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    Control Panel - Add Advanced User Accounts

    Control Panel - Add Advanced User Accounts

    How to Add "Advanced User Accounts" to the Control Panel in Windows
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    How to Add "Advanced User Accounts" to the Control Panel in Windows

       Information
    This will show you how to add Advanced User Accounts, also known as netplwiz or control userpasswords2, to the Control Panel in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.


    EXAMPLE: Before and After "Advanced User Accounts" in Control Panel
    Control Panel - Add Advanced User Accounts-default_control_panel-2.jpgControl Panel - Add Advanced User Accounts-control_panel_added-2.jpg
    Control Panel - Add Advanced User Accounts-default_control_panel-1.jpgControl Panel - Add Advanced User Accounts-control_panel_added-1.jpg
    EXAMPLE: Advanced User Accounts (ntplwiz or control userpasswords2)
    NOTE: This is what the Control Panel icon (link) above will open.
    Control Panel - Add Advanced User Accounts-users_tab.jpgControl Panel - Add Advanced User Accounts-advanced_tab.jpg

    Here's How:
    1. To Remove "Advanced User Accounts" from Control Panel
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.
    Remove_Advanced_User_Accounts_from_Control_Panel.reg


    Download

    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Add "Advanced User Accounts" to Control Panel
    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.
    Add_Advanced_User_Accounts_to_Control_Panel.reg
    3. Save the .reg file to the Desktop.

    4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.

    5. Click/tap on Run, Yes, Yes (UAC-Windowws 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), and OK when prompted.

    6. When finished, you can delete the .reg file if you like.
    That's it,
    Shawn








  1. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #1

    Do you know anything about this AlphaUser$ Account and if it can be removed?
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  2. Posts : 70,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hi Mr. GRiM,

    How strange. I do not even have a HomeUsers group in my Windows 7. I would say that if you did not add that user name, then it should be safe to remove.
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  3. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #3

    Thanks Brink, I can't tell you why it's there because I know I didn't put it there, if you think it's safe then I will remove it.
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  4. Posts : 70,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You might create a restore point to be extra safe before removing it though.

    If you or some program didn't add it, then I would remove the unauthorized user.
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  5. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #5

    Too Late for a restore point, it's gone and every thing seems fine.
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  6. Posts : 70,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    LOL, ok. I happy to hear that it seems to be fine though.
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  7. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #7

    alphauser$ is put by default by Microsoft...
    and works with home networking
    its called "homegroup"...
    you know when network you (usually) need to have to exact same usernames + passwords...
    that is replaced with homegroup and alphauser$ which simplifies networking...
    you can try it with two win7 machines
    wont help if you have a win7 machine and vista or win7 and xp machine though...
    just wanted to clarify...


    the reason why shawn does not see it is because i think he didnt setup a homegroup network....
    you can can clarify this for us shawn...
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  8. Posts : 70,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thank you DarkAssain for clearing up that matter. That would probably be what it is then. I do not have any computers networked together, so I can see why I would not have that group.
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  9. Posts : 32
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #9

    Just a question: What is the advanced account for? What's the difference between a normal one?
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