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Login prompt remains after deleting user

I delete a user using deluser. I can't find any file related to it on the system, no entry in /etc/passwd, but on login screen it still remains, prompting for login. Why so?
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On Windows 7, when user1 logs in, user2's skype account signs in, how can this be prevented?

user2's skype account is set to autoconnect when user2 logs in. However when user2 is logged off and user1 logs in, user2's skype also logs in. This is obviously undesired behavior. It's on Win7 x64....
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Linux Redhat account claims locked even after unlocking

The local linux account won't allow the user to login even after unlocking it. The following command provides the following output: [userBar@host]$ sudo usermod -U userFoo [sudo] password for ...
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How change to administrator account from standard account

I have a computer with 3 different accounts. All the accounts are administrators except mine. How do I change my account to a administrator account.I can't log on to the 2 other accounts and I don't ...
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How do I remove a device from Firefox Sync?

I've got some old devices and Firefox profiles that used to sync with my Firefox Sync account, but those devices and browser profiles no longer exist. And yet their browser tabs still appear in ...
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Windows 7 account login error

Hello I have an issue with my windows 7 PC from ASUS You see every time I put a password on my account at the login screen the next time I boot up it shows as invalid and that there is no such ...
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Is there any way to show a user's current password in Windows 7?

I wonder, is there anyway to show a user's current password in Windows 7? (if you are administrator) I am not at all interested in changing the password, I want only to view the password. Is there ...
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Prevent processes from reading userspace

I was trying to read and write values from a process with a program (ceserver, part of the CheatEngine project) which both ran in user-space (without root). I didn't expect it to work, however ...
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linux - enabling system user to login?

This user was created using this command: sudo adduser --system --home=/opt/user --group user But now I want that user to be able to login. I can become that user using sudo, but also would like to ...
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How to set Permissions and Owner/Group to be used for file creation?

Legend: Owner/Group e.g. AccountUser/Nobody On a web server (apache), I have a folder (chmod 775, AccountUser/Nobody) which I move uploaded files into. A web-based script running as Nobody is used ...
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How to run a program under different user's accounts?

My program C:\Program Files\MyApp\Myprog starts with Windows startup; at device insertion Myprog.exe invokes another program C:\Windows\comp.exe. This process works fine in the admin account in which ...
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Disable auto log off windows server 2012

How to disable auto log off feature for a specific user in windows server 2012 using rdp Thanks for your time.
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Windows 8: Fast creation of many user accounts

When logging into a newly created account for the first time, one is taken on a 'tour' while Windows is 'setting up some stuff'. This takes several minutes. Without this process the user folder C:\...
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Unable to login Root account in BOSS Linux?

I use EduBOSS_Linux 3.0. I want to Login my BOSS Linux with root account. I try combination of default password root ---- root boss ---- root root ---- boss boss ---- boss root ---- root is working ...
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another User Profile Service failed to load case

I'll try to describe in quick short sentences what happened. PC (Windows 7 64bit home premium) forces a shut down after starting up from sleep mode (due to the nature of how it went I assume it was ...
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How to set default Sign-In options to PIN after remote desktop connection closed in WIN8

I create a PIN to login my windows account, And the default sign-in option is PIN when win8 startup But the sign-in option switch to Password when I connected this computer via Remote Desktop I don'...
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Elevating applications on restricted account

I have got a bunch of applications that don't quite follows Windows application writing guidelines and don't behave well on restricted accounts. There are also a few regular apps and services. ...
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How to determine the username on a windows command shell

There are various suggestions on how to determine the current username on a windows command shell without using whoami, such as this question or this question. The generic answer seems to be echo %...
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Cannot access certain websites

I'm using windows 8.1 and all of a sudden, I cannot access certain websites (like facebook, youtube) under my own user account. But I can access google or yahoo. It's the same either I use IE or ...
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Why are Domain user accounts able to use software installed with Local User accounts?

I'm working at a place where all the computers are connected to a domain. Now, out of curiously, I used a LiveUSB and enabled 2 administrator accounts. The administrator accounts are local. However ...
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Cannot Create User Account Named 'Con' Under Windows 7

I'm unable to create an account named 'con' in Windows 7. I can create the account but each time I login, I see a notification that I'm working under a temporary profile and my files are wiped off ...
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Mirror a User across all accounts Win 8.1

I'm trying to setup a tablet image for cloning purposes using Acronis. I have finally setup an Acronis WinPE USB to clone the drive on the device with the image I want to distribute across our tablets....
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Windows 8.1 Installation Email Account

This is the scenario, I bought a laptop from dell which has windows 8.1 installed on it, I let the guy from dell configure the operating system, now, when I want to add an account, I discovered that I ...
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How to create a local user without e-mail request

I just want to create a new system user for my running local program.. but microsoft made it difficult to do, now I need an e-mail and theny dont let me change the login.... I want to be able to do ...
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How to see what privileges my user account has in Win 8.1?

