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  1.    25 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 10

    windows 10 pranks


    It starts with W10 auto-installing without my approval - some form of stealth from my habitual closing of the prompt to upgrade (upper right corner X).

    Now it's not only demanding I log in, it's giving me two accounts in the bottom left to choose from.

    My double-up didn't start until I'd done the netplwiz many times in an attempt to defeat login requirements.

    Not only did that not work, but now I suddenly have two accounts showing up in the bottom left; neither were required until W10 did that on its own - after, of course, doing a stealth upgrade about a month ago, from W8.1

    I want to have nothing other than my computer booted to ready-to-use when I power up, or return from sleep (close lid) or any other action which otherwise might require a password. I previously merely pressed any key to revive from a closed lid, and a cold boot got me directly to functionality. Not any more...

    Is there a simple way to back out of all this junk Windoze has forced on me? (I am not yet ready to revert to 8.1, but I'm getting close!)? Netplwiz apparently has not worked, or all the explanations I've tried to follow merely made it worse.
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  2.    25 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    For best results, now that Windows 10 has been installed (and activated hopefully), wipe it clean and do a clean install. This way, you get rid of all previous junk and can configure whatever accounts you want.
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  3.    25 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I get pretty nervous about that as there is a massive amount of data at risk. Wiping it clean suggests starting from scratch, also not something I enjoy, let alone having to deal with redoing all the various apps (programs in another life).

    Is it time to revert to 8.1 and continue to ignore upgrade blandishments? Or are all these settings going to come along with it?

    Thanks.
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  4.    25 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Are you able to log in at all?

    Others may be able to help, as I always require a password to be entered for security purposes. If not, and you plan ahead, a clean install shouldn't take more than 2 hour or so.
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  5.    25 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    My normal password for google mail and windows gets me in with no issues. I just don't want to have to do it...
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  6.    25 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Someone else will likely have a better answer, but I thought I read that Windows 10 doesn't allow that without some in-depth tweaking. My personal opinion is that it is a good move, as there are good reasons to require the password to be entered. But to each his own. I'll try finding the article.
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  7.    25 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,850
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    To skipgundlach,

    ......... I previously merely pressed any key to revive from a closed lid, and a cold boot got me directly to functionality. Not any more.......

    Have you tried this ?
    In the search box next to the Start button > type power options > Enter
    Left side, click Require a password on wake-up > click at " Change settings that are currently unavailable " > scroll down to Password protection upon wake up > either you
    dot ( click at ) the "Require a password", or
    dot ( click at ) the "Don't require a password"
    > click Save changes.

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  8.    25 May 2016 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 38,391
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by skipgundlach View Post
    My normal password for google mail and windows gets me in with no issues. I just don't want to have to do it...
    Try reading this Tutorial and see if it helps you. I log in all the time and Windows signs me in automatically .
    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

    Just saw David's post .....try David's method 1st as that also works.
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  9.    25 May 2016 #9
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I believe I have this solved, in another thread which was moribund until I shook it up for a while.

    Here's the link:

    Solved I want to have nothing other than my computer booted to ready-to-use - Windows 10 Forums

    Rather than reinvent the wheel/copy all the last several posts, go there to see my solution and commentary.

    My closing comment:

    How I got to two logins is beyond this simple peasant; I don't really care other than it cost me a full day of mucking around with it in an environment where my SO is angered by every minute I spend on the computer :/

    Thanks to all who participated...

    L8R

    Skip
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  10.    25 May 2016 #10
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,204
    Mac OS Sierra

    You would need to state what they are. One is probably a Live account, which is your Roaming profile. The other is probably a Local account. All we can do is guess, unless you post a picture of the login screen.
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