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Changing the local user login name on the login screen

Question: Changing the local user login name on the login screen

Hello nice people !

Windows is asking me for a password despite I've never had a password.

Here's what happened:

I've never had a password and choose during the win install to have 1 local account without password.

I used to have a user/login name with an non ascii character (?), and it was causing me some trouble. Hence I decided to change it with ascii only characters. Control Panel, users etc ... properties, changed the name of the local user.

Reboot, and boom, Windows asks me for a password and is displaying the former user name !! But there's no option to change the user name, I've read that there should be a back arrow but it's not here (probably because windows "thinks" there's no point since there is only 1 user).

I don't know what to do, I used a Linux live usb distro to use some tools that can reset password and unlock account, however:

1/ it can only reset password, which seems not to be the issue here, the issue is the wrong user name
2/ the linux tool shows 1 local user with the last update name

So I'm guessing windows is not using the proper name to login, but doesn't provide any mean to change it.

If anyone has an idea, that would be greatly approciated.

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Answer: Changing the local user login name on the login screen

Hello Bob, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check in Netplwiz to do step 4 to set Windows to automatically sign in to your user account at startup. If you had this set before, then it may not have been updated after you removed your password, and needs to be setup again.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

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

Kind regards,
Mike

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

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

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

See if your Group Policy has the following:

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

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

EDIT: Added the following

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

HTH

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Hello,

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

Kind regards,
Mike

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When you enter the login screen, one of the user account options is pre-highlighted so that if you simply press "enter" instead of selecting one with the mouse or arrow keys, it'll attempt to log you into that account. I've the need recently to create a standard user account, which for some incredibly frustrating reason is always pre-selected instead of my administrator account (the one I use). I have no idea how to change this so that the administrator account is the one pre-selected.

Yea this is a stupid thing to complain about. But I've gotten used to logging in one way, and it's super annoying every time I forget and try the old way. Especially if I'm not in the best state of mind lol.

Oh, and for some reason creating a Guest account doesn't do this. Admin keeps priority. But Standard users are evidently more important than the admin >.>

Answer:Changing the automatically selected user account on login screen - Windows 7

Does my description of the problem not make sense, or is there just not a solution?

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

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

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

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

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

Comp Cmndo said:

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

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



Do you have this setting on?

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Is it possible to have users but not have their login icon appear on the login screen?

Answer:Remove user login icons from login screen?

Hello AAAHome,

You could have it where users must enter their username and password at log on to not have any user icons displayed.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Ok this morning I started up my computer and at the login screen the only option I had available to use to login was (Other User)? I normally have (my login) and (guest login). I'm using WIN7 64BIT it's a custom built computer I put together in 2011. I'm using three HD, OS 256GB SSD, FLTSIM 256 SSD, Storage 1TB. I last used the computer last night around 7:30pm and I had no issues. I've restarted three times but to no avial. Is there a fix for this??

Answer:WIN7 login screen just has (Other User) available and I can't login?

Hello bankheadd, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had this issue to hopefully undo and fix it.

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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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So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

Answer:Strange Defult Login User Prompt - Local Admin, Not Domain User

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood


So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.


The above is a bit confusing. Is this computer joined to a work domain or is it not?

If this is a domain computer, the user will have to use the classic log on screen (Ctrl+Alt+Delete), not the Welcome Screen. If he wants to switch to logging in to the Local computer account and not the domain, he'll have to "Switch User" then log in with the format of Computername\User Name

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Any way to prevent Windows 10 from changing from Local Account Login to Microsoft account login? I go through the process of changing my login to Local and a few days later Windows 10 says it updated files and the next time I start to login the system has been reset to Microsoft login and after logging in when I go to reset it to Local login it won't let me choose the same User Name. Is there anyway to prevent this other than installing Linux?

Thanks
Mel

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Any way to prevent Windows 10 from changing from Local Account Login to Microsoft account login? I go through the process of changing my login to Local and a few days later Windows 10 says it updated files and the next time I start to login the system has been reset to Microsoft login and after logging in when I go to reset it to Local login it won't let me choose the same User Name. Is there anyway to prevent this other than installing Linux?

Thanks
Mel

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I have created local User in my systems but when i login to that user its taking user name and password, but its not loding getting logoff automaticaly, i can login through my admin login but another user its not loading.

please help in this..

Answer:I have created local User in my systems but when i login to that user

Is "C:\Users\Default" folder still there?

Try logging with your account and then switching users?

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I have several HP home computers that I am setting up local account users for. I have 7 kids so 9 of us in the family. I have created local user accounts with no email(kids). Some of them work and some I get profile service service failed can not load profile.

I have delete and recreated them but still no joy. I have deleted, powered down and recreated them still the same error. What the heck. Why can't the local accounts work?

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I have several HP home computers that I am setting up local account users for. I have 7 kids so 9 of us in the family. I have created local user accounts with no email(kids). Some of them work and some I get profile service service failed can not load profile.

I have delete and recreated them but still no joy. I have deleted, powered down and recreated them still the same error. What the heck. Why can't the local accounts work?

Answer:Local access user login

First, welcome to Ten Forums.

You mention you have several computers. Is this happening on all of them?

Anyway, here's what I suggest:

Sign in using your own admin credentials. Open an elevated Command Prompt (right click Start, select Command Prompt (Administrator)). Add a local account for a kid like told in this tutorial in Option Six: User Account - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Only add one account. When done, sign in to that account immediately letting Windows create it. When done, test it by restarting the computer. If OK the account will be shown in user selection screen and you should be able to use it, sign in with it.

If still not working, come back and we'll try something else.

Kari

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Hi all,

I'm experiencing an issue with a work station that I cant seem to find a work around for. Typically in a domain environment you would have a log in screen with the user's full name (John A. Doe) with their username below it in smaller font (local\jdoe) as I'm sure most of us are familiar with.

I recently removed a machine from our domain, but on reboot I'm not able to login with any local accounts. Looks like something funky as I'm only seeing the full name of the last user (John A. Doe) and no arrow to allow for the "Other Users" option.

I've tried using the password for the last user that signed on but no luck there. Can anyone point me in the direction as to how to get over this hump.

Thanks

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So I handle IT for a small business (20 employees) and have been gradually trying to transition our laptops from consumer grade to business level laptops with Windows Pro. This actually isn't my primary job but the company didn't have anybody handling it before I arrived so I've taken it on.

The last two laptops I've setup as using the users Azure/Office 365 logins and they default to pin for secure access. Note that as of now, only three computers out of ten are using this login method as the remaining ones using local accounts with Windows 10 Home. Also there is no Windows Server on our local network

The laptop I am currently trying to setup needs to access a database file on one of those other computers on the local network and I've been running some weird credentialing/access issues that a more experienced person would probably have anticipated.

So initially while using the pin for logging into Windows (which was the default for the Windows login), the new laptop wouldn't even see the computer with the database file despite being able to ping the IP Address. I then switched the logon to a password and then the computer showed up on the network discovery.

This time it's asking for network credentials to connect to Server (email and password) even though the server is local account. Another option was to use the security pin which again doesn't work.

Is there a way for me to access that computer?
 

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Here are the steps I took. Please tell me if I should have done differently.

