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Lock Screen/Sign-in screen problems - screen shows three users

Question: Lock Screen/Sign-in screen problems - screen shows three users

I've been using Windows 10 for just over one year. For some reason the Lock Screen/Sign-in screen shows three users. All three are me in three iterations. I find also that when trying to save some excel and word documents I receive messages saying that i am not allowed to save to this folder or that folder. I am able to save to the desk top and then drag and drop the document into the folder that I need to place it in. I know that this must have something to do with "permissions". Not sure how to fix that. One of the accounts that shows up is the initial account that I created back when hotmail.com was around. Any ideas/advice on these issues? When i updated to Windows 10, pretty certain that i followed all of the instructions, although that has been over 1 year now. Thank you in advance...cheers and beers to all!

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I've been using Windows 10 for just over one year. For some reason the Lock Screen/Sign-in screen shows three users. All three are me in three iterations. I find also that when trying to save some excel and word documents I receive messages saying that i am not allowed to save to this folder or that folder. I am able to save to the desk top and then drag and drop the document into the folder that I need to place it in. I know that this must have something to do with "permissions". Not sure how to fix that. One of the accounts that shows up is the initial account that I created back when hotmail.com was around. Any ideas/advice on these issues? When i updated to Windows 10, pretty certain that i followed all of the instructions, although that has been over 1 year now. Thank you in advance...cheers and beers to all!

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Hello, Windows 10 Pro, fully fully updated. The following happens on two completely different machines (desktop and laptop of different manufacturers).

Up until some time ago (I believe, before Creator's Update, but not 100% certain about that), I used to have Windows Spotlight activated, so that almost every day or every other day, on lock screen, I get one of those lovely photos from Microsoft world archive. However, I not only used to get them on the Lock Screen, they were appearing on the Sign-In screen as well on the first boot-up and Sign-in, as I thought they should, as Windows Spotlight works that way (right?). And I really liked it.

But as of one update, that stopped happenning. Windows Spotlight still works fine on Lock Screen, new photos just fine, but on the sign-in screen, I keep getting the Windows 10 default backgroud photo, the beach/cave one.

Needless to say, I changed nothing in the Sign-In or Lock screen settings at all.

Any ideas on how to fix this? I've already tried the "Brinx fix". Also, needless to say, I've tried resetting the Windows Spotlight back to Photo, and reboot and back countless times.
Cheers

Answer:Windows Spotlight Lock screen photo not coming up on Sign-in screen

Same here & has been happening since a CU in June, I've put it down to MS possibly breaking Spotlight with that CU or they've removed the feature.

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Windows 10 v1607 displays the lock screen image on the sign-in screen too, which is pretty cool in my opinion.
But if you wish to display a plain login screen, Open Start Menu, click on Settings.
Open Personalization settings and select Lock screen from the left panel.
Here you will see Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen.
Toggle the button to the Off position.

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Hello, Windows 10 Pro, fully fully updated. The following happens on two completely different machines (desktop and laptop of different manufacturers).

Up until some time ago (I believe, before Creator's Update, but not 100% certain about that), I used to have Windows Spotlight activated, so that almost every day or every other day, on lock screen, I get one of those lovely photos from Microsoft world archive. However, I not only used to get them on the Lock Screen, they were appearing on the Sign-In screen as well on the first boot-up and Sign-in, as I thought they should, as Windows Spotlight works that way (right?). And I really liked it.

But as of one update, that stopped happenning. Windows Spotlight still works fine on Lock Screen, new photos just fine, but on the sign-in screen, I keep getting the Windows 10 default backgroud photo, the beach/cave one.

Needless to say, I changed nothing in the Sign-In or Lock screen settings at all.

Any ideas on how to fix this? I've already tried the "Brinx fix". Also, needless to say, I've tried resetting the Windows Spotlight back to Photo, and reboot and back countless times.
Cheers

Answer:Windows Spotlight Lock screen photo not coming up on Sign-in screen

Same here & has been happening since a CU in June, I've put it down to MS possibly breaking Spotlight with that CU or they've removed the feature.

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Just had my laptop returned after a repair and done a reset/upgrade. I'm 99.999% sure that last time, when I powered it on the background of the sign in screen was the spotlight one with the changing picture and the little info boxes but now its just this picture
https://ioyby2hf25e3sg55t3muegr1-wpe...-wallpaper.jpg

but if I lock the screen with windows + L I get the proper spotlight images


I swear before I sent it off I got spotlight on both occasions. Should I?

Answer:Sign in screen vs lock screen backgrounds

Are you autologging in, and what version are you running?

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I am running windows 10 (If it helps, my computer started out with Win 7) with no previews or builds. I can't find any way to allow me to change the sign-in screen to the same as the lock screen. I know some people have posted pictures of what to switch, but that option isn't available for me.
As you could see, there is no "lock=sign in" for using Spotlight option.
How could I fix this?

Answer:Unable to use same lock screen and sign in screen.

Hello abcde, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You would need to turn on the Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen setting in your screenshot to do so.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

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Just had my laptop returned after a repair and done a reset/upgrade. I'm 99.999% sure that last time, when I powered it on the background of the sign in screen was the spotlight one with the changing picture and the little info boxes but now its just this picture
https://ioyby2hf25e3sg55t3muegr1-wpe...-wallpaper.jpg

but if I lock the screen with windows + L I get the proper spotlight images


I swear before I sent it off I got spotlight on both occasions. Should I?

Answer:Sign in screen vs lock screen backgrounds

Are you autologging in, and what version are you running?

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In 1607, the lock screen can be shown on the sign in screen. If disabled, it shows a solid color. Is there a way I can use Spotlight for my lock screen and set the Hero image as my sign in screen background?

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How do I get the ending screen to be the same as the lock screen?

I love the piano keyboard stock lock screen but can't stand the Seattle Space needle screen.

Thanks.

Answer:Sign out screen different from lock screen?

I logged into the hidden Administrator account and sure enough, the lock screen was the Seattle Space needle screen. I changed it there thinking that would fix the issue but no such luck. The issue, I am assuming has to do with the administrator account.

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In 1607, the lock screen can be shown on the sign in screen. If disabled, it shows a solid color. Is there a way I can use Spotlight for my lock screen and set the Hero image as my sign in screen background?

Answer:different lock screen and sign in screen?

How to change your background or login screen in Windows 10 | Digital Trends
- login background (2nd part)
Lock Screen background

(Note- there are different lock screens - after restart, after sleep, and if you lock the PC. The first can't be disabled, the second can, and the new Cortana on lock screen only applies to the last). The above applies to the last.

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Its odd to me there are now 2 steps to click through before I can get to my desktop. I did not see anyway to have no password ability for the sign in window...or is there this ability? I just want to get to my desktop quickly as security is not an issue and the PC is only used by me.
Any ways to boot to desktop faster?

Answer:Lock screen and sign in screen

As far as I remember, you can choose not to sign in with a password by going to Settings>Accounts>Sign in options and tick the option you want.

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Upon turning on the computer, the white error screen appears, then goes to the all balck screen with white writing:  HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFIVersion 1.6.1.0 - BIOS For more inforomationi, please visit:  www.hp.com/go/techcenter/PCDiags Memory TestHard Drive CheckLanguageExit After test completed:  Passed, system returned to same screen.Help please Liz 

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My laptop was working fine the other day... Came back to it the next morning and the screen wouldn't come on and it kept resetting every 30 seconds or so. Once I finally got it to boot and get to sign in page the screen was all scrambled. But, everything else worked I could log in but couldn't do anything...

