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How do i turn off automatic logging in?

  1. #1


    Riga
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit

    How do i turn off automatic logging in?


    Hi!
    I have w8.1 Pro 64bit and I have 2 LOCAL accounts -
    First is 'my' account which is administrator and pw protected
    Second 'Guest' account which dosent have any pw

    Most commonly any member of my family goes in my computer under Guest account and here goes the fun..

    For example I go to sleep i log out or shut down my pc.. member of my family turns on and in account login automaticly goes to my pw protected account, he/she has to press the little back arrow to show all the users and go inside Guest account. Now he/she has done work he/she shuts down the pc. In the next morning I power on my pc AND HE AUTOMATICLY logs in/goes into guest account, so i have to wait those valuable 5-10 seconds as he loads in(and yes this IS annoying if it happenes once or twice a day), then I need to press sign out and then I can press to my admin account write pw and login into my acc!
    So basicly he rememberes last user and automaticly logs in, if the user dosent have pw then he proceeds in signing in if it has pw then it stops to a pw..

    How to change this? I want when i power on, he goes into account login screen(where he show all the accounts) and when I press the acc I want - as it always has been!

    P.S. Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup from this turtarial I have check'ed the box from option one step 3, but guest acc dosent have any pw so its useless....

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  2. #2


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Hey mate, here is the tutorial, find the part that says to turn it off: Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    *EDIT* did you try the other options?

    *See post below*
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  3. #3


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64
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  4. #4


    Riga
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    Hey mate, here is the tutorial, find the part that says to turn it off: Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    Opps, hold on a moment

    *EDIT* did you try the other options?
    OMG THANKS for this fast reply!

    I did, and the second given forums also is pratictly the same....

    I want to keep the PW protection on my admin acc, so my kids exc... dosent install every pop-up or every sh*t that may contain a virus on the pc... (This also includes when i forget to 'lock' my acc and i send pc to sleep in given time or mannualy...)
    The given turtarials is appriciated but im looking 'how to' a bit different
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  5. #5


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Did you see my second post ( #3 )?

    Alternatively, here is another method: Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 8.1
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  6. #6


    Riga
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    Did you see my second post ( #3 )?

    Alternatively, here is another method: Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 8.1

    Yes did it and it basily removes the pw when i press sleep(i dont need this) because if i forget to lock and kids come from school they will have access to all the pc... Still the same when i login into guest acc, shut down the pc, and power on - he goes automatily into guest not the user selection
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  7. #7


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Hey mate,

    No, there is also an option to Enable password protection on wakeup in that tutorial: Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8 - This will bring you to the start screen after you wake the computer up, so that no one can automatically log in. It shouldn't mess with the guest account, which doesn't have a password, so you will not need to enter a password for that one. In other words, you'll click 'yes' in the drop down menu from that tutorial

    This tutorial is for tablets only. Please forgive me, it is way past my bedtime: Password - Require after Display is Off in Windows 8.1
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  8. #8


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    I am not a fan of that guest account because it cannot have a password. You might try creating your own standard account called guest and that will prevent this from happening. Or allow me to sleep, and I'll see about answering better tomorrow, because I can't see straight right now. Take care, talk to you soon
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  9. #9


    Riga
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    I am not a fan of that guest account because it cannot have a password. You might try creating your own standard account called guest and that will prevent this from happening. Or allow me to sleep, and I'll see about answering better tomorrow, because I can't see straight right now. Take care, talk to you soon
    That guest account is ment for everyone @ house and guests like my niece or cousin if she comes or whatsoever if he/she wants to do something on my computer. Creating new account and locking it with password would be totally useless because nobody could log in so every time somebody would call me and disturb asking me the password
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  10. #10


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    best and safest idea idea ,buy a cheap used computer [forme about 200.00]tower and a kvm switch to hook 2 towers to one monitor and keyboard/mouse for guest ,works for me .
    kvm switch ;
    http://www.amazon.ca/s/?ie=UTF8&keyw...l_3jtrqx7lcv_b
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