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When I had a password set on my Vista account, I got it to automatically log me in on startup without having to enter it. I recently removed my password and now on startup I receive a dialog that says "User name or password is incorrect". I press OK and am then presented with two accounts...both of them are the same, one requires a blank password field and the other has no password. How do I fix this problem?
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Log into the Admin account and go into User Accounts in Control Panel and delete the duplicate account.
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You should be able to go to your useraccounts and delete the one that uses the password. After you have just the single one without pass it usually in my experience goes to desktop instead of that login screen.
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post #4 of 9
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Log into the Admin account and go into User Accounts in Control Panel and delete the duplicate account.
You can't log into the Admin account in Vista unless you have specifically enabled it (disabled by default).


What you need to do is log onto the one without a pass (it has admin privileges right?) and go to control panel>user accounts. Then click on the one with the pass and hit delete user. This will put you strait to the desktop when you power on.

Note: If you can't figure out which one has the pass because they are named the same, click on the user acount. One will say create password and the other will say change/remove password.
Edited by bruestle2 - 5/24/08 at 9:53am
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post #5 of 9
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These are the choices I have...

The "nate911" is mine and it has no password.

The admin one was there from day 1....not sure because I can't delete it.

Edited by nate911 - 5/24/08 at 9:57am
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These are the choices I have...
Ok, I would log into User account then delete all the other ones. The only 2 that should show is user and guest(be sure to turn guest account off though)

that should take care of it for you. And just have your USER account non password protected. Here is a pic of how mine looks(except I have password enabled)


Edited by rx7racer - 5/24/08 at 10:01am
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Ok, I would log into User account then delete all the other ones. The only 2 that should show is user and guest(be sure to turn guest account off though)

that should take care of it for you. And just have your USER account non password protected. Here is a pic of how mine looks(except I have password enabled)
I did that and deleted the ASP.NET account. That may have to do with my problem...I am going to restart and check soon. I can't delete the Admin account so it's there for good, however I can delete my account, so I am not sure why the "Admin" account is so special if both accounts have admin rights.

I can't actually REMEMBER what I did to make me log in automatically before, may if I knew that would help :S.
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Well, looking at your pic, you have User account,Nate account, ASP account and Guest account.

When you go to login in what accounts does it give you to log in under? Just the Nate and ASP?

You need to get in in the User account do delete the nate and asp and disable guest account. Thats how it works for me but I don't know maybe I'm not rememebering the right way myself.

Well I hope you get it figured out man.
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Well, looking at your pic, you have User account,Nate account, ASP account and Guest account.

When you go to login in what accounts does it give you to log in under? Just the Nate and ASP?

You need to get in in the User account do delete the nate and asp and disable guest account. Thats how it works for me but I don't know maybe I'm not rememebering the right way myself.

Well I hope you get it figured out man.
I have 2 nate911 accounts and the "user" account to pick from on login...The two duplicates link to the same account, one without a password-the other with a password, although the field must be blank to login under that one. I deleted the asp.net account no to avail, no changes at all. I don't want to delete my nate911 account--that's my account, I don't want to lose all my stuff. I just don't know why it has 2 accounts on login and 1 in user accounts.
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