1. On the server end add the user and computer to the domain in advance.

2. Fresh install windows 10 and make the first username Admin.

3. Once at desktop rename PC to match PC name on domain i.e. Workstation001.

4. Add computer to mydomain.local and when asked for username and password I entered the credentials for the new user.

5. Restarted the PC and signed into mydomain\newuser without any problems.

However now when I try to access the original local Admin account by typing 'Workstation001\local Admin' as the username and then the password. It keeps saying password invalid.

So I logged back into the domain account and tried resetting the password to Admin and then tried signing in as admin again, still no luck.

Currently there are 2 accounts on the computer one of them is a local/domain account for newuser and the other is a local Admin account which I cannot access.

What kind of glitch is this? Should I have not joined the domain through the original Admin account and instead added a local user to the PC 'newuser' and then sign in as that user locally then add them to the domain through their own local account? I didn't think this was necessary.

Answer:Can't login as local user after adding a computer to a domain

Maybe the first answer here?
windows - Allow users to log on to computers in a domain - Server Fault

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My XP Professional is trying to log on to a domain, my problem is that this is a local computer.In the login display there is no choice between local/domain/workgroup. Only one user "Administrator" and I do know that the password is empty.From the above you can se that I'm stuck.Starting up the machine shows only one user "Administrator", trying to log in here just tells me that the system can't find the "Domain "Computer.Normally you can press options to get a choice of local/domain but this is not the case.Hope for some help!!

Answer:Can't login as local user ..... Domain Computer not found

It should not have changed to a domain computer. Can't even being to think how that happened by accident. Usually someone does it.You should still be able to log on as a local admin user in safe mode. Try that maybe.Hang up and live.

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Here are the steps I took. Please tell me if I should have done differently.

1. On the server end add the user and computer to the domain in advance.

2. Fresh install windows 10 and make the first username Admin.

3. Once at desktop rename PC to match PC name on domain i.e. Workstation001.

4. Add computer to mydomain.local and when asked for username and password I entered the credentials for the new user.

5. Restarted the PC and signed into mydomain\newuser without any problems.

However now when I try to access the original local Admin account by typing 'Workstation001\local Admin' as the username and then the password. It keeps saying password invalid.

So I logged back into the domain account and tried resetting the password to Admin and then tried signing in as admin again, still no luck.

Currently there are 2 accounts on the computer one of them is a local/domain account for newuser and the other is a local Admin account which I cannot access.

What kind of glitch is this? Should I have not joined the domain through the original Admin account and instead added a local user to the PC 'newuser' and then sign in as that user locally then add them to the domain through their own local account? I didn't think this was necessary.

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We've got several user accounts setup on XP Pro with Fast User Switching enabled. Is it possible for me to login to the computer via Remote Desktop while someone else is logged in locally, or vice versa? I don't see why it forces them to logout with Fast User Switching enabled... since programs run in the background anyways. Any way around this??
 

Answer:Possible to use Remote Desktop login AND local login at the same time??

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I should be grateful for any help.
At the moment I have a Local login and I am considering changing to a Microsoft login.
If I do, does this mean that when my PC starts from a boot, that instead of the pin that I use to login to my account on the PC, I will be asked to login with both my Microsoft account username and password?
If I make a mistake will I be locked out of my PC?
Thank you

Answer:How do Local and Microsoft login effect my PC's login from a boot.

brinuk said:

I should be grateful for any help.
At the moment I have a Local login and I am considering changing to a Microsoft login.
If I do, does this mean that when my PC starts from a boot, that instead of the pin that I use to login to my account on the PC, I will be asked to login with both my Microsoft account username and password?
If I make a mistake will I be locked out of my PC?
Thank you



Hey brinuk , welcome to tenforums.com !

When you switch to an MS Account, you may be given the opportunity to create a 4 digit PIN Code right away, if not, you can set it later.
(I'm not sure about preserving your old PIN)

The Login Screen will display your username and email and you have a choice of entering the PIN Code or your Password.

Numerous attempts at logging in will prompt you to reset your password.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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Sorry for the length of this post but I think it needs explaining.

I bought this laptop for a gift to my grandson about three years ago. Against my wishes, he has used it primarily to play high usage PC games. About 6 months ago it was hardly working anymore, viruses, malware, you name it.

I did a complete factory restore but he set it up to open with his hotmail user account on the "Lock Screen" in Windows 8.1, but he did give me his how hotmail email address and password so I can login. Well, within about two months later he had all the same issues back again and so he just quit using the laptop completely.

He gave it back to me and I cleaned everything up again (without doing a factory recovery) and also upgraded it from the original Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

Everything is working perfectly, it's very fast now and I love it.

Only issue I can see is if he (my grandson) deletes or changes his hotmail account I won't be able to login and also his emails are available for me to read (but I don't) and I don't use his email account. I use a webmail account of my own.

As I mentioned earlier, this laptop is running and set up perfectly for me with this one exception.

Without doing a complete factory recover, how can I chnage this laptop from requiring his (my grandsons) hotmail address and password to no login being required at all (as I am the only user now) or to run with a local account (as I believe it is referred to)?
 

Answer:How to change login from a hotmail account to a local login?

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Hi,
I am working on a laptop. Trying to get it to log on locally. It is trying to log into a server. How do I make it try to log into one of the local accts (not on a network)? Example: I want to log in with Administrator. What do I type before Administrator, so that it will know not to look for a network to log into?

Thanks!
Ox

Answer:Windows 7 Login Problems - Local vs Network Login

Hi-

Try this format "computer_name\user_name" ; eg. MARK\Administrator

Though settings such as group policy can change this and completely deny local access.

Regards,

Mark

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I recently changed my main Microsoft account login email and after doing so, all my 10 machines no longer show my name on the login screen (shows my email address twice) or in the Start menu (only shows the email address) and as you can see in the above screenshot, permissions no longer show as my login and email address.

Things I've done so far to try and correct it:
Change my account to local login, then back to my Microsoft login, which temporarily corrected it, but then after a few restarts, the info gets lost againManually added my name in Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users... this fixed it, but again, only until a restart
Has anyone else experienced something like this and no of a way to correct it (and make it stick)?

Answer:User account info lost after changing login email

Every time you log on to Windows 10 with Microsoft account, the system will connect to Microsoft's online server for synchronizing the name associated with your online email account. Log on to your Microsoft account via Sign in to your Microsoft account and check if your name is set up properly.

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I have a problem, I get to the Windows login that says to sign in but on the right there is not a user name it is just blank. Can anyone tell me what to do. This does this in Safe mode as well. I click ctrl. alt. del and a user login box comes up but still will not take password. This is a Windows XP Home SP2. Very strange. Thanks....

Answer:Can't login Windows XP Home Login page missing user names

This happened to me one time, I think it's a corrupt profile. I really don't remember how I solved it.

Do you use XP's System Restore? That would be my first idea.

Best suggestion that I can think of is to run chkdsk /r or the equivalent and see if that helps.

Louis

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Hi Guys,
I've recently got an issue with loading profile settings after probably deleting one of the Admin profiles on Windows 10 Home.

