Unknown Account On Vista Welcome Screen - Can't Delete!!?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by trevaaaaaaa, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. trevaaaaaaa

    trevaaaaaaa Guest

    I have an account on my vista home basic welcome screen which is
    labelled 'other user', this account is not listed in user accounts in
    control panel. Anyone got any ideas how to get rid of it?

    It is not possible to log into the account in question as it asks for
    username & password.

    There is also no sub folder in c:\users for 'other user'.
     
    trevaaaaaaa, Dec 16, 2007
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Open the Run command (Windows Key + R) type in control userpasswords2

    If the account is listed there, you should have the option of deleting it
    from there.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Dec 16, 2007
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. trevaaaaaaa

    trevaaaaaaa Guest

    Thanks for your reply.

    The account is not listed in 'control userpasswords2, when I try to
    access advanced user managment I get a message saying that this snapin
    is not available in vista home basic.
     
    trevaaaaaaa, Dec 16, 2007
    #3
  4. Are you connected to a Domain? If so, the Other Account option will most
    likely show up on the Welcome Screen.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Dec 16, 2007
    #4
  5. trevaaaaaaa

    trevaaaaaaa Guest

    I am not connected to a domain, yes the account shows up on the
    welcome screen, but NOT in control panel > user accounts or control
    userpasswords2.

    It's annoying me that it is on the welcome screen but I can't get rid
    of it!!
     
    trevaaaaaaa, Dec 16, 2007
    #5
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.