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Bypassing log in at boot

  1. #1


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64

    Bypassing log in at boot


    How do I get rid of the start and log in screens when 8.1 boots? I would like to go straight to my desktop.

    Also, can I get rid of the Windows start button and use Classic Shell instead?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm unsure if you can bypass the log in screen as it not only logs into your account but also loads drivers and the OS in the background.

    What I'd like to know is if you can make log in picture smaller system wide.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Canuck,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to set Windows 8 to automatically sign in to your user account at startup.
    If you have updated to Windows 8.1, then the tutorial below will help show you how to open to your desktop when you sign in.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #4


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    Thanks Shawn, that's solved that problem. I have upgraded to 8.1.

    I have Classic shell installed but Windows boots up showing the Windows start button. How do I get it to load the Classic start button instead?

    Ivan
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  5. #5


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    OK, that one is solved too. Found an update for Classic Shell fo 8.1 which resolved the issue.

    Thanks again Shawn.

    Ivan
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Perfect.
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