I can't load:
1. The most important: Built-in Adminstrator profile: Error: " Location/Path C:/Windows/sytem32/config/systemprofile/Desktop" is unavailable. I got only empty black screen, bottom-left-hand corner windows icon doesn't show up the menu - is irresponsive. I can't do anything - eveng craetimng new folders. Only Some software work , namely BitDefender Total Security, NVidia, Intel etc

2. Fortunetely, I'ev got another Admin account which works fine. I can create new users/profiles but I get this error anytime I enter the user's profile:" a User log in failed. User's profile files cannot be loaded.

I've found the path in regestry:
It confirms that only one with thwe right path to my profile works fine. Others don't have a correct path.

See the print screen below:

I hope I won't have to format disc and totally reinstall Windows. Thank you for you help.

Answer:Login ERROR: User login failed. Profile cannot be loaded/started.

3 first entries seem to be broken or proper entries of the profiles I have (2 more - one local and one connected to a Microsoft acount)
The kast one .....-21-.... is fine and working (admin account)

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My client used their computer on 11/9 and upon returning to office 3 days later (computer had been left on, I think), the ususal username login took them to a brand new desktop with no files in the user folders. It's as if a new user had been created without their knowledge.

I am remotely accessing their machine to solve the issue and am stumped. Trying to do research and as much solving as possible remotely before actually going to client's home to fix things.

I see 3 folders under Users folder, BEARMAIN-PC is the network name for their computer, Bear is the username:
TEMP.BEARMAIN-PC modified date 11/12/15bear.BEARMAIN-PC modified date 10/26/15bear modified date 10/13/15

It appears that upon windows login to the only defined user called "Bear" on login screen, I am using the TEMP.client-PC folder of user files.

"bear.BEARMAIN-PC" has the most recently worked on files, with most recent edit date of 11/9/15, and the
"bear" folders have dates of 10/26/15.

I have no idea what happened here in clients absence (left town on 10th), the only thing that might've been running is Carbonite backups to a locally attached external drive, Dropbox, and my remote access program. In effect, I have a duplicate of everything on hard drive filling it up to all but 5GB, though the "bear.BEARMAIN-PC" is a larger size and more current file dates so I'll assume that's the one I want to keep.

This temp login does not hav... Read more

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Hi Guys,
I've recently got an issue with loading profile settings after probably deleting one of the Admin profiles on Windows 10 Home.

I can't load:
1. The most important: Built-in Adminstrator profile: Error: " Location/Path C:/Windows/sytem32/config/systemprofile/Desktop" is unavailable. I got only empty black screen, bottom-left-hand corner windows icon doesn't show up the menu - is irresponsive. I can't do anything - eveng craetimng new folders. Only Some software work , namely BitDefender Total Security, NVidia, Intel etc

2. Fortunetely, I'ev got another Admin account which works fine. I can create new users/profiles but I get this error anytime I enter the user's profile:" a User log in failed. User's profile files cannot be loaded.

I've found the path in regestry:
It confirms that only one with thwe right path to my profile works fine. Others don't have a correct path.

See the print screen below:

I hope I won't have to format disc and totally reinstall Windows. Thank you for you help.

Answer:Login ERROR: User login failed. Profile cannot be loaded/started.

3 first entries seem to be broken or proper entries of the profiles I have (2 more - one local and one connected to a Microsoft acount)
The kast one .....-21-.... is fine and working (admin account)

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Hi

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

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

Im running Windows embedded standard 7

Best regards
Alexander

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

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

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hello people of 7forums
i saw this login mod on deviantart link
i wanted to try it but the thing is i can't replace the original
i have took ownership of the authui.dll file.
when i renamed it to authui_original.dll and i paste the new file it doesn't paste there.
and when i try to renamed the original file back, it doesn't either.
i am just curious why i does that.

windows 7 64bit 7600
i have not done any mods to my login yet. neither the background change

Answer:Help| changing login screen look

maybe this will help:

Log On Screen - Change

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Friend of family had a stroke, can't remember user password. It happens. I'm an old ex network admin, so pretty savy here yet Totally stumped, short of spending money to buy something. Here is what I've tried to do to get to the command prompt, so I can run net user to enable the administrator login, which is defaulted as disabled on 7. Of course she never made up any backup image disks or anything, duh.......who does?

1. On boot up, pressed F8 to get to command prompt with safe mode. That works, when selected option given here, still boots up to the user name login. So I can't get to the command prompt. Tried the other safe mode options, with same result. Toshiba also has a F12 boot option, same result.

2. Started windows, when it was loading, I shut it down with Power On button, restarted, repair mode to get to command prompt, cancelling the repair when it starts, but can't get to command prompt this way either.

3. Tried my Windows 7 disk, but still loads and comes up to user login, so I can't enable the administrator option.

4. I think she has this locked down pretty good, nothing in the BIOS to secure the user access.

I have a bootable Flash drive, but it will not work on this Toshiba Satelite laptop, will not boot as there is no option in BIOS to enable it. I tried with a bootable CD disk, and it boots up, but I still go to the user login like above.

Would like to help her out, I doubt she'll be working again, and is only in her late 50's. Doing t... Read more

Answer:windows 7 Login Cannot get to past User login

On the bottom lefts of the login screen click on a blue button with a spiral inside, it should open the cmd.
Run this command:


Code:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\sethc.exe" /v Debugger /t
REG_SZ /d "C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe"
Hit enter and wait then run this command:

Code:
net user [user_name] [new_password]
[user_name] is your Username and [new_password] is the password you will use to login

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

Guest is disabled.

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

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

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

any help?

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

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

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Hello,
Im having trouble configuring the welcome or login screen in the Win10 OS. I have 2 local users, one with password. When i boot the OS, Windows automatically logs into the last logged user. I dont want that. I want to choose between user1 or user2.

Setting password for each user is NOT an option
The console tool userpasswords2 (start>run>control userpasswords2) doest not affect the system.

PC Specs:
Motherboard Gygabite P43T-ES3G
CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q8400
RAM: 8GB
VGA : MSI 570GTX (1280mb, 384bit)
SSD: A-DATA (the windows is on it0
HDD: Seagate 1000GB

Answer:2 Local users on 1 machine, login screen trouble

Hello Boolz, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You should be able to also use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to have Windows 10 always show all users on the sign in screen.

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

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I set up a new tablet with windows 10 and began with a Local account so I could choose my user name. Then I signed in with my MS account to sync settings.

When I start the tablet the login screen asks for my pin. I want to be able to automatically login without entering a pin or password. To do that I use netplwiz and uncheck the option to require a password for login. So far so good.

But when the tablet restarts I am presented with a login screen that now shows two accounts, my MS account and what appears to be a local account but with the same name. If I then reverse the process and enable the "require a password" option in netplwiz there is only one account shown on the login screen but then I have to use a pin or password.

How do I remove that second local account on the login screen and then login automatically? There is only one account listed in the user account settings page.

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I set up a new tablet with windows 10 and began with a Local account so I could choose my user name. Then I signed in with my MS account to sync settings.

When I start the tablet the login screen asks for my pin. I want to be able to automatically login without entering a pin or password. To do that I use netplwiz and uncheck the option to require a password for login. So far so good.

