Windows 10: Windows wants deleted account to login

Discus and support Windows wants deleted account to login in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; Hello, Windows wants me to login into my PC with a deleted account. Is there a way around this? Last I did the standard Windows 10 update as i was... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by AlBooth1, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. AlBooth1 Win User

    Windows wants deleted account to login


    Hello,


    Windows wants me to login into my PC with a deleted account. Is there a way around this?


    Last I did the standard Windows 10 update as i was shutting down my laptop. I’ve come to it today and it won’t let me login. It says the login is an old gmail one from when i first set it up.


    since then I have changed the account email and deleted the gmail one. I can login fine to my account on my phone, so the actual account works.


    The laptop isnt giving me alternate login options and as the account doesn’t exist anymore, I can’t get in.


    Thank you

    :)
     
    AlBooth1, Oct 17, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 - Deleted account appears in login and not able to login

    Thanks for the reply Anu...

    I am not logged in with the microsoft account so when I click on reset password on the windows login page I see a popup to enter the cd for the password recovery which I don't have it

    This is a local windows account that I deleted from the command prompt in my previous login

    for reference here are the steps that I followed

    • Initially had Windows 7
    • upgraded to Windows 10
    • Didn't like it much as I have to run everything as administrator otherwise the application will not open
    • All my previous work is moved to a different user account which is a master admin and I have to keep trying to access to that folder
    • So I used a RECOVERY option in windows 10 to go back to Windows 7
    • Got a popup requesting to delete the accounts created in Windows 10
    • Using command prompt deleted the user account(local user account and not the Microsoft account.Read somewhere in blogs.(net user and then delete user from cmd prompt))
    • Got the confirmation message in cmd prompt window that the user account has been successfully deleted
    • Restarted my machine and I am surprised to see the login window (the one that is deleted in previous steps)
    • I tried resetting the password but requires password recovery cd which I didn't create after moving to Windows 10
     
    Mohana V R KMutyala, Oct 17, 2020
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  3. Removing deleted user account from login screen

    Hi Macheal,

    Thank you for posting your queries in Microsoft Community.

    We are sorry to know that you have issues with the account.

    Before we proceed, I need more information to help you better.

    Are you logging in using a Microsoft account?

    If you are using an administrator account, I suggest you to delete the other user accounts once again and check if that helps.

    Method 1: I would have you perform the steps-

    • Login to your default account.
    • Click on the “Windows logo” and type “User Accounts”.
    • Now, select “Settings” and then select the “User Accounts” icon.
    • Click on “Manage another account” and then select the user account that you want to delete.
    • Click on “delete the account”.
    • Depending on whether you want to “Keep the files” or “delete the files” choose the appropriate option.
    • You can delete the other accounts similarly.

    Note: Once deleted, the user accounts cannot be recovered. Make sure you back up any data if required.

    Method 2: If the issue persists, create a new user account and check if it helps.

    Refer the following link for help.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-8

    Note the above steps are also valid in Windows 10.

    Please contact us for further assistance, we are glad to assist you.
     
    Sudharshan M K, Oct 17, 2020
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  4. Windows wants deleted account to login

    Windows 7 Account Wont Delete

    The title pretty much says it all. There is only one account on my computer (me) besides Administrator. I do have Nvidia so "UpdateUser" doesnt count (does not show up on the login screen). After i restart my computer last night i noticed that windows doesnt go directly to my account and ask for my password. Instead i have to choose my account or another account that has randomly appeared on the windows log in screen. What is even more weird is that the name of the account is a secondary alias i use online. I installed iExplorer (from MacroPlant) to restore some old text messages on my iPhone but uninstalled it shortly after.

    I have tried deleting the "account" from CMD, system profile, computer management and even control panel. I've done my research and i learned that every account as a Security Identifier...well this one doesn't have one in the registry.

    If i attempt to delete the account and restart my computer (after two successful boots) the account will reappear again somehow. I dont have viruses or anything. I am running ESET and MSE.

    Does anyone know how to get rid of this "ghost" account or profile permanently?

    Thanks for the help.
     
    IndependenT, Oct 17, 2020
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