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How to reenable login screen

  1. #1

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    How to reenable login screen

    I removed the password login screen on my wife's W8 laptop, so the laptop boots up to the Desktop with no login requirement. She no longer has Administrator privileges. Control Panel/User Accounts show a password protected Administrator user and Local Account Password protected Administrator user.

    I want to run Chkdsk since her HD has a read sector problem but need full Administrator privileges to do so.

    How do I restore the password protected Administrator logins?


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  2. #2

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Sinchi, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You have a few options to sign in to your administrator account:

    Hope this helps,
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    Thanks a lot. I used the 3rd method you suggested using the Windows + R keys and using the associated screen shots. It worked out fine. I successfully ran Chkdsk, requiring elevated supervisor privilege, which repaired the 2 month old laptop hard disk sector read failure, which in turn prevented use of disk backuip software.

    I will then use the same method to enable automatic login without entering name and password for my wife's use.

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    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome Sinchi. I'm happy to hear it was able to help.
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