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Disabling restart screen in Windows 8?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Disabling restart screen in Windows 8?


    Hi, anyone know of a way to remove this screen when restarting Windows?

    Thanks,
    RonM

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I may be wrong, but I think you are stuck with it.

    Couldn't find anything on Google.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    It MIGHT be possible to hack it to show a custom screen but like David I don't know how exactly.
    I do know the boot screen can be changed by modifying Bootres.dll but it is an unofficial hack and not supported by Microsoft.
    Just wondering, but why does this screen bother you so much ? If the screen was black (removed) you might accidentally turn off the PC when it's still in the process of shutting down / or updating the system, the animation prevents that.
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I think the only thing you can do is change the color:

    Sign in Screen - Change Background Color in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    It doesn't seem to be a high priority for most users - consequently, afraid no one is looking to help you solve this, Ron. Wish I could help you.
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