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

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

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 >.>

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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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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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A PC has Windows 10 (version 1703, build 15063.726) installed on it. A person named Robert has a user account on it, named Robert. A person named Jennifer has a user account on it, named Jennifer. The user accounts Robert and Jennifer are "Standard" type accounts. There is a third user account, named Adm, and it's type is "Administrator".

The PC specs are: laptop, brand Asus, model X550CA, cpu Intel Celeron 1007U 1.50GHz, 8 GB RAM DDR3, 500 GB HDD 5200 RPM, 120 GB SSD.

Windows 10 default behavior, case 1 - the Robert and Jennifer user accounts are both password protected
Jennifer turns PC on.At the sign-in screen, the password field for the account Robert is shown.At the sign-in screen, Jennifer clicks on the account Jennifer in the lower left part of the sign-in screen, then types her password and presses Enter.Jennifer clicks on the "Start" button on the taskbar, clicks on the "Power" button, then clicks "Shut down".Robert turns PC on.At the sign-in screen, the password field for the account Jennifer is shown.Robert clicks on the account Robert in the lower left part of the sign-in screen, then types his password and presses Enter.

Windows 10 default behavior, case 2 - the Robert user account is password protected, the Jennifer user account is not password protected
Jennifer turns PC on.At the sign-in screen, the password field for the account Robert is shown.At the sign-in screen, Jennifer clicks on the account Jenn... Read more

Answer:force default user account to always be selected on sign-in screen

Originally Posted by Explorer9


Question 1

Is it possible for Robert to change Windows 10's default behavior, to the behavior described below?

Robert or Jennifer turns on the PC.At the sign-in screen, the password field for the Robert user account is shown, even if Jennifer was the last person to sign-in and then click on "Shut down" from the "Start" menu.

Question 2

If the answer to question 1 is yes, then what settings does Robert have to make, in order to get the behavior described at question 1?




Yes, or at least a close approximation. Set Robert to log in automatically, but do not give Robert's password when setting it up.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

It will say 'the name or password is incorrect' with an 'OK' button. Click OK and you go to the sign in screen with Robert's name and the password box.

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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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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.

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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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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Hi Everyone!

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

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

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

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

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Hi 7forum!

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

Tsuun

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

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

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

Answer:New user account not appearing on login screen

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Blue Screen after login to user account

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

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

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

does anyone know how to manage this annoying screen?

Answer:login screen phantom user account

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

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

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

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

Answer:Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Hello JolietTech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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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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When starting my PC the user account name from a deleted user account appears as the default login account.

This user account does not appear when looking at the manage user account screens as it was deleted by the account holder (the former owner of the PC).

How do I stop this deleted user account name appearing at login?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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hello guys i am the only user on my laptop i want the small pics to be liketo
+ also remove the blurry effect on the image on startmenu + also making it large ???????

Answer:increase the size of user account pic on login screen

I don't believe there is a supported way of doing this.

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Hello,

I have been having an issue with quite a few PC's that will show multiple of the same user accounts on the login screen for Windows 7 only. These laptops are joined to a domain and all belong to the Dell Latitude family. I have searched
the webs for information regarding this exact issue but most just point towards using Netplwiz to fix it, which is not the issue I'm trying to resolve.
 As my account is not verified I was unable to post the picture example.

I have a similar post on the Microsoft community as i believe that seeing the picture will make more sense then describing this. The Category is Windows > Windows 7 > Security, Privacy, & accounts > Accounts
Name of the Thread: Multiples of the Same User account is showing on login screen

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

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

The PC is on a workgroup. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:[SOLVED] Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Does pressing [Ctrl][Alt][Del] make it show up?

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The question is straight forward. I have one user account and one administrator account. Only the administrator account shows up on my login screen. I have my user account set up to automatically log in when my PC start's so it's not that big of a deal at the moment. I have windows XP home installed but I modified the registry so it thinks it's XP pro so I could run terminal services on it. When I connect to my PC with my iPod using RDP my user account is automatically logged out and there in lies the problem, I can't log back in without rebooting.

Is there any way to get my account to show back up in the login screen?

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Latest build new install on HP laptop. So far, my impression has been very positive. One small issue: On my login screen when booting, it defaults to "Other User". I have to switch it to my account and login. I have checked user accounts and cannot find the other account.
Is there a way to fix this issue?
Any help in resolving this annoyance will be greatly appreciated!
Bobby

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I am attempting to get my built in Administrator user account to show up on the login screen.

