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How to boot into Login screen after Windows 8.1 starts?

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1

    How to boot into Login screen after Windows 8.1 starts?


    My issue is I have two users on my pc, after I reset(reboot) the pc on one user or shutdown, windows 8.1 automatically boots to that last user that was logged in and it's very bad behavior that I hate. I want to tweak it in a way so after i reboot or shutdown my pc on one user, and after I turn it back on or it reboots I want for Windows 8.1 to display me a login screen where I can click on a user with which I want to login. How can I make it to work like this? (also I want it so after that reboot and that login screen will be displayed the last user that was logged on will not be logged on still so I won't end up with two users logged on at the same time...)

    Someone has any idea is something like this possible? It's strange to me that a normal behaviour like this is so messed up over here :/

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    This tutorial looks like it:
    Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8[1]=User Accounts
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    Yep, this is it, thanks, but some of them seems either wonky (like the regedit one) or not working at all (like the winaero soft) but i googled for the winaero guy and came to what I believe is his website where he said about one method using gpedit, this one seems to be easy to do because you make a script that executes after each logoff and changes the registry value ^^

    Just the name of the script must be C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe and the parameters:
    add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserSwitch /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

    I added it to one user on my machine and it works on all of them, dunno if it has something to do with them having admin privileges as well.
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