Anyone got a solution?

Answer:blank screen and restarting laptop every few secs or scrambled screen at sign in screen

What do you mean scrambled?

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I was thrilled when I first got W10 that I was not required to sign back in every time I went to the bathroom or to get a cup of coffee. Then I did a restart and, yup, there was the lock screen and the requirement to sign back in.

This thread is mostly gobbledygook to me, but I think I could follow it if I had to-- BUT, does this just disable the lock screen per se or does it actually also make it possible to not have to sign in every time?

I knew that there was no way to override this in 8.1 (and I think this was the feature that drove us both the most crazy). I can certainly see why this lock-out feature would be critical in some circumstances-- children or non-family members living in the house, office settings, etc. but has Microsoft decided to treat us like adults and allow us to disable this feature?

There are two of us in the house-- man and wife. We each have our own machine but neither of us cares if the other would access our machines-- although I don't know why we would except in an emergency-- in which case, if we forgot the spouse's password, it would be a problem.

OR, it just occurred to me, did I panic for nothing? Will this only happen after a restart? That would be reasonable.

I suppose I could kill this post and just wait to find out, but I'm too lazy to retype this later if I need it.

Also, I promised to keep my Facebook friends who haven't converted yet (and who I have already advised about this excellent forum) about my experience with the upgrade ... Read more

Answer:Lock Screen/Having to Sign In

Hi Wadi! Do you want the system to automatically log into your account every time you power on (or restart) the computer? But want Windows to prompt for a password on wakeup from sleep?

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When I turn on my computer, a picture of a lone backpack on a mountain w/a lake is shown (picture 1).
When I move my mouse to bring up the screen where I can choose an account, I get the same screen.
This also happens when I'm in Windows & lock the screen (which I rarely do).

In Settings>Personalization>Lock Screen, I've changed this to Slideshow & chose a folder which does NOT include picture 1. But a preview is not shown of the files in this folder (picture 2).

1. Why is picture 1 still being shown?
2. Why is the Preview not working?

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Just wondering if you good folks here at Major Geeks can help me do away with the dreaded Windows 10 Lock/Sign in screen? Kind of annoying to deal with every time my laptop comes out of sleep mode. When i upgraded to Windows 10 from 8 i immediately found a way to disable that feature. But being the pain in the ass that Microsoft is, the feature is back and i cant find a way to eliminate it. I tried the "Netplwiz" process and editing the windows registry with a "personalization" setting: NoLockScreen with a value of 1......to no avail. I've read that Microsoft found out about the registry hack and it no longer works....any suggestions is appreciated!

Here in Philly Yo
 

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I'm having an issue where, at the lock screen, it occasionally won't allow me to click the "Sign in" button. I try to tab over to the button also, no luck. In every case, within 60 seconds or less, it eventually allows me to click the button. This only happens maybe 15% of the time that I am at the lock screen but it is still very annoying.

I have Windows set to keep my monitors on for a long time at idle, so I can be over at my workbench and still glance over at my main monitors. To help compensate for this, I have gotten into the habit of hitting Winkey+L every time I walk away from my computer. The lock screen has it's own idle settings, and turns the monitors off after 60 seconds or so.
 

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Somehow I end up with extra user names on the start up screen where I sign in with my MS account. I created a local account as administrator, I have my MS account as administrator & I created an account for my husband as administrator. However when the sign on screen comes up there are 2 other users on there. The other problem pertaining to this is that in File Explorer my User Folder is MKJ30. It shows as MKFJ in command prompt when I bring up net users. There vs no mkj30. In netplwiz the MKFJ shows up as my user name for my MS Account. I am getrting 2 sets of documents, pictures, etc under user name mkj30 in file explorer. Please can someone tell me how to staighten this out? MKFJ is not showing in File Explorer at all.
These are the registry profiles & Commands listed:
? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-167232832-3143864985-2464545401-1003 (My husband rdj1048)
? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-167232832-3143864985-2464545401-1004 C:\Users\MKJ30) That?s what shows up in File Explorer
? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-167232832-3143864985-2464545401-1015 C:\Users|mkj307 (my local profile I created)
? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-167232832-3143864985-2464545401-500 (Administrator Profile)
? HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE... Read more

Answer:I keep getting extra users on my sign on screen

List the names you see on the log-in screen and in C:\Users (use un-hidden view). Your 'wmic useraccount get name, fullname' command brings up normal list but I also have a defaultuser0 between DefaultAccount and Guest
Also, reg entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList should only show the 3 accounts you created. Not sure what the other profiles, like .NET ones point to.
Are the 2 sets of This PC folders under 'mkj30' duplicates or different from each. I take it 'mkj30' is your Local Account name ?

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My computer is a Lenovo idea pad 100s-14ibr. Yesterday it was working fine and I shut it down properly but when I went to turn it on and use it. All that came on was a black screen with a moving dotted circle. Someone please help.
 

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, but it reset my custom lock screen image.  I tried re-applying it but the lock
screen preview in the settings is stuck on a load loop.  Does anyone know why that is and why it won't set my custom image as the new lock screen image?
i can't find the  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata, folder,
in my laptop
how to get default lock screen images in 8.1? plz help me..

Answer:Lock Screen Custom Image Stuck on Load for Windows 8.1, (Can't see the default lock screen images)

Please take a look at this link and it should solve your problem.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/29621-start-screen-set-default-background-image-windows-8-1-a.html

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When I first installed WinX it showed a different picture each day in the "pre sign in" lock screen, either for a second or two or until I clicked the sign-in spot. Since I am the administrator I don't have to use a password to sign in, and WinX seems to sometimes, but not always, recognize this and automatically bypasses the sign-in process and goes to the normal wallpaper background after a maybe 1 sec delay. I am using the latest version of Classic Shell and maybe this adds to the OS "confusion".

Since the last Windows Update some days ago (around 2.3 GB if I remember) it shows the SAME picture every day now. In the Personalization lock screen panel it shows:

Background
Slideshow (I selected)
Pictures
"Get fun facts ..." Off
Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen > On

and "Help" does not help

How can I get back the original set-up which changes the sign-in/lock screen picture to change each time or each day?
note: I will not use System Restore and have to reinstall the last update, as I am on a metered Internet access and limited to 1GB hi-speed Internet each day, without which my use of the Internet at 128 kb/sec is basically useless nowadays (as in, almost nothing works these days at that low speed)

Answer:I Want The Sign-in Lock Screen To Show A Different Picture Each Day

Hi, have you checked the folder (of pictures) under 'Choose Albums for your Slideshow' contains valid pictures?

See
Lock screen not changing picture Solved - Windows 10 Forums
and note the reference to Winaero's utility (which apparently works although described as for Win 8)
Lock Screen Customizer for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

Note the lock screen from boot or restart is generated in a different way, so may not be consistent,

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When I first installed WinX it showed a different picture each day in the "pre sign in" lock screen, either for a second or two or until I clicked the sign-in spot. Since I am the administrator I don't have to use a password to sign in, and WinX seems to sometimes, but not always, recognize this and automatically bypasses the sign-in process and goes to the normal wallpaper background after a maybe 1 sec delay. I am using the latest version of Classic Shell and maybe this adds to the OS "confusion".

