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Windows 7: New user account not appearing on login screen

18 Feb 2011   #1
kbronski

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
New user account not appearing on login screen

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


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18 Feb 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi kbronski, does it appear when you 'switch user' in the start menu ?
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18 Feb 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Kbronski,

You might also double check to make sure that you do not have Windows 7 set to log on automatically to a user account at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Feb 2011   #4
kbronski

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi kbronski, does it appear when you 'switch user' in the start menu ?
No. It does not appear while attempting to switch user, log off/log on, or reboot.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Kbronski,

You might also double check to make sure that you do not have Windows 7 set to log on automatically to a user account at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Unfortunately, that does not help. Thanks for the try though.
Could my fingerprint scanner have anything to do with it?
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21 Feb 2011   #5
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome Kabronski.

"Could my fingerprint scanner have anything to do with it? "

That is a definate possibility, do you at present use the fingerprint scanner to logon?
If so then you will need to add the new account to the fingerprint scanner logon configuration.

Rich
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25 Feb 2011   #6
kbronski

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes, I am using the fingerprint scanner to log on.
How would I go about doing adding a new account to it? I am using Digital Persona for the fingerprint software, and all I am seeing on here for managing accounts/passwords is for websites.
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