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Q: Switch user account

Hi,

I would like to know how to create a hotkey that allows me to automatically switch to the Guest account without having to click switch user in the start menu and then click the guest account.

Once I am logged into the guest account I would like to use the same hotkey to switch back to the administrator account which has a password.

Example

Current screen: administrator (has password)
Press hotkey
New screen: guest account desktop

Current screen: guest account desktop
Press hotkey
New screen: screen with prompt for administrator password

Also can somebody tell me where I can edit the user rights, settings, etc for the guest account?

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A: Switch user account

I don't know about the hotkeys, but for the user rights and stuff try lusrmgr.msc and gpedit.msc.

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/20077-switch-user-account.html
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Windows Home Pro bit Okay here's the background There are accounts quot steve quot and quot sally quot on my computer For the longest time my system has been setup to automatically login to quot steve quot because that's what I use of the time This weekend I removed the automatic login I never logged into quot sally quot though This morning I rebooted my user switch another to account to Unable computer It automatically logged into quot sally quot without a password prompt Can't explain why If I Unable to switch to another user account go to quot switch user quot it automatically loads quot sally quot again If I reboot it automatically loads quot sally quot I've gone into quot control userpasswords quot and tried to force a login but the problem is that it doesn't seem to save the changes I make in here I CHECKED the box to require username password to log on I also went into the other screen and made it so the ALT CTRL DEL window appears I hit quot apply quot on all the windows and quot ok quot on all of the them When I the screens again none of the options are saving Any ideas

A:Unable to switch to another user account

Welcome.
While in Control userpasswords2, did you select "sally" before checking the require password box?

Log On Automatically at Startup

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i have only one account and when i hit control L

it goes to the lock windows where it displays my acccount and to enter the password

but below it displays switch user??

why? i only have one account!!!

A:i have only one account and displays switch user??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by waltdisneypixar


i have only one account and when i hit control L

it goes to the lock windows where it displays my acccount and to enter the password

but below it displays switch user??

why? i only have one account!!!


The switch user funstion is still on even when you have one account. The reason, I do not know, but it isn't anything to worry about

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thanks

A:only display one account with Switch User button

Try this


Run>secpol.msc

Local policies -> Security settings

Find the entry "Interactive Logon: Hide last user..." and set it to activated.

Reboot.

For 7 and Vista

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/94...ount-hide.html

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Is that option possible? It must be.

A:Automatically Log In To Main Account & Switch User

Do you really want to switch users or you want your screen password protected?

It sounds to me you want to log on and then after (say 1 minute of being idle) lock the screen. To do this you could set up a new Task Scheduler task to call this: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Enclosed is an example task you can import - copy the xml below into notepad and save it as lockscreen.xml (.xml attachments can't be uploaded here). You can then import it into task scheduler.
You will need to change the user (COMPUTER\USER) and may want to play with the idle time, delay time. You can do this when you import the task - no need to edit the xml.


Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<Task xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2004/02/mit/task" version="1.2"><RegistrationInfo><Date>2014-08-28T08:17:32.8816798</Date><Author>COMPUTER\USER</Author></RegistrationInfo><Triggers><LogonTrigger><Enabled>true</Enabled></LogonTrigger></Triggers>
<Principals>
<Principal id="Author"><UserId>COMPUTER\USER</UserId><LogonType>InteractiveToken</LogonType><RunLevel>LeastPrivilege</RunLevel></Principal></Principals><Settings><MultipleInstancesPolicy>IgnoreNew</MultipleInstancesPolicy><DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>true</DisallowStartIfOnBatteries><StopIfGoingOnBatteries>false</StopIfGoingOnBatteries><AllowHardTerminate>true</AllowHardTerminate><StartWhenAvailable>false</StartWhenAvailable><RunOnlyIfNetworkAvailable>false</RunOnlyIfNetworkAvailable><IdleSettings><Duration>PT1M</Duration><WaitTimeout>PT1H</WaitTimeout><StopOnIdleEnd>false</StopOnIdleEnd><RestartOnIdle>false</RestartOnIdle></IdleSettings><AllowStartOnDemand>true</AllowStartOnDemand><Enabled>true</Enabled><Hidden>false</Hidden><RunOnlyIfIdle>true</RunOnlyIfIdle><WakeToRun>false</WakeToRun><ExecutionTimeLimit>P3D</ExecutionTimeLimit>
<Priority>7</Priority></Settings><Actions Context="Author"><Exec><Command>rundll32.exe</Command><Arguments>user32.dll,LockWorkStation</Arguments></Exec></Actions></Task>

