1. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Win10 tries to sign in to a deleted account


    I'm on a work computer that had been set up for an employee who retired. When the computer first booted up it always wanted to sign into Emily's account. After poking around I was unable to change this sign-in behavior--when Win10 booted it always automatically signed in there. I decided to go ahead and delete that user account. To my astonishment the behavior didn't change. I've deleted the user account for Emily but every time when Win10 starts it gives me a sign-in error to Emily's account and I have to manually choose my own account to sign in to. What gives?
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2

    I'm a Windows 7 Pro user, so I'm guessing about W10: is there a control panel that will you adjust login behavior? If not, Windows Club has an Ultimate Windows Tweaker just for W10 that will let you adjust the login behavior. Be warned! UWT used willy-nilly, used non-cautiously, could have you reaching for your restorable backup of OS partition, or, your Windows install DVD.
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  3. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,467
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       4 Weeks Ago #3

    Hello Joe,

    No need to use any 3rd party program.

    This sounds like netplwiz is still set to have his account automatically signed in to at startup. You should be able to use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to check the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box in netplwiz to fix this.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  4. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    Thanks kindly Brink, that did the trick.
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  5. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,467
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       4 Weeks Ago #5

    You're most welcome.
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