Getting "the username or password is incorrect try again" with initial login

On Windows 8.1 each time it boots up I get "the username or password is incorrect try again"

I can then type the correct password and login.

How can I avoid this initial error message coming up?

- Single administrator account

- No other accounts

- No pin code etc switched on

I would prefer to have no password prompt at all and just enter directly to desktop.  But I also can't figure out that option.

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On Windows 8.1 each time it boots up I get "the username or password is incorrect try again"

I can then type the correct password and login.

How can I avoid this initial error message coming up?

- Single administrator account

- No other accounts

- No pin code etc switched on

I would prefer to have no password prompt at all and just enter directly to desktop.  But I also can't figure out that option.

This WILL fix the password problem:

After recent Microsoft Windows updates, I had to keep entering my password to log into Windows...solution:

start, run, control userpasswords2
Check Box --> User must enter a name and password to use this computer
click APPLY...You should see the Automatically sign-in windows box...if not...uncheck the box and click apply..
Enter your username and password...click OK.
If you don't want to enter your password each time, uncheck  --> User must enter a name and password

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Hi,

If you want to go straight to the Desktop:

"Can I sign in to Windows without a password?"

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/disable-remove-password

"How to Automatically Sign in to User Account at Startup in Windows 8 and 8.1"

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2894-log-user-account-automatically-windows-8-startup.html

"Passwords in Windows: FAQ"

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/passwords-in-windows-8-faq

Cheers.

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Bill Smithers - Microsoft MVP July 2013 - Dec 2020

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