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Win 8.1 Only Loads Last User - Won't Display User Screen

  1. #1

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    Win 8.1 Only Loads Last User - Won't Display User Screen

    I have recently installed 8.1 on my desktop with 3 local user accounts (no Microsoft accounts) and no user passwords, and Guest account Off. I have bypassed the lock screen but whenever the computer is switched on or a user signs out, the OS loads the last user instead of going to the user select screen. Something that all Windows OSs have done from go to Win 7. I can back arrow which does display the user select screen.

    Has anyone experienced this? Or more importantly, has anyone found a way to make it act like all previous Windows systems.

    I would not be fussed if this was a single user computer.


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  2. #2

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Karands, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    When the last user that signs out does not have a password, it causes it to be automatically signed in to at startup.

    You could create a password for all user accounts to stop this.

    If you prefer not to have passwords, then Option One in the tutorial below would be another way to have all users show on the sign in screen by default.

    Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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