Since the last Windows Update some days ago (around 2.3 GB if I remember) it shows the SAME picture every day now. In the Personalization lock screen panel it shows:

Background
Slideshow (I selected)
Pictures
"Get fun facts ..." Off
Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen > On

and "Help" does not help

How can I get back the original set-up which changes the sign-in/lock screen picture to change each time or each day?
note: I will not use System Restore and have to reinstall the last update, as I am on a metered Internet access and limited to 1GB hi-speed Internet each day, without which my use of the Internet at 128 kb/sec is basically useless nowadays (as in, almost nothing works these days at that low speed)

Answer:I Want The Sign-in Lock Screen To Show A Different Picture Each Day

Hi, have you checked the folder (of pictures) under 'Choose Albums for your Slideshow' contains valid pictures?

See
Lock screen not changing picture Solved - Windows 10 Forums
and note the reference to Winaero's utility (which apparently works although described as for Win 8)
Lock Screen Customizer for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

Note the lock screen from boot or restart is generated in a different way, so may not be consistent,

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I did a clean install of Build 10041 & opted out of the need to sign in so that Windows would boot straight up to the Start Screen without the need to log in - don't see the need to do this in the confines of my own home!

Performed the Build 10049 as an upgrade 10 Build 10041 & the boot up sequence was as before with no log-in.

Now after some in-build update, the Lock Screen has appeared & I now have to log-in to reach the Start Screen which is most annoying.

Tried to disable this but without success.

Anyone any ideas how to disable the Lock Screen & remove the log-in requirement?

Answer:Build 10049 now with Lock Screen & Sign In

Hello,

You should be able to use the method in the tutorial below to set Windows to automatically sign in to a user account at startup.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums

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Got so used to only being me using my desktop pc that my mind has gone blank regarding setting up a new laptop for me and a friend.
Can you remind me please?
 

Answer:Create 2 users on new laptop sign in screen

Control Panel > User Accounts
 

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I have an ASUS R558U. I installed windows 10 in it, then I decided to intalll it once more so I formatted my laptop and installed windows 10 again, but now this time when I start my laptop it shows the asus screen i.e, boot up screen without the loading sign and then displays the windows icon under which the loading sign appears. I wanted the original thing i.e, the loading sign appears below the first screen of the boot up. Any advise?
 

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i was told to follow these instructions to uninstall a program:
Selective Startup

Press Windows Key+R.
Type msconfig and press Enter.
Select Selective startup and uncheck Load startup items.
Select the Services tab.
Check Hide all Microsoft services.
Note: Skipping this step may prevent your computer from rebooting correctly.
Click Disable all.
Click Apply then click OK.
Click Restart.
And well now I?m stuck on the lock screen staring at a pretty picture of a lake unable to unlock my computer
 

Answer:Lock screen only shows wallpaper

Try this :-
Solved as follows:
Reached Safe Mode by powering off two times then getting Diagnosing PC mode.
Then - Auto Repair
Then - Advance
Then - Troubleshooting
Then - Advanced
Then - Selected number 4 Safe Mode
Entered Safe Mode and reached the System Configuration and found that ALL of the startup applications and drivers were indeed turned off. I turned all back on, saved and rebooted. All is good now.
Click to expand...

Source : https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/67397-stuck-diagnostic-startup.html#post847001

EDIT : powering off means exactly that, when it's stuck at the lake wallpaper turn the computer off with the power button, then do the same thing again. On next power up it should show 'Preparing Automatic Repair' and then 'Diagnosing your PC' and then a blue screen with 'Automatic Repair' at the top, which is the 'Then - Auto Repair' line in the instructions above.
 

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Yesterday I did a windows update and my login screen went from the windows default screen (which I liked) to the windows spotlight screen. (you know the one that changes the photos daily) and the lock screen went from the spotlight screen to black.

I have partially fixed the issue: I now have the login screen with the spotlight feature on and I also I have the lock screen with the spotlight feature. I am also able to make the lock screen with the spotlight feature on with a solid color for the sign in screen but I cannot figure out how to get the sign on screen to the default windows picture. See photo.
How can I make this my login background & my lock screen the windows spotlight.

Thank you!

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Hey All,

I've lurked forever, and have found the solutions on these forums (and the prior sevenforums) exceedingly helpful, but now I'm stuck and can't find a solution.

The scenario:

Years ago I bought a Asus Transformer Pad T100. It was great. I enabled auto-signin and everything has been fine.
When I put the tablet to sleep, then wake it up, the lock screen is displayed, but once I swipe it up it auto-signs in to windows. This is my preferred behavior as it makes the lock screen act like a non-pin lock screen on a phone, and avoids mispresses of the power button causing applications to launch.

Today, I got an Asus Transformer 300 Chi. It has been pretty great so far, except for one issue that is driving me crazy: I can't repeat the above behavior.

Basically, either I don't get a lock screen at all, or I get one requiring a password. To clarify, I've confirmed that the user accounts screens on both tablet have Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. unchecked. I do not require a password on sign-in of windows, which is great. But when I hit the power button, it just goes immediately to Windows' desktop.

On the T100, it is not set to require a password under screensaver settings, nor the Modern PC Settings' Account sections. Power settings does require a password on wakeup. And this is where things differ.

On the 300 Chi, I cannot have both the Modern PC Settings' account section to not require a password under Password Policy and power settin... Read more

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Yesterday I did a windows update and my login screen went from the windows default screen (which I liked) to the windows spotlight screen. (you know the one that changes the photos daily) and the lock screen went from the spotlight screen to black.

I have partially fixed the issue: I now have the login screen with the spotlight feature on and I also I have the lock screen with the spotlight feature. I am also able to make the lock screen with the spotlight feature on with a solid color for the sign in screen but I cannot figure out how to get the sign on screen to the default windows picture. See photo.
How can I make this my login background & my lock screen the windows spotlight.

Thank you!

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Hi, everyone...

I'm trying to find a registry hack or something to address the change Microsoft made going from Windows 8.x to Windows 10.

Here is a quick run-down of what Microsoft changed:

My wife and I have 4 children. One of our PCs is used by all of the children. There are 5 Microsoft accounts set up on that PC, one for each of the children plus one that I have set up as the Admin account.

Windows 8.x indicated on the Sign-in Screen which users were already logged/signed in. So, if the Sign-in Screen was displayed, you could see right there if anyone was signed into their account. For example, if 2 of the 5 accounts on our PC were already signed in, then right there on the Sign-in Screen below the picture and name of those 2 users that are already signed in, it says "Signed in" for each of those 2 users. You know right there at the Sign-in Screen if anyone is already signed in that might need to sign out before a restart or shutdown.

Windows 10 removed this information/indication. If you are already signed into an account, then you can look and see which users (if any) are signed in and there is no guesswork needed. However, if you are at the Sign-in Screen and want to restart or shutdown the PC while one or more users are signed in, then you are told users are signed in but have no idea which users are signed in. The only way to know which users are signed in is to sign into one of the accounts and find out.

I am looking fo... Read more

Answer:I want Windows 10 Sign-in Screen to show which users are signed in

Windows 10 changes a lot. To see currently logged on users, you can click on the Start button, click your user icon on the top left side of the Start Menu. It will display all signed in users in the list.

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Hi, everyone...

I'm trying to find a registry hack or something to address the change Microsoft made going from Windows 8.x to Windows 10.

Here is a quick run-down of what Microsoft changed:

My wife and I have 4 children. One of our PCs is used by all of the children. There are 5 Microsoft accounts set up on that PC, one for each of the children plus one that I have set up as the Admin account.

