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Windows 7: Lock Screen


20 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Lock Screen

Hello everybody,

I was recently poking about in the Group Policy Editor seeing if there were any changes between Vista and 7, but after I had exited and locked my computer I noticed my lock screen now shows as this:

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/2/20092009100o.jpg
(I had to use my phone as it seems you cannot use print screen at this login)

Normally it would have the persons picture and name, and all you would have to do is enter the password, but it seems it has made it so you have to enter the Username and Password which is quite an annoyance. I went through all of the settings to make sure that I had not accidentally changed any, from what I saw I had not changed any settings or if there were in fact any settings that causes this behaviour.

Thanks for your help in advance,

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20 Sep 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Plxply, welcome to Seven Forums!


Do you have more than one user on your setup? I never lock my system but I just did and I did get my user name.
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20 Sep 2009   #3

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Plxply View Post
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Normally it would have the persons picture and name, and all you would have to do is enter the password, but it seems it has made it so you have to enter the Username and Password
Make sure the policy setting I highlighted in the attached screenshot is disabled if you want the default behaviour back.

Logon with Username and Password - Vista Forums


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Lock Screen-displastlogon.png  
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20 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for your help Bare Foot Kid and H2SO4,

In response to Bare Foot Kid's question, I only have one account set up on my computer as I am the only one using it.

For H2SO4, I have checked and it appears to be disabled just like your screen shot.

Thanks again for your insanely fast replies.
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20 Sep 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Plxply View Post
Thanks for your help Bare Foot Kid and H2SO4,

In response to Bare Foot Kid's question, I only have one account set up on my computer as I am the only one using it.

For H2SO4, I have checked and it appears to be disabled just like your screen shot.

Thanks again for your insanely fast replies.

Hello again.


Did you notice the link that Brink edited into H2SO4s' post, at the link below?

Logon with Username and Password - Vista Forums It'll work in Win 7 also.
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20 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry for that it seems I completely overlooked the actual solution to my problem. The registry edit seems to of completely fixed my problem, although strangely it was set to 2 rather than 1, I am sure someone more knowledgeable could explain that to me.

But none the less, thank you for your help in fixing my login screen problem.
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20 Sep 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

We're gald you've sorted it.
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