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Help with lock screen

  1. #1

    Help with lock screen


    when I lock my computer in windows 8, it goes straight to selecting the username.

    I've tried to make it go to the lock screen by following the tutorial on this site. I could only use the registry method because I have windows 8 home and gpedit only works on pro and higher. I tried it but it still went to the username bit.

    Is there any program that could change it for me.



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  2. #2

    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8

    Mine does the same thing. I think it started doing it after I added the ability to authenticate with fingerprint.

    The whole login/lock screen sequence on Windows 8 is a little twitchy. I noticed that when I login, it momentarily shows the lock screen then goes to a Welcome screen, then finally the Start screen.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 21,859
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Al,

    After you lock the computer, does the lock screen appear if it sits idle for a few moments?

    If not, is this the tutorial below you use to enable the lock screen?
    If so, then see if enabling the secure (CTRL+ALT+DEL) screen for the lock screen using the tutorial below will do it.
    Hope this helps,
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  4. #4

    Hi Brink,

    I enabled the ctrl+alt+del option and now the lock screen shows up. Thanks for your help!

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  5. #5

    Posts : 21,859
    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome Al.
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