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A:Trying to make logon screen with guest account and switch user button

Your best bet probably would be do not display any accounts.
Log On with User Name and Password

But your users would have to memorize login. Or you can write a little note right on the Welcome screen wallpaper by editing it in Paint and changing it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/178002-trying-make-logon-screen-guest-account-switch-user-button.html
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A:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

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A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/how-do-i-copy-existing-admin-user-account-to-normal-user-account.146098/
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A:replacing a restored user account from backup with present user account

You could use Windows Easy Transfer, I will be back with more information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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A:domain account user vs local account user in vista

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A:Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

Hello Scams,

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.

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Thanks

Bye

A:Automatic switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa

Hi

I installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Enterprise 64-bit.

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A:Automatic switch a local account to a Microsoft account or

Hello Balubeto,

Sorry, but no.

If I may ask, why do you need to switch your user account on the PC back and forth between being a local and Microsoft account?

A Microsoft account can do everything that a local account can.

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A:cant switch my pc from local account to a microsoft account

Hi,

The error ?sorry we could not connect to Microsoft services right now. If this problem persists ,search for network problems on the start screen " occurs 
because of an issue with Microsoft account or

1.Corrupt Microsoft Account settings

2.Can?t connect to the sync service

3.Problems with Microsoft account Policy

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5.Connection issues due to proxy or certificate issues

I suggest to download and run the Microsoft account troubleshooter to fix this issuse:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/13976.how-to-troubleshoot-microsoft-account-issues.aspx


RegardsWade Liu
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Hi,

Take a look at this guide and see if Fast User Switching is enabled?
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Regards,
Jamie

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/344725-switch-user-does-not-permit-additional-user-logged.html
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Hi,

Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
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If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
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Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
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For the detailed information, please refer to this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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Hi and welcome to the Forum
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A:Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account

Hello,

Right click Computer and click manage. On the left hand side there will be local users and groups. Go to the Administrators group and just confirm that the Owner account is in there?
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possibly because that comp didnt come with Ultimate and when it re-activates, it uses the true Admin account and resets the others.

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You could try a Repair Install: Repair Install

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/228388-user-account-corrupted-administrator-account-not-accessible.html
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/my-user-account-now-qualifies-as-the-built-in-admin-account-1115449.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/31077-windows-8-user-account-microsoft-account-issues.html
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/186194/user-accountnot-on-welcome-screenbut-account-is-still-acknowledged-by-computer/
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A:Solved: Windows 7 User Account Problem(Transparent User Picture)

Good morning,

solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-7-user-account-problem-transparent-user-picture.946560/
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http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/38555-deleting-user-account-leaves-traces-user-behind-c-users.html
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http://www.mechbgon.com/srp/
 
