Good evening from Graz,
i have quite a strange problem on my personal pc since the last few days. I cannot login to my useraccount(which has a transparent picture at the logon screen since a few days).
I have just one workarround: if i login with my adminaccount and logoff, the userpicture of my privateaccount appears again and the login is possible.
What could this problem be related to?
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solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
Kind a strange problem indeed, but seems to be solved.
Hi Everyone I am stuck right now I dont know exactly what happened but my account picture on Vista randomly changed to an orange flower I can not Problem Account Picture User change it through control pannel or user settings or anything If I click on another picture to be used nothing changes I saw a thread for this problem here http www Account User Picture Problem techsupportforum com f re- html This thread listed takes you to another thread with the quot resolved quot issue The steps however that this solved thread told me to do didnt work This is the advice that worked for the others quot Another MVP had told me how to disable the new Win XP FAX and Picture Previewer by going Start gt Run gt regsvr u shimgvw dll I turned it back on with Start gt Run gt regsvr shimgvw dll quot The problem is if I run quot regsvr u shimgvw dll quot I get a notice on vista saying quot The module quot shimgvw dll quot was loaded but the entry-point DllRegister Server was not found Make sure that shimgvw dll is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again quot I really am stuck and I dont know what to do to fix this problem Please help thanks
Have you tried a System Restore back to a point before this problem first appeared.
When you go to START have you double clicked on the Account picture and tried to change the Accont picture?
You could also try running SFC:
Hello I have a problem with windows vista that I cannot figure out alone The problem is that when I try to change my user account picture to something else it always reverts back to the default orange flower picture on log off or restart it DOES change the login picture but NOT the start menu or user account pictures I have tried everything I fixed it temporarily by copying the my user account picture to C ProgramData Microsoft User Account Pictures and renaming it quot user quot but I want the ability to change it without going to that hassle I found one quot solution quot that told me to run regsvr u shimgvw dll but account Problem user with picture it gave me an error message quot The module quot shimgvw dll quot was loaded but the entry point DllUnregisterServer could not be found Please make sure quot shimgvw dll quot is a valid DLL or OCX file and try again quot or something like that Can anybody help
Not to be impatient, but this thread has been up for more than 2 days by my time zone. Please don't tell me this is unfixable.http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/277236-problem-user-account-picture.html
In Win-7, as an admin-user, it was easy to change the picture from another user. In Win-8 I'm only able to find where I can change my own picture. Can't I set it anymore for other users?
Myself being the administrator on my home pc I created another user account that can be used by my kids. I noticed a problem when attempting to open jpeg photos while signed in to this account. I assumed the same program that I have set for this task on my account would launch when attempting to open a pic. Instead a window pops up that says something like "there is no program associated with this file type. Please choose a program from a list or search the web for a suitable program". When I attempt to choose the same program I use and I check "always use this program" the photo will open in said program but once I close it and attempt to open it again the same thing happens all over again. Why is this happening..?
Here is another way to try to make it stick
Open a Windows Explorer window such as 'My Computer' then go to
From the folder options, select the 'file types' tab, and wait while Windows builds the list of file types present on your PC.
Scroll through the 'registered file types' box until you find jpeg.
Highlight it and hit the 'change' button below to select a new application to open this file type by default.
I'm trying to find the file location for the user account picture, I found a page that said it was in programData\microsoft\... etc. All I can find in there is the user.jpg (as it said), but that's a random flower, not the picture I set it to, also in there i find a Brydon.dat (my computer and account's name), but it's a blank file.
I'm on an HP computer running windows 7 ultimate (OEM) and the default picture was the HP logo.
Hello packocrayons, and welcome to Seven Forums.
The user account picture is stored in the hidden folder below as (username).bmp. C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Temp
User Account Picture - Change
The other location you mentioned is for the default image when the account is created new instead.User Logon Display Picture - Set Default for All Users
Hope this helps,
Hello, I'm having problems with my father's little net-book, he has Windows 7 Starter and he is a Standard User and he don't have no administrators on his net-book.
The User Account message pops-up when everytime clicks on something like "Run as Administrator" or "Windows Calculator" that he was going to run, the the "Yes" button is not visible and it's disabled, do you know what the problem is?
The image below is the problem that he has on my farther's net-book, now...
The UAC Prompt I believe can only be accepted by a user with Administrative Privileges, a Standard user will be lacking these Administrative Privileges.
The thing which worries me, is why the Windows Calculator is creating a UAC Prompt? What AV do you have installed? Have you made any scans?
I set up my Windows 8.1 tablet offline at my dad's and used a nude photo of my girlfriend as the user account picture. All done offline. About a week later, the tablet forced me to link it with my Microsoft account in order to continue to log into windows. Now I am finding that same nude picture is showing up when I am on the Microsoft website. That would not make my girlfriend happy if she found that out and I don't think the public needs her urinating. How can I prevent it from automatically posting it online. When I go to my account using a web browser, I can change it back to the Sylveon I originally had, and my user account on the tablet will still be my girlfriend, but eventually the nude photo returns to the Microsoft website. How do I stop this?
I don't know if you can stop it. I believe that if you log in to windows 8.1 everything you do with a Microsoft account if you log in to your computer that way will be transferd to all your devices using that account.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/593044/prevent-windows-8-from-taking-my-user-account-picture-and-posting-it-to-ms-websi/
My grandmother was recently hacked and she changed all her passwords herself (yay!). However she did not write down her new local user account password for her laptop.
I tried downloading OPHCrack, I burned it as an ISO file and put it on a DVD-R(only thing I had on hand) and i changed the boot order on her BIOS menu to had the DVD drive as the first priority. It does not run....I hear the disk drive moving, or spinning but the program does not run. Are there any other options or do I have to do a complete system restore to bypass this? Also if that is what I have to do how do I do that without being in her control panel?
Hello there "hater",are you sure you downloaded the right OPHcrack version?It should be the one that is intended to be used on,not the one being used to download and be burned on.Try imgburn,never failed me to create bootable CDs or DVDs.http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/40661-old-problem-new-user-forgot-local-user-account-password.html
Hi Guys One of our staff to User Solved: Account - User Deleted Guest - File Type Changing PC has a problem the scenarios Specs Alias Names -Company Name Contoso -Staff PC under Domain Alpha -PC Name Contoso -PC -Local Users are administrators and john Solved: Changing User Account Type - User to Guest - File Deleted -User profiles gt operations contoso domain gt john local gt administrator local -MS Outlook connected to email protected Thursday IT remove uninstall chat messengers blocked linkedin facebook twitter youtube change User Account Type Local Staff John Doe from User to Guest I change the type from User Accounts gt Properties gt Group Membership gt Others gt Guest shutdown the system Friday turn on the PC and staff asks for the correct username provides the username Contoso -PC john staff login to his local account using his password Saturday staff called and his desktop files are gone and document files are gone IT check the Users folder there are particular folders john and john contoso -pc both folders empty outlook not connected account is totally FRESh IT check on webmail under Domain Alpha not working the usual password webmail contoso com owa after an hour the usual password works IT tried to connect MS outlook using email protected not working saying quot outlook pst is not offline file quot PROBLEM files are gone Totally FRESh account I don t know what happen guys please help the FIles are gone Hoping your best solution THanks nbsp
CANT FIND THE DEL BUTTON,,,
NOT RIGHT PLACE FOR MY WRIGTING,,,:-)
What is exactly the meaning of this topic? Is it a queestion or a discussion?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/563705/1-account-2-user-names-but-only-1-user-big-registry-problem/
The is no picture in my eser account.
Settings>change Pc settings>account> account picture> BROWSE does not go to my PC pfotos folder to choose one.
