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Windows 7: Log On with User Name and Password


06 Feb 2010   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Log On with User Name and Password

How to Make Windows 7 Require a User Name and Password in Log On Screen

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30 Dec 2011   #30
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yodrak View Post
Hi Shawn,

I will repeat some info from my posts in another tutorial thread dealing with logins, then from now on I will stick to posting in this thread because this one is closer to the topic of what I want to accomplish.

I have an Administrator account that was 'just there' after the Windows 7 install completed. I'm guessing that it has no password because every time Windows starts up it starts in that account without requiring a password.
I have created a standard account with my name and a password.
I have created a standard account with my wife's name and no password.
I have turned on the Guest account.

Rather than automatically start up directly into the Administrator account, I would like to have a log-in screen that shows all of the User icons and names.

I do not want to have to enter a user name. I want to have to enter only the password for an account that is password-protected. This is the way that Windows 7 works on my wife's Dell PC. I don't know how it got that way, it just 'is'!

Thanks!
Check to make sure that you have the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box checked in ntplwiz at the link below.

Log On Automatically at Startup

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30 Dec 2011   #31
Yodrak

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Check to make sure that you have the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box checked in ntplwiz at the link below.

Log On Automatically at Startup
I'm quite sure that I do not have it checked, because I do not want users to have to enter a user name. I believe that I did check this at one point and that's what happened - Other Users came up and I had to enter a user name and password.

(Not to complicate this discussion, but because of that experience I'm also studying your 'Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User' tutorial. In my case, however, I never got a Last Logged On User. No matter who the last logged on user was I always got Administrator.)

Anyway, I will check that box and report back what the resulting behavior is.

Thanks!
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30 Dec 2011   #32
Yodrak

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Check to make sure that you have the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box checked in ntplwiz at the link below.

Log On Automatically at Startup
Hi again Shawn,

OK, that did it. I was leery, because I didn't want to have to enter a User Name, but with that box checked I don't have to - the user name shows under each User Icon and all I have to do is enter the Password for the selected account, if it has a password. Not at all intuitive, but just what I wanted.

Thank you! These forums, and the tutorials you've created, are outstanding! All one has to do is follow your instructions.

By the way, I don't know how often you run into users like me who are running Windows on a Mac. I suspect that most of us post our Windows questions on an Apple forum because we tend to think in terms of the hardware rather than the OS, but I have a tip for anyone like me who is lucky enough to think of asking Windows questions on a Windows forum - do not ever invoke Secure Login. Control-Alt-Delete is not recognized by Windows on a Mac. Turn Secure Login on and you will sit forever looking at the screen that tells you to press Control-Alt-Delete until you Force Quit and re-install Windows. Or do you have a work-around for that?

Thanks again, and Happy New Year
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30 Dec 2011   #33
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Yodrak. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.

Thank you for the CRTL+ALT+DEL tip. I'm afraid that I don't have a workaround for that though.

I hope you have a safe and Happy New Year as well.
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26 Feb 2012   #34
Darkdemise50

Windows 6 Home Basic x32
 
 

I did Wht u had said using registry editor and I restarted the computer. I then tried to log
In but it did not allow me to. Why is this and how can I fix this??
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26 Feb 2012   #35
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkdemise50 View Post
I did Wht u had said using registry editor and I restarted the computer. I then tried to log
In but it did not allow me to. Why is this and how can I fix this??
Try Option 1 or 3.
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26 Feb 2012   #36
Darkdemise50

Windows 6 Home Basic x32
 
 

@infinite: but the thing is I can't even log into windows itself. So I dont think opt 1 or 3 will work
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26 Feb 2012   #37
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

What do you mean - what happens?
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12 Apr 2012   #38
Abhi1i1

Windows 7 ultimatex64
 
 

Hello shawn got a serious problem. I enabled the built in administrator account in windows 7 using your tutorial then i set a password for it. Then i hid the administrator account from login screen by tweaking the registry using your guide. I logged off and logged in with another user account which is after my name. Everything was going fine. Then i enabled the do not show last user name option by using step 3 of this tutorial of yours. Then i logged off again to see everything worked or not. Here the problem started i could not login to my account by writing my username and password. I am sure all spellings were correct but i was still getting the error 'username or password incorrect'. But i could login to the built in administrator account by typing in 'administrator' in user name section and its password. I disabled the option of showing the last user account. And then i could again log in my own account using my old password. But i want to login to my accountby typing both username and password. Can u tell me what went wrong. Please reply soon.
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12 Apr 2012   #39
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Abhi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Which tutorial did you use to hide the administrator account with just to make sure I know which one? Could you provide a link?

As a test, change the password for your user account, use step 4 of OPTION THREE again, and see if you are able to log on to your user account now. Be sure to also check that you do not have caps lock on.
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