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Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

  1. #130


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You'll have to enter the correct password for it to work.

    If you don't, you'll get an "Incorrect password" on the sign-in screen at startup and will have to manually select your account to sign in instead.
    I entered the password in the registry and when I try to change link my account to a microsoft account, it says the password is incorrect. What can I do next?

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  2. #131


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    Do you have another administrator account to sign in to and change your password with so that it'll be correct afterwards?
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  3. #132


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    No, I'm trying to create a second account now. Now I feel foolish for making changes to the registry in the first place.
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  4. #133


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Do you have another administrator account to sign in to and change your password with so that it'll be correct afterwards?
    I've created a second local admin account. But I'm still logged in the original account. Currently my registry strings are as follows:
    AutoAdminLogon 1
    DefaultDomainName
    DefaultPassword (I created this but it did nothing)
    DefaultUsername

    What's the next step?
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  5. #134


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    Did you also fill in the correct data value for the string values?
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  6. #135


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    How would I know if it's correct or not?
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  7. #136


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    It's your password, so I would think you would know.

    However, it'll either be correct and sign you in automatically at startup, or not.
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  8. #137


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    You know, you're right. I was entering it wrong the entire time. I just kept trying different ones and I found the right one! Now I just need to restore the login. Thank you for your guidance!
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  9. #138


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    I'm glad to hear you got it sorted.
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