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Windows 7: A deleted User account still shows up when starting PC


27 Apr 2012   #1

WIN 7 x64 Home
 
 
A deleted User account still shows up when starting PC

I had deleted a user account on the laptop. There is an Admin account on the laptop. When I restart the machine, it tells me that the username and password are incorrect. It still shows the username of the account that was deleted

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27 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mckeehs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

How did you go about deleting the user account?

What accounts did you have before deleting this one?

If you would, please post a screenshot when you open User Accounts (Control Panel) and click on Manage another account to see what accounts show up there as well.
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27 Apr 2012   #3

WIN 7 x64 Home
 
 
Deleted User Account

I went into User Accounts, seletced the account titled Sr. Pat Lipinski and selected Delete Account. I selected Delete Files.

I restarted laptop and got the message that the username and password are incorrect. When I click OK, the username of plipinski appears and the password box.

There is no plipinski user account any where visible on the laptop.

I am unable to get a screen shot at this time
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27 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckeehs View Post
I went into User Accounts, seletced the account titled Sr. Pat Lipinski and selected Delete Account. I selected Delete Files.

I restarted laptop and got the message that the username and password are incorrect. When I click OK, the username of plipinski appears and the password box.

There is no plipinski user account any where visible on the laptop.

I am unable to get a screen shot at this time
Is the plipsinski account the one you wanted deleted? We don't know the people that use your laptop.
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27 Apr 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Are you able to select and log on to another user account?

Did you by chance have Windows set to log on automatically to the now deleted user account? If so, then check using the tutorial below to make sure that it's still not anymore.

Log On Automatically at Startup
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27 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckeehs View Post
I had deleted a user account on the laptop. There is an Admin account on the laptop. When I restart the machine, it tells me that the username and password are incorrect. It still shows the username of the account that was deleted
See if this solves the problem:

Start button > Search box
Type in or cut and paste the following without the quotes:
"control userpasswords2"
Click: OK
Highlight the User Account that you want Windows 7 to automatically login.
Uncheck: Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer
Click: Apply
The Automatically Log On window will appear, again verify the correct User Account is showing, if not, key in the correct User Account.
Input your password or leave blank.
OK, OK to save and close.
Restart the computer to test.

HTH
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30 Apr 2012   #7

WIN 7 x64 Home
 
 

Thanks, all the above suggesstions work with regards to disbaling Automatically logging in
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30 Apr 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Mckeehs. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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