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Bypass or customize welcome screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Bypass or customize welcome screen


    Hi,

    I would like to customize my welcome screen - the one with my account picture, username and the text "Welcome". Ideally I would like to bypass it, I don't want to see the screen at all. I only have one user which is automatically logged on and that will not change. Alternatively a completely black screen for those few seconds that the welcome screen shows would be just as good. The third option is to set the user account picture transparent, remove the username and replace the "Welcome" text with something like "Initializing..."

    Can any of this be done by any third party application or preferrably by modifying some dll's? From my googling it appears authui.dll/mui, twinui.dll/mui and/or winlogon.exe/mui are the files used for this screen? But I can't figure out how I need to modify them?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by carputer View Post
    ...Ideally I would like to bypass it, I don't want to see the screen at all...
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    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by carputer View Post
    ...Ideally I would like to bypass it, I don't want to see the screen at all...
    run > netplwiz

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
    This is used to automatically logon a user account. The screen will still show for several seconds!
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