, in the case of the Save As dialog, it won't say Save As in the upper left corner, only an "S" will appear there.

Seems like a memory issue or else something corrupt in the system. Before I shell out $35 to MS to have them fix something that shouldn't be broken, can anyone help???
 

Answer:Sluggish/nonresponsive "Save-As" and "Open" dialog boxes

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Ok I'm asking this on behalf of my girlfriend since I have no clue what could be causing this. Its really more of an annoyance than a problem.

When ever she wants to open something when using an application and the "Open" dialog box comes up, all her files are listed in reverse alphabetical order no matter how many times she sets it to "Arrange Icons By > Name" in the dialog box. It also happens when the "Save As" dialog box comes up with all the files displayed in reverse alpabetical order. When she is viewing the contents of a folder though, everything shows normally, this only happens when those 2 dialog boxes are displayed. Any one know what could cause this? Thanks.

Answer:Annoying Windows XP "Open" & "Save As" dialog box problems

Is it all folders or a specific one? If so go into the source problem folder and arrange the items the way you want and hold the CTRL button down while you hit the red X to close the window. See if that does anything for you.

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When I press "open file" in the program "Business Intelligence" of an Office
program like Excel, I would like the window columns to be in "detail" view
instead of "list" view.
How can I do this?
Is this a registry default that can be changed?
Thanks,
Josh
 

Answer:Get "detailed" view on "open file" dialog window.

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Hi everyone.
I wonder if anyone can help me with my problem. I turned off my laptop as I used my mom's laptop to play a game she had. I went back to my laptop, turned it on and I can't log in!
After the welcome screen there's only a "Other User" and nothing else. My account isn't shown. I tried to log in through Other User but it's blocked with a Username and Password. I'm scared to loose all my stuff I have on there. I try to get on Safe mode to System Restore but the "Other User" still pops up and my account still isn't shown so I can't access my account(I'm using a different laptop to post this). I don't remember ever putting on a "Other User" account
Please Help. I don't want to loose any of my items I have on this PC. How can I remove this "Other User" and get my account back without loosing everything?

The Laptop with the problem is Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP Laptop.

Answer:My account missing and a "Other User" account appeared?

Hello Breann, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using your retail Windows 7 installation disc or System Repair Disc instead.

System Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,
I am getting an error whenever I log onto my servers via RDP as per below:
Faulting application name: ie4uinit.exe, version: 11.0.9600.17207, time stamp: 0x53a22332
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7601.18409, time stamp: 0x5315a05a
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000001a93
Faulting process id: 0x2120
Faulting application start time: 0x01cfe289d12e2d0e
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\ie4uinit.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 0fb3b222-4e7d-11e4-b476-005056910008
My server is running Internet Explorer 11. This has only started happening in the past fortnight.
It only happens on the first login of a user where the profile is initalized. If I move on from the error and log out / back in the error does not re-occur.
If I remove the user profile from the server so it has to recreate it the error happens again.
Screenshot below.

Any ideas or suggestions that might be causing this?
My first thoughts are perhaps something under my group policy settings for IE is not compatible with IE11 and causes this issue..?

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Greetings,

We have a shared generic account that is used by personnel. For the circumstances surrounding this account, it must be a shared account as opposed to each employee having their login. I won't go into further detail than this.

But, is there a way to get a list of when and from where (hostname, IP, MAC address) this username logs in and logs off and to what virtual machine they get connected to for each event?
 

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Hi,
So we are unable to display and manage domain user profile when we are logged in as anything other than the default administrator (domain\administrator).  I'm talking about this particular dialog window:

The screenshot above was taken when domain\administrator was logged in.  Everything is shown on the list and manageable (can change type, delete).
With anybody else logged in, the dialog showing only his/herself, even though they are member of the Domain Admins group:

This user logged in on this scenario is a member of the "Domain Admins" group.  I have also tried adding this same user (admin_domain) to the local computer's administrator group, and that didn't help.
We would like to have service personnel (no access to the default administrator) manage the user profiles if possible.

