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Help with multiple users login screen!

  1. #21


    Posts : 36
    win xp win vista win 7 win 8 win 8.1

    mulpiple users no sign on option


    Windows 8/64 HPremium

    I appreciate that this is an "old" post, but I see the same issue with 2 users, the last user on a restart/coldstart is opened automatically when the PC is started/restarted. I can get back by signing out of the last user, but this is unnecessary.

    Incidentally, one user (me) has a password but the other account has none; I think it is when the PC is shut down with the latter, is when the system will open up without giving the sign on screen.

    This is a bug, does MS have a fix for this?

    PS

    1. I didn't realise that this entry went to 3 pages, plus there is quite a bit on this issue generally.

    2. I did add a password to the second account, it still signs in with the last account but with the last account sign-in screen with a back arrow which permits reverting to the all-user sign in screen. Better than before. But I believe that MS have made a mess of this, and should actually resolve with a proper update asap.
    Last edited by robmar0se; 24 Mar 2014 at 05:09.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rob,

    By default Windows 8/8.1 will show the last user on the sign in screen. If that last user doesn't have a password, then the last user automatically gets signed in to instead of asking for a password on the sign in screen.

    The back arrow allows you to see all users on the sign in screen instead of just the last user.

    If you would prefer to see all users on the sign in screen by default instead of the last user, then you could do OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to do so.

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

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #23


    Posts : 36
    win xp win vista win 7 win 8 win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    The back arrow allows you to see all users on the sign in screen instead of just the last user.
    Many thanks for your contribution, much appreciated.

    Of course there is no back button if the last signed on used doesn't have a password. So rather than get involved with the hassle of changing permissions etc, we have added a password to the kids account, so that we do have access to the "back button". But it is useful to know that there is a workaround.

    As so often happens these days MS' psychology often has one head scratching in how they develop their systems; one wonders if MS developers are on the same planet?

    Take care.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, it would be nice to have an easy built-in setting in Windows to toggle last user/all users instead.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yeah, it would be nice to have an easy built-in setting in Windows to toggle last user/all users instead.
    Not so much toggle, but i did work out how to force the user selection, so thought i should sign up to the forums and post how, seeing as it was the wonderful guide here that got me through most of the process

    Under the same registry folder 'LogonUI' there are a bunch of keys list as;

    LastLoggedOnDisplayName
    LastLoggedOnSAMUser
    LastLoggedOnUser
    LastLoggedOnUserSID
    SelectedUserSID

    Delete the values from those keys, three of which should be the username you keep seeing Win8 go to when starting your pc and the two SID's belonging to the username.

    Close out, restart your pc and you should be presented with a multi-user logon option and not have to press the back arrow.

    Hope that helps someone out there
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  6. #26


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8 x64 Home Edition & Windows 7 x64 Professional


    Thanks, this was very useful!
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  7. #27


    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 x64 Core (Single User) V10.00 Build 10240

    Windows 10 last user auto logon


    The instructions posted by "snadge" is the only method that I have found that's works for Windows 10 without any issues. Thanks Snadge!
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  8. #28


    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 x64 Core (Single User) V10.00 Build 10240

    Windows 10 last user logon


    Quote Originally Posted by snadge View Post
    THANKS....BUT.... your instructions are missing something...they are also quite 'vague' and hard to follow if your not already familiar with how to use that section - please can you give full noob instructions step by step?

    when you click DISABLE INHERITENCE a window appears with two options which you dont say which one too choose and it sounds like you could possibly screw up the system choosing the wrong one?



    which one do you choose?

    if you choose REMOVE ALL then it removes everything in the window (thank god for cancel!)

    I have followed through after choosing CONVERT and your advice of :

    Group "Administrators" -> Allow -> full control
    .

    just doesnt seem to work for me? I mean Administrators already have full control according to it?

    then this advice:

    "Advanced" -> User "SYSTEM" -> "Edit" -> Type "Deny" -> "Show advanced permissions" -> "Clear all" -> check only "Set value"

    seems to imply your starting from scratch again? after step 3 in your instructions you cant not click "Advanced"- only SYSTEM as your already in the Advanced section...

    Also you dont mention to check boxes such as

    "Only apply these permissions to objects within this container" as shown in your screenys this is checked

    and

    "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" which seems to be checked in your screenshot.


    --- I propose these new instructions?

    [HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserSwitch]
    Change value "Enabled" from "0" to "1"


    Right mouse click at registry key "UserSwitch" -> "Permissions"
    "Advanced" -> User "SYSTEM": "Disable inheritance"
    - choose 'CONVERT' when prompted
    Change owner from "SYSTEM" to group "Administrators" by clicking change at top and typing in Administrator into the box that appears then click OK
    - then check the box "Replace owner on SubContainers and Objects"
    click "SYSTEM" -> "Edit" -> Type "Deny" -> "Show advanced permissions" -> "Clear all" -> check only "Set value"
    - check box "Only apply these permissions to objects within this container"
    - click APPLY / OK on all windows


    those instructions worked for me...thanks for the tip
    These are the only instructions that will work for windows 10.
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