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Windows 7: user account not deleted

26 Dec 2012   #1

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user account not deleted

I followed the steps you provided to delete a user account and it is still showing up when I attempt to log on. I even restarted the computer, thinking that was what was needed, but there it is still! Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
mitzi


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26 Dec 2012   #2
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mitzi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to see if one of the options may help delete the user account.

User Account - Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I tried all of these and the user account is still showing up on the screen upon login.
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27 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for sending me the link to the tutorial. Still no luck, though!
Mitzi
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27 Dec 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

What's the name of the user account listed at log in?

Is the user account still listed in the areas in the tutorial?
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28 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7
 
 
user account not deleted

User account-Mitzi B
Admin account - Mitzi
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28 Dec 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Is the user account still listed in the areas in the tutorial?
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28 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7
 
 

No, it is not.
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28 Dec 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok, time for surgery then. I would recommend to create a restore point before continuing to be safe. This way if you make a mistake, you can do a system restore and select to go back to this restore point.


Use the tutorial below as a guideline by going to the same registry location and doing the same steps, but look for this deleted account in ProfileImagePath in the long S-1-5-xx subkeys instead. If you find it, then delete it's S-1-5-xx subkey.

Be sure that you DO NOT delete any S-1-5-xx subkeys for user accounts that you did not delete (ex: your account), and the ones in step 7A.

Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User


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