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Log on screen - bypass having to press the picture

  1. #11


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by lilsting10 View Post
    Disable Windows 8 Metro Start Screen, Lock Screen And Login Page

    Followed these instructions to disable user login, this looks familliar to what i have done in the past on RP.
    I have set ClassicShell to skip the metro screen and then restarted the PC, but the PC did not bypass the Metro screen?
    Yep, what I posted above will let you be able to log on (sign in) automatically to Windows 8.

    Afterwards, you could use Classic Shell to set it to boot directly to the desktop.

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  2. #12


    Yes but that's not the point of win8, it needs to compete with android and apple, and I think though the visual design of the metro page is to chunky could prove a winner or at least 2nd place to apple.
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  3. #13


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    Lee,

    True, but the OP is wanting this ability for a desktop computer.
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  4. #14


    Ah well sal a vie, OP should stick with 7 as 9 may well be a take on mountain lion?????? lol
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  5. #15


    Wow, it is the same steps as the tutorial you posted earlier in the thread. I must have been on autopilot when I originally said it didn't look familliar. Yes, I have set CS to skip the metro page on startup. On RP his would dump me from the Metro screen with 1-2 seconds, whereas in the RTM I simply remain at the Metro screen until I press enter to enter the Desktop (as it's the first tile).

    Would anyone be able to troubleshoot this issue on their RTM installations? Is it just me having the issue?
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  6. #16


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    Windows 7


    I am installing RTM tonight and will check. But some people have reported that Classic Shell still works for them with RTM.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 7


    Another thing you can try is Start8. It uses a somewhat different system for bypassing the Metro screen, and it may work better (or worse) with the RTM.
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  8. #18


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you Ivo for looking into it. I have heard the same for both, so it may just be something on those specific systems.
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  9. #19


    Have been looking into this and have found an article on this matter....
    "The final build of Windows 8 has already leaked to torrent sites, which is giving the propellerheads a chance to dig through the code. One revelation will probably not sit well with enterprise customers: you can't bypass the don't-call-it-Metro UI. Normally, you have to boot Windows 8 and when the tiled desktop UI (formerly known as Metro) came up, you had to click on one of the boxes to launch Explorer. Prior builds of Windows 8 allowed the user to create a shortcut so you bypass Metro and go straight to the Explorer desktop. Rafael Rivera, co-author of the forthcoming Windows 8 Secrets, confirmed to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet that Microsoft does indeed block the boot bypass routine from prior builds. He also believes that Microsoft has blocked the ability for administrators to use Group Policy to allow users to bypass the tiled startup screen. There had been hope that Microsoft would at least relent and let corporate users have a bypass, if only for compatibility's sake."
    Though there is a quick fix for win8 developer build, find file: Shsxs.dll and rename it to Shsxs_backup.dll and reboot.
    Other versions do have this dll file with slight diffs.
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  10. #20


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    Classic shell works just fine.

    You do get the start screen for a couple of secs, then the desktop.

    Most importantly - it gives you a steering wheel - sadly lacking in win8.

    I now bypass the start screen totally - it involves putting win7 explorer back in - it also gives the win7 start menu with fully working start search box ( and transparency ), no need for that screen at all.
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