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Help! "Change your picture" option in user accounts gone

Q: Help! "Change your picture" option in user accounts gone

I recently installed Examsoft on my computer (a program to take exams in law school). After I installed it and rebooted my computer, some weird things happened. When I pressed Ctrl+Alt+Del, the only option available was "Switch User" and all the other ones were gone (Lock this computer, Start task manager, etc.). I eventually downloaded the registry keys that were needed to get back all the other options. The options to restart, shut down, hibernate, and sleep were also missing whe I clicked on the arrow on the start menu. I also downloaded the registry key to get those back.

However, the problem that still remains is that when I open User Accounts in control panel, the option to change the user picture is gone and on the start menu the box that is supposed to contain the picture above my username is blank. Also under user accounts, the "Manage your file encryption certificates" option is also gone. Does anyone know how I can get these options back? Thanks.

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A: Help! "Change your picture" option in user accounts gone

I have no idea whether it would do any good but have you tried a System Restore ?

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I have tried to find an answer to this but cannot. Lately, I noticed my User Account Picture was not the picture I had selected. In addition, the Background Picture for my Windows 7 Home Premium edition log on screen was changed. This happened after running a program that is for exams at school which reboots your computer into a safe mode where the only program available is a rudimentary word processor.

I contacted the company that makes that software, Examsoft, and they told me how to get my default logon picture for my Windows Logon background back.

To address the User Account picture, I went into Control Panel > User Accounts and attempted to "change picture". This is not an option, however, for my administrator user account. It is an option for my guest account. I tried cloning my account without the bad .dat files, but that didn't work either as the new account I had created, also an administrator account, did not display a "change picture" option in control panel either.

I ran sfc /scannow, and it found no errors.

I am not sure what to do. Has anyone encountered this? Can you please help me?

Attached is a screen shot:

Thank You.

A:No "Change Picture" option for User Account Picture

hi dooba, welcome to the forums ,if you have exhausted all avenues you could try a system restore prior to just before you had probs System Restore

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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I am trying to use a Corporate logo on my Win 7 Enterprise build default picture instead of the flower

I can replace the user.bmp for the default user profile and that works fine in that each user that logs on get the company log displayed when the are logged on or lock their PC

but the issue is when the PC is booted there is a new user or "other user" - you still get a transparent blue background - is there a way to change this ?

A:Change "other user" logon picture

Hello iburnell,

If you like, double check using the tutorial below to see if you may be able to get rid of the "Other User" on your log on screen.

Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User

Hope this helps for now,

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Srry i know this post is a bit old but i recently just got this problem i can access the internet fine but i cant access my network settings, user settings, or see the the properties of my pc. i tried running your solution Brink but the scannow showed

"Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow
Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.

i then ran sfc /verifyonly but got the same answer.

i then ran findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt. and the txt file came up blank.

idk wat to do rite now i am at my witts end.

A:Can't access "Network and Sharing Center" nor "User Accounts"

Hello Jayrrus, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I would recommend that you use Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper to scan your system with at boot to help make sure that your system is malware free first.

Afterwards, you might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had these issues to see if that may be able to fix them.

Hope this helps,

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The control panel opens fine. I can access all items in the control panel
except "Network and sharing center" and the "User accounts" (I can't access this sections via the taskbar either).

What happens when I open one of the two items is I get a popup saying the

I used to be able to access these items. And one day, I just coulodn't anymore...

Anyone knows how to solve this? Thanks.

I'm using Vista Ultimate x64

A:Can't access "Network and Sharing Center" nor "User Accounts"

Hello Newbie,

See if running a sfc /scannow can find and fix bad system files that may be responsible for this.

Hope this helps,

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I cannot open User Accounts in Control Panel, I keep getting ...

Microsoft (R) HTML Application host has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Anyone with a fix? . My appreciations in advance!

A:"User Accounts" in Control panel wont Open-Error is "Html application Host Error"

Do you have a recovery restore install disc or partition?
You can try doing a repair or system file check...
Scan For Missing/Corrupt System Files...

