Seeing duplicate users on login screen - Windows 8


    I have upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 8 Professional. Everything seems working fine but, I am  seeing duplicate user ids in login screen. I used to have two user ids created earlier. After upgrade I am seeing 4 user ids (two for each of the original users). I have removed one of the user id that I am no longer using. Then both the ids for that user disappeared from the login screen with remaining two left.


    Please help me in removing the duplicate user id, even though functionally there is no issue, but it is just annoying.





Hi. I was having the same problem on my WIN 8 64bit machine. The way I fixed it was I went into the registry at HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.

In here I found the duplicate account & simply deleted the account.

I identified it by clicking on each S-1-5-21 folder & looking at the ProfileImagePath key, you should see your username in there.

Obviously you need to be careful in here & not delete the your current logon, so I take no responsibility for any damage done.

The above worked for me.

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Last updated June 26, 2019 Views 6,192 Applies to: