Windows 10: Win10 tries to sign in to a deleted account Solved

  1.    02 Nov 2016 #1

    Win10 tries to sign in to a deleted account


    I'm on a work computer that had been set up for an employee who retired. When the computer first booted up it always wanted to sign into Emily's account. After poking around I was unable to change this sign-in behavior--when Win10 booted it always automatically signed in there. I decided to go ahead and delete that user account. To my astonishment the behavior didn't change. I've deleted the user account for Emily but every time when Win10 starts it gives me a sign-in error to Emily's account and I have to manually choose my own account to sign in to. What gives?
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  2.    02 Nov 2016 #2

    I'm a Windows 7 Pro user, so I'm guessing about W10: is there a control panel that will you adjust login behavior? If not, Windows Club has an Ultimate Windows Tweaker just for W10 that will let you adjust the login behavior. Be warned! UWT used willy-nilly, used non-cautiously, could have you reaching for your restorable backup of OS partition, or, your Windows install DVD.
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  3. Posts : 22,901
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       02 Nov 2016 #3

    Hello Joe,

    No need to use any 3rd party program.

    This sounds like netplwiz is still set to have his account automatically signed in to at startup. You should be able to use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to check the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box in netplwiz to fix this.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  4.    07 Nov 2016 #4

    Thanks kindly Brink, that did the trick.
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  5. Posts : 22,901
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       07 Nov 2016 #5

    You're most welcome.
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