Windows XP comes with a wonderful tool called System File Checker (SFC)
Itscans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer...
To Do This:
Click Start menu, and then click the Run icon.
In the small box that Opens, type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.
In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text), type the following command:
SFC /scannow
And then click OK
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to run SFC..
You will need your Windows XP CD during this procedure if SFC needs to get an original file. Please remember that Windows XP can have multiple instances of a .DLL file and remember which version is for which program.
I have been asked if it is possible to have a "progress meter" show when SFC runs... This is the registry hack you need. PLEASE do not go messing with your registry if you do NOT know what you are doing!
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SFCShowProgress
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

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Using Outlook 2000 with multiple POP mail accounts, on one machine when I did this I had a little drop down next to the send button that allowed me to choose which account to send a new email message from.

On a different machine (still Outlook 2000) the second account was set up but there is no choice and it sends through the default account only, does anyone know how to fix this !

I have tried looking in the file menu but it only has "send" but it should have "send using" as well.

driving me crazy !

A:Outlook 2000 - multiple accounts but no "send to" option!

Hmmm, if you have the multiple accounts set up properly, then you should be able to have the little drop down arrow on the send button to select which account to send from, but . . . .
right-click the toolbar int he opened mail and select Customize. In the Customize window, click on Commands tab, File in the left pane and scroll down in the right pane tioll you see Send Using. Click and drag that to where you want the button to appear on the toolbar and let go of the mouse button.

Click Close.

Now you can click that button to select which account to send with.

If the 2 accounts do not appear, then you do not have them both setup correctly.

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I'm getting this error message.
I did a google search and found this: You receive a "The User Profile Service failed the logon
But did not help me. I also did a search here and found a few topics with this error message though they didn't solve my problem either, because mine problem seems to be different.

I can login to existing accounts. But I can't login to new ones.
So when I go to the registry editor there's no folder for the new accounts. They just don't exist at all. Only the existing ones.
I create a new user account at the Users menu in Control panel and they show up at login screen. When I click them, it starts the waiting icon saying "Logging in" then after a few seconds, this error message pops up. I can click OK and then it says "logging off" and goes back to the login screen.
I do have access to an administrator account and a standard account, I can log in to both

I don't have any system restore points before this started happening. i'm using ESET Smart Security as my antivirus but I don't think it's causing the problem, I uninstalled it and it didn't work then either so I reinstalled it back.
Please help me what could be wrong?

A:Can't create new user accounts "The user profile service failed..."

Can you yell us when the problem started and were you on the system when it is doing this if so what were you doing when it started.

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When I select print, in Internet Explorer, using the Image toolbar, nothing
happens. I get the same result if I right click an image and select "print
picture". Printing is fine using any other method. I can even highlight the
picture in the web page and then select Print > Selection and that prints

Please help.

Thanks in advance.

A:Image Toolbar "print picture" option not working

what version of ie do you ahve?

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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Hello , I recently changed my username in win-7, beside changing it in the "User account" panel, I also changed the user profile folder and registry entry for that, the only thing I could not change is the value in "Net users"...

The problem that I have with that is wen trying to login remotely with RDP I still need to use the old username.
I know I can add a new user but can I change the exiting entry instead? what is it exactly? what's the difference between "Net users" and "User accounts" ?

Thank you.

A:"User accounts" and "Net users"

Hi, when you first install windows it cretes a user who is registered owner , you need to change this to your new registered owner or it will crop up all over the place. Open regedit do the appropriate backup first and navigate to this key:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion in the right pane locate the entry for registered owner(may also have registered organisation populated as well) and right click select modify, type your new user name in the value data box.

For net user have a look through this:-

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I have a user listed in C:\Documents and Settings that is not listed in "user accounts".

If if simply delete it then it comes back later.

The only thing in it is a thunderbird profile which I don't believe is active anymore.

Any help would be appreciated.



A:Delete user that's in docs and settings but not in "user accounts".

Does the User Profile show up in System Properties?