Windows 8.x indicated on the Sign-in Screen which users were already logged/signed in. So, if the Sign-in Screen was displayed, you could see right there if anyone was signed into their account. For example, if 2 of the 5 accounts on our PC were already signed in, then right there on the Sign-in Screen below the picture and name of those 2 users that are already signed in, it says "Signed in" for each of those 2 users. You know right there at the Sign-in Screen if anyone is already signed in that might need to sign out before a restart or shutdown.

Windows 10 removed this information/indication. If you are already signed into an account, then you can look and see which users (if any) are signed in and there is no guesswork needed. However, if you are at the Sign-in Screen and want to restart or shutdown the PC while one or more users are signed in, then you are told users are signed in but have no idea which users are signed in. The only way to know which users are signed in is to sign into one of the accounts and find out.

I am looking fo... Read more

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I can not get my pc to follow my Power and Sleep settings. After 5 minutes of inactivity, the screen is blank and I have to wake it and login.

Answer:PC shows lock screen after a few minutes idle

It sounds as if you had the Blank screen saver selected, set to 5 minutes and to ask login on resume:

(Click to enlarge.)

Kari

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I can not get my pc to follow my Power and Sleep settings. After 5 minutes of inactivity, the screen is blank and I have to wake it and login.

Answer:PC shows lock screen after a few minutes idle

It sounds as if you had the Blank screen saver selected, set to 5 minutes and to ask login on resume:

(Click to enlarge.)

Kari

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This solution works for Windows 10 Home, Version 1607, OS build 14393.1198.
To remove Lock-screen & Sign-in page in Win 10 Home (i.e. go straight to Desktop from Startup or Sleep mode) you must first set up a password, even though you don?t require it, in order to get the ?Require sign-in? option to appear above the ?Windows Hello? in Sign-in options.
1 Go to the ?Password? option. Enter a password & confirm.
2 Restart computer. The lock screen followed by the sign-in page will appear. Use the password to open Windows then go to Settings/Accounts/Sign-in and select ?Never? under ?Require sign-in?.
3 Right click the windows icon on the left of the taskbarand click Run. Enter ?netplwiz? and click OK. Uncheck ?Users must enter username and password to use this computer?.
4 When restarting computer it will go straight to Desktop.

Answer:Remove Lock-screen & Sign-in page on Windows 10 laptop

hi





scottrh1 said:

This solution works for Windows 10 Home, Version 1607, OS build 14393.1198.
To remove Lock-screen & Sign-in page in Win 10 Home (i.e. go straight to Desktop from Startup or Sleep mode) you must first set up a password, even though you don?t require it, in order to get the ?Require sign-in? option to appear above the ?Windows Hello? in Sign-in options.
1 Go to the ?Password? option. Enter a password & confirm.
2 Restart computer. The lock screen followed by the sign-in page will appear. Use the password to open Windows then go to Settings/Accounts/Sign-in and select ?Never? under ?Require sign-in?.
3 Right click the windows icon on the left of the taskbarand click Run. Enter ?netplwiz? and click OK. Uncheck ?Users must enter username and password to use this computer?.
4 When restarting computer it will go straight to Desktop.



This works for any version BUT does not remove lockscreen at startup if user wants a password at startup, which is the focus of this tutorial.

In addition, for a local account user who wants to autologin, simply do not set a password - no need to use netplwiz.

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This solution works for Windows 10 Home, Version 1607, OS build 14393.1198.
To remove Lock-screen & Sign-in page in Win 10 Home (i.e. go straight to Desktop from Startup or Sleep mode) you must first set up a password, even though you don?t require it, in order to get the ?Require sign-in? option to appear above the ?Windows Hello? in Sign-in options.
1 Go to the ?Password? option. Enter a password & confirm.
2 Restart computer. The lock screen followed by the sign-in page will appear. Use the password to open Windows then go to Settings/Accounts/Sign-in and select ?Never? under ?Require sign-in?.
3 Right click the windows icon on the left of the taskbarand click Run. Enter ?netplwiz? and click OK. Uncheck ?Users must enter username and password to use this computer?.
4 When restarting computer it will go straight to Desktop.

Answer:Remove Lock-screen & Sign-in page on Windows 10 laptop

hi





scottrh1 said:

This solution works for Windows 10 Home, Version 1607, OS build 14393.1198.
To remove Lock-screen & Sign-in page in Win 10 Home (i.e. go straight to Desktop from Startup or Sleep mode) you must first set up a password, even though you don?t require it, in order to get the ?Require sign-in? option to appear above the ?Windows Hello? in Sign-in options.
1 Go to the ?Password? option. Enter a password & confirm.
2 Restart computer. The lock screen followed by the sign-in page will appear. Use the password to open Windows then go to Settings/Accounts/Sign-in and select ?Never? under ?Require sign-in?.
3 Right click the windows icon on the left of the taskbarand click Run. Enter ?netplwiz? and click OK. Uncheck ?Users must enter username and password to use this computer?.
4 When restarting computer it will go straight to Desktop.



This works for any version BUT does not remove lockscreen at startup if user wants a password at startup, which is the focus of this tutorial.

In addition, for a local account user who wants to autologin, simply do not set a password - no need to use netplwiz.

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Anyone know how to make the sign-in background appear on restart / boot up with Lock Screen disabled?

I had a custom background for sign-in background. It works whenever i locked my screen (after login). However, when i restart or boot up, it will show a blank (solid blue) sign-in background. I had disabled Lock Screen with the "NoLockScreen" registry since i do not want the lock screen. However, i do want it to be displayed as sign-in background before login from a restart.

Nobody tried to achieve that?
Edit: Corrected the title to reflect the issue. What I tried to achieve is to have sign-in background displayed after a reboot.

Answer:sign-in background appear on restart / boot with Lock Screen disabled

Hello,
Try
How to Set a Custom Logon Screen Background on Windows 7, 8, or 10

Otherwise, did you or do you have the log-in background set the same as your lock screen?
Please note the way in which the lock screen background is generated after a restart is different to other cases.
How to change default lock screen image in Windows 10 - Winaero

Or - have you customised your log-in screen by another method?

This may also be of interest:
Enable or Disable Sign-in Screen Background Image in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

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On a friends laptop which was given to him, on the startup/logon screen he sees 2 names. His own and the
previous owner.

He said he deleted the user account for the previous owner and if I go to users, it only shows him as the sole
user as administrator.

If I use the netplwiz command to try an hide the original user, it only shows the new user and I think it was
users/workgroup. The Users/workgroup is greyed out so I cannot change or delete this user.

If the original user account who was the administrator was deleted, why is her name showing up
on the logon screen?

This laptop is running Win 10 Home.

Assistance needed to show only current user/administrator on the logon screen.

Answer:Logon Screen shows 2 users but there is only 1 user

There is a very similar posting in the User Accounts and Family Safety. Unfortunately no solution. Think it on first page so recent.

Can I ask, what happens if you click on User?
When the user was removed were their data files deleted?
The user that was deleted, were they a local account or a Microsoft account.

No real theories but data collection.

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This is not the individuals Lock Screen
This is the lock screen when you have multiple users created on a single Windows 8 System and they are all logged off

The default is the Spire Background. I want to change this but can not find it's location

I tried renaming and deleting the image from C:\Windows\Web\Screen ,, this did not work
ie; I copied a wallpaper over and gave it the same name as this one,, it is img100.jpg


A registry key pointing to something embedded

I did a search in Registry for img100.jpg but came up empty.