Camera roll, screenshots & slide shows are empty.
How can I get to my photos? .....thanx .....nick
Are you able to "Browse" to the folder you want instead? See the yellow tip box under step 8 in the tutorial below to see if it may help.
User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8
I am having a problem. No matter what picture I choose for my User Account, it will not display. All I get is that little box with a red X in it. It won't display on the desktop or in the box when changing User Account information. Any suggestions? System operates fine except for that.
Some time back, I set up two user accounts on my Windows 7 PC, customised to use desk top icons from my personal photo library. Now I would like to copy these images to another Windows 7 PC. Of course I cant now remember where I got them from, and whats more cant find where they are located on the first machine. Can anyone point me to the right place?
I dont quite understand what you mean but I think this will help
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures
When I first start my computer a screen appears with pictures of each user's password-protected account. When I clik on one of the pictures a new screen appears with the same picture I cliked on, but the picture is about 3-4x larger. Is it possible for the account picture in the first screen ('choose account' screen) to be the same size as the account picture in the second ('password login' screen)? If so, how to do?
No, they are smaller on the first screen because there is more than one.
There was another thread here a while back that was trying to accomplish that too, through the registry, it just made everything huge.
How do i get a new picture in standard user account?
it never has had a picture
when i click start/picture standard user account/add picture nothing happens-start screen goes task bar does not let me do anything.
tried control panel/user accounts/manage accounts
does not give me option add picture
Go to PC Settings > Accounts > Browse .... then click on the picture that you want to associate with your account.
I have recently encountered a problem with my Windows 7 log-on screen. Ever since using "Tuneup Utilties" to automatically change the BACKGROUND of the log-on screen, the User Account Picture has become extremely low quality and blurry. It is not a problem with the picture resolution, even the default pictures are not blurry. I have no idea what to do. Please help.
hello and welcome,
that's maybe cause by your background of the logon.
try to use the default background and see the logo picture,still got same issue or not.
I want to create some Windows 8 User Account pictures in Photoshop. I understand this can be done with either .bmp or .png.
I understand that Win8 will reduce and crop, but not necessarily in a way that will produce a good picture. I am having real trouble locating the pixel dimensions that Windows 8 needs for an uncropped User Account picture. Can anyone help?
This should help you get started with your project:
Am having a problem in safe mode and in normal bootup that when i login to danny account i get blue screen of death, but on my account its ok and starts up ok.
Have tried to stop everything in my account in msconfig and then login to danny but does not work.
Sounds like its corrupted
try this from safe mode tap F8 a few times
How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP
I need to add another standard user. I have one admin account and one standard user.
After adding the second standard account name and password on Control Panel
I get the confirmation that the new user can now sign in.
However,I get this famous message that the profile service cannot open.
I looked into C:users and find
First standard user
But not the newly created user account. Nor can I find it in the Registry ProfileService.
Why does Window lye to me saying the new user account is available but it did not create it?
Did you sign out of your account and then try to sign in to the new one?
The new user folder won't be created until you sign in and set up the account.
User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8
hi guys! i am currently using windows 7 home premium 32 bit and having problem with changing size of user account picture.
what it is is when i change the 128 x 128 picture's size to 64 x 64 and set it as user account picture and see the log on screen, it doesn't actually shrink. instead what i am getting is a blurry version still with the size of 128 x 128.
it seems that windows 7 has a fixed setting on that. and i need your help!
any contribution would be appreciated. thanks!
Not really understanding why this is an issue for you.... that being said.
The image will always be that default size though, I'm not aware of a way to change it.
Whether you use a 64pixel or a 8megapixel digital camera image it's going to show the same size there.
hello i have fully activated windows 8 but when i try to change the user account pic the picture then it is high lighted and no option is seen . why it happens . not only user acount but log on screen too is unable to change/ what is the problem please help me.
Sorry for asking a dumb question, but did you try these?
For the account picture: User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8
For the background screen: Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8
Note that if you have multiple accounts setup, then the login screen change is a lot trickier and a manual process from what I understand. Google that one...
Does anyone know of a way, or an app, which would allow me to have my user account picture update every the login / lock screen is displayed?
Basically I have a folder full of images that I like to use as my account picture, but instead of changing it every week or whatever, I'd like for it to change every time I login, so next time the login/lock screen is shown, it's different..
Does anyone know of anything like this? Or would be able to make a simple script to do it?
EDIT: Ok I've made a script which updates the user profile .bmp file, but changing that file does NOT update the user profile picture if it's a local user (it works for domain users apparently).. Any idea where the actual edit needs to be made / what cache needs dropping?
Thanks for any help!
Hmmm. I fired up Process Monitor (PM) and was not able to see the step(s) that you need to do to get the desired results. You might want to spend more time on it than I did. Filter PM on Explorer and record/monitor the events that take place when you manually change a user's picture via Control Panel > User Accounts.
The profile bmp that you mentioned can be deleted if this is for a local user account - even after a restart, the user image is coming from somewhere else.
If you really want to dig into this issue - you can run PM from one user account while you log off and on to another user account. PM should show you where W7 is getting the image from for the log on screen.
Hello, my user account picture on the log in screen is not showing all of the pictures that i choose, pictures appear to be cropped, and only 75% of any picture is displayed, I have tried several different from my images file, but always the same result.Can anyone help please.
they need to be a certain size to display correctly, cant remember off the top of my head what that size is , i will have a googlehttp://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/229541-my-user-account-picture-does-not-display-properly.html
I have WIndows 7 Ultimate and when I go into User Accounts in Control Panel I click on "change your picture" and I am only able to use the win7 pictures. When I click on "browse for more pictures" nothing happens.
You might check to see if it opened a window that may be hidden behind another opened window. Sometimes these windows are small and can easily be covered up.
If not, then try a sfc /scannow command to see if it can find and fix any bad system files that may be responsible. Afterwards try again.
Hope this helps,
This is my last resort, so please help me!
I have after a long time searching ended up here on this forum.
What I want to do is simply to remove the picture & frame on my login screen, only the password, my name, switch user should be left on the screen.
To clarify, I don't want to:
Remove the whole login screen.
Remove password protection.
Remove anything else except for that picture and frame.
Thats pretty much it, I would be really thankful if somebody could help me with this because I'm close to changing to linux just to get rid of it .
Thanks in advance!
I'm thinking a transparent .png picture would take care of the profile picture. As for the frame... that's above my pay grade right nowhttp://www.sevenforums.com/customization/153119-one-last-try-get-rid-user-account-picture-login-screen.html
I've been trying to change my user account picture in the control panel, it worked, and it showed up in the start menu, but it didn't change in the logon screen (still dell default icon). Does anybody know what's wrong?
My system is Dell precision M6600, win7pro 64-bit. My user account has administrator right (in fact I am the only user).
I hope this tutorial will help you to get rid of Dell's stuff.
Clean Up Factory Bloatware
Is it possible to change the local user account picture at the windows logon screen via a command prompt.
Reason I need to do this is because I have about 200 workstations where the same exact local account needs to get created and a specific user account picture needs to be applied.
I don't know about copying just the picture. Log in as an Admin on the computer with the account you want to copy and Right click My Computer/Properties/Advanced/System Profiles. Highlight the Account you want to copy (you cannot be logged into the account you want to copy) and choose Copy To. Choose a Network Share. Then Copy it to each of the computers in question that you want to have the account on. this should also include the picture.. Maybe someone can write a batch file that would send it to all of the computers in the network in one click.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/change-user-account-picture-via-command-line-523377.html
Is it possible to increase the size of the User Account picture that displays on the top right side of the Start Menu in Windows Vista Home Premium? It's larger at the windows login screen but tiny in the start menu. Am I hoping for too much?