Thanks for your help

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I'm having a bit of a problem. As far as I know, my comouter is completely free of viruses and spyware. For about a month and half now, I've been receiving the error message "Windows cannot open user accounts control panel" every time I double-click on User Accounts in Control Panel. I've been to many sites and I'm still stumped. I think the problem lies in the file nusmrgr.cpl being damaged or defective. If anybody can't offer me some advice or point me in the direction of a download or a recommended piece of software, I would really appreciate it.

P.S.

My computer is (obviously) Windows XP and I've already tried System Restore and Roxio GoBack.

I need help!!!!
 

Answer:"Windows cannot open user accounts control panel"

HI..and welcome...
Run a online Virus scan just to be sure...http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
If you haven't got already Spybot..A-Aware..links below..
Check fpr up-dates..scan remove what they find..
Run a HJT log...www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTsetup.exe
Close all windows let it scan>save to notepad>edit>select all>edit.copy>paste on your thread..
 

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I am experiencing issues with my small domain setup. Windows Server 2012 R2 and windows 10 PRO domain attached PC's

Any users who are not a member of the Administrators group cannot login with their domain account (A device attached to the system is not functioning.) or access their file shares (invalid folder) even if they have been granted access to the file-shares.
However if I add them to the administrators group everything works fine with no issues.
I have not made any changes to group policy recently and have no idea what has changed to stop regular users from being able to do anything.

It is strange because there is nothing wrong with devices attached to the PC and the folders are definitely valid. It is all dependent on which account is trying to access.
Please let me know if you need further info.

-Lawrence

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Hi All,

I enabled the security policy to not display last logged on user, but now it says OTHER USER, and I don't like how it looks. I would like to just hide that text completely, while keeping that policy enabled. Has anyone found a way to do this? Thank you!

Answer:hide "other user" text from login page

I'm looking for a solution to this too.

Instead of displaying "Other User" I'd like to replace it with "Authorized Users Only" or something to that effect. I don't want a pop up with a long-winded message, just "Authorized Users Only" in place of "Other User".

Surely there must be a way to do this?

(BTW, I already tried changing it in the local security policy editor, and while there is a placer there for displaying a custom logon title, it doesn't seem to have any effect on the login screen.)

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Hi All,

I enabled the security policy to not display last logged on user, but now it says OTHER USER, and I don't like how it looks. I would like to just hide that text completely, while keeping that policy enabled. Has anyone found a way to do this? Thank you!

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Hi all,
I recently assigned a new user (the first one) to an XP machine. Previously, as it started up, it prompted with "Administrator" and a password field (which I had left blank), and a message about being able to setup users once I logged in. Now, having assigned a user, all I get is the offering of the new user, and when clicking on that I get prompted for the password. When I type in the password, the desktop is nothing like what it used to look like when I went in through "Administrator" - the desktop image is gone and the shortcuts that were on the desktop are gone. And my drive mappings to my network are gone. How do I get back to the "Administrator" login screen? and/or assign the Administrator desktop to the new user?
T.
PS If its of any help, I assigned the new user because the machine is a client of a destop with a server in it, and I needed a common user/password to make them talk to each other.......
 

Answer:Newly assigned user - now no "Administrator" login

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I recently received my new computer which is running Windows 7. I created one user account to begin with and was using that for a few hours and then I decided to create a couple of other user accounts. It lets me create these accounts but if I try to log in to any of them (including the guest profile) I get the error "the user profile service failed to login". I have read a number of articles and watched a video on youtube about the issue. They all say to do roughly the same thing, go into regedit and then the profile list and they give some steps involving changing values and such. I have tried this numerous times in different ways and it will not work, it seems my problem is a bit different. In "profile list" in regedit there doesn't even seem to be any record of these accounts whatsoever and no sign of a "corrupt" account which the previously mentioned articles talked about. I'm really stumped here, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Colin.
 

Answer:"the user profile service failed to login"

Have you seen this? http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...-failed-logon-user-profile-cannot-loaded.html
 

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when i get to the main "user login" page on windows, it says i have i unread mail message. however, when i go to my outlook i have no unread messages there and it is very annoying.i know this isnt a huge problem, but it's driving me insane. does anyone know how to fix this?it all seemed to happen today after i installed mcafee virus scan plus 2007. i was having lots of other problems after i installed it, but ended up uninstalling it and it seems to have fixed most of the problems.

