Windows 10: Two accounts

  1.    06 Nov 2017 #1

    Two accounts


    Good morning to all.
    I have got a hop laptop itís a new one hp255G6 model I think I got model correct.Problem is when I login from a fresh startup it shows two accounts one with my name and image other is just a blank one,now every time I want to login I have to go to bottom left and select the one with my name.
    How can I overcome this issue is it possible to delete the blank account.I also have tried to setup to login without using password etc but this two accounts is causing a problem. Iím the only user so donít need a login password,as itís now set to a PIN number password until I get rid of that second login that shows up.
    Hep Please. Many thanks.David.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    06 Nov 2017 #2

    Win + R keys to bring up run dialog. In the run dialog box that opens, run:
    netplwiz

    In the netplwiz window that opens, remove the checkbox from the option "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" then click the Apply button. In the new dialog box that opens, just click the cancel button. The check will back in the option for "Users must enter a user name.....", leave it checked this time and click on OK.

    That will clear out the "ghost" user on the login screen.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    06 Nov 2017 #3

    Okay will have a go at your idea.
    many thanks.

    Hi. Maybe a stupid question to you, Do I really need a Microsoft login name and password. My outlook email comes through thunderbird.
    Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    06 Nov 2017 #4

    dafydd said: View Post
    Okay will have a go at your idea.
    many thanks.

    Hi. Maybe a stupid question to you, Do I really need a Microsoft login name and password. My outlook email comes through thunderbird.
    Thanks.
    You don't need a Microsoft Account login. You can use just a local account if you want to.

    Switch to Local Account in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    07 Nov 2017 #5

    Sorry for delay in getting back to you.
    All is working okay.
    This did the job...
    In the netplwiz window that opens, remove the checkbox from the option "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" then click the Apply button. In the new dialog box that opens, just click the cancel button. The check will back in the option for "Users must enter a user name.....", leave it checked this time and click on OK.

    That will clear out the "ghost" user on the login screen.
    Thank You very much. David
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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