Hello Bang, and welcome to Vista Forums.
Sorry, but that cannot be changed in Vista unless some 3rd party skinning program has that option.
Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.
I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall
Don't even try would be my recommendation.
Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.
Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.
If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.
Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.
Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide.
First my screen resolution is 1920x1200
The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared
Is there anyway to change this to make it larger
Note: I'm talking about the User Account Picture not the logon screen
Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroProfile
Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide.
First my screen resolution is 1920x1200
The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared
Is there anyway to change this to make it larger
Note: I'm talking about the User Account Picture not the logon screen
If you're the only person that uses that pc, set a password and it will help make your pc more secure, plus you will have a bigger user account picture.
My folders and files in C:/users/myname/ can be viewed and accessed from the Guest user account. How do I stop this?
Is there a fix for Unlocking AD User Account in Windows7 so I do not I have to use WindowsXP AD to unlock the User Account? Is there a fix and/or update for fixing this problem?
Your help will ge greatly appreciated.
I have a Vista 32 system that has some corruption. Several things like the NET v2.0 framework do not work correctly and it does not do a Windows update without an error. Basically, I know some corruption must exist in the registry.
I have a new drive that I restored a backup from way back when the system was working OK. Naturally there are programs and files that need to be updated. I will have to reinstall the programs that did not exist on the old backup, but I was hoping I could restore my user account profile "in bulk" without just moving individual files. Is there anything wrong with deleting the whole content of the restored user account profile and replacing it with my present profile?
You could use Windows Easy Transfer, I will be back with more information.
You can also, just back up your files etc and then restore them to the new account.
You have to be careful with anything that you do, to be sure that the corruption is not transferred.
I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.
so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.
I am using Vista too
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
I've been trying to delete the account that my version of vista was originally set up with, i have already made another admin account, so i tried to delete the original account by going through the normal method of deleting the account, it worked, but only to a certain extent, i cant log onto the account anymore, but all of the files remain under the users folder. Oh, and yes i did click to delete all of the files. I was just wondering, would it be ok to delete it directly from the users folder, or would it be best to leave it alone?
Thanks in advance.
I personally think the best option would be to take over the administrative account, I.E rename it and delete the others, seems like less work.
I have windows pro 64bit installed. My user account is Called "Administrator"
First off. This is strange because when I first made the account the system said I couldn't use that name because it was in use already. So I made an account called "Admin".
Now I didn't notice anything untill I tried to make a new account. The administrator account disappeared. It's still there but not accessible as an account.
Is there a way to make the administrator account usable again?
Now, i just did a system restore and im back to administrator account, but, if I make a new account the administrator account disappears again.
Is there a way to stop this happening?
If you are confident in using the registry editor you could try this. Go to Run under the start menu and type regedit then follow the instructions below. Editing the registry is something that should be done with caution!
1. Launch Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList in the Registry Editor.
3. Double-click the Administrator key in the right pane.
4. If the Administrator key doesn’t exist, right-click on the above tree in the pane, choose New, DWORD Value, name it Administrator and press .
5. Type 1 in the “Value data” box, and press .
I just bought a new Asus laptop with windows 8.1(64bit) pre installed. All went find setting windows but I got a problem with the users account.
During the setup windows created an administration account using my MS account (my email as the name and my password) and this account was setup as Administrator. I’m the only one using the laptop.
Another account was also setup with my name but it was not for Administrator and I could not change it to be the administrator
What I want to do is just have one administrator account with my name and delete all other accounts. How can I do that?
I am having the exact same issues as MJDeViant!
I attached the screen shot of the odd shutdown box.
(sorry I didn't understand the whole url of image thing so I did it as an attachment.)
Here is a further explaination of my log on problem.
My initial startup screen looks good, the XP Pro with blue scrolling bar at the bottom and windows logo.
then comes the new part,
(I don't remember when this happened, but it was a while ago. I didn't think it was fixable so I didn't try until now that I've discovered there are people out there like you guys who are willing to help!)
a please wait box pops up with following message "xp professional windows is starting up"
then another new part
a new box then pops up saying
"log onto windows"
I can log on using the appropriate info, but I would prefer it to go to the log on screen where it shows the user accounts and their pics and I get to choose which one I want to use.
sorry about the long post!!!!!
Hello I have tried to find an answer to this but cannot Lately I noticed my User Account Picture was not the picture I had selected In addition the Background Picture for my Windows Home Premium edition log on screen was changed This happened after running a program that is for exams at school which reboots your computer into a safe mode where the only program available is a rudimentary word "Change Picture Picture" User option Account No for processor I contacted the company that makes that software Examsoft and they told me how to get my default logon picture for my Windows Logon background back To address the User Account picture I No "Change Picture" option for User Account Picture went into Control Panel gt User Accounts and attempted to quot change picture quot This is not an option however for my administrator user account It is an option for my guest account I tried cloning my account without the bad dat files but that didn't work either as the new account I had created also an administrator account did not display a quot change picture quot option in control panel either I ran sfc scannow and it found no errors I am not sure what to do Has anyone encountered this Can you please help me Attached is a screen shot Thank You
hi dooba, welcome to the forums ,if you have exhausted all avenues you could try a system restore prior to just before you had probs System Restorehttp://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/84437-no-change-picture-option-user-account-picture.html
I'm running identical Vista Enterprise computers in a lab environment on a Windows Domain and am having an issue with the user Logon in Picture Frame Domain Vista Account Screen User Empty - account picture Namely on the user logon screen just above the fields for the username and password there's a giant empty frame where the user account picture should be I've already replaced the user bmp and guest bmp so that our company logo will show up for users in the start menu after they've logged in and will show up in the logon window for their user name if they've locked their session but I'm unable to get the picture to show up on the original logon screen before the user logs Vista User Account Picture - Empty Frame in Domain Logon Screen in Some group policies we have include Interactive logon Do not display last user name Enabled Vista User Account Picture - Empty Frame in Domain Logon Screen Interactive logon Vista User Account Picture - Empty Frame in Domain Logon Screen Do not require CTRL ALT DEL Enabled Always use classic logon Enabled So far I haven't found any good info that refers to this problem I've only seen two posts on these forums that come close to the problem I'm having but neither touch on it directly and provide a solution They are http forums microsoft com TechNet ShowPost aspx PostID amp SiteID http forums microsoft com TechNet ShowPost aspx PostID amp SiteID Does anyone know if it's even possible to force a user account picture to be displayed on the Vista logon screen when on a domain Thanks in advance Trelfhttps://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/881f6bbe-7f39-4151-85ff-da3e2e147c2f/vista-user-account-picture-empty-frame-in-domain-logon-screen?forum=itprovistadesktopui
I've had a problem recently. I think it started after installing StyleXP to change my Windows visual style. I've since uninstalled StyleXP, but it has not resolved the problem.
My user picture that is usually at the top of the start menu is missing. In addition the green arrow icons and question mark icons in the User Accounts control panel are also missing (I just see red X's). I've tried changing my user picture in the control panel and it does not make a difference. I made sure to restore the default icons in StyleXP before uninstalling, but that didn't matter either.
I've since switched to Windowblinds and IconPackager. I've tried restoring default WinXP icons from IconPackager as well with no luck. Any ideas here? I'll upload some screenshots when I get back home, but I hope someone can point me in the right direction.
I've tried logging in under another user and I have the same problem. Here's a screenshot of the issue. Notice the red X's and the blank user picture box in the start menu.
OS : XP Pro SP2 with April updates
Software : Microsoft Office Professional 2003 with all updates
I created a new user on this machine. All programs seem to be working as expected with the new user account, except Microsoft Office.