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Hi all

At my company we are currently running a server (with Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard), without Active Directory, and we have a bunch of laptops running Windows 8.1 Pro. Now we want to install Dynamics CRM which requires an Active Directory domain.

I am trying to run through every anticipated problem before I do the domain configuration. The last problem that I anticipate is the following:

Our MD's laptop is currently logging in without a Microsoft account (in other words, he uses a standard local user profile in Windows 8.1 Pro). He has a whole lot of data in this profile from a few years of work. So now, when we configure the domain, obviously he will have to sign in using an Active Directory username and password. So question 1 is, is it possible to synchronize the current local (non-Windows Live) account with the domain account? The second question is, how will this affect his data, settings, etc? And the third question is, when he's working from home, without the domain controller to authenticate logins, will he still be able to access his data and profile? In other words, what I'm really asking is, will we be able to kind of "integrate" the Active Directory account and local account as one account, but the authentication is AD based when he's at the office, but local if he's at home?

Thank you!

A:Possible to "integrate" Win8.1 user accounts with Active Directory?

When you join a domain you get a new user account/profile on the computer. All his data and settings will need to be transferred from the old local account to the new domain account. Once joined to the domain and logged onto the domain users can take the computers offsite and still log onto that same account, the domain does not have to be contacted for logins while offsite., a local account is not needed for offsite use but the previous local accounts will still exist on the laptop. That account if its not going to be used should be disabled for security though.

Now there are tools and a procedure to move a local account to a domain account if you want to give that shot, doesn't always work, and I've never needed to use it. ForensiT User Profile Wizard supposedly works well: http://www.forensit.com/downloads.html
Definitely have a backup in place first.

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I am having this same issue with accessing the user accounts on a xp home machine that I have just set up. they system has possible updates from windows update at the moment. any insight to a solution would be appreciated

A:User accounts "internet explorer script error"

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products, no current fix yet that I can see


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I connect a Dell desktop running Windows XP to my Linksys WRT160N wireless router using a Linksys WUSB600N network adapter. I can connect to the router no problem from accounts set as administrator, but when I change an account to "limited" I can no longer connect from that account.

I'm using the Linksys monitor software utility to manage the connection.

I had the same problem with my old Belkin g router and network adapter. I didn't change network hardware solely to fix this problem, but I was hoping that would be one benefit of the change.

I'm running McAfee Security, but even when I disable this functionality I still have the same problem, so it doesn't appear that McAfee is a likely cause of the problem.

I would appreciate any suggested solutions.

A:Can't connect to wireless network from "limited" user accounts

make sure that the driver & the wireless utility are correctly installed to limited user account.
for drivers, u can right click my computer & select properties & go hardware tab & select device manager, see if there anything with question mark.
does it tell you that you can use the wireless utility or u can't even launch it?

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This is my first post...

I bought a PC from a website years ago, Cube24/7, in a bit of a rush. The website in retrospect was a bit dodgy, and based on other reviews of the site, I am lucky I got something for my money at all!

It was stated to have Windows 7 on it - which turned out to be not true. After spending my cash on a PC, I then did not want to fork out for an OS (as it did not have a default one) so, alas, I used a copy of a friend?s.

It worked fine initially, but then I was greeted with the familiar message to many of ?This copy of windows is not genuine?. At first I thought I would just ignore it, but eventually went down the route of getting a product key online. This worked fine for a while, but then required me to do it every couple of weeks...

NOW this has finally caught up with me, and I cannot access my user accounts. It comes up with an error message relating to user profiles being unavailable. I have tried many things, such as going on as a guest (which works fine) and doing a system clock back or system restore, but when it asks for the administrator?s password, I get the same error relating to user accounts.

Ultimately, I am looking for any way to restore the system so that I can access my user accounts, as I now do not really want to buy Windows 7 for the PC, if the error still occurs.

Any help would be appreciated and just contact me for queries.



A:Cannot access user accounts after months of "not genuine" windows

Hello Isaac,

You're just going to simply need to purchase a legal copy of Windows, and do a clean install an activate.