Still Searching

Answer:Default Lock Screen with multiple users

Any one know what I am referring to?
Any ideas at all?

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lock screen saver for no changes I have 8 machines that user's keep playing with would like to set the screen saver and lock it for no changes. Small biz with peer to peer.Thank you for any help you may provide.Frank

Answer:trying to lock screen saver from users changing it.

In xp i think you can do it through local policies but not 100% sure.Maybe some of the lads on here will know more.

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Hi,
Just upgraded to Win 10. We have 4 different, non password-protected accounts on our home PC. Before upgrading, the PC used to show a lock-type screen with all 4 accounts straight after booting up. Now, it seems to log on straight away as the person who was last logged on. How can I override this and get Win to show the screen where I can select from all 4 users again?
Many thanks for your help!

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I'm sure this is possible. Right now in my Screen Saver settings I have unchecked the "on resume, display logon screen" checkbox. In my power settings, I have set the laptop to turn off the display after being idle for 10 minutes. However, everytime the display turns off for some reason it still locks the screen. What gives!?

(system: Vista Business x86)

Answer:How to turn off display when idle, but NOT lock screen (switch users)?

There have been issues with this, and I can't remember what the solution was, but there's an extremely simple workaround (if you don't use a screen saver): set the wait time to a very high number (like 9999 minutes). It will never lock again.

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Hello! First post on this fantastic forum which has sorted me out a number of times. However I can't find a solution for this issue , so I hope someone can help me!

Following a rollback to 8.1 after installing the full release of Windows 10 I've been unable to change the account pictures, lock screens or picture passwords for any user. I've tried the following.

Create new userRegistry change and GPE change Unable to change the image on the Lock Screen "'Lock Screen - Microsoft CommunityDeleting account pictures folderTaking ownership of, and deleting C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemDataRunning sfc /scannow, several times after checking component store for corruption

It's driving me a bit nuts now! If anyone has any suggestions I'd be very grateful!

Thanks

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Hello all, this is my first time posting. I receive a BSOD upon startup, once I reach windows login screen. After a couple of seconds, input will lock up. Usually, this is followed after a few moments by a BSOD, though occasionally, input is reallowed, and computer functions normally. This continues until windows tries to install updates. When signing off to reboot, configurations reach 30%, and computer attempts reboot. At this time, before reaching the sign on screen, I get what I can best describe as a bunch of staggered blue and light blue lines across my entire monitor, which requires me to hard boot my computer. To restore functionality, I have to go into safe mode, where I'm informed 'failure configuring windows updates' and my computer automatically reverts the updates. Afterwards, I can boot normally, and I'm back up to the login (which occasionally allows me to proceed.)
I've updated several drivers, uninstalled recently installed programs, and have backed up all files I care to keep. I've tried to do a bit of research, but I'm not getting very far, and this has been going on for several days. My most recent BSOD info is posted below... please help before my computer bites the dust for good!

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000030
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF8800100A58A
OS Version: 6_... Read more

Answer:BSOD on sign in screen, also windows updates freeze screen

Hi aballou

Take a look at the link below to show you how to upload the dump files

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hello, I have a B590 laptop (model 3761) that suddenly has severe problems with it's internal TFT display:Most of the time, it is now all grey with some stripes, but sometimes, I get a quick glance at the Windows 8 desktop. After a few seconds, the screen shows blocks, stripes, duplicated content and then fades to a mostly uniform grey with some stripes. The secondary display port is working fine, so I can use the machine connected to a external TFT through VGA as well as connected to a TV screen through HDMI. When booting the machine, I get not output on any display until Windows gets to the login screen, upon which the 2nd port becomes functional again. This has become somewhat worse in the past days; before that, there were days were the internal display worked just fine. I would think that this is a hardware problem (loose/broken cable) but I can get the internal display to work for a few seconds simply by changing the master display in Clone mode: right-click on the Windows 8 desktop - graphics options - display on - Clone - internal display + digital tv orright-click on the Windows 8 desktop - graphics options - display on - Clone - digital tv + internal display When doing that, the internal display briefly shows good content, only to get corrupted massively and then to fade to grey. Edit: Updated to the latest Intel 2000 drivers provided by lenovo with no improvement. Any help would be much appreciated, as the laptop is... Read more

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Hp notebook computer wont startup past the hp screen. It shows a black screen then goes back to hp screen. I did the hard reset, it didn't work. I did the test and all of them said passed. It started doing this when i was reseting it and it dropped on the floor. The battery and the hard drive fell out. When i turned it back on, it wasnt working. I dont know what is wrong with it....

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my screen stays black and shows the mouse icon and won't load my home screen?

Answer:my home screen won't load up my screen stays black and shows the mouse

Hello,

Try booting the PC into Safe Mode. Start your computer in safe mode

If successfully able to boot into Safe Mode try running a System Restore back to a date when it was working properly

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sir,i do have lenovo G500 and since a month i am facing problem of blank screen when i turn on my laptop by pressing power button.have tried all the ways to resolve the issue but helpless it doesn't show anything on the screen and shows simply a blank screen and glowing led of power.kindly help in this issue.

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My friend has a dell inspiron laptop which came with windows 8 in it. he has recently updated it to Windows 8.1 and  after restarting it , then onwards problem started where in only black screen appears. Cursor shows up after waiting a long long time,
but waiting even for hours for windows logo it never showed up. Please tell me some solution

He does not have any recovery discs, no windows os file. Now tell me a solution without these things needed.
Model: inspiron 15R7520

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Hello. I am trying to fix an HP G62-367DX Notebook PC.
Operating sys: Win 7, 64bit, AMD Turion(tm) 530II Dual-Core Processor, 4GB, 2.50GHz. I had this laptop since December of 2010 and on June of 2013 is when I used my notebook PC and was initially of no use. I have been working on my laptop on and off since. I am not afraid to open the sucker up and get this thing up and running.

The problem started out with what most ppl call it, the "blue screen of death". Like most ppl, I did ignore the blue screen and did a restart which brought me to the normal Windows screen and then it would start back up just fine. I found this in Device Manager's (Hidden Files):
Non-Plug and Play Drivers
-! ehdrv
-! epfwwfp
-! Security Processor Loader Driver
I am not sure if it has anything to do with what it was the blue screen situation, but I tried searching on the net on what it all meant and to see if I was able to fix it, but before I was able to do something about it, the blue screen kept popping up and it was getting worse.

The problem progressed to where on Windows startup it would just stop there, blue screen would pop up and of course I had to restart it and do an F8 key press for Safe Mode. I had to work on Safe Mode for a good couple of weeks before I can figure out the problem/s. I believe I had went into the system and found out it had something to do with some kind of error... *sigh* I did write it down, but that was like a month ago and I am unable to locate my ... Read more

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I can't tell exactly when this started as I have upgraded the NVIDIA drivers as well as the Dell bios and switched from running the onboard Intel HD 630 to GTX 750ti , but now on a cold boot, with the fast startup off, the screen flashes white for a sec after the Dell logo. It could possibly be white noise but I can't focus on it fast enough. It doesn't happen on restarts. I'm connected via hdmi out to a LG TV.
Dell XPS 8910 using the NVidia GTX 750ti and an HDMI TV as monitor Bios version is 1.1.0 ,1.1.0 Original version was 1.0.9, 1.0.9, can I revert back to 1.0.9 ?

