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Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

  1. #30


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Anything else I might be able to try maybe in task scheduler or services before I end up re installing? As everything else works just fine :/

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  2. #31


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Or in gpedit? I had this problem back around Feb as well and some how managed to fix it but forget how. I think it was something in gpedit.
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  3. #32


    Posts : 22,279
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hunk,

    You could use the method in the tutorial below to quickly check to see if you may have any group policies enabled that may be affecting this. If you do, then setting it back to "Not configured" will undo that policy.

    Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. #33


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    every one of those are set to "not configured" That's not normal is it?
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  5. #34


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    Yes. That's the default setting for policies.
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  6. #35


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Ah ok that's good. Guess I can rule that out lol. I guess there isn't really anything else to try then
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  7. #36


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 x64


    Is it just me, or has a recent Windows Update broken this functionality? I noticed I've been requiring a password on boot again, then went to check the settings and was met with this.
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  8. #37


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunk4TH View Post
    Ah ok that's good. Guess I can rule that out lol. I guess there isn't really anything else to try then
    Other than a refresh or repair install, I'm not sure what will.
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  9. #38


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lann094 View Post
    Is it just me, or has a recent Windows Update broken this functionality? I noticed I've been requiring a password on boot again, then went to check the settings and was met with this.
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    Hello Lann, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Is your PC part of a domain?

    This wouldn't happen from a Windows Update, but you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened may be able to help.
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  10. #39


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    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Lann, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Is your PC part of a domain?

    This wouldn't happen from a Windows Update, but you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened may be able to help.
    My PC isn't part of a domain and I didn't feel up to doing a system restore after just installing new hardware, so I did some deeper digging and found this thread. Not sure what caused this to happen for me, but it solved the problem. The fact that I didn't knowingly change anything made me quick to blame Microsoft; like so many others do..

    Thanks for your prompt response, Brink, and thanks for this awesome guide.
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