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Windows 7: Windows Defrag Registry shows extra users in startup Optimization

12 May 2016   #1

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Windows Defrag Registry shows extra users in startup Optimization

first id like to start off by saying if this is located in the incorrect place I'm sorry i don't come here often

now for the issue

well i just rebooted my PC to finish the De-frag process and i started noticing more and more Users appearing but once it got to 6 i was sitting there with a crooked face asking myself dfaq? cause i only have 2 active users on my PC and i know there's a guest account but still that leaves 3 Users unaccounted for so i was wondering if anyone knows what exactly these users are like if there just Trusted Installer & System but that still leaves me with 1 i cant identify, also when the users appeared they were all just numbered like User_1 All the way through 6

anyways any confirmation would kinda help cause i have 3 thoughts of what it could be and the 1st is just that they are windows internal users like i said above the 2nd is there just old deleted user profiles that for some reason still are hanging around even afterwards or the 3rd would just be that someone has a backdoor in my pc and has ShadowUsers

so yea im kinda just hoping is option 1 cause option 2 is just blue moon what if

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13 May 2016   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

I would just say that the registry does not need to be de-fragmented and if I were you, I would perform a system restore to a restore point before the de-fragmentation took place. There is no telling what the occurred during that operation.
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13 May 2016   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I agree with pbcopter but I would also recommend doing a sfc /scannow after completing the restore point. Hopefully it will solve your problem, but one never knows until you try.

Here is a tutorial by Brink that will guide you.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

In the future I recommend using Windows 7 built in defrag program.
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13 May 2016   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

What exactly are the names of the unexplained user accounts? Reason for asking: I learned the hard way to be very very careful about "adjusting" Windows Prime. Certain Windows Prime choices, installs, operations; certain outsideWindows choices and installs; such as Remote Host/Client viewing and controlling operations and/or Internet operations, just to name two that I know of call for specific User Accounts to handle such operations.
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