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Windows 7: Login Screen question

22 Feb 2011   #1
rosede

7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Login Screen question

A while back I set a password, but decided to remove it. Prior to setting the password whenever the machine started up, my account would just automatically come up. After setting the password, I had to login at the login screen. After clearing the password, I still have to select my user icon at the login screen to get my account to come up. How do I reset that so the account just comes up?

Thanks

Daryl


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22 Feb 2011   #2
blakej777

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Log On Automatically at Startup

I believe this will help you. It worked for me awhile back.
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22 Feb 2011   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

press winkey + r
in the box that pops up type
control userpasswords2

Hit enter and insure that users must enter a name and password is unchecked
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22 Feb 2011   #4
rosede

7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blakej777 View Post
Log On Automatically at Startup

I believe this will help you. It worked for me awhile back.
Thanks, but I ran into a bit of a snag.

I followed the instruction on the link that you provided. It appeared to me that I needed to set a password so that it would automatically login. I did that, but now I am not able to login at all. I am getting an error telling me that my password is wrong.

There is a link on the login page that will allow me to reset my password, but I need some kind of password disc. Any idea what that is and how I get it?

Thanks.

Daryl
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22 Feb 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Daryl,

See if you may be able to boot into Safe Mode, then use the new replaced link above to enter the password again to see if that may help. You would leave the password fields blank if you did not create a password for the user account though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Feb 2011   #6
rosede

7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Shawn, but I seem to be having some issues getting into Safe Mode. I've pressed F8 multiple times, but Windows just keeps loading. I've never had an issue getting into Safe Mode before. Is there something different with Windows 7 than previous versions?

Thanks.

Daryl
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22 Feb 2011   #7
rosede

7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Daryl,

You would leave the password fields blank if you did not create a password for the user account though.

Shawn

Okay, I got this figured out. It was so simple that I'm kicking myself for it.

I did not create a password for my user account, but I did enter in a password using the control userpasswords2. Your comment here made me think to try "NO" password in the password field, and it worked. I now changed the settings with the control userpasswords2 command and I am back in business.

Thanks for all the help.

Daryl
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23 Feb 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Daryl. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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