When I look at the properties, I do not see anywhere where I can assign a password to it. Nor, am I able to activate it to appear on the login screen. (Perhaps there is a different way altogether to login to it?)

The user account that I am using has administrator priviledges and shows up in the Administrators group along with Administrator. So, I think it should be the same thing as using the actual Administrator account.

However, when I try to grant permissions for users on another computer on the LAN, the Local Area Connection Properties box does not open up the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

And that is where I am stuck. I have no idea as to how to get into item and am wondering if I need to login to the Actual Administrator user account.

Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

Answer:Make user account Administrator appear on login screen

You can add Administrator to the Welcome screen using regedit. You would open regedit then navigate to this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>WindowsNT>Current Version>Winlogon>>Special Accounts>User Lists.

Create a new DWORD value and name it “Administrator“ (without the quotes). Then modify the DWORD value making it '''1".

Administrator will show on the Welcome screen after a reboot.
 

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To start off with, first of all I've got 3 computers: my Windows 10 laptop [which is relatively new], a W10 upgraded desktop, and an aging, slow Windows 7 laptop - which my parents are using.

To help my parents out I recently tried to create a new user account on my Windows 10 laptop. It 'takes longer than expected' to do it, but it's done and everything seems fine. All I do is install Firefox on it, and that's about it.

But when I turn it on again a login to my parents user accout, the screen's blank, and I can ctr+alt+del to get the Task Manager up, but that's it. Creating an explorer.exe doesn't work, and restarting the current explorer.exe does nothing.

I've tried Googling around for answers, but a lot of them doesn't seem to apply to my situation exactly.

Any help would be appreciated.

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When starting my PC the user account name from a deleted user account appears as the default login account.

This user account does not appear when looking at the manage user account screens as it was deleted by the account holder (the former owner of the PC).

How do I stop this deleted user account name appearing at login?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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Hi

My client has got three user accounts on her machine. Admin account, her normal account and another account.

When trying to log on using her regular account, on the screen where it shows the thumbnails and where you have the option to view the password hint, it changes back automatically to the normal standard login window with the Username as Aministrator listed in the field.

My client is running Windows XP with SP2 at least.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:XP changes to Admin account login screen when trying to log on as normal user

Install SP3 if it isn't already installed.
SP3 contains many fixes & patches which aren't available on their own.

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My pc sits where I walk by it everyday. My screen saver is a digital clock.
I walk by it today and it is sitting at the login screen with a new user Icon.
The icon is listed as "David" as the user. I don't know any David's nor have
ever had a David as a user on this pc. There is no David when I navigate to
C:/Windows/Users. Nor is there a user David in user profiles. I looked at the
System Security Log and have alot of Event ID #4625. I don't know if this mean
anything or not. What should I be looking for. Have I been Hacked?

Any Help Would be Appreciated

Answer:Mysterious User Account Icon on Login Screen - Have I been Hacked?

There would only be a folder structure for the account if there's been a log in. Right-click on Computer and select Manage, then select Local Users.... See if there's a David there, double-click on it and see what User Groups he's a member of. Especially if he's an admin it should be deleted asap.

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I have a domain setup at home, and after joining a PC to the domain and migrating profiles to the domain profiles, the login screen account list only shows one user (the last to login) and Other User.

I have already used the method in this thread:
Help with multiple users login screen!

The PC now goes straight to the list of users, however only the last domain user is shown. If I log into another and then log out of that, the user list now shows the new user and Other User, but not the previous. It's rather annoying for my wife and I to constantly have to type our domain user name just to login. I searched and didn't see anything about this. Any ideas?

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Hi,

When I log onto a windows 10 computer, log out, remote onto the computer with a different account and then log out, the login screen wont update the display name but it will update the user name.

I noticed this started with 1703 and have the same issue with 1709.

Any idea on how to get the Display name to update or to completely hide the remote users details and just show the original users login details?

This is an example of the login screen after doing the above process. Also seems to happen to some users that share a computer.

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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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Hello,

We began having network connectivity issues with our PC following a trojan/malware infection. I believe the main culprit was a "Virus Response Lab 2009". McAfee was in use but apparently not effective. After some wrangling using Malwarebytes, to clear some initial infections, and recently Kaspersky, I believe I have the system cleaned off (McAfee removed, also). However, we still have log in / network connectivity issues. Here are the current modes of operation:

--Try to use computer normally (XP Home, Normal mode, network cable plugged in): in this situation, I select one of our user accounts and the system hangs and gets no further in the log in process.

