Windows 10: multiple user accounts on sign in screen

Discus and support multiple user accounts on sign in screen in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I just purchased a refurbished Dell 5050 with Windows 10 Pro. It shows 3 accounts on sign in screen even though only one account shows in Local Users &... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by DarrellWayne69, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. multiple user accounts on sign in screen


    I just purchased a refurbished Dell 5050 with Windows 10 Pro. It shows 3 accounts on sign in screen even though only one account shows in Local Users & Groups (which is the correct one I set up after Windows started). 2 of the accounts have the same correct name and 1 has the first 5 letters of my name. I think I somehow set up the 5 letter account when I first ran Windows. The second 2 have the same correct name as the user account I set up after Windows started up. I would like to have only 1 account show up on sign in screen. When I go to Local Users& Groups, it only shows 1 name - the correct one that I set. This account then shows up twice on sign in screen. And then, the 5 letter account on sign in screen does NOT show in Local Users & Groups.


    Any help would be appreciated to help me delete accounts that I don't want on sign in screen - thanks!

    :)
     
    DarrellWayne69, Oct 1, 2019
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  2. Explorer9 Win User

    force default user account to always be selected on sign-in screen


    A PC has Windows 10 (version 1703, build 15063.726) installed on it. A person named Robert has a user account on it, named Robert. A person named Jennifer has a user account on it, named Jennifer. The user accounts Robert and Jennifer are "Standard" type accounts. There is a third user account, named Adm, and it's type is "Administrator".

    The PC specs are: laptop, brand Asus, model X550CA, cpu Intel Celeron 1007U 1.50GHz, 8 GB RAM DDR3, 500 GB HDD 5200 RPM, 120 GB SSD.

    Windows 10 default behavior, case 1 - the Robert and Jennifer user accounts are both password protected


    1. Jennifer turns PC on.
    2. At the sign-in screen, the password field for the account Robert is shown.
    3. At the sign-in screen, Jennifer clicks on the account Jennifer in the lower left part of the sign-in screen, then types her password and presses Enter.
    4. Jennifer clicks on the "Start" button on the taskbar, clicks on the "Power" button, then clicks "Shut down".
    5. Robert turns PC on.
    6. At the sign-in screen, the password field for the account Jennifer is shown.
    7. Robert clicks on the account Robert in the lower left part of the sign-in screen, then types his password and presses Enter.

    Windows 10 default behavior, case 2 - the Robert user account is password protected, the Jennifer user account is not password protected


    1. Jennifer turns PC on.
    2. At the sign-in screen, the password field for the account Robert is shown.
    3. At the sign-in screen, Jennifer clicks on the account Jennifer in the lower left part of the sign-in screen, then clicks on the "Sign-in" button.
    4. Jennifer clicks on the "Start" button on the taskbar, clicks on the "Power" button, then clicks on "Shut down".
    5. Robert turns PC on.
    6. Windows 10 signs in automatically into the Jennifer user account.
    7. Robert clicks on the "Start" button, clicks on the "Jennifer" button, then clicks on "Sign out".
    8. At the sign-in screen, the button "Sign in" for the user account Jennifer is shown.
    9. Robert clicks on the account Robert in the lower left part of the sign-in screen, then types his password and presses Enter.

    Question 1

    Is it possible for Robert to change Windows 10's default behavior, to the behavior described below?

    1. Robert or Jennifer turns on the PC.
    2. At the sign-in screen, the password field for the Robert user account is shown, even if Jennifer was the last person to sign-in and then click on "Shut down" from the "Start" menu.

    Question 2

    If the answer to question 1 is yes, then what settings does Robert have to make, in order to get the behavior described at question 1?

    Changing "dontdisplaylastusername" is not the solution

    By changing the "dontdisplaylastusername" registry DWORD from 0 to 1, Robert doesn't get the behavior described at question 1. After setting "dontdisplaylastusername" to 1, Robert has to type both his user account name, and his password, at the sign-in screen. Robert wants to type only his password, at the sign-in screen, and nothing else.

    Why does Robert want to change the default behavior

    The reasons Robert would like to change to the behavior described at question 1:
    • he is the owner of the PC;
    • he uses his PC frequently, Jennifer uses his PC rarely, therefore it makes sense that Robert should have one less click to do in order to sign in;
    • he doesn't want to click on something in order to get at his password field, he wants to press the power button on the PC and then type his password (doesn't want unnecessary intermediate steps between pressing the power button and typing his password).
     
    Explorer9, Oct 1, 2019
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  3. sign into microsoft account glitch

    Hi Micheal,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    • Is this the only account on the computer?
    • Was this account upgraded from previous version of Windows?

    It looks like you are using a local account. I suggest you follow these steps:

    • Click on search in taskbar and type account.
    • Click on Accounts.
    • Now, under Your account, click on Sign in with Microsoft account instead.
    • Enter your Local account password for confirmation and then follow the screen instruction.
    • Enter User name credentials for your the new Microsoft account and click OK.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards
     
    Waseemulla S, Oct 1, 2019
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  4. vgkfan83 Win User

    multiple user accounts on sign in screen

    How to make Windows 10 login Screen display users that are signed in


    1. Press the Windows logo key + R simultaneously to open the Run box. Type cmd and press Enter.
    2. When the Command Prompt window opens, type query user and press Enter. It will list all users that are currently logged on your computer.
     
    vgkfan83, Oct 1, 2019
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