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Windows 7: Have to select user upon startup, and after locking. Single User

31 Oct 2011   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KillerHonky View Post
I'm just going to use Auto-Logon, which strangely enough does the same thing, I have to click on it. But then I set it in Windows 7 Manager and ticked force auto-logon and I didn't have to. I never have my lappy out of my sight anyways, its always in use. Thanks for the help Brink.
You're welcome.

You might check to see if some setting in the "Windows 7 Manager" program may be responsible for this.

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31 Oct 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I did, I looked pretty thoroughly, I feel like something in the registry just got tweaked and didn't get readjusted when I disabled it in win7manager. Oh well, auto-logon is super nifty especially since my lappy uses lenovo's rapiddrive technology, 20 second cold boot to desktop = bliss.
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31 Oct 2011   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'm happy that'll work for you.
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09 Oct 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64

Did you ever solve this problem short of having to use the auto logon feature? I am having the same issue
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09 Oct 2012   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Log On Automatically at Startup

  1. Click on Start and then enter the following command in the search box:
    netplwizPress the ENTER key.
    This command will load the Advanced User Accounts Control Panel applet.
  2. In the Users tab, uncheck the box next to Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
  3. Click on the Apply button at the bottom of the User Accounts window.
  4. When the Automatically Log On dialog box appears, enter the user name you wish to automatically login to Windows 7 with. Then enter your account password in the two fields where it's asked.
    Click the OK button.
  5. Click OK on the User Accounts window to complete the process.
    From now on, when your PC starts up, Windows 7 will log on automatically.
See if this will work.
Also, in your screen saver settings, make sure you have display logon screen unchecked.
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09 Oct 2012   #16

Windows 7 Professional 64

thanks, AddRAM but I am not looking for a way to bypass the whole login process. The problem I'm experiencing is the same as indicated by KillerHonky above....

"Oh, sorry I must have not explained it. Instead of just being immediately prompted for a password as per usual on my other windows 7 machines, you have to click on the user icon. Same for locking, it doesn't bring up the selected user and ask for a password. It brings up the smaller icon that you have to click"

I have no other user accounts on my machine, have cleaned up the ProfileList entries in the registry but still the issue remains.

The problem was also captured in this thread
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09 Oct 2012   #17

7 x64

Then there is another user account on your system that although is hidden from the welcome screen it is making you Select your Username before you type in the password. I have seen this with some Net framework updates that put a second user on the system. Further updates remove it so make sure you have all updates installed.
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09 Oct 2012   #18

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

What shows up in User Accounts>Manage Another Account ?
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09 Oct 2012   #19

Windows 7 Professional 64

@AddRAM - only my current account and the Guest account, which is disabled.

Some additional information....I am using PGP Desktop so I enter a passphrase on boot and it takes me directly into Windows without the login screen. The issue I describe above occurs only after initial login on my machine when I lock and then CAD to unlock the machine. If, for example, I select Log Off, then log back in with my password, and then lock and unlock, I do not have to click the smaller icon first and then enter my password -- I go directly to the password entry screen. Bizarre, right?

I'd be inclined to say that PGP Desktop is (partily) to blame; however, this problem cropped up ONLY after I logged out of my machine and logged back in for the first time after receiving this machine brand new and re-imaged.
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