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Windows 7: Help is making win7 start with preferred user

08 Jul 2012   #1

Vista 32bit
Help is making win7 start with preferred user

I built a new profile and made it an administrator account. Then I deleted the old profile and stored the files on my desktop. Now when I restart windows it keeps wanting to login as the deleted old profile. How do I force windows to start with my new profile ?

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08 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1

The procedure:-

If you've set Windows to login automatically without prompts, try going back to the advanced User accounts panel,
(start|type netplwiz|enter).

Tick users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.

Highlight the user name of the preferred user account by clicking on it once, and then UNTICK the users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.

Hit apply then ok, then reboot your computer.

See if that works out for you, I just tried it myself.
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09 Jul 2012   #3

Vista 32bit

Thanks it works like you described.
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09 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1

You're welcome!
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