Answer:"user login" page says i have mail, when i dont.

if you have hotamil or any web based mail it will also show up there

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Alright well as put in the title I am a bit stuck, this is the third time I installed windows vista x64 bit and now im running in to having to reset file control to me when I install somthing.

Now what I mean by that is... well lets put this as easy as I can

1. install somthing by me under my account

2. file is locked

3. file owner is now under Unknown account

4. me resetting my files to my name

and im going on a virus did this And avg and avast failed to stop it
and it all started after I installed a google package being google talk, desktop search,etc after that I had all my text files on my desktop locked up and its said to unlock in 100 years...
(some program I never use that comes with vista did that.)
but now I want to install Age of empires 3 and when the files lock up it fails install so I need to know if there is a glitch that happens that I can fix or if I need to go find my copy of vista and reinstall

NOTE: I really don't want to reinstall again

Answer:file under "Unkown Account" control

anyone? no one knows?

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusCl... Read more

Answer:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.
 

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My Windows 10 laptop has several shared drives (not folders).
They are shared with Everyone, Full Control, Password-Protected sharing is off.

I can't access them from my main PC, but I can access the Users\Public folder.

Sharing settings below...

Answer:Shared Drive: "Your user account doesn't have permission to access"

Can't access them from my Android device either. ES File Explorer says"

Login fails
This may be caused by:
- The account has no permissions

I therefore assume the problem is with the PC with the shares, not my network.

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Hi,

I recently installed a new webcam (Canyon) on my home PC.
Windows XP Pro. (SP3).

The webcam came with AMCAP version 9.0, which works fine, except for the following strange scenario:

When I log on with the Administrative account I can start AMCAP
and then see the camera window, I can then click on the menu
Capture >> Capture Photo, upon which another AMCAP window pops up with a still image which I can then save as for example a .jpg image.

Now, when I log on to me desktop with my Limited User account,
everything works as before EXCEPT that when I click on the
Capture >> Capture Photo menu item the second AMCAP windows does NOT popup and I can therefore NOT take a photo using the software?

Why could this be?
What rights can I grant the Limited User account that will 'help' AMCAP to perform the Capture Photo function?

Any ideas?

It is really frustrating having to switch to my Administrator account JUST to take a photo!

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My Windows 10 laptop has several shared drives (not folders).
They are shared with Everyone, Full Control, Password-Protected sharing is off.

I can't access them from my main PC, but I can access the Users\Public folder.

Sharing settings below...

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I have a computer running windows 7 64bit ult. I changed settings on the Network-PC\users\BOB to deny all access to BOB. Immediately after doing this my desktop disappeared and things stopped working. I thought it was a simple fix.

I went into the Admin account and changed it so that user BOB had access to the directory BOB. As far as I can tell, I've given BOB every possible ability to access anything. However, logging into BOB results in the inability to use windows search, unable to open video files in %appdata%, almost every program is broken either saying corruption (which isn't true) or out of memory or access denied.

I attempted to create a new username but certain programs will not open under this username. Is there ANY way to simply UNDO that one step. According to admin and everything BOB should have unrestricted access to everything but everything is broken. Could not even get simple things to run like Handbrake.

All permissions on every drive is set to allow BOB full control. Attempting to set permissions within the account called BOB results in the false error message that the file doesn't exist or BOB doesn't have access. Right click shows full access.

I need to figure out how to undo ONE mistake, you'd think it would be as easy as undoing what you did but apparently windows error messages are generating errors that are themselves: errors. I've tried adjusting "owners" but that is practically a field of quantum physics. Ran SFC /scannow as suggest... Read more

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May I know is it possible to show domain user's "Display Name" instead of "User Logon Name" as owner in print queue? Our company's domain using generic "User Logon Name", i.e. 001, 002, 003 and so on, each "User Logon Name" will have personalized "Display Name", e.g. Mary, John etc., but a problem is when a print job printed by a user is hold in the print queue of a network printer, other users won't know who is it (the owner of the print job may shown as 001, 002 etc.) and so not able to ask that user to remove the print job. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!
 