--Use the computer off the network (XP Home, Normal mode, network cable NOT plugged in): in this situation, when I select one of the user accounts the system boots up normally. All of the applications (word, excel, etc.) function normally. IF I then plug in the network cable and try to open internet explorer, the application hangs trying to establish a connection. I typically have to close it using task manager.

--Use the computer in Safe Mode with Networking (XP Home, Safe Mode with Networking, network cable plugged in): in this situation, I select the administrator user account and the system boots up normally, though in safe mode. We have internet connectivity, but all of the restrictions of safe mode, of course.

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Answer:System Hangs After User Account Is Selected

Log on as an administrator, go Start > Run and type: "cmd". In the window that appears type: "netsh winsock reset". When the program is finished, you will receive the message: "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog. You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset." Close the command box and reboot your computer.Go Start > Run > type: "cmd" In the window that appears type: "ipconfig /flushdns". Close the command box.Go Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. Right click on your default connection, usually Local Area Connection or Dial-up Connection if you are using Dial-up, and and choose Properties. Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item. Select the radio button that says "Obtain DNS servers automatically". Reboot. Warning: Some Internet Service Providers need specific DNS settings. You need to make sure that you know if such DNS settings are required before you make this change.

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Hi,
I have Windows 7 Home premium OS on my gateway laptop which has only one user account and on turning on laptop that user password gets entered Automatically which is unexpected and its very long. Then i have to hit enter which shows Wrong password message and then it allows me to enter my password, then entering this time my password windows get started.
one week before my PC got infected with few viruses and one of that was not letting me to type certain keys so I reinstalled windows 7 from scratch on my Gateway laptop with factory default settings to wipe out everything, Now I can use my Keyboard at full extent But on starting the PC still it.shows me that problem of unexpected password gets entered for user account and its very long to the limit of password length. I tried Norton antivirus & MalwareBytes premium trial versions, did full scan but it shows my system has no virus/malware. Please advise.

Answer:Virus that enters Windows user account password automatically

Hi welcome to 7F

sounds to me you might have a stuck key on keyboard.

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

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

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows user account is not auto login

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Hello

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

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

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

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

The bottom entry was

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


Any thoughts on what to do next?

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

Answer:Unknown User account at Windows login

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Please see this post:
TCP Flooding Attack

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

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

Any insights would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Answer:Windows 10 User account login issue...

RWard said:

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

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

Any insights would be appreciated.

Thank you,



Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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











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

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

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Ok, so I am having a strange problem. In my PC's admin account, when I attempt to switch users by:
Start Menu > (click user account)
The start menu disappears / rolls back down. I cannot switch users this way, but this only affects my admin account. What can I do to make it work like normal?

Answer:Start Menu Closes if User Account Selected

Update: In the course of using the computer today, I restarted, and came back into the admin account referenced above. Now it works, BUT, the start menu doesn't open (and the search bar doesn't either) on the computer' other user account. I had to Win-X to get out of that account.

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I recently added an admin user to my comp. and the problem is that now when i reboot i have to either select admin or myself. i do a lot of remoting to my comp when im away and if i need to reboot im gonna be stuck because the comp will not automatically reload my profile. If there is no way to do this, how can i delete a user from the comp. Ill just get rid of the admin user.
Thanks in advance,

VC
 

Answer:can windows automatically load a certain user without the screen to select a user

If I am understanding you correctly, I think this will help:

From an Administrator account, click Start, Run and enter CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2. Remove the check mark from Users must enter a username and password and click Apply. Follow the prompts.

See if that helps. Good luck!
 

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We have a new dell business computer (don't have model with me now, but its an optiplex with serial and ps2 ports in the back, purchased a few months ago with i5 processor + 8 gigs ram) and our hard drive went bad and dell replaced it. Then a little later we had an issue with our windows genuine activation saying its not genuine when we had windows 7 and it blocked the admin account on the sign in screen (only account). Meaning you can't do anything, there are no other options, no option to enter key code or make genuine or anything like that. 
So I reinstalled Windows 7 (Dell CD) + downloaded drivers (except sata drivers which it didn't show it needed in device manager and I was pushed to finish quickly) from dell  today, thought all was well. It showed genuine and activated, etc... 
Employee upgraded to windows 10. Guess what? The login screen when you turn on the computer has once again blocked the admin account which is the only account. What is going on and how do I fix it? This is ridiculous. I can't even login to try to fix it.

edit: forgot to mention that this computer was added to a domain at work, not sure if that makes a difference or not

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Hi,

All user's account's the my computer are disabled, and can't login to Windows 7.
How can i enable account and login to the Windows

Please help me.

