1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       24 Sep 2015 #1

    Duplicate user name at login


    appeI'm running Widows 10 on my MacBook via Parallels Desktop. When the W10 login screen appears, I get my user name appear and it logs itself in but is declined. Next, my user name is displayed twice and I click the top one and enter my PIN number and I'm logged in. I would like to delete the second user name display.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,435
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       24 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello Bob, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like you may have set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup using netplwiz, but may have entered the password incorrectly or changed the password or computer name afterwards. This could cause what you are seeing.

    If you wanted to automatically sign in, then go through netplwiz to set it up again.

    If not, then make sure the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box is checked.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  3.    24 Sep 2015 #3

    I use VMWare Fusion rather than Parallels but had the exact same (duplicate user) issue. Both products try to be cute and store activation from bootcamp and apply them when running as VM. This doesn't work with Windows 10 upgrade activation.

    What might be interesting for you is that you need a Windows 10 retail key. An upgrade one will not do. You can activate either bootcamp or VM with an upgrade but not both. I tried upgrading both VM and bootcamp from 7 separately and it does not work - only one will be accepted. Both your VM and real hardware are trying to use the same key with a different HWID.

    You might get a Windows 10 retail key for free by phoning up through slui 4 as long as you already have a retail license for an earlier version (although it may take several calls until they understand - I've just had many "the line is bad, please call back" or "upgrade again from Windows 7" answers). Eventually you do get through to someone who understands and it does work once they give you the key. They acticvate the bootcamp, you then log on using the VM, do the phone activation robot and all is fine.

    Alternatively you can buy a retail W10 key which also works and considering I've spent about 4 hours on the phone might be cheaper (certainly more enjoyable).
    Last edited by lx07; 24 Sep 2015 at 10:13. Reason: might not will...
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  4. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       24 Sep 2015 #4

    Thank you both for your help, I used "Brink's" solution and it worked a treat.
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  5. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 1
    windows 10
       30 Dec 2015 #5

    didn't answer the question


    I too have this issue, and fixed it the way you describe.
    There are still superfluous names on the start menu which may or may not slow down bootup.
    Can they be removed?
    thanks




    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Bob, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like you may have set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup using netplwiz, but may have entered the password incorrectly or changed the password or computer name afterwards. This could cause what you are seeing.

    If you wanted to automatically sign in, then go through netplwiz to set it up again.

    If not, then make sure the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box is checked.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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