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Hello,

I have a large home office data store synched betweendevices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing andUAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific namingsystem maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,?which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, ledme to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, andwas totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? andchanged to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But wehave lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoftaccount sign-in route with hope that it might help.

Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders,that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

Answer:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

Originally Posted by Kengrush


Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones?



No. Changing from a local account to a Microsoft account will not change the \User\ folder for the user. When installing Windows 10, I always sign in with a local account first, "John". My user data folder gets named "John" and does not change when I switch the account to a Microsoft account.

You might also get away with changing the username to what you need if you run netplwiz. Click on the account under "users for this computer" to highlight a user, then click on properties:

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Thinkpad T530. I have two user accounts, both are administrators (for now, at least I've configured everything).

On account 1, the built-in admin account, optical drive works fine
On account 2, the second account, when I log in (or even switch users), the optical drive isn't under computer, and in device manager, it says the device has been prepared for safe removal.

I can't seem to renamble it. Even if I physically remove the optical drive and reinsert it, it doesn't show up.

Any ideas?

Answer:[SOLVED] Optical drive is "removed" under another user account

Try making another account and see if it shows there

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I received a new laptop at work to install Windows 10 Pro on. It previously had Windows 8 Home but I did a clean install of Windows 10 and upgraded it to Pro using a valid key. The issue I'm facing now is that when I try to login, I get the "Password is incorrect issue" many times trying to login with a domain controller user account. I've searched and have found no answers. Does anyone know what could be causing this problem? I'm currently on Build14393.

I assume the upgrade to Pro, which simply installed the 'Pro' features on top of the Windows 10 Home upgrade, didn't fully install the domain functions? There was no option for me to do a clean install of Windows Pro from USB. I'm just throwing that out there just in case.

Answer:"Password is incorrect" on domain controller user account

Welcome to the forum.

You need to contact the company IT staff about this. They understand the important specifics of the situation better than could anyone else.

Was the computer successfully joined to the domain? This is something that only a domain admin could do.

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Hi All,

I appreciate the title is a little vague and apologise for that, my issue is not easy to describe in a title.

In a nutshell, I am using Windows 10, and using my Live ID to log on to the pc. All is good, and all works fine - however there is a strange issue in that if I look at C:\Users my username it shows my user as being named "colon" instead of the actual username itself.

The logon screen shows my username as expected. When I go to accounts to manage my account - it shows my name as expected.

I am keen to try to get this resolved if it is an issue, Google has not thrown up anything about the "colon" username. I am suspecting this may be part of an issue where I am unable to play certain games that save files to "My Games" folder inside the "Documents." folder against my user. The issue there is that files will not save at all, no save games will save, and it looks like an authentication issue. I am wondering if this is related seeing as this folder is actually held within "C:\Users\colon\Documents\My Games"

When trying to add my user from the "Select Users and Groups" I cannot see a user called "colon" in the list of users. I can see a user with my proper username, and when I do a search for a user called "colon" it does find one, and when I select "Check Name" it does not error - but when selecting "Add" it does not add a user called "colon&q... Read more

Answer:How do I fix strange username as "colon"issue against my user account.

When using a Microsoft account to log on, it lists your user name in C\Users as just the first 5 letters. If you use a local account it would list the whole user name. For instance if I had a local account named essenbe, it would show as C\users\essenbe. But, if I used a Microsoft account with the user name of the live account as essenbe it would show as C:\users\essen. May that be what your issue is?

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I have separate 'admin' and 'user' accounts.

When logged in with a 'standard user' account, if Firefox detects an update, it gives the following message:

"A recommended security and stability update is available, but you do not have the system permissions required to install it. Please contact your system administrator, or try again from an account that has permissions to install software on this computer."

Does Windows 7 have a way to let application software update itself, when the active user is not an administrator?

EDIT
(Windows 7, Home premium, 64-bit)
 

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Hello,

I have a large home office data store synched between devices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing and UAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific naming system maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,? which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, led me to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, and was totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? and changed to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But we have lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

Is there a way to make this work, gaining the advantages of both sign-ins?

