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Windows 7: Default Account selected at Logon screen- Change?

19 Feb 2011   #11
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Ok Rich and Brink, I'll give it a shot tomorrow morning. Gotta sleep.


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19 Feb 2011   #12
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Even tough they do appear in alphabetical order in logon screen, I don't think that changing your account name now (after it already being created) will help you.
As far as I can remember, If you change account name after creation, it will not change it's folder names: C:\users\Whatever
And I think logon screen looks into it.

EDIT: I just checked it. Renamed my account into "AAAA", which should bring into the beginning according to the alphabetic order.
As I have speculated it did't rename user folder, and it didn't change logon order.

Therefore, I think the only way is, taking it into consideration while creating user accounts.

EDIT2: There is a confirmation of my theory from technet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...d-a88c07607f4e
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20 Feb 2011   #13
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

So, its simply not possible.. unless MS releases an update to either change the account display order or make windows remember what account was used last and automatically highlight it the next time the pc is started.
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04 Mar 2011   #14
smittman

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I was researching this same issue and found this registry key can be modified to work:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI
LastLoggedOnSAMUser = Computername\username (or domainname\username for a domain account)
LastLoggedOnUser = .\username (or domainname\username for a domain account)
* Notice the DOT (.) before the username. This is to be used if it is a local machine account.
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04 Mar 2011   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm assuming you want to do this because another person is using the computer and you want them to be able to log right in on boot up, without them having to take one extra mouse click to choose another user.

I was under the impression from my configurations I set up for my company that the last user to log in the one that will come up. On our company Windows 7 Pro systems, if I log in to a system as my admin account (local or domain, depending on the system) and then I reboot and log in as the user, their account will come up as the default each subsequent reboot until another aco**** is used.
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05 May 2011   #16
vao

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I'm assuming you want to do this because another person is using the computer and you want them to be able to log right in on boot up, without them having to take one extra mouse click to choose another user.

I was under the impression from my configurations I set up for my company that the last user to log in the one that will come up. On our company Windows 7 Pro systems, if I log in to a system as my admin account (local or domain, depending on the system) and then I reboot and log in as the user, their account will come up as the default each subsequent reboot until another aco**** is used.
How can i setup login to windows this way??
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05 May 2011   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It works that way by default...the last user to log in comes up after a reboot.
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05 May 2011   #18
vao

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

hm, not for me. I always get login screen with all accounts shown in alphabetical order from left to right.
Tested it on win 7 ultimate SP1 and W7 pro SP1. Any ideas?
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05 May 2011   #19
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vao View Post
hm, not for me. I always get login screen with all accounts shown in alphabetical order from left to right.
Tested it on win 7 ultimate SP1 and W7 pro SP1. Any ideas?
That's most likely due to the fact you aren't logging into a domain.
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05 May 2011   #20
vao

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Yes i dont have a domain. It is possible have logon screen like this without domain?
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