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Startup and Logon different from prior versions

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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10

    Startup and Logon different from prior versions


    Hi! I'm trying out Windows 8 and the install went flawless as far as triple boot with Windows 7 and Fedora 16. Great install process!
    I am puzzled by the startup and logon process. It shows a graphical startup screen with a date and icons for internet connection and battery. But there is no message as to what to do; it just seems to be waiting or so. I think the builders should have put a little hint there. How do you get to the logon screen? It seems like I touched the Esc key today and it went. But I am not sure. What exactly should I do? Thanks in advance.

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    The Win8 UI seems to have been intended for tablet-like "swiping" by default -- presuming that you have a touch screen of some kind.

    My laptop does not, so when that appears, I just press the "up" arrow -- and the logon screen appears.
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  3. #3


    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    That screen is called the Lock screen. Hit any key and you will get the Logon screen.

    Jim
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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Thanks, Mark. The up arrow worked, too.
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    You can left click with your mouse and move it up also.
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    Posts : 109
    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Thank you all, again, incl. Dave76 and Phone Man. I appreciate your tips and I figured it out. It's working great now.
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Your welcome.

    Glad it's working for you.
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