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Need welcome screen and ability to select user?

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    winodws 8

    Need welcome screen and ability to select user?


    When I power up, computer goes directly to Windows 8 start screen and auto loads my personal settings. I need a "welcome" screen allowing selection of user. My spouse now has to right click on "me" and then select other user. How can I correct this? I apparently selected myself as Admin user instead of standard user. Is there a way to prevent auto logon?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Fraz, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You can use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to always have all users displayed in the sign in screen instead of the last user that signed out.

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

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    winodws 8

    Winaero user file....


    Thanks Shawn. I should mention that two things:

    I have downloaded and am suing Start8 (love it)
    I selected both of the users to be "local" accounts and me as the Admin user.

    Given these two comments, can I still move ahead with the Winareo fix? (I'll use opt 1)
    Also, will simply selecting the show all users option bring up the selection screen at the next boot up of Win 8?

    Thanks again for the help.....
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    Correct. You would use the show all users option to do so.

    In addition, double check to make sure that you do not have Windows 8 set to automatically sign in to a user account at startup by have the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box checked.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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    winodws 8


    OK.....last question.....at this time no passwords are set for either of the two users. If I select to not have auto logon AND use Winaero app to go to select/show user screen, will we now have assign and use a password to logon to Windows 8?

    Life was simply....
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    No worries. Ask away.

    Using show all users will only have all users show in the sign in screen. Since you do not have a password, it will still sign in to the account without having to enter a password when you click on one from the sign in screen.
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    winodws 8


    Thanks again Shawn.....here goes nothin'....I'll let you know how it works.
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    winodws 8


    Hey Shawn....worked perfectly....easy and effective......sure appreciate the help. Now have Win 8 acting like Win 7 on a Lenovo Z580. Great machine, but not a "touch". Thanks again for the help.
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    You're most welcome.
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    winodws 8


    Shawn....I'm putting finishing touches on things. When I use "shutdown" and power up again, both users show on welcome screen; perfect. But, I note that if you use "restart" it still auto loads to last user. Is this a Win 8 design or can it be "fixed" so both users show after using "restart" as well? Certainly not a biggie.....rather a nice to have.
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