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Win 8.1 Can Not fully delete user account

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    Win 8.1 Can Not fully delete user account


    I typed in delete user account and followed the prompts which appeared to delete my only user account. Now at power up the user account still comes up and I have to backtrack to get to my Microsoft account to login. Any suggestions on how to complete the delete of the user account?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bob,

    Did you have the account set to be automatically signed in to at startup? If so, undoing that or have it sign in to a different account should stop it.
    If not, then use the tutorial below to view detailed information about your accounts, and post back with the details for the deleted account if listed to see what may be wrong. If the account is actually deleted, it won't be listed.
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    Brink:
    I had used the netplwhiz in order to bypass the login/password and turning that off resolved the issue. Thank you for the prompt and effective response.
    Bob
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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