Is there any way to see clearly what privileges my user account does and doesn't have in Windows 8.1 Pro? I've been through everything I can find in both the desktop Control Panel user accounts ...
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How to change default user directory to a different drive in Windows 7

How do you change default user directory to a different drive in Windows 7? I need a comprehensive recipe to change all of the followings. Default directory where future user folders are created. ...
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HP laptop with windows 7

I am getting the message "The User Profile Service failed the logon" for my only admin account. All fixes I can find require an admin account or admin permission, which I cannot do due to the error. ...
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Log in to Google Maps with my private (non-administered) account

This has been driving me crazy every couple of weeks for months now... I have two primary google accounts. One is my private account, the other is the corporate administered account. We'll call the ...
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How do I find out why Windows 8.1 Pro forgets a user account password?

I have created a standard - non-admin - user account on my Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit computer for sharing purposes only. I never log into the computer using that account. I use it only so my scanner can ...
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Can't regain administrator privileges after hiding the admin's account on win log-on

I've followed the guide here to hide the admin's account from log on area but now i only have a standard account left and i can't access regedit as admin to do the necessary work and bring the admin ...
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how to run bat file as administrator automatically from a non-admin account

My work account is a non-admin but I have the admin password. I need to run a .bat file as admin automatically when windows starts from my non-admin account. I couldn't figure out how to feed in the ...
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How to configure a user account with unknown password from an admin account on Windows 7?

I have to administrate a Windows 7 computer for which I have an Admin account. The computer is in a Domain (if this is important). Now I need to configure an user account on this computer (also a ...
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How to restore a user on my pc?

So, I just unchecked "Users must enter a user name and a password to use this computer" in User accounts accessed by Running control passwords2 and it deleted all of my other user accounts. Why is ...
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My account name is Lucas, but it shows as Lucas-Asus. How do I remove -Asus?

I need to remove the -Asus sulfix from my Windows Account Name, but whenever I look I just see Lucas as username. GTA V has a bug that crashes if the windows username contains special characters. ...
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How to restore default logon screen in Windows 7?

A while ago, my mother's laptop crashed. Before, it just showed the two accounts that were on the computer and you could just pick one of them. Now, she has to type in the username + password every ...
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scp with system user?

I have a user that was created this way: sudo adduser --system --home=/opt/someone --group someone This user does not have login, but when I login to server with my own user, I can change to that ...
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Entire Admin user gone. After i followed advice here. Stuck

Hello i followed the advice here. And i am sure it was Well meant. But what i did made an entire new account. with almost the identical name. And gave me a brand new fresh desktop etc. no offense ...
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Using chuser and stopudt without root

I am trying to create a user account that can preform certain commands via command line without having to login as root. The commands I want to run are stopudt, chuser, chpasswd. What I have tried is ...
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How to temporary elevate aplication to administrator in standard level account (windows 7)?

How to temporary elevate aplication to administrator in standard level account (windows 7)? If you know Linux we can elevate program into Root level, how to that in Windows 7 ? I have "standard" ...
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Logon process failed. Windows cannot load classes registry file

I have Windows 8.1 (64Bit). After trying today to log in to my account (user account) I get immediately signed out without even being signing in. I restarted my PC but the problem is still there. I ...
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Why I can't see the users that I have created

I have created 4 users on Active Directory Users and Computer: But I can't see the users on my computer management under "local users and groups" nor on my sql server! So, why I does not have "local ...
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Windows 8.1 Admin account is logging in as a user account

This one has me completely lost so I hope there's someone out there who can help. I'm running Windows 8.1, I have the only account that has ever been on the computer and when I set it up I set it as ...
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Why can't I add local users after leaving a domain?

I've got a Windows 7 machine that used to be part of a domain. After leaving the domain and changing it back to a workgroup, I can no longer add users through the user accounts screen. I have the ...
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Recover accidentaly deleted Win 8.1 user account and get back to his session while it is still in the system?

I need help. I did 2 mistakes: Run: net user MyName /del on my account in cmd shell with Administrative privileges, while I was logged on that account. Then I created local user account (not ...
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How to reset the default user account on win 7

My problem is simple: Something is broken in the default windows user account, meaning that each time I create a new user account, the newly created one is broken too. I simply want to reset that ...
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Is there a way to change the name of specific accounts in the User folder of Windows 8.1?

During the setting up of a new computer, I accidentally switched the account names for my customary admin account and regular user account. Is there a way for me to switch the folder names under the ...
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Allow regular users access to an application that prompts for UAC [duplicate]

I am looking to review user account permissions across a Windows Domain Network. I want to get rid of computer accounts with local admin rights and replace them with regular user accounts. This is all ...
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How to undo merging desktop folders in Windows 8.1

I've found myself switching back and forth between my administrator account and my non-administrator account a lot lately, and what I'm doing while on my administrator account takes long periods of ...
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Run Windows 7 Task CMD with SYSTEM user

I have a .cmd script I want to run every 5 minutes. if I add a Windows 7 Task for that it runs fine if I provide a real user. But I want to run it with the SYSTEM user. Doing this the script does ...
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How can I protect my data from certain apps in Windows 7?

UAC helps protect the system from getting trashed by non-privileged apps. But how can I protect my data from getting trashed or misused by apps? Example 1: An app silently modifies the tags in all my ...