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WIn 10 Starts with wrong user.


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#1 Amgeek

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 02:30 PM

A single user Windows 10 machine is starting and showing the logon screen only  for a different user and asks for a password.

The user it shows is on the local  network but does not use a password, even on their own machine.  So I cannot get to their desktop.

 

The user who uses the machine (who had been showing up on the start screen) is not on the start screen. I can see their user files in C:\users.

 

Judging by dates on folders and files indicates the machine probably did a windows update a couple of days ago.

 

 



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#2 Amgeek

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 08:49 AM

I have solved it myself. Thanks.

 

Traveled may roads, this is what finally got me to the desktop.

 

 

First half of th is page;

http://www.howtogeek.com/96630/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-windows-password-the-easy-way/

 

Basically trick Windows to open a command prompt instead of sticky keys while on the blocking login page

 

 

 

Folowed by th bottom half of this page.

 

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-password-in-windows-10/

net user <username> /add

net localgroup administrators <username> /add

 

And then adding a new user and  upgrading them to administrator

 

Just a note - did try that from a command prompt via the install disk but that did not work.

 

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#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 04:05 PM

Glad you found a solution, and thanks for posting it. It may help someone else !

 

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