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Log on screen - bypass having to press the picture

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    Log on screen - bypass having to press the picture


    I had this sorted in Win8 RP, and I forgot how I did it. It would load from a cold boot, bypass the log-on screen having to press the picture, and within 1-2 seconds would kill the start screen and literally dump me into the desktop area.

    Can anyone please help?
    Last edited by ksdixon; 13 Aug 2012 at 04:59.

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    I belive the option in ClassicShell was what worked last time in RP, but this doesn't seem to be working currently on the RTM. I just sit on the Start Screen instead.
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    Windows 8


    for me, the way i was to get it to boot directly was to disable the global login to my live account. If you set it up where you log into each of your metro apps individually the prompt is removed. I believe this is a security feature based on the fact that using the global login without any sort of security check would open the system up to allowing others to do in app purchases using your linked credit card info. So its basically do one big login at the start up and not be bothered again, or login into each app individually.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello lilsting,

    You might check to see if the method in the tutorial to have your user account to be logged in on automatically at startup may be what you did.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    I don't recall doing anything like that tutorial. I believe on the CP I edited some value like ''userlogon=1'', but I think for the RP I just used ClassicShell's option, which no longer seems to work on my laptop for the RTM release. I have heard that MS ripped out even more legacy code in-between RP and RTM.
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    Yeah, they disabled a lot of methods to be able to bypass Start and boot directly to the desktop. You might see if this along with what I posted above may get you a bit closer for now.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/7449-desktop-boot-directly-windows-8-a.html

    ...and any replies here: No booting straight to desktop in Windows 8, apparently
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Aug 2012 at 00:24. Reason: typo
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    Windows 7


    Classic Shell only skips the start screen AFTER you log in. It will not skip the login screen for you. For that you have to disable the "user must enter a user name to use this computer" or something like that. How to get to that seting currently escapes me.
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    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?
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    Either I am not understanding or..... Changing a new password for login to leaving it blank, bypasses picture/login and straight to metro. Or am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeingrove View Post
    Either I am not understanding or..... Changing a new password for login to leaving it blank, bypasses picture/login and straight to metro. Or am I missing something?
    Hello Lee,

    That's part of it, but the OP also wants to boot directly to the desktop instead of to the default "Start" screen.
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