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Windows 8.1 Login issue (it goes to 'other user')?

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Login issue (it goes to 'other user')?

    Hi, I am not sure if i should be posting this on this forum, or another, but here goes !

    I have searched and search for an answer to this for two days

    I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 and now my computer boots into 'other user'.

    I then have to click ok - which tells me that my username and password are not valid - and then a back arrow, which takes me to a logon screen with icons for me, my nephew (who is a child user) and 'other user' (who does not exsist as far as I know, I do not have a guest account activated. I then have to click me!

    Any ideas on how to it stop this, and boot straight into me, please?

    I am the administrator

    Thank you

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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    You may have a Temporary Profile loading. It's a complicated fix but doable, you have to log in to Safe Mode Admin Account to do it:

    System loads "Temporary Profile"

    Read through that, there is a link to a fix for it.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 21,863
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Culintg, and welcome to Eight Forums.\

    Here's a couple of things to check to see if it either may be this issue.

    If you had set Windows to automatically sign in to a user account at startup, then see if using the tutorial below to turn this off and on again to make sure the correct sign in credentials are being used by Windows.

    If not, then see if the tutorial below may be able to help.
    Hope this helps,
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  4. #4

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Hi both,

    Thank you for taking the time to help. I tried both your suggestions but they unfortunately didn't work.

    This is not cause they were not really good suggestions, but because it was actually me being an idiot as, when they didn't work I searched and searched (and searched) again and found this very simple suggestion which worked!:
    windows 8.1 - win 8.1 with two startup logins. One local and one microsoft account - Super User

    but instead of entering my password twice, I entered nothing.

    Thank you for your help though; it is much appreciated by a bear of little brains like myself

    Fran x
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  5. #5

    Posts : 21,863
    64-bit Windows 10

    Yep, that's what was in step 4D of this one below. Glad you got it sorted.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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