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Windows 7: Having a choice of users at startup

21 Mar 2018   #1
speedo232

 
 
Having a choice of users at startup

Before I reinstalled Windows 7, my 2 users appeared at startup. I just had to click on one to bring up that desktop. Now, my desktop appears, with no choice available. When I click on Start, I can choose the other user. How can I have a choice at startup?


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21 Mar 2018   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Strange behavior.
Are you sure you have more than one user? Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage Accounts
Do you see the users (you, the other and Guest)?
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21 Mar 2018   #3
speedo232

 
 

Yes, me, the other and guest
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21 Mar 2018   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello speedo232, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are all accounts on the computer password protected?

If not, then sometimes Windows may log on automatically to the last account if not password protected.
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21 Mar 2018   #5
speedo232

 
 

No. Not password protected. Never had to do that before.
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23 Mar 2018   #6
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Type netplwiz.exe into the run box. Check the box users must enter in a username and password to use this computer. This should disable auto login.
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24 Mar 2018   #7
speedo232

 
 

Is there a way to have the 2 choices without needing a password? I used to have this option before I reinstalled Windows 7.
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24 Mar 2018   #8
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I think that's mislabeled. It really is the autologin option. There is another location that sets the password requirement option but it isn't that. Personally I believe that everyone should have a password, especially administrator accounts.
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25 Mar 2018   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

In Control Panel is the Guest account marked as on or off?
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25 Mar 2018   #10
speedo232

 
 

Thank you. Problem solved with netplwiz.exe. No password required.
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