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I'm having a bit of a problem. As far as I know, my comouter is completely free of viruses and spyware. For about a month and half now, I've been receiving the error message "Windows cannot open user accounts control panel" every time I double-click on User Accounts in Control Panel. I've been to many sites and I'm still stumped. I think the problem lies in the file nusmrgr.cpl being damaged or defective. If anybody can't offer me some advice or point me in the direction of a download or a recommended piece of software, I would really appreciate it.


My computer is (obviously) Windows XP and I've already tried System Restore and Roxio GoBack.

I need help!!!!

A:"Windows cannot open user accounts control panel"

HI..and welcome...
Run a online Virus scan just to be sure...http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
If you haven't got already Spybot..A-Aware..links below..
Check fpr up-dates..scan remove what they find..
Run a HJT log...www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTsetup.exe
Close all windows let it scan>save to notepad>edit>select all>edit.copy>paste on your thread..

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I just got a second hand computer from an auction, and have installed windows XP home edition and the service pack 2. my father accidentally included 4 user login profiles (the ones that appear when you first turn the computer on) instead of just the 1 for me, so I tried to delete the others. However, when i go to control panel and user accounts, i get a message saying "an error has occurred in the script on this page" and "do you want to continue running scripts on this page?" with a "Yes" and a "No" box underneath. no matter how many times i click on either the yes or no boxes, the message won't go away, and so i cant access my user accounts, and the only way to get rid of the box is to log out or shut down.

Can you please help me get rid of this???

Many thanks,

A:User accounts "internet explorer script error"

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products, no current fix yet that I can see


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pop up keeps re-appearing.  Windows 10 pro.  It says: "user accounts...use the list below to grant or deny users permission"
How do I deactivate it?  It's not the one that notifies me if a program wants to make a change to the computer.  

I have tried changing passwords, etc.  

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Does "Reset this PC" -> "Keep my files" remove all user accounts and logins?
or should I use "Remove Everything" to remove user accounts and logins?

A:Does "Reset this PC" remove all user accounts and logins?

NO, it did not

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I want to run a program as administrator in a local user account.

My problem is, i have multiple user accounts in my windows7. I have bittorrent and many active torrents in my user account which have admin privileges. But for Other local users, bittorrent open in a separate account mode having no active torrents (because the torrent is running only in my user account)

Is there any way to run (or sync) the downloading of bittorrent in the stated accounts.


A:Program to "Run as administrator" in local user accounts

unfortunately, we don't assist with torrent apps here. May want to read up on the rules page at techguy.org/rules.html.
P2P Instructions - We do not support P2P file sharing applications and any threads requesting help for such will be closed. This includes Torrents, Kazaa, LimeWire, RapidShare, Pirate Bay, and the like. If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit StealingIsIllegal.com), but information on how to use them will not be provided.Click to expand...

Closing thread.



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Picked up a cisco a/b/g card on Ebay for my daughters laptop.

Works great, however I used to have separate user accounts (myself as administrator) and her own, just so I could ensure settings would not be changed by accident.

After installing the drivers, only the administrator account is usable. I can't seem to figure out how to configure so that they all still work. To be able to logoff and logon under a different account is what I want. It's definitely something to do with the Cisco card settings, not the computer.

Would really appreciate if someone could give me any ideas how to configure so that those accounts work.


A:Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g "windows xp user accounts"

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I noticed a few days ago that these icons were missing: http://server6.theimagehosting.com/i...titled.128.JPG (look on the left of the picture)

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/i...titled.37f.JPG (also look on the left) PS: The "lol" profile you see there is just a test profile to see if the problem occured on that one too. It did. :(
Oh yeah, when you open the screenshots above, click on them again to see the full size version

Also, other icons missing in that same section are the ones that say "browse for more pictures" you know...

Any help is appreciated!

A:Small icons missing from "User Accounts"


Do you see this behavior on your desktop, in win explorer or anywhere else with icons?

There is a repair routine available, but it resets them all to how they were when you first installed XP.

DO you have TweakUI installed from Windows XP Powertoys?

