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Bought used laptop fogoten how to get direct to desktop wi

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    Bought used laptop fogoten how to get direct to desktop wi


    This is an easy question about windows 7

    I bought a used win 7 pro laptop lenovo think pad.

    I set up windows chose no password BUT when i resume from sleep or start up the first screen would need a password IF I HAD CHOSEN password protect

    Instead i have to click on a small square to open desktop....where is the setting to start directly to desktop,??????

    Its soooo easy when i found the setting last time i wondered why i had not found the setting myself....since then i had a crash which wiped out all my scrapebook notes

    I KNOW ITS NOT A WIN 8 Question but i just cannot find anywhere else where someone might remember how to do it and it is sooo simple

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    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    There is Windows 7 Help Forums, our sister site that's in case I'm wrong

    I seem to remember that this option for login without a password when one exists was part of the users control panel option and also there was an option to require a password after sleep in the power options and one for after screen saver in the screen savers selection screens

    Oh look what I just found at Windows 7 Help Forums ....

    Log On Automatically at Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Posts : 4
    win7


    Thanks thats great Im sure your link is what i need BUT the page opens in English then before i can read it changes to FRENCH?????

    Is that to stop anyone reading it???

    Cant see change back to English??????

    FOUND IT English was the first on the list nothing under "E"
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    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 573
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    Check your local system settings the previous owner was possibly a French speaker
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    Posts : 4
    win7


    well im on my asus UX 21a which is quite old now,i might have gone to French im a bit rushed hear
    So i made all the steps, un ticked the box went to advanced un checked box there applied restart just in case NO CHANGE??

    Another odd thing i bought the Think pad T420 160Gb SSD 8Gb RAM from a German leasing company and its scratched but otherwise perfect i could set up win 7 pro as if just out of the box thats why its in English BUT the German keyboard QWERT"Z" has the Y key there??? and types Z which would be the same keyboard as this asus i bought in Switzerland that is a Swiss German one

    Over time ive got used to it especially as Switzerland used to have a 30% discount over European prices ..that was before large companies bought the discounters
    So i changed the keyboard to Swiss German BUT its still German German configuration with the Z/Y @ key all different
    What have i done wrong??? I used to be able to change the setting
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    OK thanks for posting the link would have removed the login screen at once IF i had made restart

    The keyboard turned out to be Swedish so the Swiss German & German were installing just wrong.Now i have it set Swiss German and dont look at the keys except when i forget where a key should be

    Thanks great help without your help i would have still been looking
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Bought used laptop fogoten how to get direct to desktop wi
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