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    User Name And Password Problem At Startup

    When I boot Windows 8 it starts with a blue welcome screen showing my name, but then says wrong user name or password and asks me to try again. I then have to input my email address as the user name and Windows Live ID as the password, after which the screen turns green and the start screen appears. How can I stop the wrong user name or password window appearing?
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    Change your user type to normal user. (or maybe logon type - I'm booted into Windows 7 at the moment.)

    -Edit- Okay, I'm booted into Windows 8 now. Go to the Charms Bar, click or tap Settings, then click or tap Change PC Settings.

    From there, click or tap Users. There you will be given the opportunity to choose between a Microsoft account (using email address and password) or use a Local account. The Local account just uses your user name and password to logon.
    Last edited by bbearren; 2012-12-26 at 20:59. Reason: clarification
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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    Thanks a lot bbearren, problem solved.

    Regards, Roy
    OS Dual Boot Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit & Windows 7 Pro With SP1 64 bit. (Intel Core i7 2600K Processor LGA1155-Asus P867 Pro Motherboard-GTX550 Ti DirectCU Graphics Card-Memory 8GB)

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