But when the tablet restarts I am presented with a login screen that now shows two accounts, my MS account and what appears to be a local account but with the same name. If I then reverse the process and enable the "require a password" option in netplwiz there is only one account shown on the login screen but then I have to use a pin or password.

How do I remove that second local account on the login screen and then login automatically? There is only one account listed in the user account settings page.

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First time posting in this forum, please forgive me if this question has been asked and answered.
I have searched the net in vain for an answer, and I hope someone here can help.

I am running Windows 7 Ultra on several PC's in the house.
I also have a Windows 2003 Domain Controllers that these PCs belong to.
One of those PCs, is in my home office and is shared with 3 local users and one local administrator on that PC.
I need to find a solution where all of the local users and local administrator are displayed on the logon screen.

I read somewhere that if a PC belongs on a domain, the welcome screen is not shown, the login screen is shown instead.
Typically, without a domain, the welcome screen shows all the local users.
If a computer belongs to the domain, the logon screen can only show the last user or other user.
This PC is shared and I don't want to burden my wife and kids to type the DomainName\UserName or .\UserName when they try to login.
Most likely they would forget to do this and login to the domain (which I am trying to avoid).

I would really appreciate it if someone in this community would help me achieve this task.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Need to display local users in the login screen on a domain PC

Nothing huh???

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Hey guys I was wondering will changing the login background screen do any damage? As I read a thread about a guy who did it and his PC crapped itself. So is it okay to change it? Same applies with the boot thingy. The 4 coloured dots coming together.

Answer:Changing The Login Screen Background.

Absolutely no problem. There are a lot of free applications that can change your logon screen with a few mouse clicks.

Here's my current:

It shows my normal user accounts (Admin & Kari, both in English) plus additional three accounts in languages I sometimes need (Finnish, Swedish and German, respective languages by Windows 7 language packs). Logon screen changed using LogonStudio.

Kari

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hi,

i don't know how i managed it but i changed the way windows lets me log on to my computer..i've attached two images, screen1 is how it used to be, screen2 is how it looks now..thanks for any help in advance!
 

Answer:changing windows login screen

I had a similar problem, but with Shut Down. It occurred after an Windows Update. Bill likes to mess around because he knows what's best for us.

I live with it because I don't want to uninstall all the updates one at a time to revert to the original.
 

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I'm using Windows XP SP2
I did this years ago, but when SP appears, I haven't change it because compatibility problem

So any of you doing this?
If so, do you use additional software that can do both? what I did was just changing the ntoskrnl.exe for boot screen, I never try the login screen one

I take a look at themexp.org / wincustomize.com & some of them said about it's compatible with SP1 (probably also with SP2) or using other software, I did use StyleXP but it doesn't really work the last time I tried (years ago though), I also used DesktopX, but it's too much coding with that

So any suggestion for a software that can change both login & boot screen? (& if it's possible, the theme also )

Thanks

Answer:Any Of You Changing Your Login/boot Screen ?

The first site you recommend, Themexp.org, is considered a RED site by MacAfee SiteAdvisor. It should be avoided. Details of Themexp.orgThe second site reports to be GREEN by SiteAdvisor.

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I've seen some windows XP installations use an old school, 95-esque login dialogue. The one I have, however, uses the (default, presumably) blue screen with user icons. Is there a way for me to change this? I'd prefer it if my computer booted into XP with my username in the user field and the cursor in the password field for me to enter my password and hit enter to log in.
 

Answer:Solved: Changing XP's Login Screen

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Hello, not sure if this is the right section, but it does involve some security. This computer is a family computer, mine actually, but used by the family, and one of the members always takes off the option in screen savers to display login upon resume. is there any way to block this, besides creating a new user. from being changed?

Answer:Prevent changing login screen

Originally Posted by Squallboogie


Hello, not sure if this is the right section, but it does involve some security. This computer is a family computer, mine actually, but used by the family, and one of the members always takes off the option in screen savers to display login upon resume. is there any way to block this, besides creating a new user. from being changed?



Hi,

The user is not able to change this option which is located in power options unless he/she is an administrator. Simply make them a standard user. Hope this helps.

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Hi, I would like to change the picture that is shown after the computer starts or after a user logs out; the one you click on to get to the list of users and log in. I have two accounts on the computer, and in both of them I changed the "Lock Screen" picture to be the stock picture of the piano. When the computer first boots up it shows the piano and I log in, but if I sign out of the account to switch users the picture that is used in the splash screen reverts to the drawing of Seattle. How can I get it to permanently use the piano or for that matter any other picture besides the Seattle one when switching users?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Changing login screen background

Hello MathGuy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

In Windows 8 there is two "Lock" screens available. One used that is set by a user when they are signed in. The other is the default image used when there are no users signed in.

The only problem is that only Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, or Windows Server 2012 are able to change the default Lock screen background for when there are no users signed in.

(Set by user)
Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

(Default when no users signed in)
Lock Screen Background Image - Set Default in Windows 8

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Hello friends, I recently got the Gnome desktop environment on the Ubuntu Software Center, and I used the gdm and startx command as said by another forum site. Nothing wrong, they said to logout, tried to login again, goes to a black screen and sends me back to the Ubuntu login screen. Tried again, same result, panicked. Looked up video tutorial on how to fix it, they said to access the control panel via ctrl-alt-f1 or f2, went to a black screen, no text at all, computer runs fine, no crashing. Is there a special way to access the terminal in a System76 computer, I really don't know very confusing? Is there a way to login with the guest session? I use Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf on my laptop. What causes this, I read on Ubuntu forums it's driver issues with Ubuntu and Nvidia, but I have my suspections with the Gnome desktop environment.
 

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Hello,

is it possible to change the font-color of the username in the login-screen?
Maybe changing the font and fontsize too?

Thanks.

Answer:Changing font color of the login-screen

TheGerMan said:

Hello,

is it possible to change the font-color of the username in the login-screen?
Maybe changing the font and fontsize too?

Thanks.



Hi GerMan,

Font color: High Contrast Theme,
Font size: raise the DPI in Display Settings,
Font look: not that I'm aware of!

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Hi. This isn't a problem per se, but I'm curious to know if it's possible to change the login screen mouse cursor. It's just the boring plain white arrow. There's probably a registry setting for it but I don't know where. A google search turned up nothing useful. It seems it's not something that interests many others. I'm running W7 Home Premium. Thanks for reading.

Answer:Changing mouse cursors on login screen

There are loads of different choices in Win7 - Control Panel>Mouse>Pointers ...

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You can change the lock/boot screen on Win7 by adding the following key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background

Add a DWord value to that key of OEMBackground = 1.

Finally, create a JPG < 250k of the correct size for your default resolution named backgroundDefault.jpg and place it in:

C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\Backgrounds

Now when you lock or boot you will have a customized image.

Have not tried it my self but saw it somewhere, i dont know if this has been posted but im sure a lot of people would be interested.

Answer:changing image of password/ login screen

Tutorial here - Log On Screen - Change

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Hello,

is it possible to change the font-color of the username in the login-screen?
Maybe changing the font and fontsize too?

Thanks.

Answer:Changing font color of the login-screen

Originally Posted by TheGerMan


Hello,

is it possible to change the font-color of the username in the login-screen?
Maybe changing the font and fontsize too?

