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changing the login method (from just password to username)

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    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    changing the login method (from just password to username)


    I read on a few sites that i can change the login method in gpedit.mse. hgow do I do it?
    I run windows 8.1 Pro on a custom build.

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  2. #2


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    I haven't done it but it's critical to get the name right, it's gpedit.msc. It's a console that opens. Press the Windows key + R to get the traditional Run dialog box visible and type the name..
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    got it. now what do i do?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello yutost, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you mean to have to enter both your user name and password to sign in, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

    Sign in with User Name and Password in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    it worked! thanks
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