Have you ran any spyware/virus checkups yet?

I would do that in SafeMode just to be sure this isn't security issue.

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When I load a web page with embedded images, then right click on one of these images and select "Save picture as..." then as default save directory


is presented in the file open dialog. Ok, I can manually change this to another folder in the file open dialog. But how can I change this default directory (permanently even after a restart) to lets say D:\work?


A:How to change the default "Save Picture as" directory for IntExp 8?


You need to edit the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

There you will see all the different situations like disc burning, cookies, along with Pictures. Just edit the location to be the default you want and it will start saving whatever you changed (eg pictures) to that location.

Hope it helps

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Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide.

First my screen resolution is 1920x1200

The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared

Is there anyway to change this to make it larger

Note: I'm talking about the User Account Picture not the logon screen

A:User Account Picture on Logon Screen size "Windows 7 Ultimate x64"

Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroProfile

Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide.

First my screen resolution is 1920x1200

The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared

Is there anyway to change this to make it larger

Note: I'm talking about the User Account Picture not the logon screen

If you're the only person that uses that pc, set a password and it will help make your pc more secure, plus you will have a bigger user account picture.

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Howdy All -
I'm thinking I'm not the first nor the last to have MS trick me into changing my User Name from Local to (in my case) an outlook.com email account. Now I'm forced to sign in every time I log on. And FWIW, I prefer to be fully in charge of my devices.
I surely would appreciate some guidance on the proper way to switch back to a Local User and disassociate my computer from outlook.com. Many thanks in advance for reading this and all replies.


A:Proper (Safe) way to change from "Microsoft.com" User to Local User

Settings>>Accounts>>Under your Microsoft Account listing, click on "Change to a Local account instead".

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

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I need to block/hide/disable in the control panel the option "Change Adapter Settings". I have a DHCP server and I dont want my users configure a network adapter with a fixed ip.

I am looking for registry section or a directive that makes the trick.

Thanks in advance.

A:How can I block in Control Panel the option "Change Adapter Settings"

I found this software, but I wonder how it is made the trick.

I need to apply "it" throw an in-house application.

Edit Windows 7 Registry Software, Customize Windows XP Registry Settings, Tweak Registry Editor

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Hey People, I need help to change camera roll picture to "picture001" in the camera app.
Here is an example.
I hope someone helps me.

A:How do i change camera roll picture to "picture001"

Isn't Camera Roll just a Folder, used to store pictures in, import pictures to? I deleted it from my Win8.1 as I don't need it. If you mean to change the yellow Folder icon there's small programs available on the 'net for customizing but can't suggest any as haven't used them in many years.

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Whenever I click on "Add or remove user accounts" in Control Panel, a blank Windows Explorer window pops up and then disappears about 2-3 seconds later. And then nothing else happens.

Just yesterday, my computer would not load my profile settings for my main account. I tried to fix that problem by copying that account's files into another account and deleting the faulty one. Now this new issue has occurred. Is there any way to figure out what's wrong and fix it?

Running Vista Business 32bit.

A:Can't open "add or remove user accounts"

Are you trying from an administrators account?
User Account - Delete
See if it can be done in safe mode

If none of the above work, try an SFC command to repair any corruption. Run 3 times if errors are found
System Files - SFC Command

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I've been having a problem with my laptop XP install for a while. I've lost the easy XP login screen at startup and now only have what I assume is the NT looking login dialogue box at startup.

When I go to User Accounts in the Control Panels I get the first "Specified module could not be found" and try to re-enable the "Use the Welcome Screen" login and save it seems to go okay, but when I try to reopen the "Change the way users login or logoff" I get the "Specified module could not be found" error again. The option to use the welcome screen never saves when I hit Apply Changes.

I thought perhaps installing Serivce Pack 3 update might help fix this but so far no such luck.

Is there a way to repair this problem without reinstalling the entire OS?