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoft account sign-in route with hope that it might help.
Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change the naming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same as the legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders, that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

Answer:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

When you set up a new user account as a Microsoft account, be it the initial user when installing / setting up Windows or later on in Settings, the naming of the user profile folders follows certain guidelines.

A typical email address / MS account consists of a first name, last name and domain ([email protected]). Of course many users don't use their real names but whatever names are used, the syntax is mostly the same (exception: first name or last name alone is also enough, the name part of an email address do not have to be both names separated by dot).

If the name is 5 characters or shorter long not counting the separating dot, the complete email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as kfinnIf the name is over 5 characters long, an abbreviation of the email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as karte (abbreviation will in most cases contain three first characters of the first name followed by two first characters of the last name)If the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is max 5 characters long, the name will be used for the user profile as is. MS account [email protected] would get the profile named as KariIf the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is over 5 characters long, the name of the user profile will be the first 5 chara... Read more

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Hello,

I have a large home office data store synched betweendevices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing andUAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific namingsystem maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,?which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, ledme to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, andwas totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? andchanged to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But wehave lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoftaccount sign-in route with hope that it might help.

Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders,that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

Answer:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

Kengrush said:

Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones?



No. Changing from a local account to a Microsoft account will not change the \User\ folder for the user. When installing Windows 10, I always sign in with a local account first, "John". My user data folder gets named "John" and does not change when I switch the account to a Microsoft account.

You might also get away with changing the username to what you need if you run netplwiz. Click on the account under "users for this computer" to highlight a user, then click on properties:

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Hello,

I have a large home office data store synched between devices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing and UAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific naming system maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,? which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, led me to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, and was totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? and changed to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But we have lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

Is there a way to make this work, gaining the advantages of both sign-ins?

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoft account sign-in route with hope that it might help.
Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change the naming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same as the legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders, that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

Answer:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

When you set up a new user account as a Microsoft account, be it the initial user when installing / setting up Windows or later on in Settings, the naming of the user profile folders follows certain guidelines.

A typical email address / MS account consists of a first name, last name and domain ([email protected]). Of course many users don't use their real names but whatever names are used, the syntax is mostly the same (exception: first name or last name alone is also enough, the name part of an email address do not have to be both names separated by dot).

If the name is 5 characters or shorter long not counting the separating dot, the complete email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as kfinnIf the name is over 5 characters long, an abbreviation of the email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as karte (abbreviation will in most cases contain three first characters of the first name followed by two first characters of the last name)If the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is max 5 characters long, the name will be used for the user profile as is. MS account [email protected] would get the profile named as KariIf the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is over 5 characters long, the name of the user profile will be the first 5 chara... Read more

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I received a new laptop at work to install Windows 10 Pro on. It previously had Windows 8 Home but I did a clean install of Windows 10 and upgraded it to Pro using a valid key. The issue I'm facing now is that when I try to login, I get the "Password is incorrect issue" many times trying to login with a domain controller user account. I've searched and have found no answers. Does anyone know what could be causing this problem? I'm currently on Build14393.

I assume the upgrade to Pro, which simply installed the 'Pro' features on top of the Windows 10 Home upgrade, didn't fully install the domain functions? There was no option for me to do a clean install of Windows Pro from USB. I'm just throwing that out there just in case.

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Hi All,

I appreciate the title is a little vague and apologise for that, my issue is not easy to describe in a title.

In a nutshell, I am using Windows 10, and using my Live ID to log on to the pc. All is good, and all works fine - however there is a strange issue in that if I look at C:\Users my username it shows my user as being named "colon" instead of the actual username itself.

The logon screen shows my username as expected. When I go to accounts to manage my account - it shows my name as expected.

