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Log On bypassing

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    Log On bypassing


    Windows 8.1 log on is very annoying.How do I stop it? I have the box for use password unchecked,but it still comes up every time I restart the computer.I am the only user but I do have my 2 computers linked by homegroup. I don't want to lose that,it took too many tries to get it up and running.

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    Last edited by Brink; 31 Oct 2013 at 11:33. Reason: replaced link with same tutorial here instead
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  3. #3


    Posts : 28
    windows 8


    Thank you, but I have already done that and it keeps coming back. The use password box is unchecked.
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  4. #4


    Florida, USA
    Posts : 141
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1


    Did you select your user account before unchecking the use password box?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 28
    windows 8


    I tried that but it kept asking for the new password. How do I get around that?I went to accounts, change password
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  6. #6


    Hasselt, Belgium
    Posts : 75
    Windows 8.1 Pro 32/64


    Maybe you could just make an automatic login for you system.

    <Win>-R
    netplwiz

    and here, uncheck 'Users must enter a username and ...' click 'Apply'.

    Then you can set your login Username and Password for your system.


    From then on, your PC will start up and automatically logon for you.


    I always do this for my Desktop PC.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by notsosavvy View Post
    I tried that but it kept asking for the new password. How do I get around that?I went to accounts, change password
    Hello notsosavvy,

    Please try again with the tutorial link I updated with instead. It has more details in it that may help. Be sure to enter the correct password for the account that you want Windows to automatically sign in to at startup.


    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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  8. #8


    Posts : 28
    windows 8

    Log on


    I finally got it fixed. Went back through all the links and then decided to recheck "use a password" and when I did the option to uncheck it came up, and I put in my current password and unchecked it again and now it works fine. Thanks to all who helped me.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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