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At the "Looking for you..." stage of unlocking my Lumia 950XL, since today I'm getting a little electronic sound just after pressing the side unlock button. I press the unlock/power button to wake up the phone...it goes to lock screen and starts the Iris scanner and "Looking for you..." and makes this weird 3 second or so tinny electronic sound. Most annoying, and I don't know where it came from or how to turn it off. Anyone else have this issue?

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I'm looking for an app that will rotate my lockscreen and home screen wallpapers.
I've just found Paper Shuffle which does exactly what I want for my lock screen but I want something for my home screen too.

Answer:Where can I find an Wallpaper App that will rotate my lock screen and home screen wallpapers?

At the store

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I have the option for 'Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen' enabled, but every time I get to the sign-in screen the only image that is ever displayed is the default 'beach from inside a cave' picture. My current settings are that it will choose images as a slideshow from a specific folder which definitely does not have the beach picture in it, and it works just fine for the lock screen itself.

EDIT: I changed the lock-screen settings to only use a picture instead and it worked just fine, but now the lock screen only shows that image, not a slideshow, regardless of settings. Is having the sign-in screen as a slideshow even possible?

Answer:Change signin screen to a certain image keeping lock screen slideshow?

Set this to disabled, see what happens, but it doesn`t show the ability to do a slide show. I just use the same picture for both.

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Hi All,
Please kindly let me know how could i stop the spotlight (drop-down) screen in windows 10 using registry settings.
Means while we lock the computer or while we restart the computer then there one screen appears then we press "Space" and then went to up and then we can see the login credential page to login to the windows. I need to disable the same screen using
registry change".

I have tried with the registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\
Right-click the Windows folder and click New > Key. Name this new key "Personalization" and then navigate inside it.

but still i am getting the drop-down screen in windows i want to disable the screen it should not appears on the login page.
please let me know how could i disable that screen.
OR
If we can increase the time for the screen then how we can increase the time to display the screen.

Thanks & Regards,
Yogendra 

yogendra kumar

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Hello all- I updated the BIOS to 2.26 a while ago and ever since then there's no on-screen indication of caps lock on/off, screen brightness or volume when I change it. Since it seemed to be affected by BIOS, I updated again to 2.27 just now, but the problem persists. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help. EDIT: Just fixed my own problem. I needed to update the Hotkeys Feature Integration by downloading the utility thingy from this page. Probably wasn't a BIOS thing after all.













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Answer:T440s: No on screen display of caps lock, volume, screen brightness, etc.

Hi Brightnsalty,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you were facing issue with On Screen Display earlier on ThinkPad T440s.
 
And we glad to hear that the issue has been resolved after installing Hot key feature application.
 
I also suggest you to update Lenovo power management application, if the OS is Windows 7, please update Lenovo Power Manager application.
 
Cheers! 

Hemanth Kumar






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i m unable to change my windows 8 appearance as this menu is disable in my windows can anyone please help me as i m new to windows 8 ?

Answer:unable to customize lock screen, start screen, account picture

If you're using the official release of Windows 8 Enterprise trial, you'll need to activate it. PC Settings doesn't have an entry to Activate, so you'll need to go to the Desktop to do so. The little Action Center icon on the lower right hand side (a little flag) should have a red X. Click on it, and it should say you need to activate. Do so, and you'll get those customizing features unlocked.

Product Key Number - Change in Windows 8

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I did an upgrade from Win 7 , and Screen Saver / Turn off display after 5 mins was working under Win 7 64 bit
As my title suggest Screen Saver / Lock screen Slideshow / Turn off display after 5 mins are not working under Win 10
The Lock screen Slideshow is there when Win 10 starts but only shows ONE image, never moves to another.
THINGS I've done so far to get any of these working ...Screen Saver / Lock screen Slideshow / Turn off display after 5 mins
I’ve turned off all the Wake on lan functions
Tried different folder/ images for the lockscreen Slideshow ,window spotlight and picture
Tried to set new power options , was able to get SLEEP to show up in "Start" as it was not there before, but once click , the display DID turn off, but wouldn’t turn back on with mouse movement keyboard presses, had to do a hard reboot. Win 10 started without issue and the SLEEP mode was no longer aviable via the power "start" menu.
Anyone have a clue how to get all of these working. Really would like my display to turn off after 5 mins , and the Screen saver to work , the Lockscreen I'm not fussed about

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Kind of screen glitch that appears before windows 8 lock screen appears at start /restart and a notable delay in starting/restarting time than with my 1st win8 install.

I think this appeared after I installed my windows 7 back ( dont ask me why..)( a clean install) and installed my win8 back again.I dont think Ive done them corectly:

I couldnt install win 7 it in C ,neither to format that partition because of this message [Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks] and an error code 0x0000 smth... while attempting to format the C. I could only manage to instal windows 7 back after deleting all of the partiton and now I have a single C one.

When Ive tried to reinstall windows 8 these days I expected to see only a partiton where to put my windows but instead there were other minor ones too ( they dint shown during my win7 install) like they appear now if I open disk management .

So now I have that glitch when starting windows 8. I dont know how to describe it: its a black screen -with that windows 8 doted loading wheel -partially covering my Motherboard logo screen ( that screen at startup with bios setup, boot menu options etc).I say partially becuase I can see parts of my motherboard screen on left and right but they are kinda shredded and disolved into scraps. This appears after the clean Motherboard screen witht those options I mentioned above. On my 1st win 8 inst... Read more

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I have updated my Lumia 920 to 8.1, from then sometimes my lock screen gets magnified and it would be impossible to unlock as the fullscreen is not viewed. The phone has to be restarted for this always.
Secondary, earlier I used to easily access the videos or movies stored in videos folder, but now if we try playing some videos through VIDEO app it displays a message "signing in....",then "logging in........", but not able to connecct and videos are not being played.
Kindly suggest what to do in the above issues.
Regards,
damodar.

Answer:Lock screen gets magnified and unable to unlock the screen, videos stored manually not being played

Looks like you unlock your phone via double tap to unlock feature and accidentally turn on screen magnifier. To turn of screen magnifier , go to phone settings /ease of access / turn of screen magnifier.
For video , try to update the Xbox video app from windows phone store Video | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

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The subject, nothing to add.Thanks in advance





X220, IPS, Intel Core i7-2620m, 8 gb, Samsung 840 pro 256 gb, eGPU + Zotac AMP GeForce GTX 670.

Answer:To x230 users with LP125WH2 SLB1-SLB3 screen. Please, report about quality the screen.

We need to add Lenovo mfg p/n (and FRU) for that panel for more understanding: 0A66702 (FRU 04W3919).But what do you want to listen w/o face-to-face comparision new panel with old one, 0A66673 (FRU 04W3462), p/n P125WH2-SLB1 (P125WH2-(SL)(B1))?

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Whenever my laptop wakes up from sleep and shows the lock screen, I click and type in my PIN as normal. But on the lock screen at the top right, there's a Cortana box usually giving an example of what I can do, like 'tap and say remind me to water the plants when I get home'.

The problem is this box stays on the screen after the computer is unlocked, and displays semi-transparently in the top left over all other windows, with the only way to remove it is to double click, have a Cortana window display full screen and then close it.

I'd like to find a way of either fixing this or disabling Cortana from the lock screen altogether as I never use this feature. Any tips would be appreciated.

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Lumia 735 second screen asking to ENTER PIN I've never seen this before and don't have a pin for it? after 3 attempts it asks for you too enter a passphrase which is A1B2C3 to try again I can not get into my phone. It's not the lock screen, i've already accessed that.

