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Windows 7: Messed up login removal

3 Weeks Ago   #1
lenberman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Messed up login removal

I tried to remove the Windows 7 login password for an elderly neighbor on her Windows 7 Acer Aspire V5 laptop. Her login was a simple 6 digit number, but she didn't want to hinder her logging on, so I said I could remove it. I went to a cmd prompt and typed netplwiz. Apparently, I did something wrong. When I restarted now it asks for both username and password. Please help.
Len


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Len,

Do you remember what you did in netplwiz?

Log On Automatically at Startup
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
lenberman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I selected her name and removed and removed her name
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Uh oh. Remove will delete the account like in Option 4 below.

User Account - Delete

You may need to create a new account for her.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
lenberman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I was able to get into startup repair, ran it, restarted and it came back to a normal start screen asking only for the password (not to include a username). I typed in her original password and it opened. How do I easily and safely remove her login password? Thanks for your help.
Len.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.

You can use the steps in Option 1 below to setup netplwiz to have Windows automatically log in to her account at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
lenberman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for all of your help. Don't know what I'd do without Windows Forums.
Len
San Diego, CA
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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