Thanks.



Hi GerMan,

Font color: High Contrast Theme,
Font size: raise the DPI in Display Settings,
Font look: not that I'm aware of!

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I have my screen resolution set to 1920x1200, native is set to this, nvidia control panel confirms it, yet every time I restart after a shutdown or an update, my screen resets to some random low resolution such as 1020x768 or 800x600 (the worst of the 2, it set the colors all funky). Every time after it does this, I have to go back and change the resolution back, and move all of my icons back to their places. I have tried everything to get rid of this problem, even such as to change the registry defaults for resolution. I have base video off, and all other solutions people seem to have do not work. I have had lots of experiences with computers, but this one has stumped me. If I missed a default or it is one of those things that just is so obvious that you overlook it, please post.

Answer:Resolution changing at login screen after boot

Hi scott

Go to this link and update all your drivers then reboot: Gateway Support - Drivers, Software and Firmware Updates

If the problem still exists then click on the vista start orb. In the search bar type Task Scheduler and hit enter. Next click on task scheduler library - microsoft - windows - mobile pc -TMM - then on the right side set it to disable. The reboot your pc.

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Hi,
I've been searching through the forum's tutorials and all through Google to find out how to change the size of the user picture in the login screen. I don't have a password set to my account and I am currently the only one with an account on the computer, so the picture is very small on my 22" 1680*1050 monitor.

Thanks in advance

Answer:User Pic in Login Screen

Hello Spd2Last,

Sorry, but there is no option in Vista to allow you to change the size of the user logon display picture.

You can change the logon background image if you wanted to do that instead.

Logon screen - Change

hope this helps some,
Shawn

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I have a Dell laptop that I have tried many times to password but it sort of doesn't work.

The laptop has Windows XP Professional on it, Version 2002 with Service pack 2.

My husband bought it from a buddy at work who's wife wanted a laptop, but then decided she didn't like it. She didn't delete her account so it's still under her name.

I have set up a user account in my name on it and passworded it. When I reboot the laptop, it goes straight into "her" account. I want the screen where it gives me the User names so you have to type my password in order to even access the laptop. It always totally bypasses that screen.

I tried setting up a dummy account and turned on the Guest account and rebooted the laptop. I STILL don't get the User login screen.

I really want this to work because for 1. the laptop is being used only for backing up personal family pictures and I'd really rather be able to password my children out of it and 2. when I go to my girlfriends' house, her mother seems to think she can just help herself to my laptop whenever she feels like it. I'd logged off - it's the only way to get the User login screen - but somehow she managed to bypass it. I KNOW the only way around it is to reboot the laptop, but she swears up and down she just opened the lid and the account was open.

Can someone help me figure out how to get the User login screen on Startup? Please?

Thanks!!
 

Answer:No User login screen

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windows vista home premium
dell inspiron 1525
avast free version

i got home from running some errands to a blank screen with a working cursor....it's not a bsod

my daughter's boyfriend is real apologetic, said he downloaded a game ....then extracted it onto my desktop....tried the .exe file and nothing happened, so he tried the readme file

got a "notepad is not working" message and clicked on the "find a solution the web" link

got a "firefox is not working" message

at this point he panicked, i guess, and deleted the game folder and the zipped.rar file and shut down.

rebooted, entered the computer password (yes my daughter knows it), and everything seemed fine, 'cept he never got to the windows icon that precedes the user login prompt....it's just sittin on the dark screen with the working cursor....no harddrive activity whatsoever (near as i can tell, anyway)

so i shut down and booted into safe mode, and i see a lot of error messages in the event log surrounding this game. windows security/firewall is turned off and won't turn (i don't know if this normal for safe mode or not.....pretty much a technodope) tried a system restore to a time early this morning when i downloaded some updates, and rebooted....no difference

i logged in in safe mode again and changed to boot settings to safe mode with diagnostics (thinking that might help....remember, technodope).....booting up that was leaves me at the same screen a... Read more

Answer:no user login screen

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Question: User login Screen

Whenever i get to my login screen on my computer, it is in the crappy windows 98 look, with basic name and password. when i try to go to user accounts to change, my virus scan pops up and says that mshta.exe is running suspiciously, and then no matter what i do(ignore or find out more info) about the virus, an error msg comes up saying that client services for Netware are blocking something, and that i have to uninstall it. I cant find client services or netware anywhere. Plz help. Thanks
 

Answer:User login Screen

Go to "Control Panel"--"User Accounts"--"change the way user log on or off"

select "Use the welcome screen" ,and apply options
 

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About a month ago, I made a repair install on my family's Dell desktop computer. Everything turned out to be fine except a minor difference. A couple minutes after using it and logging off, the background, where the row(s) of accounts are after booting, switched from a light blue color(with a tiny bird) screen to a dark blue one (w/o the bird).



Was this supposed to happen?

Is there any way to switch the background back to what I assume is the default with the tiny bird?

Answer:Changing Welcome/Login Screen Background Back To Default

Welcome to Seven Forums mysterygurgle. If it was default, running the System File Checker should restore it.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

See if this is the image:

It should be located in C:\windows\System32\oobe\background.bmp

You can also change it yourself

Log On Screen - Change

A Guy

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How can I change the windows 8.1 login screen (that comes with a password) and replace it with any image? I'm not talking about the LOCK screen. I searched a lot , some websites told me to edit the group policy and add a custom image here

C:\Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds
But this method did not work. What should I do? I don't need any third party paid software. I require a free method.

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Odd issue, been playing with computers since the 90s and never seen this happen. All of a sudden like my keyboard and sometimes my mouse are unresponsive at the windows 7 login screen. Sometimes the mouse works, sometimes it doesnt. If it doesnt work initially on power up it has worked every time so far after a reboot. Keyboard works just fine in the bios and just fine in windows after i use the onscreen keyboard to log in if the mouse is working but no response on the login screen. Capslock/numluck and any other button that should activate or change lights on the keyboard have zero effect when the keyboard is unresponsive.

Anyone ever seen anything like this? Ive just recently formatted/reinstalled a couple times without issue. Have been playing around with some virtual machine and vpn programs. Using avast antivirus this time around, used avg before, nothing else should really be different. Ive formatted hundreds of times and never seen this, pretty sure hardware is not the cause as it works fine before/after login screen. No strange new software that I can think of other than a vpn software program which ive only used in a virtual machine environment. Unless I somehow got a virus or malware that avast and malwarebytes cant detect Im kinda stumped, cant seem to figure this one out on my own, any thoughts? I spose the easy answer is just format again but I hate having a problem I cant solve.

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My daughter has a Toshiba Microsoft windows 7. She tried creating a guest user login in, when she tried to toggle between the admin log in and the guest all it would show is the guest. She went in and disabled the guest login now she does not have either option. How do I fix this?
 

Answer:disappearing user login screen

Sounds like she disabled the Admin account.

You might try and boot into the safe mode, and see if you can get into the Control Panel and re enable the accounts.

Windows 7 has a "Guest" account, but a account can not be made to be a guest. The only type that there is, is Administrator and Standard.

The system spec would be helpful.
 