I am keen to try to get this resolved if it is an issue, Google has not thrown up anything about the "colon" username. I am suspecting this may be part of an issue where I am unable to play certain games that save files to "My Games" folder inside the "Documents." folder against my user. The issue there is that files will not save at all, no save games will save, and it looks like an authentication issue. I am wondering if this is related seeing as this folder is actually held within "C:\Users\colon\Documents\My Games"

When trying to add my user from the "Select Users and Groups" I cannot see a user called "colon" in the list of users. I can see a user with my proper username, and when I do a search for a user called "colon" it does find one, and when I select "Check Name" it does not error - but when selecting "Add" it does not add a user called "colon&q... Read more

Answer:How do I fix strange username as "colon"issue against my user account.

When using a Microsoft account to log on, it lists your user name in C\Users as just the first 5 letters. If you use a local account it would list the whole user name. For instance if I had a local account named essenbe, it would show as C\users\essenbe. But, if I used a Microsoft account with the user name of the live account as essenbe it would show as C:\users\essen. May that be what your issue is?

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Every time I restart there's this "Internet Guest" user account that keeps popping up. Makes me feel like I might have a trojan or something of that sort. I run Norton Anti-viri, ad-aware, and zone alarm pro.. nothing found. So what keeps creating this user account??
 

Answer:WindowsXP automatically creates "Internet Guest" user account upon startup

Are you running IIS? I'm pretty sure this is a function of same (though I'm no expert).

If you don't need it (IIS) you can uninstall it (Control Panel > Add/Remove > Add/Remove Windows Components).

If you're running IIS with an FTP or Web server you probably need the Guest account.
 

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I'm trying to use the File History feature in Windows 8.1 to create backups.  When I click "File History" from the control panel, nothing happens.  No new window opens, it just stays at the Control Page.

I've tried manually going to "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\File History".

All works fine with local Administrative user profile.

Why does File History not start/open/run for the domain user account that is in the Administrators Group?

Answer:"File History" won't open/start for domain user profile/account

Hi,
Base on my lab machine (Windows Server 2008 R2 DC, Windows 8.1 client). either domain admin user or domain standard user, they all work fine.
What's your environment? Did this issue occur on all domain user or specific one?
In some cases, File History may conflict with the enterprise policies (like retention policy). I suggest you contact your IT admin to see if there is some other policy to limit this.

Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

Answer:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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For some reason all of a sudden my machine is showing two users: myself and "Other user". I do not need to show "Other user" as I am the only person who uses the machine, and until this morning I was the only user shown.

How do I hide the "Other user" from the login page?

Trivial I know - but annoying...


Regards.

Answer:Removing "Other user" from login page.

I think it is more important to be sure that it is not a major problem.
Run your antivirus and download and run malwarebytes. Update and run full scan.
If it show nothing, we can either hide the profile or try to delete it.
User Account - Hide - Vista Forums
Works on 7, too.

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The problem we are seeing is with some screen locked laptops placed in a docking station.  Our security policy has the machine locking after 'x' minutes of inactivity and when they try to unlock the machine they are met with the error:
Logon failure: user account restriction. 
Possible reasons are blank passwords not allowed, logon hour restrictions, or a policy restriction has been enforced.
Should they undock then they can log into the laptop without the error, then re-dock and resume normal operations.
 Not an ideal solution, but at least a work around.
This does not occur with all laptops, and have never had it occur on a desktop.  I am struggling to find an
answer to why this is occurring.
I have tried the following things that Google says worked for others, but none have provided a solution:
- ?Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only?
 set in Group Policy
- reset local administrator account password
- ensure both user and computer AD account is not set for logon hours restrictions
If anyone has a suggestion or solution that worked for them then I would greatly appreciate if you could share

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I'm working on a computer that appears to have gone through the "Windows Recover" virus/malware. The user appeared to do a good job of removing the virus and used System Restore to dial the system back about a week (which unfortunately is the furthest back the restore points go for some reason). Everything seemed to work except for the main users account, which had it's profile locations changed to something like c:\users\TEMP.username-PC.000. It was pointing to this directory instead of the original directory. I then opened up regedit and found the entries at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders all pointing to the wrong folder, so I manually edited every entry to point to the correct folder and restarted.

This ended up working against me. When I logged into the account none of the shell folder shortcuts in the start menu would do anything when you clicked on them. The menu would stay up and it was as if I was clicking on nothing at all; no response.

