Windows 10: Lost users names on initial screen Solved


  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home version 1703
       03 Jan 2018 #1

    Lost users names on initial screen


    Using Windows 10 64 bit operating system, AMD A-10-7800 processor
    I was in the registry trying to enable switch user hot key and somehow I have now lost the 2 users (hubby and me) from initial screen - all that shows is "other user." I think I mistakenly changed a default from 1 to 0 thinking I was in the hot key but wasn't?
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  2. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,590
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       04 Jan 2018 #2

    Do you have a restore point you can use to undo your changes? This would be the easiest way to revert back.

    System Restore Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home version 1703
    Thread Starter
       04 Jan 2018 #3

    I don't think so. I don't know how to do that.
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  4. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,590
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       04 Jan 2018 #4

    jicecube said: View Post
    I don't think so. I don't know how to do that.
    Follow option 2 in the tutorial I posted :)
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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home version 1703
    Thread Starter
       04 Jan 2018 #5

    I found it, and it has two dates - one is 12/27/2017 Automatic Restore Point, and 12/16/2017 Windows Update critical update. I assume I have to choose 12/27/2017 and will lose 9 days of work? Thank you.
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  6. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,590
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       04 Jan 2018 #6

    Choose the one that is the closest date before you lost the user names, so 12/27/2017 is probably the one. You may not lose everything as it only changes system related files, any new programs added since 27th might not work and so you may have to add them again.
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  7. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home version 1703
    Thread Starter
       04 Jan 2018 #7

    I didn't want you to think I wasn't following up. It took some time for the restore but that worked and it appears that all my documents are ok. I did have to redownload Chrome (my preferred browser as Edge is sooo slow) and that took a long time too - my internet is very slow. so apparently all is working and I appreciate your help very much!!
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  8. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 3,590
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       04 Jan 2018 #8

    You are most welcome! Have a great day!
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