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Only default user name is appearing in login screen

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    Only default user name is appearing in login screen


    Windows 10 Single language login screen display only one user
    which is default login user others missing. And when pressing switch user in ctrl+alt+del it
    directly login to default user. What cause this problem and how do we solve this? I have
    two users account 1.ABC and 2.Admin. Both of these are working and
    switching user account is possible only by restarting and typing user name
    in the login box and password but in normal windows 10 all users
    names are appear on the left side in the login screen. please help

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ngzek,

    If you only see "Other user" on the sign in screen and have to enter both user name and password, then it sounds like you have may have enabled the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security policy. Disabling will sort this for you if so.

    Sign in with User Name and Password in Windows 8
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    Hello Brink Thanks for your reply okay let me refer to your link and will be back
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    Sorry Brink I go through your link but cannot solve myself. If possible I just want to return to default windows login screen. Please help. Some problems with photo are attaching here.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Ok, I see now. You're wanting to have all users show on the sign-in screen. Using either option in the tutorial below to set this should be able to help, and keep the registry value set afterwards.

    Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8
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    Brink I go through your tutorial given above but strange my problem still remain unsolved. Only newly created account by this admin account is displaying in login screen but not ABC account. Usually I have two user accounts one admin and the other ABC. When i login to admin account I cannot switch to ABC account, even abc user account is not visible in the user account only new account created through this admin account is visible. I cannot delete ABC account also because it is not visible to admin account. Only ABC folder is visible in Computer/Windows/users folder. What cause this problems and how do we solve it? Please help
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Let's go ahead and check your account details below and post back with them to see if it may show anything wrong.

    User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

    In addition, check using the tutorial below to see if you may have "Switch user" disabled. If so, enable it to see if that may help.

    Switch User - Add or Remove in Windows 8

    If this has just recently happened, you could also see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to undo and fix this for you.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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    Detail user account information from CMD is given here

    Code:
    AccountType=512
    Description=
    Disabled=FALSE
    Domain=NGZEK
    FullName=Admin
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Admin
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-2172064554-3862124169-2385526988-1013
    SIDType=1
    Status=OK
    
    
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
    Disabled=FALSE
    Domain=NGZEK
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Administrator
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-2172064554-3862124169-2385526988-500
    SIDType=1
    Status=OK
    
    
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=A user account managed by the system.
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=NGZEK
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=DefaultAccount
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=TRUE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-2172064554-3862124169-2385526988-503
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded
    
    
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=Built-in account for guest access to the computer/domain
    Disabled=TRUE
    Domain=NGZEK
    FullName=
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Guest
    PasswordChangeable=FALSE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=FALSE
    SID=S-1-5-21-2172064554-3862124169-2385526988-501
    SIDType=1
    Status=Degraded
    
    
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=Built-in account for homegroup access to the computer
    Disabled=FALSE
    Domain=NGZEK
    FullName=HomeGroupUser$
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=HomeGroupUser$
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-2172064554-3862124169-2385526988-1003
    SIDType=1
    Status=OK
    
    
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=
    Disabled=FALSE
    Domain=NGZEK
    FullName=Robert
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=Robert
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-2172064554-3862124169-2385526988-1014
    SIDType=1
    Status=OK
    
    
    
    
    AccountType=512
    Description=
    Disabled=FALSE
    Domain=NGZEK
    FullName=ABC
    InstallDate=
    LocalAccount=TRUE
    Lockout=FALSE
    Name=ABC
    PasswordChangeable=TRUE
    PasswordExpires=FALSE
    PasswordRequired=TRUE
    SID=S-1-5-21-2172064554-3862124169-2385526988-1010
    SIDType=1
    Status=OK
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    Last edited by Brink; 26 Jun 2016 at 12:04. Reason: code box
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    64-bit Windows 10


    I don't see any issues it the details report.

    Let's double check using METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to see if the "ABC" account is shown as a DWORD in the SpecialAccounts key. If it is, then delete the ABC DWORD and see if ABC is displayed on the Sign-in screen afterwards.

    User Account - Hide

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts
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  10. #10


    After modifying registry according to your option no2 user account Abc is now appearing in user account list but a weird thing is that two same admin are also displaying in the login screen. Resulting photos are given below-
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