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  1.    19 Jan 2017 #1

    Ghost user

    I got a cloned user, that ever time i turn up my pc, it blocks the screen, and display wrong password, i don't know why it duplicated the user, and the password doesn't work

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    Are 2 users named CAIO, one of then my pass work and another dont

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    So i renamed the user that i can login from CAIO to CESAR

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    The problem is
    I cant find it anywhere, i only can see CESAR user but cant find the other

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    I googled a lot, tried search it in regedit keys, but even there i cant find that user

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    I also cant see it, in users folders

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    That user CAIO i only can see it when i restart the notebook, if i click CHANGE USER while the notebook is on, i only can see my actual user CESAR

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    Please somebody help me, that's very annoying every time i restart or turn on my pc, it blocks me from skipping the welcome screen because that user.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
       19 Jan 2017 #2

    Hello Cesar, 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.    20 Jan 2017 #3

    Man it worked, thank you very much !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,791
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
       20 Jan 2017 #4

    You're most welcome. :)
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 / Linux Mint 17.3
       10 Nov 2017 #5

    Here is the quick and easy answer. In my case I have 1 user, which is my Microsoft Linked account. I have it set to autologon without a password. I hate passwords.
    Solution was.
    Go to start, button right click. Left click on Run.
    type in netplwiz and press enter.
    The box pops up, and you have the 1 entry and all looks good.
    However, click on that entry and then click Properties button.
    Now you will see that your username is there but without the (or whatever email you used). Thats how the ghost user got there, if you ever accidentally forgot to put in the full email address. Just fix that.
    Now check ON the box that says user must enter password. Click APPLY not OK.
    Now Uncheck the box that says user must enter password.
    Click OK and it will ask you to enter the password twice.

    Now shutdown windows. Then turn on computer, it will now boot past the login screen and right to the desktop.

    The problem seems to be when you either Lost your internet during the boot process
    Or that you typed in your username without the @xxxxx,.yyy part.
    And or maybe forgot the password. Windows then tries to offer to let you use a local account. Even if you remove the local account, it still seems to remember it. But it never shows up. Maybe someday Microsoft will fiix this. Its still however Today a problem.
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