Answer:Lumia 735 cant get past enter pin screen after accessing lock screen

Is there any chance of a picture of this screen?

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These aren't very important problems, but I'm just curious why this happen after Anniversary Upgrade.
- When I start my PC or when I shutdown/restart, in the log screen there isn't my profile image. Just the generic blank one.
The image is still present when I click on Start button on desktop and in Control Panel. I also tried to set it again.
- I prefer a "blank" lock screen background as I had before, with no panorama pictures or nothing. How can I remove it?

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Whenever my laptop wakes up from sleep and shows the lock screen, I click and type in my PIN as normal. But on the lock screen at the top right, there's a Cortana box usually giving an example of what I can do, like 'tap and say remind me to water the plants when I get home'.

The problem is this box stays on the screen after the computer is unlocked, and displays semi-transparently in the top left over all other windows, with the only way to remove it is to double click, have a Cortana window display full screen and then close it.

I'd like to find a way of either fixing this or disabling Cortana from the lock screen altogether as I never use this feature. Any tips would be appreciated.

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These aren't very important problems, but I'm just curious why this happen after Anniversary Upgrade.
- When I start my PC or when I shutdown/restart, in the log screen there isn't my profile image. Just the generic blank one.
The image is still present when I click on Start button on desktop and in Control Panel. I also tried to set it again.
- I prefer a "blank" lock screen background as I had before, with no panorama pictures or nothing. How can I remove it?

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Hi,

I'm on RTM win 10 pro on my Dell 7720 laptop. Have 2 queries:

1). I've changed the font size to 150% which is fine on the desktop. But I need only the lock screen/Welcome screen to be 100% font size since on 150 % the font is too big and ugly. So is there any way to change only the lock/welcome screen to 100% font size again?

2). I'm experiencing fuzzy/blurry font and icons for some of the applications. For example: Dell touchpad circular scrolling icon is fuzzy, while on 8.1 it was fine. Even the text in Device manager is fuzzy, while on the properties window of this PC it is fine. See below:-





Please help.

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from the taskbar on my desktop. The upgrade was successful and I was able to use my computer normally. Today, when I started my computer, a disk check was started. After a long time of being stuck at 10%, I force booted the computer off. Now, the computer boots past the Windows 10 logo and goes to a black screen with the cursor. This screen appears before the login screen does. I am able to move the mouse but that is the limit of my control. The mouse is also showing the little blue loading circle next to it blinking over and over.

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its been 30 minutes since my phone has been frozen at the lock screen, i try to swipe up and get the lock code but its not working. the screen is frozen, i tried to soft reset it by pressing the volume down and power button which isnt working. what do i do. i held it for 10 seconds and no change.

Answer:my soft reset isn't working and my screen is frozen on the lock screen

Did the phone vibrate?? If you will need to button combination to force a reset. I can't remember it off hand but have a look on the web, or join here and have more help available. The button combo is for Nokia / microsoft

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Hello,

Is it possible to enable a background image for both the login screen and the lock screen? Even if it is the same one.

Thanks!

Answer:Enable background image in both lock screen and login screen

Hello Provost, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Yes, you sure can. The tutorial below will help show you how to.

Show Lock Screen Background on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

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How can I have the weather on my glance screen without setting the weather app as my lock screen? As I have the live lockscreen set!

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Can anyone tell me how to eliminate the lock screen preview and bypass the 'Sign In' button on the lock screen?

I often put my computer to sleep then to bring it back (in Windows 7) I would simply hit the space bar and turn on my mouse and it would go straight to my desktop. Now, I hit the space bar turn on my mouse, and it takes me to the lock screen preview then I hit the space bar and it takes me to a lock screen where I have to click 'Sign In' even though I have no password set.

I'm guessing I'll no longer be able to hit the spacebar, turn on my mouse and go directly to the desktop but if I can hit the spacebar, turn on the mouse, then hit the space bar one last time, that would be satisfactory.

Answer:Lock Screen Preview and Lock Screen nuisance

Turns out, the instructions I found to not require a password at the sign in screen did the trick for me.

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I've tried searching through the forum but can't see anyone who has a similar issue.

I can access the lock screen settings and I can see all available apps and have set a detailed status app and a couple of less detailed ones. However, when I actually get to the lock screen after having set the apps to appear, there is nothing but the time and date and WiFi in bottom-right corner.

Could this be because I am logging in locally rather than using a MS account?

Answer:Lock screen apps not showing up on lock screen

I'm having exactly the same issue, and I log in using a Microsoft account.

- CMW

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Just recently i haven't been able to get pass the sign on screen. I can choose my name and input the pass word. It will get as far as saying "loading personal settings" and then it does nothing. I've even tried to go in safe mode, but I still have the same problem.
I hope that someone can help me with this problem
 

Answer:sign on screen problems

Have you dont anything previous to this happening ? Format, removal of files or something ?
 

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My video card died a few days ago so i had to start using my integrated Intel HD Graphics.
i have once screen at 1920X1080 and the other is 1680x1050 and when ever i maximize a window (firefox for example) it overlaps on my 1st screen.
imgur: the simple image sharer
is a image of both screen and you can see the window layered onto the start of my screen under the start menu orb.

Answer:Maximized Windows On Second Screen Shows Edges On First Screen.

I have the same problem on ours here, I believe we're using a discrete graphics card with win7. Its really annoying, he uses AutoCAD fullscreen on the big monitor, but the edge of the program window shows on the first screen ~3-5 pixels. It appears to only happen to AutoCAD on this computer. Very annoying.

I'll post if I find a solution, I think I've fixed this once before.

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I've got a problem with my laptop, a 2010 HP G60-635DX. First, a little history. This was my wife's laptop until she dropped it and broke the display screen. We hooked it up to a monitor and she was good to go. Last Christmas I got her a new computer and again she was all set. In the meanwhile I've been using this old Dell laptop from 2006 with WinXP in it. Works, but is slow as all get out. A few months ago I decided to use my wife's old computer for myself. It comes with Windows 7 and works quite well. Last June I made the mistake of trying the Windows 10 upgrade, and what a disaster that turned out to be. So I reverted back to Win7, but I lost all the drivers that came with it, so I was stuck. So recently I bought a new screen for my wife's old computer, and I installed it today. So guess what? The screen works fine, but all I get is a blank white screen Nothing at all! It's as if the computer can't display anything at all. I just don't understand it. The computer fires up, but that's it. No start screen, no nothing. Just a blank white screen.
Anybody have any ideas as to what's wrong, and how I could fix this?

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WAS  running OK with crackced screen but touchscreen was not responsive to touch.  Then screen went black.Replaced screen/digitizer with new, Updated BIOS to most current. Updated drivers except video.  Get error message that it is not compatible.  It's a Intel processor which HP supports and the update is for the Intel processor.  Confused on that one.  Not even sure if that is the problem at this point.  Tried hard reset. Nada.  Hate to think I just threw money away.  Is there a "video card" that goes bad?  Not a techie so ... just gutsy enough to try to fix with a lot of patience and courage!HELP!!

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Hi,

I have a problem that I cannot seem to overcome. I have a Windows 10 Pro (Version 1607) tablet device that I need to get rid of the sign in screen after the screen comes out of sleep. I have checked all the threads here that I think relate to the problem to no avail, but if I have missed any please accept my apology for duplicating.

The device has a local account set up with no password.

