Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What account is at logon screen?

12 Aug 2011   #1
Anakunda

Windows 7 x64
 
 
What account is at logon screen?

Hello, what's the account at logon screen, and how do I change it's settings, all I need is to customize default keyboard layout and turn on Num Lock state.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 Aug 2011   #2
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

At logon screen no account is signed in, but there is a way to do it:
- open start menu, type in 'language'
- hit enter
- select Administrative tab at the top
- click Copy settings
- check 'welcome screen and system accounts'

Cheers!
SG

edit: Type 'regedit' into start menu and hit enter, now backup the settings by File > export.
Navigate to HKCurrentUser->Control Panel->KeyBoard->InitialKeyboardIndicators.
Edit 'InitialKeyboardIndicators' key and set it to 2!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2011   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The NumLock state can be turned ON in the BIOS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Aug 2011   #4
Anakunda

Windows 7 x64
 
 

That layout is not so important, I use numbers in my account password and always at logon scr the numlock is OFF, I often forget to turn NumLock ON so get wrong password, I think it's something like System account but don't know where can I access it's user profile.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2011   #5
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
The NumLock state can be turned ON in the BIOS.
It is set to on by default, and it doesn't last as far as windows gets to logon screen AFAIK.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2011   #6
Anakunda

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
The NumLock state can be turned ON in the BIOS.
That's not on my BIOS. I have checked all pages and there's nothing about NumLock state. It's true that NumLock is default off after boot. It turns on not sooner till I login to my account, unless I turn it on self. I remember on my old PC the NumLock state was on after boot by default, and so it was at logon screen. So I'm not sure if Windows adpt current NumLock state or set it OFF from system account.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2011   #7
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anakunda View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
The NumLock state can be turned ON in the BIOS.
That's not on my BIOS. I have checked all pages and there's nothing about NumLock state. It's true that NumLock is default off after boot. It turns on not sooner till I login to my account, unless I turn it on self. I remember on my old PC the NumLock state was on after boot by default, and so it was at logon screen. So I'm not sure if Windows adpt current NumLock state or set it OFF from system account.
I'm sorry for being slow, but please check my first post for the windows solution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2011   #8
Anakunda

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
edit: Type 'regedit' into start menu and hit enter, now backup the settings by File > export.
Navigate to HKCurrentUser->Control Panel->KeyBoard->InitialKeyboardIndicators.
Edit 'InitialKeyboardIndicators' key and set it to 2!
Thanks, this didnot work firstly. Then I applied this tweak to HKEY_USERS\.Default and it did the trick. Now I get to logon screen with NumLock turned ON
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2011   #9
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Great, I'm glad that you could solved it!

SG
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What account is at logon screen?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Big Problem! Changed Logon screen, can't get into account anymore.
Hey there, so i have a really big problem. I installed a logon theme i found on the internet. I had to change/replace these two files => authui.dll & basebrd.dll. After following all steps the correct way, i logged out of my user account to see how the new logon screen looked. Now i only got a...
Customization
Changing Win7 Logon Screen To ONly Show Second Account
My father's girlfriend is giving this Toshiba laptop to my father, and I'm charged with setting this up. Starting off, the only (non-Guest) account has been: Administrator I created: Adminsitrator
Customization
User Account Picture on Logon Screen size "Windows 7 Ultimate x64"
Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide. First my screen resolution is 1920x1200 The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared :rolleyes: Is there anyway to change this to make it larger Note:...
General Discussion
can not change user account picture on logon screen
Hi everybody, I've been trying to change my user account picture in the control panel, it worked, and it showed up in the start menu, but it didn't change in the logon screen (still dell default icon). Does anybody know what's wrong? My system is Dell precision M6600, win7pro 64-bit. My user...
Customization
Trying to make logon screen with guest account and switch user button
Hi all, Some Background I'm currently administrator of a couple different groups of computers at a university, and I've been looking into changing the layout of the logon screen. I've found a lot of information, but something that I have wanted from the start has eluded me. What I'm trying...
Customization
Default Account selected at Logon screen- Change?
Hello, BAsically, I've 2 accounts: Admin- 'A', Standard- 'S'. When the logon screen appears, the admin account 'A' is selcted by default i.e. a border surrounding the username, everytime I've to manually select my account and enter password. I just want my account 'S' to be highlighted...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:14.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App