Invalid login credentials on boot


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Invalid login credentials on boot


    Hello,

    My Windows 10 was automatically logging me in, until recently, when it started showing me the following

    "The username and password is invalid. Please try again"

    https://i.imgur.com/BLM98pk.jpg << Screenshot

    Then it asks me to enter my Microsoft account password and then lets me log in. How do I make sure that it automatically logs me in?

    I also tried enabling PIN, but it shows the same message and gives me an option to login with either PIN or Microsoft account password later.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 17,635
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Automatic sign-in stops working for instance when you change computer name. When it no longer works, you can always set it up again. See this tutorial for instructions: Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Kari said:
    Automatic sign-in stops working for instance when you change computer name. When it no longer works, you can always set it up again. See this tutorial for instructions: Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums
    It worked, thanks :) Is that supposed to be a feature of a bug?
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  4. Posts : 17,635
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Ednan said:
    It worked, thanks :) Is that supposed to be a feature of a bug?
    None of those :)

    Windows uses a so called full username in several places and actions. The full username is Computer_Name\User_Profile_Name. User profile name can be different, and if using MS account always is different than your actual username.

    Let's say you setup Windows with MS account larry.laffer@some_email_com. That would now be your user account name to sign in to Windows, but your user profile name would be Larry meaning your user profile folder would be C:\Users\Larry. You sign in to Windows as larry.laffer@some_email_com, but your personal stuff is stored in C:\Users\Larry.

    Let's continue assuming your PC name is MyMonsterRig. In this example now your full username would be MyMonsterRig\Larry.

    The automatic sign-in when set up will not sign you in as larry.laffer@some_email_com, instead it signs you in as MyMonsterRig\Larry. If you now change the PC name to IReallyHateThisOldJunk, your full username will be changed to IReallyHateThisOldJunk\Larry. Therefore, if user MyMonsterRig\Larry tries to sign-in, the error message you got will be shown because that user does no longer exist.

    Complicated and simple at same time :)

    Kari
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Okay, thank you. :)
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