Regards,

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my pc was frequently crushing and there was a message to say i could try changing the user account for the problem to stop. i did this and subsequently lost most of my files. i need to go back to my old files. how can i do this?

Answer:Recover lost files after changing Windows XP User account

Log off the user account you do not like, then log in to your old account. then go to control panel, USERS, and delete the account you do not want.

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

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

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

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

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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I have two accounts on my XP laptop. I have the Administrator account and a regular
User account. I had to do some administrative work with my User account so I logged
in as the Administrator, changed my User account to an Administrator account, went
and did my work.

I then logged back in as Administrator and tried to change my User account back to
a normal user account, but it wouldn't let me telling me that I have to have at least
1 Administrator account for me to be able to do this. I'm not sure why it's telling
me that because I still have my Administrator account.

I logged in as Administrator, then went into Control Panel, and then User Accounts.
Then I clicked on "Change An Account". Then I clicked on "User1". Then I clicked
on "Change My Account Type". But then on this page, the "Limited" radio button is
grayed out and I cannot change it, and above it, it says, "You must assign another
user on this computer with a computer administrator account before you can change
this user's account type. This ensures that there is always at least one user with
a computer administrator account on this computer."

Don't know why I'm getting this seeing as how I'm logged in as Administrator.

Answer:Problems Changing Administrator Account To Normal User Account?

Nevermind. I figured out how to fix it. Instead of going through Control Panel->User Accounts, I go to Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer Management, and I'm able to make the change through there. Not sure why one method works and the other doesn't, but it does!

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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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Hi sorry to be one of those guys whos first post is one asking for help but here I am, so I appreciate any and all help and hope one day I can reciprocate the favor I also havent seen this problem described anywhere else online and thought people may find it fascinating as well.

When logging into the Primary user with admin privaledges account the desktop no longer has files and icons it used to have, and the start menu no longer shows the list of dfault or frequently opened programs (some programs but not all are also missing from the start menu programs section) If I open my documents from the start menu it takes me to an empty folder (not even my music or my pictures default folders inside)

I also have restricted permissions and cannot change any of the folder view options (such as show hidden files and folders)

When examing the Documents and settings folder I found a new folder called "TEMP" inside are the standard user account folders (application data, local settings ,documents ,desktop, etc) these folders now contained whatever I put in the my documents folder or on the desktop. The actual user name being logged into still has its folder located in the documents and settings folder and still has its files and folders intact.

It seems that the login however now has these new TEMP folders associated with it and a scan of Malware bytes has revealed nothing more then an ask.com adware toolbar. (but I believe the virus may have been removed prior to me having ... Read more

Answer:Windows XP User account login redirected to empty set of documents and settings folders

Welcome aboard Let's see, if we can recover your missing features.Download and run UnHideThen....Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be... Read more

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Hi Guys,

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

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

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

Friday

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

Saturday

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

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

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

Hoping your best solution.

THanks.
 

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

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I am the only user on my PC. Very annoying to have to enter my password every time I turn it on!

Answer:How do I automatically bypass Windows 10 login screen?

In the search box on taskbar type "run" and choose the Run desktop app result
Type "control userpasswords2" > click "OK"
In the User Accounts settings panel select your admin account (highlight by clicking it) and uncheck "user must enter a password..."Your computer is now unsecured and anyone may access all your data by simply turning the machine on. Note that they can access files and also passwords saved in Control Panel > Credential Manager or in your Browser. This is not a recommended practice.
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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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... Read more

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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So, here is the situation, Win10 boots up fine, after entering the username password, the account automatically locks itself taking me back to the login screen. Just for clarification, is NOT that the account is locked in the sense of failed passwords. The correct password is entered, it looks as if it will load the desktop, but then it takes me back to the login screen. It acts as if Win+L was type after entering the password or something like that because I can see "Locking" just before the login screen appears again.
I have tried to boot into safe boot but the same thing happens there.
I was able to create another account and that one logs in fine. I even removed the password of the first account, but same behavior. If I try enough times, I can vaguely see what looks like Edge has loaded with several tabs. So, there is something under the first account that forces a lock or something similar.

