1.    20 May 2016 #1
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    Duplicate Sign-in options


    When I try to sign in after a re-start there are 2 of me, one of which says my password is incorrect (there isn't one at all) and then requires I amend my user name (adding my surname) to sign in, both get to exactly the same place and there are only 2 users in the system - me and my husband. Only I am duplicated. Neither of us wants to use a password to sign in and both are local accounts.
    I really want to get rid of the doppelgänger!!
    We have been able seemingly to get rid of it temporarily but when I re-start the computer again 2nd "me" is back.
    Tearing my hair out!!
    HELP!!
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  2.    20 May 2016 #2
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  3.    20 May 2016 #3
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    It's possible that you're using a Microsoft account. After logging in, switch it back to a local account:
    Click on the Start button and select Settings. Open "Accounts." Under "Your account," select the option to "Sign in with a local account instead."
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  4.    20 May 2016 #4
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  5.    20 May 2016 #5
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  6.    20 May 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kombin View Post
    It's possible that you're using a Microsoft account. After logging in, switch it back to a local account:
    Click on the Start button and select Settings. Open "Accounts." Under "Your account," select the option to "Sign in with a local account instead."
    I'm not, I do know the difference. I have in fact tried both - neither removes the 2nd "me"
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  7.    20 May 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    I don't want to use any password or PIN but I have tried it - 2nd "me" remains.
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  8.    21 May 2016 #8
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    By repeating all these steps again I appear to have removed 2nd "me", however only by accepting my user name as " First Name, Surname". I have renamed all the folders etc to "First Name" only so why do I still have to sign in as "First Name, Surname"?
    Anything I'm missing here?
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