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Windows 7: Missing user accounts on Windows start up / login screen - please help

04 Jul 2016   #1
J381

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Missing user accounts on Windows start up / login screen - please help

OK, so I fear I may have messed up a bit, but I'm hoping the gurus on here will save me...

Previously (until 10 mins ago!) when switching my laptop on I was prompted with the login screen where I could select either the Administrator account or my own personal account.

I decided that I wanted to hide the Administator account and have only my personal account at startup / login, so began searching online for a how-to, and found this:

How to hide the administrator account in Windows - How-To - PC Advisor

Followed it step-by-step to the end and then restarted my laptop. Now when I switch the laptop on I am prompted with a blank Windows username and password login screen.

Now of course this wouldn't be a problem if I had a username or password, but unfortunately I do not and currently have no way of getting back in to my own account.

Please can someone shed some light on this? I would be forever grateful!

Thanks in advance


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04 Jul 2016   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Did you try hitting Enter when the User Name screen is on? That should let you proceed if there is no Password. If that works there is a way eliminate the User Name and Password screen.
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05 Jul 2016   #3
J381

Windows7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yes I tried that to no avail. :-(
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05 Jul 2016   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Try doing a Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7 and let us know if that helped.
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