A:Win XP user accounts "specified module could not be found"

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I have new Dell Dimension e310, I have myself and my wife set up as "Adminstrators" and the 3 kids as "Limited". When I did the initial set-up I checked a box that said something about keeping files private. Maybe I shouldn't have. Now when I am logged in and I down load a new program such as "Kodak Easyshare" nobody else can select pictures to make changes to them. Is there a way to allow access to these files/pictures in this program and other future programs??

A:User Accounts - with "limited" access

You have 2 choices: you can move the files/programs into the Shared Documents folder, or you can remove the extra security on your user ID.

The Shared Documents folder is found in My Computer. It is active under every account on the computer.

Here is a step by step from Microsoft on how to add/remove permissions for folders and files. Microsoft Support

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Hi I?ve been trying to change some accounts in Comcast and I can?t get into ?user and accounts?. I called Comcast for 3 days now and the last time I called they said it was a nationwide problem. Is anyone else having this problem and how long has it been going on?

A:is "user & accounts" in Comcast closed for everyone?


If they say it is a nation wide problem there is not really much help we can give on the problem. If you want to know how long it has been going on and how it effects people my best guess would be to ask Comcast

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Whenever I try to access the User Accounts part of the Control Panel, the window comes up completely blank. I've tried registering various DLLs and I've also tried editing the registry. Nothing has worked. My System Restore has been turned off since I got this computer, so that's not an option. What should I do? Here's a link to a cropping of a screenshot of my User Accounts window:


Please help me fix this problem!

A:Blank "User Accounts" Window...

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My computer is in domain and i am using third party software for login (2FA).
i want to disable the "other user" option on logon screen or if i click on other user nothing should happen.

i should authenticate only using third party software via domain.

Kindly help to fix it.
Bachchulal varma

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When i turn on my computer, in the step when windows ask you for choose one User to login... the option "Other User" to introduce my domain user account and pass is not showing.

Also, the witch option is not showing after log in with another account, i have to use the sig out option, this is not a big problem, in fact i dont care, i just mention this because maybe have relation with the first problem.
I need the option Other User... Anyone knows how to fix this?
Windows 8.1
Im connected to the network and the domain is showing up

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i recently contracted a virus that does the above mentioned things. i have hijack this, prevx, and wintasks. i also have just downloaded norton 2007. can anyone help me fix my ailing computer?


A:Task manager disabled, no "run" option, no "turn off" option

oh, i am running win xp sp 2, have a dell dimension 2350, and have already deleted viewpoint manager, but i'm still stuck.


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Sometimes RM does not show properties> change icon.
In Vista, what determines this?How to change an icon that does not show this option?I would like to use my custom icons for different shortcuts, as well as actual file icon changes.

A:No Option for "properties> change icon"

Originally Posted by sadicus

Sometimes RM does not show properties> change icon.In Vista, what determines this?How to change an icon that does not show this option?I would like to use my custom icons for different shortcuts, as well as actual file icon changes.

You can't change the icons for files in Windows. The icon that is displayed will either be a thumbnail or the associated programs icon.

You can only change the icon of shortcuts in Windows. If you need help doing this then let me know.

You can also change the icons of programs (.exe files) with programs such as Resource Hacker:

Resource Hacker

And if you need help doing this then I would be happy to help you.


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Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen option is missing from Windows 10 1903 Version.
I am unable to set sign-in screen same as lock screen


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First things first, thanks to all who can help.....

I need to programmatically make some adjustments to the Internet Explorer security settings. Most of these settings I have found but there are a few I have not been able to get a clear exact location for in the registry. I will be using a .BAT file to make
the adjustments on 100+ PCs.

Here is what I am looking for.....

Under the "Internet  Properties" found in control panel, under the "Privacy" tab there is an "Advanced" option button. When I click on it I get an "Advance Privacy Settings" options box. On it are several settings.
The first setting, "Override automatic cookie handling" needs to be checked in order to access the other options. I can do that by adjusting the DWord value of "PrivacyAdvanced" under the "Internet Settings" key in the registry,
"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet settings", to be specific.

What I have not been able to find are the registry entries for the "First-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, the "Third-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, and the "Always allow
session cookies" check box. Please see picture below....