When I try to open any of the MSO programs (Word, Excel, Outlook... ) a message box opens reading "Preparing to install..." After about 30 secs the error message as per the attached screenshot appears.
One would assume that the installer is looking for the original CD. However, there are 2 problems with this assumption - firstly there is no drive on this computer designated as U: and secondly the CD light does not come on so it is not attempting to access the CD drive.
There is an Administrator account and another user account on this machine. Both of these can access MS Office without any problems so it is setup for all users.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
The "solution" to this problem is quite annoyingly simple
For anyone else who may experience this issue do the following: -
1. Login as the Administrator
2. Change the New User account from Limited to Administrator
3. Logout and Login as the New User
4. Run any of the MS Office apps e.g. Word
5. When the error message now appears it will give you the option to change the drive letter
6. Change the drive letter to the letter of the CD drive
7. Insert the MS Office CD
8. The installer will now run
9. Logout and Login as the Administrator
10. Change the New User account back to Limited
11. Logout and Login as the New User
12. MS Office should now work as normal.
What an absolute pain in the......
It is not the fact that you have to do this that is a pain, but rather that the error message is so unhelpful. If the message said "You do not have enough priveledges to complete this operation, please login as an Administrator.... " Then we would know what to do and not waste precious hours.....
Ok so my mom wants a user account. So i go to create one. (I'm a computer admin and the only account on the computer) When i created it i noticed that it wouldnt let me make her account limited. (the bullet for the limited account was faded or un-clickable) so i could only make her an admin account. I made her account, loged off and when i looked at the screen it only showed her newly created account but not mine. What should i do? I went on her account and did system restore and i got my account back but hers was gone.
the only thing i can think of trying is goto safe mode and from the administrator try set an account from their.
My operating system is Windows XP, Home Edition. My problem is as follows: My daughter's user account is password protected and for some reason won't recognize the correct password. I have attempted, under her account and under the administrative account, to change the password and also delete it, but the attempted changes are ineffective. I tried making the changes under safe mode, but her account, for some reason, doesn't even appear when I go to User Accounts via the control panel. I considered just transferring her music and photos and setting up a new account. But, her photos are privacy protected so the account won't let me do that.
I have Windows Vista running at home and I have set up user accounts for my children; however, the web-site on which they last visited is not closed, so if I log on behind them I am still able to hear any audio from that site. I am also unable to log on to their account due to the time restriction placed. The only way that I have been able to close their session is to completely log off the system and log back on. Is there any way to have their session (web-site) closed when their time frame runs out.
Am running Windows XP SP2
One of the user accounts is acting up. It won't let us change the background or any personal settings. The whole account is acting messed up. The taskbar looks like it's from windows 95 or something and the start menu is all grey and missing sections. Also, the internet (Internet explorer 7) refuses to accept new settings and always starts up to the onetime page.
Can't delete account and make new one as the problem just moves on to the user account made before the one you are deleting!!
Any help would be appreciated =)
Did you follow the steps in this MS article?
How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile
Note: You must sign in at least once to the New Account before you can copy the old profile, as the account folder is not created until it is signed into.
After copying the files, click on the New_Username folder, then click on the folder named Old_Username's Documents. Double click the Desktop.ini file, and change the line Owner=Old_Username to Owner=New_Username
Note that you will have to redo any customizations, i.e. wallpaper, colors, Folder Options, Cursors, etc.
Desktop.ini is a hidden file but if you followed the steps in the MS article your system should be set to display it.
Make sure you DO NOT copy the 3 ntuser files -- those are the ones with the corrupt settings.
I am running the Windows RC and Windows Vista on a dual boot machine Yesterday Windows changed my account type When I log in under my administrative account this is the only account I have made it logs me in as a temporary user I tried to go Problem User 7 Account Windows into the Manage Credentials part of the Control Panel but it always says Windows Explorer has stopped working but windows explorer works fine every where else I have also tried to enable the master administrator account but was unable to Lastly I tried to delete the Windows 7 User Account Problem temporary user file under the C drive but it says I am going to delete my main user file I once clicked just to see what would happen and it gave me an error saying it could not delete it Help please I don Windows 7 User Account Problem t want to go back to Vista I do not have a restore disk as this is the Windows RC The only file I had recently downloaded was a free composition program I have used many times before Anvil Studio which I uninstalled immediately when I noticed the change but that did not have any affect either Addition Windows Vista is not having this problem Addition Tried to activate the master administrator account and it worked this time It shows my personal account as an administrator account but when I log onto my personal account it logs me on as a temporary user still nbsp
Which version of W7 is it?
It did not change the account, the normal user account is corrupted, so W7 loads a temporary account with low priveledges.
I ve had Windows for a long time and usually when I find a bug I can usually figure out a way around it or make it less annoying But now I have a slight problem that I cannot fix I guess I should start with my computer specs Dell Inspiron - purchased May came with OEM Windows Vista Home Basic later partitioned off a space for the Release Candidate of Windows after enjoying it used a registry hack to upgrade from the Ultimate RC to - 7 User Account Windows Problem the Professional RTM available Windows 7 - User Account Problem free from my college s MSDN AA account a while after that backed up everything wiped the hard drive and applied the backup of to the empty hard drive A few recovery reboots and I was back in business with no Vista Yay GB RAMIntel Core Duo processor GB hard driveNow that that s out of the way my problem is this I cannot quot Manage another account quot via the User Accounts gui I can only manage them using the command prompt net user username Yes I am an administrator I m the only user Even if I activate the Administrator account via the command prompt net user Administrator active yesand log in using it I still cannot quot Manage another account quot When I click the link nothing happens The quot Start Navigation quot click sounds and that s it I remember in Vista you could activate the Guest account add new accounts etc But for some strange reason Windows does not allow me to do that The only thing I can do on that screen is quot Change your password quot quot Remove your password quot quot Change your picture quot and quot Change User Account Control settings quot I cannot quot Change your account name quot quot Change your account type quot or quot Manage another account quot as I mentioned earlier I love Windows but this one little thing has irritated me since I got it To put you at ease I have an updated Anti-virus program Sunbelt Software run through Avanquest Fix-It Utilities Professional updated Windows and I run MalwareBytes weekly I also use Mozilla Firefox exclusively as my internet browser I found a good reason for doing this after my sister s laptop got infected with the AntiVirus System Pro quot scareware quot Kudos to MalwareBytes she now uses Firefox instead of IE even though I ve been trying to get her to switch for months now I just can t figure out what s keeping me from changing stuff via the User Accounts gui I can do it via the command prompt like I said and we all know command prompt tricks are cool but when I m testing things adding deleting dummy accounts it would be nice for this to work Even if I don t need it it just plain bugs me So can you fix my quot bleep quot -ing computer Thanks keyboardNinjahttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/280124/windows-7-user-account-problem/
Hi all I hope you can offer me some help My computer crashed and after following the advice of a tech support guy from HP we ran the install for Windows XP again and went through all the steps It fixed my computer and I was able with XP Problem on user account Windows to get into Windows again but under a new User Account from the one I ve used for years All my stuff photos music documents still exist under the explore all users list and in the Control Panel Problem with user account on Windows XP my old account shows up It just doesn t show up as an option on the welcome screen and no rebooting or changing the password access will change that Problem with user account on Windows XP When I try to turn off the quot Use the Welcome Screen quot option under control panel and then go to log in with my old account name and password I get this error message quot The local policy of this system does not allow you to logon interactively quot Any help would be much appreciated as I am anxious to get my computer up and running under my old familiar account if at all possible nbsp
I am trying to move my users, and all future users folders (i.e. documents, desktop, appdata etc) from my SSD to a regular HD.