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hi guys, just wondering if someone can help me with this. im running windows xp pro. I leave my computer running sometimes with downloads and stuff, but the problem is instead of sticking with a screensaver, after awhile it goes to the user login screen (where it displays your username and icon). Is there anyway to stop this? its annnoying because it closes some of my downloads down. Cheers in advanceAdd

Answer:user login screen issue

Duplicate.

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Hi all,

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

Can anyone shed some light here?

Thank you very much!

Regards,
-R

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I've been running Windows XP (SP3) for years. Went back to school, and I'm taking Japanese. When I installed/activated the Japanese fonts, it asked me to restart the computer. I did so, and now, where previously I would go directly to the desktop, I am taken to the User Login screen. When I click on my name, it moves for a moment, and says that it's loading my preferences. Then, the icon snaps back to its original spot, and does nothing. If I click it again, the exact same thing happens.

If I try to login in safe mode, it does the same thing, except I also get the administrator login icon. Anyone have any idea why this is doing this and/or if there's anything I can do short of reinstalling that will help? In looking around the internet, I have found two instances where someone has had this same problem, but no luck on solutions.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Stuck at User Login screen

When you log into the administrator account, does the same thing happen?

Also, do you have any of the following:
-Windows XP CD
-Recovery CD
-Recovery Partition
 

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I have my user account which is connected with ms account which shows my email along with my user name on login screen. I made one more admin account without ms account and made it a default user with password. Now on login screen on left side both my accounts show up. Is there way to hide my original account from this login screen because I do not want anyone sitting with me could know my email as this account shows my email along with user name.

Answer:Hide other user name from login screen

Hello Sam,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to set Windows to not display user names on the sign in screen. This will force all users to have to enter both their user name and password at sign in.

Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10

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Hi All,

I logged into a computer as an administrator to install an application client, citrix client, on a users computer. The installation went successfully and worked fine on the administrator account, however, when the user try to login in to the computer the computer goes black screen after welcome message and stay black until it gets shutdown manually. Nothing works in this state of black screen, ctrl+alt+del etc doesn't work, although the mouse cursor is visible and movable - thats it.

Technicals;

1. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit OEM / HP probook.
2. The user has administrator privilieges.
3. The user can login in safe mode, but a restore to a previous restore point didn't work.
4. sfc /scannow completes without any errors.
5. Windows update doesn't work in users safe mode with network. Shouldn't it supposed to be working?
6. Tried Prevx fix for black screen / explorer not running.
7. User is on company AD domain so i need the user account to be working again.
8. Disabling all startup programs doesn't help.
9. Administrator account works fine with normal login / drivers loaded etc.

Any suggestions on how to either fix the problem or get the user account to work again?

Thank you!

Nicolai

Answer:User get black screen when trying to login

Hello Nicolai, welcome to SF!

A question, as I don't know how you AD is setup...
Would it be possible for you to save the users local data if any, and completely re-create that user on the pc?
That might be easier than finding a UAC / AD authorization issue

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I have my user account which is connected with ms account which shows my email along with my user name on login screen. I made one more admin account without ms account and made it a default user with password. Now on login screen on left side both my accounts show up. Is there way to hide my original account from this login screen because I do not want anyone sitting with me could know my email as this account shows my email along with user name.

Answer:Hide other user name from login screen

Hello Sam,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to set Windows to not display user names on the sign in screen. This will force all users to have to enter both their user name and password at sign in.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...dows-10-a.html

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Hey sorry if i posted this in the wrong section but this one looked like the right one. Recently i had a trojan that totaly screwed up my computer, it would play sound clips at random moments and everytime i googled something it would take me to phishing sites. So i downloaded trojan remover and ran that, it got rid of something for me but it stopped, and asked me what to do to userinit.exe. It said that file is suspecous, so i choose it recommended advice and just renamed it. The trojan didnt go away so i ran it again in safe mode, and this time with trojan remover i clicked delete. I then realized it was a system32 file, and now i cant log in, it takes me to the user select screen, i pick any user and then he screen goes black and a window pops up saying an unathorized change has been made to windows, learn more online or close. So now i dont know what to do.

P.S. Now it doesnt let me go to safe mode, i dont have that option anymore


What i tried so far:
Put in vista cd, boot from optical drive, and tried to run system restore and i keep on getting catastrphical errortried scanning the file in the command promptNow im downloading ubuntu and gonna boot from that disk, and while im in ubuntu im gonna try to copy the userinit.exe file from my fash he hard drive. Thats my last attempt.


So basicly i am asking how to resolve my issue with the not being allowed to log in. I really would not like to reinstall vista but it looks like a possibility now.

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Answer:Cant Login When get to User select screen

Well since i didn't get any replies i've decided to reinstall windows. My last attempt was using unubuntu trying to cope a friends userinit.exe file into my system32 file. But no such luck. I'am starting to think that the problem was not with userinit.exe W/e just wanted to let you guys know.


~Atomic

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At the login screen there administrator and user1 . I want only user1 to appear. And when i want to log into administrator i would click switch and the administrator login would appear. Is this possible or does administrator is always display. And no i don't want to delete the administrator account. Thanks.

Answer:Displaying only 1 user at the login screen.

There is a method in the group policy editor to revert the logon to the old system whereby you have to press CTRL-ALT-DEL to bring up the log in box but I am unaware of an option to hide a user

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Alright, I don't know a lot about computers. I probably definitely shouldn't own one seeing as our last one crashed because I accepted an IM from a friend that they didn't actually send...

Anyway, my problem now on a diff. computer is that I cannot login.

I've searched the web countless times for an answer to this and other people that have had this problem always say the screen is stuck on the welcome page where it says 'click on user name'

Mine however doesn't even say that. It just has the Windows Icon that says Windows xp in the middle of the blue screen.

I think what caused this is that I got the virus 'XP Antispyware 2009' and when I went on forums like these to find solutions I went into regedit and might have deleted some stuff I shouldn't have. Then I couldn't open IE, everytime I clicked on the desktop icon it gave me a shortcut icon instead.

Eventually I shut it down and when I turn it back on there is no option for logging in. I tried rebooting in Safe Mode and I tried rebooting to when it was last running properly or whatever that option is - both don't work.

To make matters worse I can't find the XP Windows CD.

Is there any hope for me at all? Please and thank you. :/

Answer:User Login Screen Gone - Please, I'm desperate :/

Your could try pressing Control, Alt, and Delete twice at that blue screen and see if that helps.

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I've had several issues after installing my Windows 8.1 64 bit.... I tried installing my motherboard drivers shortly after upgrading my Windows OS and lost connection to the internet. I tried reinstalling the drivers and got stuck in this infinite loop of the BIOS... then I got stuck in an infinite loop of reinstalling/refreshing my PC from the Windows install disk... I finally was able to go into Regedit and delete a bunch of things and now finally I am able to get to the login user screen but my original login doesn't appear. I don't know how to login ... my original user name and password doesn't work.... i need help

Answer:Other user login Windows 8.1 - Cannot login

nevermind... i reinstalled windows 8.1 and started from scratch... this is a nightmare

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Answer:Changing the Windows 7 Login Screen to an image larger than 256kb?

Sorry, but no. The size must be under 256KB.

You could use Paint, or some other image program, to resize the image to make it smaller to reduce it's size though.