I have seen references to the following settings as being where those options exist, but nothing that explains ... Read more

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I want to set up two user accounts under XP which are essentially "clones" of each other, ie they both have the same desktop, settings, Outlook e-mail account details, IE options settings etc etc. In essence the only difference required is that they would each have their own private My Documents for personal data storage.

Is there any easy way under XP to create one account, configure it as required, and then just 'clone' another?( If this was a networked system, then I suppose we would be talking about 'profiles' here.) Is it perhaps just case of (say) duplicating a set of folders under Documents & Settings, and if so which ones?

A:"Cloning" XP user accounts

See if this helps, it's for corrupted profiles, but it should work as well for uncorrupted profiles. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151

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when I create a new user account I can't log into it
error: profSvc service failed
I saw posts about changing something in C;/Users/Default User
But I don't seem to have such a folder. I defined view settings to show hidden files and also system files, but I don't see such a folder.
I only see the actual users, as well as public.

Maybe it got messed up from Eset, they have a trick for locating a stolen device, they create a fake user account, and when the thief tries to log in, you get a notification.
I think I see that fake user account listed as a folder in users, but I don't see the real account that I just created.
I don't have ESET installed anymore.

A:can't log into new user accounts -- and there is no "default user"

Do you have any restore points to revert back to? You can get into recovery options at the login screen by holding shift while clicking restart.
Go to troubleshooting, and it will lead you to tools to help fix the problem.

You may need to refresh your PC, or reinstall everything if this problem can't be solved.

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Good morning (afternoon, evening) 7F. I'm new here and new to most sorts of customization as well. I am looking for help with removing (not changing) the User picture (and frame) from my Logon screen.

I just changed my Logon wallpaper, and my start button, but am having trouble finding out how to complete my final task. From what I've read on google I can'tt seem to find a definitive answer as to whether this "is" or "is not" possible. (maybe I'm tired).

Anyways.. if someone here knows how to do this, and can break it down in Laymans terms (or a descriptive tutorial) for me, it would be MUCH appreciated. (I apologize ahead of time if this has been posted before and I didn't find it before I made this thread. If so just point me in the direction of that thread)


A:"Remove" User Picture! Help Please.

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. There are a number of posts at Microsoft about this starting from Vista and continuing through Windows 7, yet no simple fix. This thread at Microsoft provides a workaround using resource hacker, but I can't suggest it really...
Welcome Screen Windows 7 Pro

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May I know is it possible to show domain user's "Display Name" instead of "User Logon Name" as owner in print queue? Our company's domain using generic "User Logon Name", i.e. 001, 002, 003 and so on, each "User Logon Name" will have personalized "Display Name", e.g. Mary, John etc., but a problem is when a print job printed by a user is hold in the print queue of a network printer, other users won't know who is it (the owner of the print job may shown as 001, 002 etc.) and so not able to ask that user to remove the print job. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!

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I am on a Windows 7 Professional SP1 system, running IE 11 (11.0.9600.19230C0, update version 11.0.101 (4483187).

When I have Internet explorer opened in "kiosk mode" on one monitor and I open a hyperlink from the other monitor it will open the link in a new IE window (non-full screen) .    If I do the same test with IE not in "kiosk mode"
the hyper link will open in the open window/tab. 

I have Internet Options -- Tab settings "Open links from other programs in"  set to "the current tab or window".  

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks - Tim Reisner

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User reset his Windows 7 logon password as directed and completed with no problems. Had user restart the computer and logon with new password. Again no problems and everything came up. Except now user cannot access any files in their "My Documents" Folder that is re-directed to the Primary File Server 2012. Access to the folder worked fine before the password change. No access afterwards, only "access denied" errors.

As the user is an Administrator member, they tried to access the properties and verify. Blank. Could not take ownership either as it would not allow it and kept saying "access denied" and contact the System Administrator.
I accessed the user's home directory directly and verified that the user is listed as supposed to be, but still cannot access it.

Has anyone encountered this access denied problem specific to user changing their system password?


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