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Windows 8.1 starts with "Other user"

  1. #1


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8

    Windows 8.1 starts with "Other user"


    I have just upgraded from Win 8 to Win 8.1.I set no password option for start up and wake up from sleep. When I start the window it starts for “Otheruser”, and the startup screen shows the following:

    Other user
    User name or password is incorrect. Tryagain.
    OK

    When I click OK the screen displays the name of the Other user and prompts for apassword. But this name is actuallymy first name (Jim), which appears as a folder in "OS > Users" along with another folder with my name in the following format: jimlee_000. The latter is the real folder that has all my files, while the jim folder has only AppData folder.
    When I enter my password the windowsstarts normally.

    How can I fix this and make the windowsstart with me rather than Other user? Shall I just delete the jim folder in OS> Users? Why does Windows create two folders with my name anyway? I checked Control Panel / User accounts andthere is only one user--me.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jineu21,

    It sounds like the password was changed for the user account that you are getting this for, but not changed in netplwiz for automatic sign in. See if using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to either turn off automatic sign in (step 5) or change the password to the correct one (step 4) may help stop the "other user" at sign in.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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  3. #3


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    Thanks a lot. I worked!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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