Log On Screen - Change

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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I had recently purchased a new laptop from Lenovo, and had decided to change a few setting on the Windows 8.1 host file. After the changes, I flushed my DNS settings, turned off my network settings and rebooted my computer.

To my surprise, as I login Windows 8.1, it keeps reseting to the password screen over and over again.

I do not know what to do from here, as I cannot even log-in to change my settings, or even boot my system in safe mode.

Please help!

Thank you

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I can't get to the OS to run anything. When I log in, it goes blank (eggshell color). When I Ctrl+Alt+Del and tell it to shut down I see the desktop just before it logs off. When I try going into safe mode it restarts after login. This is on an Emachines ET1331G-07 4gig ram Win 7 64bit, off the network.
 
Wado,
Fred

Answer:Win 7 Screen goes eggshell after login, safe mode restarts after login

When did problem begin?
 
Any indications that system was/is infected...prior to your post here?
 
Any changes to system made prior to problems?
 
Louis

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This has never happened before. When I turn on the computer, the two accounts show up (both administrator) but whenever I click either of them, the screen just shows the Windows 7 login screen for a while without any text then sends me back to the account selection. This happens when I select either of the accounts, one of them also has a password but that doesn't show up either.

PLEASE HELP.
(also don't know a lot about computers ;-; )

EDIT : When I turned on the computer, it went through updates where it says Starting Windows with the Windows logo. Maybe this helps.

Answer:Can't login to Windows 7. Sends me back to login screen every time.

Same thing happened to me since the update yesterday.

( just to clarify Is this the same problem ? I posted a video Windows Error - YouTube )

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Since the last windows 10 builds, my loggin screen would freeze where it shows the time, i can move my mouse around but cant click anything or use the keyboard, or when i log in it would go to a blackscreen but still see the mouse. It would be there for 10 minutes then load my deskstop.

This have never happened the first time i installed windows 10

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running windows 10 version 1607,anyways windows did its regular update thing and when it was done now i cant login. i enter my password and its welcome and then just goes right back to the lock screen. please help. cant find anything relevant online so far. sony vaio pc.

Answer:cant login after recent windows update, stuck at login screen

Hi ! Did you create a system repair CD or a system recovery drive?? Here are the ways that you can recover. My first choice would be to restore to a time before the update with a restore point! Read this by HTG! How to Create and Use a Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc in Windows 8 or 10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...covery-options
PS! Using a Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc
A recovery drive will normally not be necessary. If your computer fails to boot several times, Windows 8 or 10 will automatically bring up the advanced startup options, which allows you to troubleshoot and fix it.
If Windows can?t even bring up these tools, you?ll need the recovery drive, system repair disc, or a Windows 8 or 10 installation disc. Insert the recovery media into your computer and restart. Your computer should boot from the recovery media automatically. (If it doesn?t, you may need to change its boot order.)

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Hi, I just discovered a problem with vista. I recently installed an outstanding software known as TuneUp Utilities 2009, I then used it to customize my computer login screen, I made a modification such that on startup or when no one is logged (i.e. when the login screen is displayed), in case there has been no activity for 10 minutes, vista's built in bubble screensaver begins to run. Unfortunately, when I tested this modification out, I noticed a screensaver error stating that "direct3d 9.0 is required to run this screensaver and can't be found on your computer", so I logged in and tried running the screensaver again and it worked perfectly.
Why is it not working on the login screen but it works on the desktop screen? How do I confirm the version of direct x I have installed, because I recently made an update on my direct x, I tried updating it to 10.XXX and the same problem is still occurring. Please reply asap.

Answer:login error, screensaver can't run on login screen, Direct X 9.0 not recognized

Click the link in my signature and under STEP 2 download and install everything there, that should solve your problems.

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I have a X61t running Vista Business and sometimes want to log in while set as a slate.   I realized after a while that I have *never* made that work. I experimented more carefully watching my stylus taps and saw that the keyboard is not sending the right codes - or something like that - so I always get the message "Password incorrect". My password is nothing super elaborate or long. There is one numeral and the first character is shifted. Nothing in what I used to thjink of as high ASCII in the old days. As far as I know the tablet keyboard works fine in other apps. I have used it to fill in a form or two. Anyone have any thoughts? Jonathan





4276-37U -- W520. Keeping an X61t just in case.First laptop in my house was a luggable Osborne! Now that was a cool computer. (...for its time!)

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Ok, here's the background. My wife's pc (identical to my own, and running on Windows XP)was restarting at shutdown recently on it's own and I saw an error that said there was some kind of driver error. So, I uninstalled the nvidia drivers in hopes of installing the most recent ones. I don't know if this was the issue, but I was troubleshooting and I noticed that there was a recent driver update.

Well now I can't log on at all, because when I get to the windows login screen, the mouse and keyboard won't work. I see for an instance the cursor shows an hourglass, then nothing. I see the blinking cursor in the login field, but I can't type anything in there, and the mouse doesn't work.

So, I tried to do a system restore but it just sent me to the login screen, and no mouse or keyboard function persisted. When I tried to go into safe mode, it asked me what was the boot device I wanted to use (which after some searching I see is also an indicator of a problem, but I'm not sure what it means). I picked my HD and continued to do a restore to the last working config, and the same deal, can't login, no mouse or keyboard use at that sceen.

So, I tried going into safe and it shows both an administrator icon and my wife's user name, and I can't try either because again, the moust and keyboard aren't working here either!

I tried to boot with the windows xp disc in, even picked the boot source from the boot menu as floppy and again as the cd-rom. I read that doing so can sometim... Read more

Answer:I can't use the mouse or keyboard to login at the login screen, not in safe mode too

what type of mouse/keyboard, wireless, ps2, usb?

when it asks for password at repair console, just press enter.

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Hi, I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 with Windows 8 and was having an issue where videos were not playing and restarted my computer, left the room for a minute and came back to see it was updating. When the update completed I was able to log on, but there was only a black screen with a cursor. I tried restarting my computer and had the same result, and followed the first bit of advice in this thread (here) as the issue described was the same, and successfully opened the task manager to have the system boot in safe mode. However, when I restarted my computer it did not progress past the boot screen where I was greeted with nothing but a black screen. This has happened every time I have restarted and I am unable to access safe mode or log on normally, although I can reach the Advanced Startup Options screen.
Is there any way to fix this issue?

Answer:Black screen with cursor after login, then computer won't start up to login

F12 at reboot and run Dell Diagnostics

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

Answer:Windows user account login screen.

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

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

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I'm a Mac user and just got a laptop with XP from work. The XP setup asked me to supply a password as the Admin, which I did. Things well for a couple of days. Now when I come to the login (after restart) the dialog box says that it cannot recognize my password and to reenter in the Admin account window. Every time I attempt this I get a very LOUD BEEP - each time I click. I cannot enter anything into the password entry field and cannot select "Turn off computer" in the left bottom corner.

Can anyone help please????

Thanks!

D

Answer:Non-PC user: I can't log into XP - login screen beeps when clicked.

Was this computer part of a network domain at work? If so, you'll have to contact the network administrator to either reset or remove the password, which may have expired.