Instead of reversing the edits I had just made manually I decided to try using System Restore to revert the system back to the earliest date, which the owner of the PC said they had done themselves before I got there. I figured the worst that could happen would be it would be just as it was when I first looked at it.

After performing system restore I can only log into the Administrator account. Every other account on the system produced the error message "... Read more

Answer:"The User Profile Service failed the logon" on a fresh, newly created account

It's probably a typing error but I think you are referring to the Windows Recovery fake computer analysis and optimization program. The owner of the PC only used a restore point that took the machine back one week, which by the sound of it, was not succesfull. System Restore cannot be relied on to remove a virus infection as the restore point may have the infection saved in it. Also, once a system is comprimised by an infection it opens the door for other infections to get into the system.

Only a few helpers with the appropriate permissions can give advice on Malware removal outside of the Malware forum so in order to have the system cleaned of the infection you should open a new thread in the Malware forum.

The other option is to do a full reformat and clean install of the OS.
 

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Lets say I have two user accounts on my windows 7 machine. (both with admin rights) If one account gets a virus/malware, will the other account become infected?

Answer:Seperate user account still affect others "envirement"

It depends on the type of malware affecting the machine. Some malware will act globally (across all user accounts) other malware will act locally (affect only one account)

Remember to ensure you have good protection to avoid infection in the first place. A minimum of an antivirus with 'real time protection' (running all the time) and an anti-malware scanner running as 'scan on demand' (as and when needed) is a must in today's environment.

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Before in my DOcuments and Settings folder I had a "All Users and a Giovanni" folder and now after running a System Repair I now have two new folders named "All Users.WINDOWS and giovanni.home"

I assume this has to do with users accounts but I have no idea what they are for or how they go there.

I am wanted to delete these and get back to just haveing the original two but I don't want to screw anything up. Now I can't add any users under "manage users"

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Answer:Having "User Account" problem after System Repair

I think you performed a *reinstall* of XP over your previous installation. This would be the reason for the duplicate account folders. You should have performed a repair install.

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I just booted up my Vista x64 PC ten minutes ago and got a bit of a scare. One of the applications I have set to launch automatically on startup popped up its initialization window as if it was the first time it was being used with this Vista user account.
A few other applications hadn't launched at all (probably indicating that they would need to be set to do so manually for each user), just like my mouse settings were different (back to default) and my user icon in the start menu had changed.

I didn't investigate further, but promptly logged out (where the login screen again showed the correct icon for the default account - and there's only one, aside from "guest") and logged back in, where I could fortunately take a sigh of relief, as everything was back to normal again.

Has anyone ever had this happen? I've never seen it myself in the year and a half I was using Vista 32-bit on my laptop.

Answer:Vista "reset" user account after boot

Hello Miths,

Did you see something like this error message when that happened?

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile






Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.

Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your administrator.

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Ok, so I made a local account, because I don't give a rat's about all that Sync stuff. I found out how (from these forums) to make it automatically log you into an account. However it keeps trying to log into an "Other Account", I don't have another account, that's just what it says. Then it of course says incorrect Username or Password, because there isn't one, so I have to click sign into a different account, and then click my normal account, defeating the whole purpose of having it automatically sign in, any help?

Answer:Computer boots into "Other User" instead of normal account

Did you originally sign in with a MS ID-type account, the kind where MS tries to force you into all the online junk? If so, that account still exists even though you eventually opted for local sign in. On several occasions MS has managed to push my almost never used MS ID sign on at me. Perhaps your experience reflects another way for MS to do so. If MS is pushing that way, then it may be tough to get around your problem. I don't know how. Sorry.

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I recently changed the user account settings on my PC, password protecting the main administrator account (the default "Administrator" setting) and adding a second account with administrator privileges, for my 8-year old to use (decided she was getting old enough I didn't want her to see everything on the administrator account).

I came home today, turned the computer on, and the "Administrator" account did not appear on the log on screen. I have no idea what happened, and my mother and daughter (who were home all day), said it just appeared that way when they turned it on this afternoon. I went to the User Settings page from the Control Panel (logged into my daughter's account) and did not see it there either. However, just to see what would happen, I tried to create a new account with the title "Administrator" and a message popped up saying there is already an account with that name and I must choose a different name. This leads me to believe the account is still somewhere on the PC and has not been deleted.

