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How to remove windows 8.1 welcome screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1 x64

    How to remove windows 8.1 welcome screen


    First i logged in via microsoft account ...then i removed and added a local account and i want to escape of this
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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Costello,

    If you like, you could set Windows to automatically sign in to your user account at startup to bypass it.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Costello,

    If you like, you could set Windows to automatically sign in to your user account at startup to bypass it.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
    i don't have a password and i allready did that.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You will still see this screen though since the account is being signed in to. I'm not sure it can be removed.
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  5. #5


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It can be changed to have a different background. But it can never be removed, nor can the size of the icon be decreased.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1 x64


    next time i won't sign in via microsoft account so it won't appear at all.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    That screen will show for both a Microsoft and local account since both sign in.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't get the 'Welcome' screen but I think there are a bunch of contributing factors:
    - Local Account
    - No Password
    - Don't require a Password in Power Options and netplwiz (maybe)
    - Turn on fast startup in Power Options
    - and, I think it only works on a fresh boot from hiber-shutdown
    other possibilities:
    - only user on this machine
    - boot straight to desktop

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  9. #9


    Yeah, assume It's a splash screen whilst specific user settings are being set...
    I also don't like the blandness of blue and white ... so the background can be changed? I have changed lock-screen already..

    Anyway would much rather have a cached Start/Desktop screen display whilst setting up the user account... the rolling balls are a given I know - but it would be a nice customisation
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yeah, assume It's a splash screen whilst specific user settings are being set...
    I also don't like the blandness of blue and white ... so the background can be changed? I have changed lock-screen already..

    Anyway would much rather have a cached Start/Desktop screen display whilst setting up the user account... the rolling balls are a given I know - but it would be a nice customisation
    Sign in Screen - Change Background Color in Windows 8

    Here's an example where all my screens share a common theme:

    Screens - Edwin000's library

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