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Here's a pic of what I'm seeing at my login screen.

https://goo.gl/photos/WVjueypwyHM338MV7



But when I go to user account through netplwiz I see 5 accounts.

Administrator
Benjamin (myself)
Default Account
Guest
HomeGroupUser$

Which one do I delete to get rid of "Other User" in the login screen?

Answer:Two user options in login screen, need to remove one?

Another account is enabled. Use the Administrator tool that shows you enabled users in Computer Management.

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

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

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

OldGuy said:

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

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

Thanks for your help.



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

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

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

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


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

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

Thanks for your help.



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

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Here's a pic of what I'm seeing at my login screen.

https://goo.gl/photos/WVjueypwyHM338MV7



But when I go to user account through netplwiz I see 5 accounts.

Administrator
Benjamin (myself)
Default Account
Guest
HomeGroupUser$

Which one do I delete to get rid of "Other User" in the login screen?

Answer:Two user options in login screen, need to remove one?

Another account is enabled. Use the Administrator tool that shows you enabled users in Computer Management.

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I posted this question earlier but I fixed the problem. Now the answer to what I'm looking for is how can I stop avast from making a black screen popup. I used this tutorial-
How to solve Windows 8 black screen problem after login | Ask4pc
It didnt work. Anything else that will work?

Answer:Windows 8 Black screen after user login

I've seen something here

Windows 8 and Avast black screen problem with moveable cursor |SOLVED

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My new PC insists that I log in each time I start it up. My old one (also XP) didn't - and I recall doing something to avoid having to do this. Trouble is I can't recall what that something was! Can anyone help me out, please?Chas

Answer:Windows XP - Bypassing the user login screen

Just seen an earlier entry which covers this, Thanks

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Hi,
Is it possible to change the background of user login screen in windows 8.1.1 like the attached Photoshoped image??

Answer:How to customize Windows 8.1 user login screen

Hi TDas and welcome to Eight Forums,
Yes it is possible to customize it all you need to is to right click your taskbar at the desktop then click propreieties then go to "Navigation" tab then check "Show my desktop background on start" Like this:

Now your Desktop background is applied in start and your log-in screen
Hope that helps.

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I'm using Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2. I do not have windows backup/recovery enabled, so I unfortunately can not just restore a previous backup.

I am able to login as Safe Mode so I'd guess it's not a hardware issue.

My computer worked fine last night, i did not instal any new software/updates yesterday and I shut down my computer normally, then this issue came up when I turned my computer on this morning. My computer boots up fine until it gets to the Windows screen to choose which user to login as. Once I choose one it crashes within 1-2 seconds after I type my password and hit enter. It just says "Loading user data..." or whatever then crash.

At this point it was previously rebooting, but I logged in as Safe Mode and disabled the "reboot on crash" thing so that I get a blue screen instead. My blue screen says the usual stuff about "a problem was detected... blah blah" then:

"Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF82B55D5, 0xF820D788, 0x0000000)

*** Ntfs.sys - Address F82B55D5 base at F82B5000, DateStamp 4198e35b

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete."

One note about this blue screen, in the line "*** STOP: ..." the number 0xF820D788 is different everytime it crashes, otherwise the entry is the same

When I login with Safe Mode and check the Event Viewer (Control Panels --&gt; Administrative Tools --&gt; Computer Management), it has an entry ... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen immediately after user login

I can't find how to edit my post so...

Update: I did get it to boot in non-Safe Mode by first going into Safe Mode and loading msconfig.exe, and under the General tab unchecking every box.

I tried first by unchecking Process SYSTEM.INI File, Process WIN.INI File and Load Startup Items but leaving Load System Services checked and it was still crashing.

So something in the System Services is crashing on login :-/

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okay, so i finally removed this malware called double d but now i have a bigger problemmy login is fine, but another person (who owns cpu and uses it most often) gets a black screen with a white cursor upon logging in.This exchange of problems is horrible and I wish I never went about repairing it. I think this could have been due to combofixi also was unable to access the internet and backgrounds were changed following the usage of combofix (i was able to manually restore internet connection by simply adding in the default gateway which was blank)any help or insight would be greatly appreciated. Once again, login trouble is only for one user as I am using internet and typing this very message on my login for vista. i'll post the combofix log.ComboFix 09-08-10.06 - Josh 08/18/2009 17:04.1.2 - NTFSx86Running from: c:\users\Josh\Desktop\ComboFix.exeSP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *disabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46} * Created a new restore point * Resident AV is active.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-21-1400113804-1914402855-3429530994-500c:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-21-2152478756-3922319563-605102323-500c:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-21-3700753368-1022907414-2960024738-500c:\users\Robert McSparren\AppData\... Read more

Answer:Only 1 user with black screen with cursor upon login

Hello siennaimee,Please note the message text in blue at the top of the Am I infected? What do I do? forum.ComboFix logs should not to be posted outside the HijackThis forums and then only when requested by a HJT Team member. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic explaining the nature of your problem in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.Thank you for using BleepingComputer as your malware removal source.This topic is now closed. If you have any questions, please PM me or another Moderator.The BC Staff

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Alright, so this is somewhat of a trivial problem, but things like this just bug me. It bugs me even more that i cant figure out what to do.

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6...titled9mm1.jpg

When ever i log on, it says i have all these unread messeges, but im pretty sure its from one of my friends checking his email/getting on MSN messenger on my computer, since none of my emails have that many messeges, and when i sent myself an email, the total count went from 3087 to 3088, then i deleted that messege and it went back to 3087. Now i know this is related to MSN Messenger 7.5 since it has the email checking feature. Normally, there might be 1 or 2 unread messeges from my inbox, but they'll go away after i have read them. So im wondering if i get my friend to log onto his email and delete everything, will it go away? Would he have to do it on my computer or could he do it on his?

It just really bugs me that i see all those messeges there whenever i go to logon. So thank you for any help.

Answer:Xp Login/User Select Screen + MSN Messenger.

Hi there....

It would probably be easier in the long run to disable the feature. To do this please follow these instructions:

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
regedit
- Click OK
- Locate and right click the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail
- Select to create a new DWORD value and name it:
MessageExpiryDays
- Give it a value of 0
- If you expand the UnreadMail key, you will see the email accounts your PC is used to connect to. Highlighting them will reveal the account the 'unread mails' are attached to by reading the 'MessageCount' value...you can simply double click it and make it 0 if required
- Close regedit
- Reboot, problem should now be gone.

Let me know if that helps or not :-)

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

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

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OK, this has just recently started happening to my computer. Basically, after my computer goes on stand by, I get the user login screen thing where I have to click on the user profile. I am running XP and this has never happened before. I'm also the only user so it's quite annoying. Sometimes I have to wait for my LCD to refresh for like 30 seconds. Pretty insane. I have no spyware whatsoever on my PC. In fact, this only started happening after I installed the beta for Microsoft Antispyware. Ironic, eh? I had Lavasoft's Adaware installed as well...just wanted to compare which was better. I also have Norton Antivirus and Firewall installed.

Anyways, I uninstalled MS Antispyware thinking that was the culprit. Still, no go. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:how to disable 'wake up' user login screen?

I get this too, and just thought it was normal. I think I started getting it when I put a password on my user account, but I may be wrong on that.
 

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