My main concern is accessing the files, folders and settings that were on the old "Administrator" account. I can access most of them while logged onto my daughter's account (since it has administrator privileges) by going through the Documents and Settings but there are some files I can't seem to locate, as well as protected files I cannot open.
How can I restore the old "Administrator" account, alon... Read more

Answer:Solved: Restoring a "lost" user account

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I can not log on to my son's computer as an Administrator. The only thing that shows at start up is his 'limited user' account. I can not log out of that. I have tried access in safe mode, I have gone to computer management and I have tried 'regedit'. None work, all show errors or access denied. I am sure it is not a virus, it is something that I did to keep control of the computer. I just don't understand how I can not get back to an administrator account. Any suggestions? Many thanks for any help!
 

Answer:"user account" issue on my sons computer, Help, Please!

Seeing as how the Administrator account is usually the one that is not allowed to be deleted, I'd like to know what accounts are available at the login screen in "Safe Mode"? And are you sure you in safe mode? Make sure you are pressing F8 immediately after the BIOS screen disappears, even just before it does, and select safe mode from the boot menu by highlighting it and pressing enter.
 

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I work at a local public access tv station where people come in and make there own tv show then have it aired. We are getting a lot of files piling up that are from past members and past projects and want to make it so that they MUST use their own storage and whatever they do/change when they are on the computer is deleted/restored, so I want to make a temporary user account. This account type seems to be just what we need and it is builtin to Windows but the only guides that I can find are how to disable it, not set it up.

So to summarise, I need help setting up a temporary user account in Windows 7 Pro

Thanks
Justin

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I have been out of the computer repair world for a few years now, and have not dealt with fixing windows 7 PCs much at all. The wifes windows 7 laptop crashed, and I need to reinstall windows. I popped her hard drive out and hooked it up to my computer via an external USB enclosure. The drive comes but her user account appears to be "hidden", I only see a "default" and "public" user account. I know her account is there because their is a lot of used hard drive space that is not accounted for with the folder shown. I somewhat recall this being a security feature way back when when vista was coming out?? I have messed around with the securities, permissions, and ownership of the drive but I still can't see her user account.

Answer:User account "hidden" when trying to retrieve files from another PC

Hello PCBliss, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Normally user accounts are not hidden, but you could use the steps in the tutorial below to select Show hidden files, folders, and drives and uncheck Hide protected operating system files box in Folder Options to see if the user folder shows up faded afterwards.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey there,

when I first installed I set up my own account to be part of the administrator-group and deactivated UAC, because I came from XP and was annoyed about all the popups and prompts during the installation of all my apps. I made a backup of this set-up, and now, a year later, restored it, because my old win7 was broken in some points. Now I'm wondering how to restore the complete security for me?

Is it enough to remove the "administrator"-group for my user (so that only the group "HomeUsers" remains) and activate UAC? Is this the default setting, or is there anything left?

Thanks so far!

Edit: Damn, I made myself to "HomeUser" and activated UAC (admin acc is inactive, though). But now I can't do anything!? I thought this was the right way to do it, but now I can't even click "yes" when promped by UAC...
Edit2: Okay made it back by googling: using safemode of Win7, logging into Adminacc and than I could restore my user-acc to be part of administrators...

Answer:Getting back my security by "fixing" User-Account

no, don't make your only account into standard user. Because you will need atleast one active administrator account.

You can do two things:
1) Restore back to the state where you haven't made your account standard user yet.
Create new account (standard user account)
And use this standard user account for your everyday tasks.
For administrative tasks either login to your last admin account or "run as administrator" and put password for your admin account.

2) If you don't want to configure your settings and preferences to new account:
Restore back.
Create new Administrator account.
Login in with it.
Make your previous account standard user.
Proceed just like at (1). use standard account for everyday tasks and for administrative tasks either switch user or "run as admin".

First option is more preferable, as in some cases if you convert admin into LUA (limited user account) it may still inherit some privileges from admin.

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