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Can I eliminate the initial sign-in screen on Win8?


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I don't want to have to enter any password to start using the PC. How can I opt out of that opening screen?Thanks.  ..batpark


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Hi batpark,

 

If you don't want login screen to come up before using the PC, you can disable it by following the below steps.

 

  1. From the Start screen, type netplwiz. The command for netplwiz, for User Accounts Control Panel, appears in the search results in the left pane. Click that command.
  2. In the User Accounts Control Panel, select the account you wish to use to log in automatically.
  3. Click off the check-box above the account that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." Click OK.
  4. Enter your password once and then a second time to confirm it. Click OK.
  5. Restart Windows. Windows now bypasses the lock screen and the log-in screen to automatically take you to the Start screen.
  6. If you wish to re-enable the log-in screen, return to the User Accounts Control Panel and click on the check-box for the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" option.

 

Regards,

 

Bob


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