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Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8

  1. #50


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dick,

    I'm afraid not. If you set Windows to automatically sign in to a user account at startup, you will not see the sign in screen at all.

    You should be able to have the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box checked from the link above, then set to have all users show on the sign in screen in this tutorial. If the user accounts do not have a password, then when you click on that user icon, it will automatically sign in to the account.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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  2. #51


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Dick,

    I'm afraid not. If you set Windows to automatically sign in to a user account at startup, you will not see the sign in screen at all.

    You should be able to have the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box checked from the link above, then set to have all users show on the sign in screen in this tutorial. If the user accounts do not have a password, then when you click on that user icon, it will automatically sign in to the account.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    OK, thanks, I think I've got it. I may want to have the accounts not require a password then. If the other user accounts are set to not require a password, would they then still be logged in to their Microsoft, Outlook and other mail accounts?
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  3. #52


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    A Microsoft account requires a password and cannot be removed.

    If you they are local accounts, then you can remove the password. They will not be able to sign in to those email account in the Mail app since it requires a Microsoft account, but they could sign in to them online though.

    Personally, it would be a security risk not having and passwords for the user accounts. Anyone could have full access.
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  4. #53


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    A Microsoft account requires a password and cannot be removed.

    If you they are local accounts, then you can remove the password. They will not be able to sign in to those email account in the Mail app since it requires a Microsoft account, but they could sign in to them online though.

    Personally, it would be a security risk not having and passwords for the user accounts. Anyone could have full access.
    Thanks. I've now got 4-digit PINs set up for each user account, so that at start up, there is the login in screen with each user presented. Works pretty good.
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  5. #54


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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  6. #55


    Chicago, IL
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit


    Hello,

    I have read through this thread a few times and tried all of the suggestions multiple times.

    I decided to start all over with a clean installation of Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, and the problem I have persists: I cannot seem to get all users to be listed at sign-in.

    Either I get signed in automatically, or there appears a screen with "Other user". On that screen I need to type in my account name (or that of another user), and then I can proceed.

    Might there be something added (or missing) in a Windows installation that could cause this? Could some other setting or configuration in Windows (other than those mentioned here, as I've taken care of them) prevent the user enabler from working?

    Maybe I've missed something obvious. I'm at a complete loss and would appreciate any other thoughts and ideas as to what to try next.
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  7. #56


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello notbill, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since you see "Other User", see if this below may the issue.

    Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  8. #57


    Chicago, IL
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit


    Hello Brink,

    I'm calling it a night for now, but I tried your suggestion above to no avail.

    There was no "Default" key in the registry. The one key I deleted had a username of "Updateus" or "Updatusall"--something like that. I deleted it, but there is no change in my sign-in screen.

    I get a screen with "Other User" (nothing else, just that, as before).

    Thanks for suggestion. Have you other ideas about this?

    Thanks
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  9. #58


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    As a test, make sure that all user accounts have a password to see how it behaves afterwards.

    Is this computer joined to a domain?
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  10. #59


    Chicago, IL
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit


    A last entry for the evening here.

    I added passwords, but nothing changed.

    The computer is not joined to a domain.

    The closest I ever get to seeing all users on a screen is when I sign out of an account. Then I get all three users on there, and I can click on one.

    But if I shutdown or restart, it's back the "Other User" screen--this is with the "Do not display last user name" enabled in the group policy editor.

    If I disable the "Do not display last user name", then I get logged in to whatever account I was using.

    It seems that none of this should make a difference with the "user list enabler" set to show everyone (and I do have the option for users needing to enter a password" in the netplwiz).

    Thanks again for your time in looking into this.
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