Has anyone experienced something like this? This is my in-laws laptop so, I cannot just reset it or create a replacement account because all their stuff is in that first account. Any suggestions?

Answer:Account automatically locks after login

Welcome to these forums.

I'm slightly confused: You were able to remove the password from the account that auto-locks? How did you manage to do that? Because if you can log into that account without having it auto-lock you out, then we can try some things

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So, here is the situation, Win10 boots up fine, after entering the username password, the account automatically locks itself taking me back to the login screen. Just for clarification, is NOT that the account is locked in the sense of failed passwords. The correct password is entered, it looks as if it will load the desktop, but then it takes me back to the login screen. It acts as if Win+L was type after entering the password or something like that because I can see "Locking" just before the login screen appears again.
I have tried to boot into safe boot but the same thing happens there.
I was able to create another account and that one logs in fine. So, there is something under the first account that forces a lock.

Has anyone experienced something like this? This is my in-laws laptop so, I cannot just reset it or create a replacement account because all their stuff is in that first account. Any suggestions?

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Hi,
I have different question, but close to subject of this tutorial. I have 3 different accounts on my PC, on it's Windows 7 part. 2 of them are rarely used. So I would like that one of them was automatically chosen at startup, but still asking me for providing password. I would like to simply avoid clicking in user accounts icons each time. If other user (than myself) would like to log-in, he would need to first press "Switch user" button under icon of my account. Of course if this is possible to set Windows 7 to work in such way...
I remember that similar thing was possible in Windows XP. I remember that I even have to disable it once for some reason, but I don't remember more details (that was 11 years ago...). Is something like I described possible in Windows 7?

Thank you in advance for any answer.
E

Answer:Have account automatically chosen at login

I think there is a way using WindowsClub's Ultimate Windows Tweaker 2. If you install UWT2, only click what is necessary to give you what you want -- your chosen account is what appears first and foremost. Leave everything else alone -- unless you have a need to reach for your Windows install dvd or factory recover partition

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Hi guys.

Windows 8 screwed up my old user account so I had to transfer to a new one. Unfortunately that new one was named after my email address for some reason as I logged on as a microsoft account rather than a local one. Hence in my computer its called users/email_000

This is very annoying.

I've read tutorials on this from other versions of windows ie. here : User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Forums

However it doesn't work for Windows 8. When I try one of the earliest steps (renaming the user folder itself) I cant do it as its 'open in another program' even though that User is not logged on.

Any workarounds? Ive created another admin local user, to no avail.

Thanks for your help!

Answer:CHANGING User Account Folder names as well as User Name

Hello Chookyman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The best method to do this is to create a new user account with the name you want, make it an administrator account type or leave as a standard user, sign out, sign in to the new account, then delete the old account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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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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Hi. I am rather new here and to windows 8.1. I have installed a third party apllication which alowed for automatic login via usb. I changed my offline account to online, noticed my user account is missing from logon screen(only 1 account on machine) used usb for login. Removed the software and now I can't log onto windows. Blue screen with easy of access in corner and power button. Can't go further. My question is where in the regestry will I be able to reset the logon credential manager to default. I'm able to access regestry files via other boot device. Don't want to reinstall. Any help would be appretiated. Thanks in advance

Answer:location in registry of selected login screen manager

System Restore to before you installed the program.

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We have a single domain environment with Windows 7 64bit clients. Some of our users have to "CLICK INTO THE PASSWORD FIELD" after they hit ctrl-alt-delete when they login.


Is there a way to save users the step of having to click into the Password Field before they enter their password?


(The devil's in the details.)

Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:Windows 7 Domain Login Screen - Automatically Select Password Field

Hitting the tab key also switches to the password field.

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I am supporting a Windows 2000, Active Directory Environment.
One win ME user keeps getting her account locked out several times a day. Some of the Win 98 users get locked out too but not as often.

There is no Security Failure in the Event Viewer. This is not due to the account locked out policy. In addition, I have also set her password to "Never expire".

Can anyone offer me a clue to the problem or solution to this issue?
Thanks.
 

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can anyone help me.... when i press the user account in the welcome screen at first it says that its connecting and then suddenly it automatically logs out.. I dont know why.. i reboot my pc but then the same problem occur.. I cannot access my pc.. Even when i am in safe mode the same poblem still occur. What should i do>? Can any one pls help// I'm using windows xp media center edition.