I followed a few tutorials and moved each folder by right clicking it and clicking the "Move" button on the location tab
After that, I editted the keys here:
To use the HD. I also copied over the folders "Default", "Public", and "UpdatusUser" to the new location.
After restarting my computer everything works but my user has no picture. If I try and change the picture no pictures come up to be selected.
Have I missed a registry key or something? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Welcome to Seven Forums MDGM. Did you follow this tutorial:
User Profile - Change Default Location
Or something else? A Guy
I just got my new PC and I stupidly created a new folder in the directory under C user and called it User as the one that used to be called that had somehow got renamed then I copied files from the another user account into it Then I created a new user account to log into the PC on fire up called User and stupidly gave it an administrator status without a password Now when I fire it up and click on that new user account it will not open and a message comes up saying The user profile service service failed the login User profile cannot be loaded If I go into Control Panel and user accounts I cannot delete the account or change the status of it back to standard because it keeps asking for a password and there is none problem user 7-32bit Windows account Even if I create one it just ignores it obviously something to do with the first error that comes up as quoted earlier Help anyone out there
Quote: Originally Posted by mrichardson
I just got my new PC and I stupidly created a new folder in the directory under C:\user\and called it User (as the one that used to be called that had somehow got renamed) then I copied files from the another user account into it. Then I created a new user account to log into the PC on fire up called User and stupidly gave it an administrator status without a password.
Now when I fire it up, and click on that new user account it will not open and a message comes up saying “The user profile service service failed the login, User profile cannot be loaded” If I go into Control Panel and user accounts I cannot delete the account or change the status of it back to standard because it keeps asking for a password and there is none. Even if I create one it just ignores it, obviously something to do with the first error that comes up as quoted earlier. Help anyone out there!!!
Two things you can try doing:
(pulled this from here)
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there. If it still doesn't work, then go to step17
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator account.)
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3
7. Hit (windows logo)+R
8. Type regedit
9. Once the registry editor opens up, look for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
10. In the left pane, find the one that starts with S-1-5..... and ends with .BAK; if you don't find one, skip to step 15
11. Right click it and click Rename, then change the .BAK to .BK
12. Right click the one with the same numbering but without the .BAK and add .BAK add the end
13. Right click the one that you renamed to .BK and clickRename, delete the .BK
14. Eventually, you have switched the .BAK from the end of the second entry to the first. That should probably fix your problem.
15. If you didn't find a .BAK then try this: Open Windows Explorer to C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Application Data
16. If you find another Application Data below the one you're on, then delete it. That should probably also fix your problem.
17. If you can't login in Safe Mode, then reboot and hit F8 until you see the menu again, then hit enter highlightingRepair Your Computer
18. Wait until all Windows Files finish loading, then hitNext when it asks keyboard language.
19. Try logging in here also, choose your user from the dropdown menu, and type the password, then jump to step 23
20. If that still doesn't work, then if you have your Windows Installation CD still, put it in and restart your computer.
21. Hit F12 until you see a menu of boot options, choose Boot from CD
22. Choose keyboard language then hit next. Find Repair Your Computer from a little below the center left.
23. Choose Open Command Prompt and type: net user administrator password /active:yes (here again you can specify a password)
24. Close the command prompt and click Restart and jump to step 5
To disable the administrator account, type this in an elevated command prompt: net user administrator /active:no
Error message when you log on to a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer by using a temporary profile: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded" -- Run the Mr. Fix It tool.
I am using Windows 7 Home Premium
In Control Panel/User Accounts, I use my FIRST NAME on an Administrator account and log in with this name.
However, when I open Windows Explorer, my user account shows my SURNAME, which I would like to change to my first name. I have no idea why it should show my surname (unless this was in the original set up) - all the other user accounts are correct.
I do not want to create a new account and delete the present one as I would lose all my folders under my present user account.
Can you help, please?
Hope this tutorial helps
User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name
Your last name is showing up because you might have entered it while installing Windows.
Somehow i have been changed to a standard user n now no one is an administrator.I cant download upgrades,change parental controls or even fix the time
then right click on the file and take ownership
We are creating a PDF file in login user's local application folder (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\folder1) through a custom .Net application and displaying the created pdf file in application.
The above functionality is working for users who are part of domain and added to local vista machine as users (both for administrator and standard user accounts).
The same is not working for local users (both administrator and standard user accounts created in vista box).
File is getting created for any user under their local appdata folder and can able to open from that location, but not displaying from app in case of local system users (admin or standard type).
Can anyone help me what security settings differ between domain users vs local users in vista business 32 bit OS?
Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
Having this turned on causes IE to load a configuration file prepared by IT department which makes a whole lot of configuration changes to IE, including remapping the security zones. We can test this by unchecking this option (the default state).
Since the machine is in domain and since we are testing with domain users accounts, I have monitored domain controller pushing down a bunch of policy settings which relax the IE security settings, causing the reports to display.
First, domain settings will resync over time and this checkbox will keep getting turned back on automatically. So you can?t really turn this off, it won?t stay off. I would feel better just testing local accounts, but since the computer is also a member of the domain, machine-specific policies are applied by the domain as well.
I have a user with a machine that was setup with Win 8.1 Home. The machine has been upgraded to 8.1 Pro and joined to a domain (WinSrv 2003). I need to get the conten/configuration from their old local machine user profile to their new domain user profile. I tried to copy the contents of their ../users/<name>/.. folder from the local user profile to the new domain user profile (after they had logged in once, and then logged off). This did not work. When I did the copy, I grabbed all files, including hidden...was that my mistake, or is the issue broader?
In the end....they want their old stuff and configuration under their new credentials/profile.
There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.
Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal
Option 2: Use the Windows Easy Transfer option. Explained here. Vista & Win7 local to domain profile migration
Option 3: Use the Copy To Feature in User Profiles, explained here: Copy a user profile. The steps are outlined for different versions of Windows, but they work the same in Windows 8.
Option 4: Use the User State Migration Tool. User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide. Here is a link to a video on using the USMT. User State Migration Tool in Windows 7 - Install | TechNet
I have a Dell XPS 9100 with Windows 7 Prof. I am using the user account made during the initial bootup of the new computer, to make the desired settings and adding software installations. However after I finish with the initial tweaking, I will reduce the account privileges from Administrator to Standard user level. However, before I change the account level, I will make another user account with administrator user level.
Is there a way to have the new user account have the same settings as the initial user account when it is Simimade, such as copying, etc? I am not looking forward to manually making all of the sames changes/settings that I have made in the initial bootup user account, to the new user account with administrator privileges.
I would very much appreciate any suggestions regarding the above. Thanks Sam
About as close as you can get to this would be to create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.
It will copy most of your settings, like your Start Menu shortcuts, to the new account, but items stored in the registry, like your desktop background, would have to be reset again.
Hope this helps some,
how can it be?
a standar user turns the pc on, goes to her account and turns the general volume down and then turns the pc off
i go later turn the pc on , go to my account and i have the volume down too
That is how Windows seems to work. I have three users on my system, and if I adjust the volume with one, the other two are affected. I did find this: How do I keep individual user volume settings on my computer?
Maybe it will help you. I will also ask others to take a look.
I am logged in as admin. I go to create another account, and wish to select "limited", and it is present, but not a choice. We I mouse over it, it does not allow me to select it. What is the problem here.
Could I get a screen grab of what it looks like before and after you're hovering over the choice, please.
i can't finish the setup process. i'm trying to create a "standard" account, but when i go to create a password for it, no matter how many characters and no matter how complex (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, etc) it will absolutely not accept anything as a password (and i am copying/pasting the password from notepad, so it is being typed correctly).
i checked all the secpol 'password policies', and there don't seem to be any interfering requirements.
i attached a screenshot, if it helps.
