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User Account not showing on start up

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    Steve Green Guest

    User Account not showing on start up

    I have three user accounts set up on my new laptop running Vista. One
    administration account, mine and one for my wife.

    When i start up I only see the admin account and mine as an option, my
    wiifes account is nowhere to be seen but it exists in the control section.

    Very confused so help would be appreciated.

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    Re: User Account not showing on start up

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Green View Post
    I have three user accounts set up on my new laptop running Vista. One
    administration account, mine and one for my wife.

    When i start up I only see the admin account and mine as an option, my
    wiifes account is nowhere to be seen but it exists in the control section.

    Very confused so help would be appreciated.
    Steve,

    We have an excellent tutorial section. I found one that talks about hiding and unhiding user accounts. This may help you. Here's the link: User Account - Hide

    I hope this helps.

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    Steve Green Guest

    Re: User Account not showing on start up

    Blimey, should I really be having to edit the registy to do this. This is a
    brand new laptop with two standard user accounts on it in addition to the
    Administration account.

    I would have thought that Microsoft would have assumed that at least one
    other user would be using the system apart from the primary and admin.

    Not exactly straightforward is it????!!!!



    ".Joe" wrote:

    >
    > Steve Green;649700 Wrote:

    > > I have three user accounts set up on my new laptop running Vista. One
    > > administration account, mine and one for my wife.
    > >
    > > When i start up I only see the admin account and mine as an option, my
    > > wiifes account is nowhere to be seen but it exists in the control
    > > section.
    > >
    > > Very confused so help would be appreciated.
    >
    > Steve,
    >
    > We have an excellent tutorial section. I found one that talks about
    > hiding and unhiding user accounts. This may help you. Here's the link:
    > User Account - Hide
    >
    > I hope this helps.
    >
    >
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    > .Joe
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    Re: User Account not showing on start up

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Green View Post
    Blimey, should I really be having to edit the registy to do this. This is a
    brand new laptop with two standard user accounts on it in addition to the
    Administration account.

    I would have thought that Microsoft would have assumed that at least one
    other user would be using the system apart from the primary and admin.

    Not exactly straightforward is it????!!!!



    ".Joe" wrote:
    >
    > Steve Green;649700 Wrote:
    >
    > Steve,
    >
    > We have an excellent tutorial section. I found one that talks about
    > hiding and unhiding user accounts. This may help you. Here's the link:
    > User Account - Hide
    >
    > I hope this helps.
    >
    >
    > --
    > .Joe
    >
    > _[image:
    > http://uswave.net/vistax64/joetmvx64.png] (\"http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=17621\")_
    > _*Click_here_for_the_Vista_x64_Forums* (\"http://www.vistax64.com/index.php?referrerid=17621\")_
    > _CPU-Z_Verified (\"http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=323179\")_
    >
    Steve,

    I can't say why Vista is not displaying the other user account. You can always try deleting the affected user account, rebooting, adding the user account back on, rebooting, and see if it appears. You're correct, with a new laptop, you shouldn't have to resort to editing the registry for something that should already be working.

    Let us know if that helps you at all.

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