Rajpmus

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Hi there,
Another user account by name of "xjlrpizeav" or "John" appears along with my account. I delete this account and its files but after some times it appears again. What should i do? Plz help....

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Hi thereOn this PC I only have one account. The account isn't password protected. The thing is, if windows xp boots, you still have to click on the name of that user account. I don't reallly like that. So does anybody knows how you boot automitically (without still clicking on the name in the welcomescreen) from this only account, not password protectedthanksblackberry

Answer:Automatically start up from the only user account

Control Panel-->User Accounts-->Change the way users log on or off-->Disable "Use the Welcome screen".

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Hello,

BAsically, I've 2 accounts:

Admin- 'A', Standard- 'S'.

When the logon screen appears, the admin account 'A' is selcted by default i.e. a border surrounding the username, everytime I've to manually select my account and enter password.

I just want my account 'S' to be highlighted by default when the logon screen appears. Is it possible? Would appreciate any help.

And no, i don't want to use the automatic login option. Just what I mentioned above.

Thanks & Regards

Ezio

Answer:Default Account selected at Logon screen- Change?

I don't know if this is possible, but if a setting for it exist it would be in the logon and/or security policies.

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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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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 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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How do I modify programs, and scripts to run when an account logs in? Is there a certain file I need to modify or create?
 

Answer:Automatically Running Scripts/Programs on User Login?

If you want a program to run when you log on I always put a shortcut of the program in the Start>All Programs>Startup folder

TK
 

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The user account is automatically logged off from my PC Windows 8 though the antivirus program is still running. Thus, I have to reenter the password to check the program running status. How to prevent user account to be automatically logged off in windows 8? I have already selected Never in the option of Put the computer to sleep. Thank you for your answer.

Answer:How to prevent user account from automatically logging off

Hi there. Are you confusing “automatically logging off” with the screen locking? The screen locking is different from an account logging off. If using a password to log into an account, the locked screen demands a password.

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Hi a user account called ASP.NET Machine Account has been created on my laptop it also passworded can i delete it or dose it have to stay
 

Answer:Solved: User Account Created Automatically

When you install .Net it creates this account. You can just leave it alone.
 

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Hey All,

I have a mates laptop, he gave it to me to fix as Vista has automatically created a new user account, his data is still there, only in another users account in the User\ folder, We dragged everything accross and reimported his emails, after rebooting, it has done it yet again! How do I fix this without having to cut/paste everything again and how to i stop it from re-occuring?

Thanks

Answer:Vista Automatically CreatedNew User Account

We'll need more info first of all. Is the machine automatically booting into the account? If so then that is possibly a reason why it will keep trying to recreate it....

What is the account, and how does it different in name from his normal account?

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Within the last 3 days or so, Vista has randomly (as far as I can tell) logged off my user account. This is problematic in that I don't use user accounts. I just have myself set as the admin and no one else uses the computer so I have no other user accounts. About 3 days ago I upgraded Vista to the latest service pack and I updated my Nvidia drivers to the latest WHQL drivers. I have my computer set to never log off, sleep, or activate a screen saver so I'm at a loss as to how to stop it.

Windows Vista Ultimate x64

Edit: it seems as though if I leave it alone for approximately a minute or two the account logs itself off. It's not so much random as I thought.

2nd Edit: It seems as there is a slight bug in Windows and I finally solved my problem. I have "None" selected as a screen saver but I checked another screen saver, "Blank," and next to it was a box checked with "On Resume display Startup Screen." Despite not having a screen saver set, Windows used the settings for a screen saver in this instance.

Answer:Vista automatically logs off user account

I believe the only way you can stop that is to turn off the password. I have always know windows to do this even in XP.

shor

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Is there a way to change this XP Home so that there is no need to select a user account from the two that are listed onscreen? One user is on the other side of the US, doesn't use this thing, did once, never will again but the second user account is the one that we use all the time.

If it can be set to load up to that account all the time instead of giving an onscreen choice it would be a big help. Turn it on and forget it kind of thing.

Courtesy to a family member we wouldn't want to deleted the unused account either just bypass the choices screen and load the same user account all the time.
 

Answer:Solved: Automatically loading a user account.

start > run > control userpasswords2

uncheck the box that says "Users must enter........"
 

