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Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

  1. #40


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Lann094 View Post
    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.

    Ah, ok. You were connected to an Exchange account. Happy to hear that you got it sorted.
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Jun 2013 at 00:44. Reason: added quote

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  2. #41


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Finally got around to doing a clean install (not refresh)And everything is working just fine! I wish I still knew what was causing it to not log in automatically
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  3. #42


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    Hunk,

    I'm glad to hear it's working again for you. To bad it took a clean install.
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  4. #43


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Yeah but I think I spoke too soon man. I just did a restart and it started doing it again lol. I don't know what is causing it.
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  5. #44


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    Oh my. Try unsetting, applying, and resetting it again to see if it may just be a glitch.
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  6. #45


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Tried that with no luck. I ended up doing a system restore and that fixed it so not sure what caused it. I tell ya man I've never had this kinda of trouble with Windows automatically logging in lol.
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  7. #46


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    Hunk,

    Something messed it up good for you, but I'm glad to hear that a system restore sorted it for you.
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  8. #47


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Thanks man! Me too. Hopefully it doesn't happen again.
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  9. #48


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    Windows 8 Pro


    HI Brink,

    Is this possible on a PC/tablet joined to a domain and using domain credentials instead of local/Microsoft account

    Regards
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  10. #49


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Cartman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm afraid that I do not have a setup for that to test with, but it should as long as you select the domain user instead.
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