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Windows 7: Classic logon box


17 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultmate x86, Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise.
 
 
Classic logon box

Can anyone explain why Microsoft have removed the old fashioned classic logon box within Windows 7?

Does anyone know of any suitable software that will do this?

Before my organisation upgrades we need this feature.

Regards

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17 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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17 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultmate x86, Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise.
 
 

This just enables the ctl-alt-del.

What i'm looking for is the old fashioned logon box where you enter your username, password and select domain,
and why Microsoft has removed this option.
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17 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

The old classic logon dialog box was removed in Windows Vista & Windows 7. You can't get it back.
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17 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultmate x86, Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise.
 
 

I know that, just wondering why it has and if there any software out there that can help
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17 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

No there is no software. And it was removed because it was unnecessary.
See here: Log On with User Name and Password
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02 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
old thread revived...

Hi, I was just passing through, trying to find an answer to this as I remember doing a Windows 7 course a while back, and you definitely CAN use the classic 2-box login (or 3-box if you're uising domains).

Anyway, after a lot of searching, I found this page from MS telling you how - worked for me.

Hope this helps.

Understand and Configure the Welcome Screen and Classic Logon Screen
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05 May 2014   #8

Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
 
 

You can get the classic login screen back! Just use 8 2XP!


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05 May 2014   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

You could also alternatively make windows require a username AND password to logon, which is almost exactly like the classic logon.

Log On with User Name and Password
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