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  • When I start up Win 7 64 it is now showing the silly user button to log on. This is on the screen with the accessibility icon in the lower left corner and the power icon in the lower right. This annoying habit just start about a month ago. There is only one (1) user assigned to the machine so needing to select it at log in is a stupid. The help section is worthless and I couldn't find anything on the forums. How does one stop this extra step?

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    Friday, August 31, 2012 9:17 PM

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  • Hi,


    Could you provide more information about your issue please? Screenshot may help understand the issue clearly.


    Kim Zhou

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:48 AM
  • Hi

    I guess, you have started seeing the welcome screen with all users listed rather than the classic logon screen with the last logged in user's tile. If you want to set it to classic logon screen, you can modify it in group policy as given here : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff394947.aspx


    Janaki Hariharan

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012 8:12 AM
  • Tried to open gpedit.msc. System hangs. Loverly.

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    Sunday, September 23, 2012 7:28 PM
  • tried setpol.msc as well. Not such file using the Start menu screen. Using a decent file search utility, found two copies, both under windows-winsxs-amd64_microsoft-windows-servicessnapin...

    after watching the hourglass for ten minutes got a server error message:

    [Window Title]
    ::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0

    [Content]
    ::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\0

    Server execution failed


    [OK]

    Isn't that just ducky.


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    Monday, October 1, 2012 9:34 PM
  • I dual boot into Win7/64 and Win7/32 Home Prem. Win32 does NOT show the select user log in screen. This happened once before but I can't find the thread that showed how to fix it.

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    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 8:18 PM
  • Thank you gijoe19862 for being better than MS own techies. Here's the solution:

    ok, i have been trying to find a solution to this problem for my own computer for quite some time. The thing is, that windows home premium was built so that it requires a password to log in, but I just stumbled upon a way to remove the password without doing any stupid registry tweaks, or downloading some 3rd party software. Its a rather long process, so stick with me. Here's the steps.
    I would strongly suggest printing these instructions for easy reference. (you will log out at one point).  Sorry no screenshots, i was feeling lazy

    1. click the start menu, and type 'netplwiz' into the search box, and press enter. This will pull up a window that shows your main administrative account, and possibly one other account in the group "performance monitor users" (Ignore this one)

    2. leave the box that says "users must enter a username and password to use this computer" checked. It doesn't actually do anything, (at least not in my case.)

    3. Click the add button to create a secondary account (call it admin2 or something).  When you hit next, it will prompt you to create a password, just hit next, it will then display a screen where you can choose what group this account should be in. Click administrator, and then click finish. You should now see both your primary and secondary administrator accounts in the account list.

    4. I know what you are thinking, but no, you don't have to transfer all your files to the new account. just bear with me.

    5.  Now hit on the user accounts screen to save your changes.  You will now need to log out of your primary account, and log into your secondary or “admin2” account.  You will notice that the login does not prompt for a password, it just starts logging in when you click it.  Since this is a first time login for this user account, it may take a minute or two to configure the desktop.

    6.  Once you are logged into the secondary admin account, select the start menu, and again, type ‘netplwiz’ into the search box
    and hit enter.

    7.  Now you can select the primary admin account, and click the “reset password” button at the bottom of the user account
    window.  This will pop up a smaller window that has a “new password” box, and a “confirm new password” box.  Leave both blank and hit ok.  Now your primary account password is blank.  Now click ok again to save your changes. 

    8.  Log out of the secondary account, and back into the primary one.  (you should not be prompted to enter a password)  Just click
    it and it should log in. 

    9.  Final step I promise.  Repeat step 6 to open the user accounts window again.  Select the secondary account, and click remove.  Now click ok to save the changes, and ………………

    CONGRATULATIONS. 

    YOU NOW DON’T HAVE TO ENTER A PESKY
    PASSWORD TO LOG INTO YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER


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    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:43 PM