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Windows 7: Auto login....

17 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7 RC
 
 
Auto login....

I used the command "control userpasswords2" or the features in UAC to bypass needing to login when the PC boots. It worked no isssues. However, Now, I cannot install updates or make changes to the registry without entering the ADMIN password but it does not give me a place to type in the password " a box up will pop up and tell me to enter password but the 'yes' is grayed out and there is no place to enter it"... How do I revert what I did.... So I can now enter a password when the system boots up?

I have tried 3 options none of them work I cannot find the Local Policy Security settings and I tried to edit the registry to change this!!

FSCHRIS

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17 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Just out of pure curiosity - I am thinking maybe you are using an admin account. In my experience if I use an admin account to install programs (as I do sometimes) you don't need to enter the password you just click continue.

Can you post a screen capture of the message? I might be able to help you on this.
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17 Nov 2010   #3

 
 

Here is a link that describes what could be your issue. Take note near the bootom, where the user password field is unavailable:

Configuring Windows 7 for a Limited User Account

James
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17 Nov 2010   #4

windows 7 RC
 
 

Exactly, the very last picture in that link is what I am getting ( all the way at the bottom)....

it looks like I did this
"Securing yourself out of your own computer" is what I have done !!


But I don't get it because If you search how to "disable password on login" none of the instructions mention this scenario ..

This was all done so when i booted up my HTPC I did not have to log in... but I needed the PC to have a password so I could remote desktop etc...
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17 Nov 2010   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fschris View Post
Exactly, the very last picture in that link is what I am getting ( all the way at the bottom)....

it looks like I did this
"Securing yourself out of your own computer" is what I have done !!


But I don't get it because If you search how to "disable password on login" none of the instructions mention this scenario ..

...
It is a bit ambiguous, but it appears that the problem occurred in his circumstances because he disabled all admin accounts. Are all your admin accounts disabled? If so, you can reassign admin status to your account or create a new admin account by:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

It is not generally recommended that this account remain enabled, so after you are finished, you should disable it again.

James
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17 Nov 2010   #6

windows 7 RC
 
 

Thanks I will try to build a new admin account...
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17 Nov 2010   #7

 
 

I re-reading my last statement, I felt some clarification might be expedient:

Original is in italics:

"It is not generally recommended that this Built-in admin account remain enabled, so after you are finished elevating an existing account or creating a new admin account, you should disable it again."

Apologies if you surmised this on your own...better safe than sorry.

James
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17 Nov 2010   #8

windows 7 RC
 
 

not good i cannot add another account... the same window pops up with no ability to enter password...i also tried booting into safe mode. the only other thing i can think of is too do a restore point if it lets me

I guess i can try this...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940765
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17 Nov 2010   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fschris View Post
Yes. Try that first. Much better direction.

James
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