Windows 10: Incorrect User Name Solved

  1.    06 Oct 2016 #1

    Incorrect User Name


    I am the sole user of my PC and so I set it up to by-pass the password entry screen and boot straight into the start screen.

    Two weeks ago I started to receive an error message on start up. The message tells me that the username or password is incorrect, try again.

    When I type in the password it goes to the start screen without a problem.

    I changed the password, same result.

    I decided to wait until the upgrade to the Anniversary Edition arrived , but it has not made any difference.

    Help please ?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       06 Oct 2016 #2

    Hello lumbco,

    The password that you enter in netplwiz while setting up Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup doesn't get updated if you make changes to your password. This would be why you are getting this message.

    To fix this, you'll just need to set up netplwiz again using the correct password.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  3.    08 Oct 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello lumbco,

    The password that you enter in netplwiz while setting up Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup doesn't get updated if you make changes to your password. This would be why you are getting this message.

    To fix this, you'll just need to set up netplwiz again using the correct password.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
    Thank you Brink for your reply.

    I have a high workload at the moment and will try your solution as soon as possible.

    Lumbco
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,095
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       08 Oct 2016 #4

    You're most welcome. I hope it'll do the trick for you.
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  5.    09 Oct 2016 #5

    Brink, your analysis was absolutely right, the PC now switches right through to the start screen.

    Thank you for your help.

    Lumbco
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 19,095
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       09 Oct 2016 #6

    Great news.
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