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/532706/how-should-i-lock-down-a-user-account-for-employees-beyond-standard-user/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/293415-user-account-now-not-pointing-correct-user-folder.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/304394-no-administrator-shown-user-account-but-shows-c-user.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-blue-screen-one-user-user-account.828946/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-change-my-account-to-a-limited-user-account.664247/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/software/150798-3rd-party-sw-will-run-admin-account-but-not-user-account.html
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http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/32762-can-create-new-user-account-but-cannot-sign-account.html
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I planned to try the frequent advice to do as much work as possible in a quot Standard user quot account rather than in the quot Administrator quot account I created a new account quot me Standard quot On opening the account I found that I could not access any of quot my quot personal files That seems fair enough I should probably have guessed that would happen So I user account Admimistrator or Standard account? deleted the new quot me standard quot account I'm now thinking about the possibility of downgrading my quot me Administrator quot account to a Standard account But is that going to make any difference Here is the description of UAC from quot Help and Support quot quot User Account Control UAC is a feature in Windows that can help prevent unauthorized changes to your computer UAC does this by asking you for permission or an administrator password before performing actions that could potentially affect your computer's operation or that change settings that affect other users quot Currently as Administrator I need to click the UAC popups that appear frequently I'm not complaining I know the reason for the UAC If I downgrade to a Standard user I will still need Admimistrator account or Standard user account? to click the UAC and probably need to give an Administrator password Again I don't mind doing that But what will I gain in terms of security Another frequently-mentioned reason to use a Standard account is that it restricts viruses and malware to the account of the current user However I'm the only user of this laptop so there are no quot other users quot to protect Any comments

A:Admimistrator account or Standard user account?

My best advice is to simply avoid infection and contamination by getting yourself a good Anti-Virus and Firewall. Your common sense should be the first line of defense when it comes to downloading and executing programs on your computer though, Anti-Virus and Firewall protection are to be considered a last line of defense.

I've never heard of using a "Standard" account to improve security coverage, but I can see how it would help. Though I've used administrator accounts forever and never had any problems with viruses or other infections. I personally disabled UAC after a week or two of using it on Vista, it's to obnoxious, intrusive, and completely useless. It's quite a bit better on Windows 7 though, especially since you can set a "drag-bar" to the level of protection you want.

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pls i cant change from microsoft account to my user account on the windows 8 preview platform
can somebody help with this solution. Thanks

A:cant change from microsoft account to my user account

What problems are you having when you try to switch from your Micosoft account to a local account?

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Hi Folks,  i like to use on demand scanners alongside my regular AV and i do this when i'm in my Admin account,  now when i go to my user account do i need to do the scans for it as well ?
 
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A:Question about Admin account and user account

This might be of interest: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/198067/anti-malware-scan-on-a-computer-with-different-users/
 
 
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I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, or even if this is possible, but...

Is there any possible way to make it so that my normal account can be transformed into an administrator account?

In order to make one of my games function properly, I need to enter the task manager and set the affinity so that the game uses 1 core to operate. In order to do this, I have to run the application, switch user accounts (from mine to the admin), set the affinity there, then switch back.

It gives me no option to apply administrative settings when I try to set the affinity on my main account, it just tells me I can't.

Any help would be great, thanks!

A:Making User Account into Admin Account

  
Quote: Originally Posted by StevenBonnellII


I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, or even if this is possible, but...

Is there any possible way to make it so that my normal account can be transformed into an administrator account?

In order to make one of my games function properly, I need to enter the task manager and set the affinity so that the game uses 1 core to operate. In order to do this, I have to run the application, switch user accounts (from mine to the admin), set the affinity there, then switch back.

It gives me no option to apply administrative settings when I try to set the affinity on my main account, it just tells me I can't.

Any help would be great, thanks!


Hi ans welcome to seven forums

Why not either run as admin all the time, or Run with elevated rughts? There is even a tutorial on how to run elevated rights in the tutorial section here on SF

Ken

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/22850-making-user-account-into-admin-account.html
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hello ever one,
i am mahesh,
accidentally i disabled administrator account in local users and groups-users-properties of administrator account-put tick in ACCOUNT DISABLED.I have on guest account.now i am accessing that one.but i can't able to login in ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT.any body help me how to enable administrator account from guest account by command mode or registry.I know administrator account password.

If any body known plz give me best suggestion.

Thank u.
T.S MAHESWARA REDDY

A:how to enabel administrator account in user account

Hi Mahesh,

Which version of XP, home edition, professional or media centre? I think the procedure depends on this.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/how-to-enabel-administrator-account-in-user-account-617319.html