I note that there have been several other posts on this subject but I cannot see one that solves my problem I was transferring files from one external drive to another I found a problem with problem Windows User Unknown 8.1 Permission Account a set of folders that I could not transfer with permission which should have been fine as I Windows 8.1 Unknown User Account Permission problem have administrator rights Looking at the folder permissions I found an unknown user account Looking for solutions I tried to delete this account but was not allowed unless I turned off inherited permissions I tried turning off the inheritance but this resulted in an error saying it failed to enumerate the number of objects in the container access denied Looking at some individual files in one of the offending folders properties showed 'Unable to display current owner' selecting the 'Change' option allowed me Windows 8.1 Unknown User Account Permission problem to change the file ownership to Everyone - Full Control and I could then move or delete the file There are quite a lot of files to do Windows 8.1 Unknown User Account Permission problem so is there a way to change all the affected folder amp file permissions in one move Rgds Jon
Hi Jon, welcome to the Eight Forums.
The user profile with SID (security identifier) ending with 1001 is usually (not always) the first user account created when Windows is installed or a pre-installed Windows booted first time. In most cases this means it's your own user account.
You can check for which user account that SID belongs by giving the following command in Command Prompt:
wmic useraccount get name,sid
This example from my laptop, the first account I created when I installed Windows 8.1 was a local account called Admin which got the SID 1001:
SID ending with 500 belongs always to the built-in administrator account, SID ending with 501 to built-in Guest account, whether these two accounts are enabled and active or not. Other user accounts start from 1000.
What the above means is that you have most probably tried to remove your own account. Don't do that !
I set my Account Picture to an image file (.png format) with a transparent background, however, the background shows up as black instead of clear.
Here is the original image (shown in Paint.NET). Note the transparency.
And here is what the image looks like as my Account picture.
Are there any other image formats that Windows 8 supports that would allow me to have a transparent background for my Account picture?
Hi Extra User account s in Windows Pro I have Windows User Extra account Pro [SOLVED] 7 only user account in Windows Professional me set to auto log on never a problem it always boots directly to my desktop Sometimes I make a change that requires log off and log on again After I log off and when the log on screen appears [SOLVED] Extra User account Windows 7 Pro I have users to choose from My User Account me with full administrative rights and a nd account named quot Other User quot If I click on my account everything loads fine If I click on quot Other User quot it prompts me for a password I never created another user account If I go to Control Panel User Accounts and click quot Manage another account quot it only shows me quot Administrator quot amp Guest quot Guest account is off quot Here's a list of the folders under C Users Administrator Me Default HomeGroupUser Public UpdatusUser note quot Other User quot isn't listed under C Users Can I safely delete any of the extra users under C Users Sorry for the lengthy thread thanks for your time bill nj
I believe this is what you are looking to do:
a. Go to Start.
b. Type “gpedit.msc” without the quotes and press enter.
c. Go to Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options.
d. In the right-hand pane double click the policy: Interactive logon: Do not display last user name. This security setting determines whether the name of the last user to log on to the computer is displayed in the Windows logon screen.
e. Select and set the radio button of Disabled.
f. Click Apply and click OK.
Tech-Spotters I have a tricky problem transfering user accounts between Windows Problem Transfer Windows Tricky XP Account/Profile User XP machines I have a friend who needs two employees to swap their computers This requires me to swap their user accounts between the machines Naturally I used Windows File amp Settings Transfer Wizard FAST I d tranfer the accounts then delete the old ones Well FAST overlayed the existing account on both machines Oops I think I figured out why Since both machines only had the one user account the default name was quot owner quot for Tricky Windows XP User Account/Profile Transfer Problem both So FAST just added to the existing quot owner Tricky Windows XP User Account/Profile Transfer Problem quot account rather than create a new one Thankfully I imaged both machines before trying it and restored them to their original state Now I m looking for a SEAMLESS method for swapping the user accounts on both machines I know I could just create new quot dummy quot accounts and copy the files and settings in it from the other machine manually but there s the chance I could mess it up I was just wondering if someone has a clever seamless method for doing this TIA -- Andy nbsp
You can't modify an existing account that way. When using "FAST", you need to create the account you need first, then the files/settings will be transferred to that.
Start over, don't creat any dummy accounts, create the accounts required (I assume they have different names?). RUn the "FAST" in the newly created accounts.
Can anybody tell me how to reset the user account logon information?
Specifically, When on the Logon Screen ther is information pertaining to the Users Unread Email Information. I have changed to a new email address (because of SPAM) and it still shows "XXX unread mail messages, x programs running" under a Users name. I would like to change so it sees the new email account and reflects accurate number of unread messages. Any suggestions?
Have a look here, it may involve a bit of registry editing, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q304148/
I got a new computer about a week ago, running Windows XP home and student edition, and have been using the admin account since. That is only true because when ever i go to make a new user profile, like one you select when you want to log in, it dosent transfer Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or One point. I have no idea why, but it dosent. Please help
You will have to reinstall those programs for each user. I believe that there is an option when installing Office to install on all user accounts on the computer, so once you have all user accounts set up, try that.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-windows-xp-user-account-settings-problems-165465.html
I noticed an annoying problem when deleting a user account from your PC Basically Windows Store app got into a pickle on my main user account I fixed it with a restore point But it a traces of user Deleting account behind user in leaves that C:\users wasn't working on my wife and son's user accounts As they barely use them and have little to lose I decided to delete their accounts and then re-create them The intention being to see if Windows Deleting a user account leaves traces of that user behind in C:\users Store worked correctly after doing so It did I deleted the accounts restarted machine for clean slate and set them up again All good but something that I noticed and really annoyed me was when I went into network Deleting a user account leaves traces of that user behind in C:\users I could see the WMP sharing media projecting my wife's name twice and the same for my son Looks a bit rubbish I went on my TV into media sharing and could see the duplicate WMP clients listed on here So as a test I deleted my son's account again and re-created and sure enough now three WMP shares from his Deleting a user account leaves traces of that user behind in C:\users name So I looked under C users and can see using my son as an example three folders son's name son's name-pc name son's name -pc name So this is why I see the duplications because good old Windows doesn't fully delete the user from C users I tried deleting those old folders but got met with either 'in use' or 'denied - you need admin access' Of course my account is an administrator so that doesn't compute I tried taking ownership of those folders and got met with all kinds of resistance but I deleted enough of them to stop the duplicate WMP shares Basically there is nothing in the folders and sub folders but just having a Roaming Microsoft Windows Libraries folder is enough to create a WMP share even for deleted users I don't know if not running the WMP share service would make a difference in that you can delete the old user But this seems a bit lame and is another one to add to my poor experiences using Windows Of course I want to keep the WMP share feature I could of turned it off to stop this duplication but it would of been completely switched off which wasn't the answer Anyway I just wanted to share this in case this causes other users wasted hours of headaches like it did me yesterday
Having the same issue here. A user account started misbehaving so I used Settings>Accounts to remove it. But the user *folder* is still in c:\users and won't let me delete - even though I have administrator rights. How can you delete these folders?http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/38555-deleting-user-account-leaves-traces-user-behind-c-users.html
I had installed expression web 4 into windows 10 and for some reason it created a user account, now my Run command defaults to this user account. I wanted to remove it but it doesn't show under user accounts. How do I fix this?http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask-question/437561-removing-user-account-doesnt-show-user-accounts.html
Is a standard user account really necessary for tight security for the home user or will a well secured administrator account be sufficient?http://www.tenforums.com/antivirus-firewalls-system-security/64477-standard-user-account-necessary-tight-security-home-user.html