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I read a few articles on how to make Windows 8 automatically log in, yet I wantWindows 8 to automatically log in to the main account which is password protected AND automatically switch user.

I want to do this because sometimes when I turn on the computer, I walk away then come back to it. You see, the reason why I want to do this is because when I turn on the computer and come back to it to log in my account, there's a little bit of a wait time to load up the account. If the computer automatically logs in and switches the user, then when I come back to the computer, all I have to do is type in the password, and everything is already loaded in that account.

Is that option possible? It must be.

Answer:Automatically Log In To Main Account & Switch User

Do you really want to switch users or you want your screen password protected?

It sounds to me you want to log on and then after (say 1 minute of being idle) lock the screen. To do this you could set up a new Task Scheduler task to call this: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Enclosed is an example task you can import - copy the xml below into notepad and save it as lockscreen.xml (.xml attachments can't be uploaded here). You can then import it into task scheduler.
You will need to change the user (COMPUTER\USER) and may want to play with the idle time, delay time. You can do this when you import the task - no need to edit the xml.


Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<Task xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2004/02/mit/task" version="1.2"><RegistrationInfo><Date>2014-08-28T08:17:32.8816798</Date><Author>COMPUTER\USER</Author></RegistrationInfo><Triggers><LogonTrigger><Enabled>true</Enabled></LogonTrigger></Triggers>
<Principals>
<Principal id="Author"><UserId>COMPUTER\USER</UserId><LogonType>InteractiveToken</LogonType><RunLevel>LeastPrivilege</RunLevel></Principal></Principals><Settings><MultipleInstancesPolicy>IgnoreNew</MultipleInstancesPolicy><DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>true</DisallowStartIfOnBatteries><StopIf... Read more

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I dont know how it happened, one day i shut my computer down for the night and it was fine, then when i booted it back up this started happening, but it works just fine in safe mode, any ideas on what could be causing this.

If it helps heres my specs:

4096 ram
Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Intel Core 2 duo cpu @ 3ghz
I dont remember what graphics card i have.

Answer:Light blue screen after i login to my account on windows 7

What is a light blue screen?

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I have two accounts on my Win10 device. A User account, which works fine, and an Administrator account, which has a problem: when I try to log into the Admin account, the screen I get is totally black. I can Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up task manager, and from there I can launch things, but when I launch explorer, no joy--the screen remains black.
The funny thing is that this does not happen in my User account.
NOTE: I did not see this behavior before I installed today's (Tuesday's) update for Windows 10.
Details: Machine is a Lenovo X140e (AMD quad core) with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. Windows 10 Professional 64-bit.
This isn't the end of the world for me, but it does make certain things that I'd like to do considerably more difficult...

Answer:Windows 10 blank screen after login--only on Admin account. What should I do?

OK--just wanted to come back and let you know that this cleared up after a hard reboot.
Also, after Win10 installed, I got a message on my Lenovo's camera saying that additional work was needed. The camera acted completely dead. I decided to try the battery trick and so uninstalled the camera and then scanned for hardware changes. Ta-da! Microsoft's driver installed and everything began to work again.

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Hi everybody,

I wish to disable the account picture on my login screen. That is to say, I want a flat-coloured screen, which displays the user/account name and the password line only as I prefer a clean slender design.

I already disabled the login screen background towards a flat-coloured one using the following registry hack:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
?DisableLogonBackgroundImage?=dword:00000001

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At this point my message should end, but since I busied myself with this registry topic, I started to wonder how to define not rename) the name of a DWORD/registry key at all:

- How can I know, what is the right wording/coding for a DWORD in order to make it work properly? How do I know, which expression does Windows recognize? Is there any library or handbook?
- How can I know whats the right path/directory, where a DWORD/registry key needs to placed?

I dont expect you to answer the bundle of last questions, since they do not belong to my thread initiation - so it is still just about the account picture.
Nevertheless I would deeply appreciate any buzzwords or hints you may have in mind, that help me to get a bit deeper into the adressed matter, as I am keen to learn and improve.

Many thanks in andvance!!!

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Sometimes when I power on my computer to log in, the user account pic is changed to one of the default ones. I use a custom pic and no one had access to my computer except for me. I use Windows XP Home SP2 and connect to internet wirelessly. Thank for any advice given guys, I do appreciate it - this has been boggling my mind for months.
 

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Hi I just recently joined, and I had a problem changing my name. I believe I changed everything to my name but when I open up the task manager, under the name it says someone else's name...how can I change that one?

