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Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

  1. #10


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Thanks Shawn. I've been meaning to get around to this

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  2. #11


    Posts : 22,279
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome Patrick.
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  3. #12


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I just discovered that you can also get there when you type control userpasswords2 into cmd. Method 2 - LOL.
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  4. #13


    Posts : 22,279
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Wolfgang,

    Ah, they got that one working again. Nice.
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  5. #14


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Just my little contibution of the day, LOL.
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  6. #15


    Posts : 55
    windows 7 x86,7 x64, 8 x64, xp


    anybody found a way to disable auto sign in without passwords ? (local accounts)

    so when an user boots up the pc doesn't find itself logged in another user's account.



    Last edited by Brink; 09 Apr 2013 at 13:38. Reason: removed broken images
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  7. #16


    Posts : 22,279
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello webtax,

    I believe using step 7 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below is what you are after to always show all users at sign in.

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

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  8. #17


    Posts : 55
    windows 7 x86,7 x64, 8 x64, xp


    thanks! i will see if the side effects are deal breakers for my scenario, for the options Two/Three.

    I was already using option one (winaero), but looks like it isn't working anymore (reported on winaero website, found there a post of an user with the same problem)


    edit: seems i can live with the cons, as we don't use remote desktop for now, won't be using the store, and there's no big deal on setting the accounts as admins.

    tough i fear for more
    yet unknown side-effects, so i'll keep a lookout for the winaero method


    Last edited by Brink; 09 Apr 2013 at 20:19. Reason: removed broken images
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  9. #18


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    64-bit Windows 10


    If you use OPTION ONE again, then be sure to use step 1 in to undo the side effects from the other options.

    Your images are broken. If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below for how to upload and attach them directly to the site instead.

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
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  10. #19


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    This works perfectly on my laptop. However no matter what I try it just doesn't work on my desktop. I've tried it with both local and Microsoft accounts. Any ideas?
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