dont know user account control password AND no administrator user so i cant download/install anything, cant update, and i cant change any settings someone please help PLUS i just got this computer iv read some other entrys where people had the same problem as me they said to do a system reboot in safemode but i dont know how. can someone help me? thank you
after the bios loads but before windows start to load hit f8 and you get your windows boot options.http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/232566-dont-know-user-account-control-password-no-administrator-user.html
Hello I have a problem User - Command problem Account Windows Pop-up Control Processor Continuous with a pop-up window from User Account Control which wants to run Windows Command Windows Command Processor User Account Control - Continuous Pop-up problem Processor I did not give permission clicked on 'No' but the window keeps coming up again immediately I had to press CTRL ALT DEL and open task manager many times before the pop-up minimized or disappeared The details in the pop-up say that the Program location is C Windows SysWOW cmd Windows Command Processor User Account Control - Continuous Pop-up problem exe C sc create VSSS binPath C Users user AppData Roaming Microsoft' type own start auto DisplayName Volume Shadow Copy Service amp net start VSSS I am afraid this Windows Command Processor User Account Control - Continuous Pop-up problem is some sort of virus or trojan that wants to take over my computer Please help soon Thanks Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool FRST x Version - - Ran by user administrator on USER-PC on - - Running from C Users user Downloads Loaded Profiles user Available Profiles user Platform Windows Ultimate Service Pack X OS Language English United States Internet Explorer Version Default browser Chrome Boot Mode Normal Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool http www geekstogo com forum topic -frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool Processes Whitelisted If an entry is included in the fixlist the process will be closed The file will not be moved NVIDIA Corporation C Windows System nvvsvc exe NVIDIA Corporation C Program Files x NVIDIA Corporation D Vision nvSCPAPISvr exe NVIDIA Corporation C Program Files NVIDIA Corporation Display nvxdsync exe NVIDIA Corporation C Windows System nvvsvc exe Kaspersky Lab ZAO C Program Files x Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Anti-Virus avp exe Microsoft Corporation C Program Files x Skype Toolbars AutoUpdate SkypeC CAutoUpdateSvc exe Microsoft Corporation C Program Files x Skype Toolbars PNRSvc SkypeC CPNRSvc exe Intel reg Corporation C Program Files Intel iCLS Client HeciServer exe Intel Corporation C Program Files x Intel Intel reg Management Engine Components DAL Jhi service exe NVIDIA Corporation C Program Files x NVIDIA Corporation NetService NvNetworkService exe NVIDIA Corporation C Program Files NVIDIA Corporation NvStreamSrv nvstreamsvc exe C Program Files x RealNetworks RealDownloader rndlresolversvc exe TeamViewer GmbH C Program Files x TeamViewer TeamViewer Service exe Palit Microsystems Ltd C Program Files x Thunder Master THPanel exe Realtek Semiconductor C Program Files Realtek Audio HDA RtkNGUI exe NVIDIA Corporation C Program Files x NVIDIA Corporation Update Core NvBackend exe Skype Technologies S A C Program Files x Skype Phone Skype exe Valve Corporation C Program Files x Steam Steam exe Microsoft Corporation C Program Files Windows Sidebar sidebar exe NVIDIA Corporation C Program Files NVIDIA Corporation Display nvtray exe Intel Corporation C Program Files x Intel Intel reg USB eXtensible Host Controller Driver Application iusb mon exe Kaspersky Lab ZAO C Program Files x Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Anti-Virus avp exe Oracle Corporation C Program Files x Common Files Java Java Update jusched exe RescueTime Inc C Program Files x RescueTime RescueTime exe Hewlett-Packard C Program Files x HP HP Software Update hpwuschd exe Wondershare C Program Files x Common Files Wondershare Wondershare Helper Compact WSHelper exe RealNetworks Inc C Program Files x Real RealPlayer Update realsched exe Microsoft Corporation C Windows System rundll exe Yahoo Inc C Program Files x Yahoo Messenger Ymsgr tray exe NVIDIA Corporation C Program Files NVIDIA Corporation NvStreamSrv nvstreamsvc exe NVIDIA Corporation C Program Files NVIDIA Corporation NvStreamSrv nvstreamsvc exe Intel Corporation C Program Files x Intel Intel reg Rapid Storage Technology IAStorIcon exe Valve Corporation C Program Files x Steam bin steamwebhelper exe Valve Corporation C Program Files x Com... Read more
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completes starting up
completes preparing network connections
Logon screen flashes(set to remember password)
hangs at loading personal settings.
How do I get in to switch user accounts? How do I get in period?
OK is it possible to set a windows user account to automatically sign in when I power up my system
Disregard, I was thinking we were in the X threads.
Help! After a reboot that didn?t work correctly and having to boot in safe mood then regular boot up my desktop, Files and programs available are all not the same.
It looks like I am a different user even though my user account name has not changed.
My Documents is not showing my true documents. I cannot see MS Office Excel, Word, etc? I can see MS Outlook 2013 but it?s asking me to setup when I already did previously.
I can navigate to c:\users\userId and find all my true documents (My Document).
What can be done? Anything?
Hello David mate first try these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 start at point 15 and then do a ckdsk Disk Check
then work through the other stuff
I deleted the previous user account on a laptop given to me by my friend (Joanne) and changed it to a new name (Serena). This seemed to work and when when I login it is with the new username. However there seems to be contradicting info about user accounts on my pc. The first screenshot shows my current username but the second screenshot is not showing my current usernames and all files appear to have the old username. I keep trying to delete the files associated with the old account but cannot do so. Can anyone help?http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/46820-deleted-user-account-but-cannot-delete-all-user-files.html
Hi I'm fixing up a computer for someone and I'm considering locking down permissions for non-admin users a little more than just setting the account type to standard quick back story This computer is locked down because the employees forgot the password to the single account I break in via iso and then BitTorrent boots up and starts SEEDING illegal music files I know the owner of the company a user' I How user employees? down lock for 'standard account should Beyond very How should I lock down a user account for employees? Beyond 'standard user' well and I know he doesn't condone the use of his computer and bandwidth for pirating and How should I lock down a user account for employees? Beyond 'standard user' seeding music There's loads of other junk on the computer that in no way benefits the company assisted living housing So I clean it up with Revo CCleaner Malwarebytes etc Then I made a new standard user account and an administrator account I plan to give the admin password to the owner and the standard password to the employees owner My friend suggested that I somehow lock down the account beyond just setting the permissions to standard Do you guys have any recommendations for programs to do this Do you think that just standard permissions will be enough Thanks edit fyi the employees use How should I lock down a user account for employees? Beyond 'standard user' it to view MS Office documents and web browsing Other than that I don't believe their work involves the use of other programs
Hello, You didn't mention the OS. You can set up a Software Restriction Policy but it is only available with Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise and XP pro.
With Windows Home you can use Parental Controls to allow only certain programs.
I have two admin accounts on my Windows 8 computer, I want to transfer everything from one of the admin accounts, to the other so I can make it my primary account.
Is there anyone who can suggest the best way to do this?
hi people what i want to accomplish is to set an user account type automatically after creating one as you may know when you create an user account the system ask you what account type to apply for that new user the default user and user group or account privilege type choice are Administrator and Limited i want to user account type and group or user privilege create an account that is not too limited but neighter with same privilege as an administrator i went to the Local Users and Groups at the Microsoft Management Console now on MMC and assigned a different Group to each users i desired task accomplished but the problem is that i don t know how many user the computer will have the owner of the computer are primitive human that don t know how to configure the system i neighter want any of them to have administrative right because they have internet access and they still on the experiment process meaning that they re propense to click YES to any message even if those are viruses most of them don t read english the solution i thought was to assign only one user the administrative right so they can install and uninstall software and perform other administrative task as creating more user accounts there is anyway that after creating an user account the system automatically assign the user a specific Groups for example the built-in object Power User or among the choice on user account tool add an new item or modify the existing items or if there is anyway to modify the privilege and right for an built-in object Group the Limited account pertain to the User Group so instead of automatically assign other group the new account inherit the privilage right limitation from the default group any help or comment is welcome thanks nbsp
Windows 8 screwed up my old user account so I had to transfer to a new one. Unfortunately that new one was named after my email address for some reason as I logged on as a microsoft account rather than a local one. Hence in my computer its called users/email_000
This is very annoying.