Answer:Changing account user name

Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts. Here click on Change Account Name.
Hope it helps.

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Will I have to reformat my computer as my son has limited me and my husband and made himself administrator so we cant change his account back to limited. Many thanks

Answer:Changing User Account

How old is your son?

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I recently found out that in Settings > Control Panel > User Accounts it is possible to change the name of your account. However, doesn't this have implications where your shortcuts links etc, will be non-functioning as many will redirect to a user that doesn't exist (because the directory has changed)Example: C:\Documents and Settings\John\Startup Menu will be changed to C:\Documents and Settings\IlikePinkPonies\Startup Menu and would cause all shortcuts to subsequently fail.

Answer:Changing User Account

If you are using XP: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/winxp/accounts.mspxIf you are using Vista: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US ..... 1033.mspx

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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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Hey Folks,
I have a Windows XP Professional SP2 running on my desktop PC. The problem is sometimes when i start my PC the screen at which we choose our Windows User account freezes. The pointer is moving fine but the accounts cannot be accessed. The icon in the lower left corner used for restarting or shutting down the PC doesn't work. Besides this sometimes the screen freezes at "Windows is loading....." screen. Sometimes it just shows a black screen with the pointer in the middle. All i can do about this is press the restart button. There is no specific pattern about this. It happens randomly.

I have tried running the "chkdsk" utility from the cmd, but that doesn't seem to help. I have a Quickheal Total Security antivirus running on my PC. I have performed a full system scan, but nothing has changed. I tried scanning using the Spybot Search and Destroy but it does not open.

I hope you guys can help me with this. Cheers!

Answer:Screen frezzes at Windows User Login

I tried scanning using the Spybot Search and Destroy but it does not open.This in itself may point to a problem = infection. You may want to post in the am I infected Forum.Sorry but am totally unfamiliar with your current AV program.

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

Answer:Can't login user account

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

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

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

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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

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

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

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

When carrying out The 5 Steps,

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

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

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

Where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

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

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

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

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

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

What happens if you enter the wrong password?

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i couldnt login to one of my user account it displays

error msg

"The user profile Service service failed the logon

user profile cant be load on"

Answer:cannot login into user account

any one!!!

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I have windows XP Home SP3 and there is one user acount.

the current condition:
When I click win + L from the keyboard or go to start -->log off --> switch user. I get the user name selected and the password box is ready to enter the password as shown in the first picture


what I want:

I want when I click win + L from the keyboard or go to start -->log off --> switch user to get the user name not selected as shown in picture 2. If I want to log in, I have to press on the user name to get to the condition as in picture. Then enter the password

I used to have the second condition which help to remind me to check the email if I have unread messages right after I log on. However after I format the computer , I get the current condition. I have to remember to click the mouse outside the log on box so I can see if there new emails when I come back
 

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Windows 8.1
Started a new account, with admin privileges. Deleted old account also with admin privileges. Selected the "KEEP FILES" option. Deleted account. A folder pops up in desktop, with the computer's name. Under that folder there was another folder with old user name, and under that folder there was yet another folder also with old user name. Completely empty.
Desktop>[COMPUTERNAME]\[USERNAME]\[USERNAME]\Empty
I don't have a restore point to which to retrieve my files. The c:\ disk says there is 600GBs of free space, previously I had only 300. All the library from my old user account have been wiped. I also checked Recycle Bin which is empty. The current account has admin privileges and is set to show hidden files. I was told that it might be under c:\Users. I checked that with CMD and two folders were titled "." and "..", they don't show under file explorer.

I am running Recuva right now, but from what I understand that won't be able to restore file names and fragmented files, which are both critical. I also had an encrypted file with a none standard extension which might be ignored by Recuva.

Answer:Deleted User Account, Selected Keep Files, lost all files

Hello Abe, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm not sure what went wrong, but this is a perfect example of why you should always back up anything that you do not want to lose first to be safe.

I hope Recuva may be able to recover your files for you.

Did you have any system images or Windows backups to restore them from?

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Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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We're using Win XP Pro. We just sold our computer and instead or reinstalling windows all over again we just want to change the name on the C:\Documants and Settings folder. There are two folders there. One says 'All Users' and the other folder has our name. How/where do we change that (second) folders name ?

We tried to directly change it but it wouldn't let us
 

Answer:Changing user account folder name

See Article:

How to set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308418
 

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