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User Account not showing on start up

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Steve Green

#1
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.
 

.Joe

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Vista Guru
#2
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: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/94805-user-account-hide.html

I hope this helps.
 
S

Steve Green

#3
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:
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/94805-user-account-hide.html
>
> I hope this helps.
>
>
> --
> .Joe
>
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>
 

.Joe

1337 spammer
Vista Guru
#4
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:
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/94805-user-account-hide.html
>
> 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.