I've read tutorials on this from other versions of windows ie. here : User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Forums
However it doesn't work for Windows 8. When I try one of the earliest steps (renaming the user folder itself) I cant do it as its 'open in another program' even though that User is not logged on.
Any workarounds? Ive created another admin local user, to no avail.
Thanks for your help!
Hello Chookyman, and welcome to Eight Forums.
The best method to do this is to create a new user account with the name you want, make it an administrator account type or leave as a standard user, sign out, sign in to the new account, then delete the old account.
Hope this helps,
According to the windows.microsoft.com website "Your user account prevents anyone who is using a standard account on your computer from seeing your files." My wife and I share our computer: I have an administrator account and she has a standard user account. Yet when she is logged in she can access my documents and read them via File Explorer, though she cannot delete them. This seems to contradict what Microsoft say or am I missing something? Grateful for any advice.
Since writing the above I have found that the same situation exists on the other computer that we share, but in this case she is able to delete the documents as well.
Sorry, everyone, I think I've solved this. I must have set particular sharing permissions and forgotten I'd done so.
Cousin has an old Toshiba he bought pre loaded with W7 Home Premium. He was running it as he got it and I had him add a standard user account for general use and a quasi-administator account for working. He has been running that way for a while. Today I needed him to look in the C:\ Users account and it shows the quasi-Administrator, his standard user and a Administrator.
Is it hard to get rid of the Administrator account, that isn't showing up in User's Accounts from the control panel.
Thanks for any help!
The "C:\Users\Administrator" user profile folder is for the built-in elevated "Administrator" account. It's only created the first time that the built-in Administrator account has been enabled and logged in to.
When the built-in "Administrator" account is disabled, it will no longer be displayed in "User Accounts" (Control Panel) or the log on screen. However, it's user profile folder will still be there since it contains that account's personal settings and such.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
Is this what you are referring to?
When I try to log onto my user account I click on it and the computer shuts down, no error message. I can log into the administrator account, it's protected by a password. I have nortons and malwarebytes and have run them both with no malware detected. I also tried system restore but all of my restore points are gone. So, what next? Thanks
Have you tried creating a new user account?http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/247678-i-click-user-account-user-account-shuts-down.html
Everytime i start my computer, its does not go right into windows, but to the user log-in screen (only got 1 account). Anyone know how to make it directly go in to windows?
Originally Posted by 123456789
Everytime i start my computer, its does not go right into windows, but to the user log-in screen (only got 1 account). Anyone know how to make it directly go in to windows?
i believe it is under services, not sure exactly tho.
"Your online id could not be linked with your windows user account .Access is denied"
I have been getting error 80070005 when trying to log in to Live Messenger.
I followed a "fix" at http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/code/code_80070005.htm but this has not fixed the problem.
When I go to the User Accounts in Control Panel it's a blank square when saying "Manage another Account"
My gut feeling is it's a permissions issue.
Cannot delete a test account i created. If I delete it it reappears on Welcome Screen!
Can't do Restore so I'm stuck
I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account to Profile/Account User admin problem (can't account) login original was called quot HybridPC quot and I disabled the windows login screen Turn computer on and goes right to desktop One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally I cannot login to my original admin account or find it All the files are still there on my C Users HybridPC folder but I've lost the profile and user I think I messed things up further by trying to create delete other new user accounts I've attached screenshots showing my C users folder User account screen and the netplwiz exe profiles I've been adding deleting and can't get back to square one I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen Thanks for your help Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own
Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.
Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.
User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows
I am using Windows 7 Pro 64x and apparently the default user account (Owner) that I use is not working correctly. Unless I have UAC set to Never Notify, I cannot open Control Panel or UAC again. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.
I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.
How come the UAC is set to the lowest setting for the admin, but for a standard user it is still set as default (requiring admin password)?
Built in admin bypasses UAC, hence the setting. Any other users (even users created as admin) get UAC prompts.
This is one of the many reasons security best practices dictate creating a second admin account and disabling the built in one.
How do I map existing User Folders to a newly created User Account?
I had existing User Folders on drive D. I added a new drive C and installed the OS on C but changed default location of User Folders to D. Now my existing User Folders are in the Users folder on D but there is no User Account associated with them. If I create a user account with the same name will it map to the existing folder within Users?
I did a test of this. I created a folder called Test within Users then created a User account called Test and logged in. It created another folder within Users called Test.Computername.
Check this post.
My goal is to set up permissions on a user account profile to be readable by another user I'm setting up such scheme for an automated backup purpose So say I be to user by user? Set another readable up profile account have two standard user accounts -- User A that is a general user of the system whose data will be backed up And BackupUser that will be doing the backing up I want to set up permissions on the User A's profile folder C Users User A to be readable by BackupUser So I start a cmd as administrator and run the following icacls command icacls quot C Users User A quot t c l q grant DESKTOP- Set up user account profile to be readable by another user? AQNQQ BackupUser RX But it fails with errors of access denied to some folders OK So I downloaded PSEXEC and first run my cmd as SYSTEM hoping to prevent access denied errors PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD and then run the same command from it But it still gives me the same errors So as a result when I try to copy the C Users User A folder from a process running under BackupUser user account it fails with you guessed it quot access denied quot error So what am I doing wrong here PS I'm doing these tests on Windows Prohttp://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/61446-set-up-user-account-profile-readable-another-user.html
Hi I've been trying to delete user a user account/missing Deleting a limited user account with my admistrator account but nothing ever happens I have to close a hanging prog mshta exe I've read on various googled forums where most reponses say 'you probably have a virus' or 'you probably have spyware' but both AVG and S amp D both come up clean For some extra info I tried booting into safe mode and Deleting a user account/missing user using the 'big' administrator account there and oddly the user didn't appear on the login screen nor was it listed in the users control panel applet I went back to the normal boot up thinking oh well maybe the restart just went and deleted it anyway but there it was I could still log onto the pc with it but still couldn't delete it using the control panel What could be going wrong here bearing in mind of the solutions I have managed to find so far re virus spyware don't apply
Just as a follow up so google has some more stuff it can find, I found out about the run-> control userpasswords2 and deleted it from there, problem solved (except that it didn't keep the files on my desktop)http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/deleting-a-user-account-missing-user-32779.html
For some reason my User account (the only one, this is a notebook) has ONE program that suddenly will not run correctly (AE in CS5) after working with no problems since it was installed.. This isn't an isolated case, there are many references to it on the web but no real solution..
I created a new user account just to test, and the program runs fine.. In fact, I'm pretty impressed at how fast everything is in the test account. I didn't realise how slow my account had become (only in relation to how fast the test account is)..
Should I migrate all my user documents/settings/etc to the new test account and delete my old account? Is there an easy migration path?
Or is it time to just re-format and re-install everything?
You can copy your old profile to the new profile. But sometimes this will migrate the problems you were facing in the old profile to the new clean profile.
I suggest instead of using the window's profile copy function, it is better to create a new user, start using it and slowly let the profile get settings, by setting up one application after another.
If your new user is crisp and the system is working quickly, there is no need to reinstall.