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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       2016-07-11 #40

    Hello Belle,

    The only problem is that if your computer has an Internet connection and/or viewing and saving files from external sources, you're computer is never really fully secure. Especially if your user account has full unrestricted access. If you have full unrestricted access, then everything that runs with or without your knowledge will also have full unrestricted access.

    You could use the built-in Administrator account to have full access, but beware of what I posted above.

    Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    It would be best to create a new thread for each different issue to get help with since they're not related to this tutorial.
    Last edited by Brink; 2016-07-12 at 07:00. Reason: typo
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  2. Night Hawk's Avatar
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       2016-07-12 #41

    As for me every pc so far has seen positive results while I still tend to deploy both options for the netplwiz and registry edit. The only stubborn outcomes have been seen on VMs where one being an upgrade later to see an MS account made the admin on 10 still is bound to the original 7's install admin account. Option Two of course is something I am well familiar with from use on previous versions while I might try renaming the present admin account on the 10 VMs one being the upgrade to see it will take then. That would be renamed to what had been seen on 7 for the test.

    I will need to start over fresh where the 7 to 10 upgrade will see that MS account in use on the next 7 upgraded to 10 VM project. The VMs as well as the second desktop used for testing purposes will still be seeing Insider builds on each while the main will be running the RS1 update for the most once out. The automatic sign in on the VM projects was to avoid the need to be signing in with email address as well as user name during recording sessions for showing how to upgrade, etc.
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  3.    2016-09-09 #42

    Hi @Brink ,

    Option 1 , step 4 should be UNcheck the box to turn off Passwords I think...

    step 4 & 5 instructions are the same check it currently......

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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       2016-09-09 #43

    Hello KB,

    Step 4 is correct to turn off auto sign-in by checking the box.
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  5.    2016-09-09 #44

    Hmmm i just had to do the opposite.... why i thought i'd mention it ...checking it would mean you want Passwords ON surely?

    or I did something wrong ?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       2016-09-09 #45

    I think you may mean step 5 instead then.

    Checking the box allows you to be able to select the account you want to auto sign-in to first, then your would uncheck the box.
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  7.    2016-09-09 #46

    I usually use control userpasswords2 but decided to try Netplwiz to see if there is a difference there isnt this is what I have that currently works on both computers...maybe I missed a step? let me look again.....

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  8. Night Hawk's Avatar
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       2016-09-09 #47

    I went into the registry itself to add the DefaultPassword entry as well as set the autologin to "1" there. I was also finally able to get the VMs to auto login as well by using using the multiple options together. That seems to overcome stubborn situations.
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  9.    2016-09-09 #48

    It worked I just had to do the opposite of how I "READ" the steps , so thought i'd let Brink know ....

    He can delete my posts , I don't want to screw up the Tut. for others if I messed up somehow...
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       2016-09-09 #49


    Nar, step 5 is correct. You may have missed all the sub steps in it.

    Steps 5A and 5B are to be able to select the account.

    Step 5C is to uncheck the box like you did to set Windows to auto sign-in.
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