This is what I have tried so far;

1. I only want the screen itself to "go off" so I have disabled Connected Standby via the registry entry - HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\CsEnabled ( 1 to 0 )
2. I have set the account sign in option to 'Never'
3. I have changed the Power Plan setting 'Require a password on wakeup'
4. I have tried the command line method to turn off the Require Sign-in on Wakeup option using;
powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0
powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0
5. I have disabled the Require Sign-in on Wakeup for All Users in Local Group Policy Editor
6. I have changed the registry entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51 to 0 (disabled)
7. I have renamed the Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy folder in SystemApps

Despite all of the above I still have the "Sign In" screen after waking the screen. Which needs to be gone as the user of this device uses a specialized method to access the system (called eyeg... Read more

Answer:Remove Sign In Screen after screen wake.

Fugazi666 said:

I have a problem that I cannot seem to overcome. I have a Windows 10 Pro (Version 1607) tablet device that I need to get rid of the sign in screen after the screen comes out of sleep



There's a tutorial for almost everything here on TenForums...

Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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started a couple days ago. everytime i put my computer to sleep i come to a Environmental background page (beaches and forests and such, changes each time) then i have to click to make that go away, then i have to click Sign-in (i don't have a password and i disabled password in netplwiz).

What gives? I never had to do this before. I prefer just clicking a button on my keyboard and my desktop popping up i don't like having to click through 2 separate pages. How do i fix this?
 

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When I shut down my PC at night I leave my tower powered up but switch off my Monitor and my 5.1 speaker system. When I switch my monitor on again the next day it has previously always shown the Windows account sign in page until the last two days when I get a black screen on powering up my monitor. Yesterday I had the mouse pointer showing and I could move it about but today I didn't even have that. Both days I had to crash reboot my PC using the lower button on the tower and my PC worked normally from then until I switched it off again at bedtime last night, when as I said I got a total black screen this morning.

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this and how to solve it?.

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So I disabled the lock screen as it's just another unnecessary click to login, but what I want to be able to do is customise the background image of the login/ctrl+alt+del screen. I know you can change the "accent" colour but I don't want to use a solid colour. How do I go about this?

Answer:How do I change the login screen image? (NOT lock screen)

DisplayFusion: Multiple Monitors Made Easy! ? Binary Fortress Software

Precisely: Windows Logon Background | Features ? DisplayFusion ? Binary Fortress Software

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Hi was wondering if others experience this. Trying to figure out the cause and if there is a fix.

When I turn on or restart my computer after the teal windows logo with the spinning wheel the screen will flash off quickly then come back on black and then 10 seconds later show the lock screen.

It's kind of annoying to have this delay happening and wondering if it's normal or something that can be fixed.

Answer:Black Screen after teal windows before lock screen

Hi BFG,

That sounds normal to me. The only variation might be "how long" you pause on the black screen (while your boot is being processed). Now, for some, that black screen might flash for only a few seconds but for others, it could last quite some time. My advice is to do nothing and live with it.

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Since the latest update (It introduced the slide show of pictures on the lock screen. I think it is KB3124200) I haven't been able to press Enter or Space or any other key for that matter to "slide up" the lock screen photo to get to the password screen. I've looked through the lock screen settings, but I see nothing that could prevent this. Does anyone know why this is and a possible fix for it?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Not able to press keyboard to get from lock screen to password screen

Okay, I think I've figured out a solution.

What I did was right click the desktop and choose "Personalize", then choose "Lock Screen" and switch "Show Windows background picture on the sign-in screen" to "Off".

I have no idea as to why this would change anything, but it did solve my problem, and I don't need the Windows logo background, so I'm happy!

Hope this help

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Since the latest update (It introduced the slide show of pictures on the lock screen. I think it is KB3124200) I haven't been able to press Enter or Space or any other key for that matter to "slide up" the lock screen photo to get to the password screen. I've looked through the lock screen settings, but I see nothing that could prevent this. Does anyone know why this is and a possible fix for it?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Not able to press keyboard to get from lock screen to password screen

Okay, I think I've figured out a solution.

What I did was right click the desktop and choose "Personalize", then choose "Lock Screen" and switch "Show Windows background picture on the sign-in screen" to "Off".

I have no idea as to why this would change anything, but it did solve my problem, and I don't need the Windows logo background, so I'm happy!

Hope this help

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I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. Everytime or almost everytime I click on an app or go to the desktop and try to get on IE 10 (desktop version), my screen flashes and goes black for a few seconds then returns me to the screen with the space needle, then I click on it and it signs me back in. When I try to use Google Chrome, the websites freeze up on me. I don't want to have to reinstall/reformat as I paid $40 for this for one, and secondly, I don't want to have to repurchase Office 2010 as my licenses ran out. Please help. I ran every update that comes up and restart, but this doesn't change this issue. I'm hoping there will be a patch or service pack or some update that will fix this. Any ideas why it does this and any way to fix it without reformatting?

Answer:Windows 8 Pro, screen goes black and back to lock screen

I had the same problem at first. Then one day the listing of all my apps disappeared. I did a refresh and lost a lot of programs but the files were still there. Then I noticed that the problem with the apps had fixed itself and they worked. My feeling is that the initial install wasn't complete and the refresh completed the install. Recently, after loading my Epson printer's CD, the apps once again disappeared. Had to do a system restore. Now I am having trouble with my screen just being black and not coming on at all...even after a reboot. Win8 has a lot of problems.

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I can enable auto turn off screen after period of time in control panel. But i found in lock screen, the monitor won't turn off automatically even if the time period is expired. Is there any way to solve this?

Answer:How to enable auto-turn-off screen in lock screen

If you haven't, try setting the screen saver (can use blank) and set it to the same time as the monitor time out.

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Whenever I watch any YouTube video on my Lumia 620 (8.1 with Cyan on Dev Preview), the phone hangs. When I lock and then unlock the phone, a static screen welcomes me instead of my lock screen. No matter what I do, the static doesn't go unless I hard reset the phone. Anybody has any idea as to why this is happening?

Answer:Why do I see a static screen on my 620 with Cyan/Dev Preview instead of my lock screen?

please post a screenshot of that static screen

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How can I change the windows 8.1 login screen (that comes with a password) and replace it with any image? I'm not talking about the LOCK screen. I searched a lot , some websites told me to edit the group policy and add a custom image here

C:\Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds
But this method did not work. What should I do? I don't need any third party paid software. I require a free method.

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Hi,

I found out that Update 1 (KB2919355) causes logon screen and lock screen issue.

Custom background for both screens are not displayed, instead of custom background there is a solid black background.

Uninstalling this update rolls back this issue and both screens are displayed correctly. Confirmed on Win 8.1 Pro x64.

I'm gonna report it to Microsoft.

Best regards,
Derlee

Answer:KB2919355 breaks down logon screen and lock screen

I have the same problem on my laptop.

After the Update 1 my Lock Screen is completely blue and it's not showing the image anymore, I can see the icons but not the pic.

In addition to that, when I choose to reboot the laptop I can only see the loading circle and not the phrase "rebooting".

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I recently purchased the Aspire R. I established a 4 digit pin code to unlock my Aspire. Until recently, when I tapped on the field to input my pin a on screen number keypad would appear in which I could use to type in the pin and unlock my laptop. That keypad has somehow dissapeared. I'm hoping someone might be able to help me change a setting or do something to get the on screen keypad to reapear when I tap on the field of the lock screen. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Lock Screen: on screen keypad to type in pin to un...

Aspire R what? What is the model number?Can you enter the pin with the keyboard?

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