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Windows 7: can I do away with the logon screen ?

19 Aug 2013   #1
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 
can I do away with the logon screen ?

hello you helpful unknown friends !

is there a way to altogether avoid the logon screen showing up either at start up or after hibernating ?

I'm sole user of my computer and have set no password or fingerprint lock
normally when I boot up the logon screen is bypassed - but not yesterday when I just could not pass it as it was requesting either a finger swipe or password
restarts did not help and I had to do a hard restart to sort it out

also when I hibernate my machine, the logon screen now always shows up (it did not use to some months ago but I guess some update or other caused this new and unwelcome behaviour....)

so... is there a way... (see above !!!!)
thks

(Win7 Ultimate, SP1)


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19 Aug 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello icacream,

Yes. You could set Windows to log on to your account automatically at startup.
Log On Automatically at Startup
Next, disable requiring a password at wakeup.
Password - Require on Wakeup
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Aug 2013   #3
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

Thank you Shawn, this is perfect !
just what I needed
have a beautiful day
icacream
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19 Aug 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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19 Aug 2013   #5
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Shawn is the best --- or at least one of the best.
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29 Sep 2013   #6
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

why ?

I followed all the wise advices given me earlier on this post and mostly (MOSTLY) things are fine

but why does the sign in screen pop up now and then at start up ?

this morning I had it particularly bad (and of course, you guessed, I was in a hurry !!! )

the "swipe your finger screen" kept coming after the welcome screen...
I had to make 6 or 7 restarts to get in... I figured I would NEVER manage... and then, WHAT ?

is there any way I can KILL this screen ? (yes, I'm thinking murder ! )
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29 Sep 2013   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

When you see the Login Screen, do you see the Guest Account as well as your own Admin account. If so try turning the Guest Account off!
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30 Sep 2013   #8
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

hello mitchell65
thanks for your answer
no, as I remember the "swipe your finger" screen has a "switch user" button
when I use this button I have a new screen with 2 buttons :
- on the left I can go back to "swipe your finger" (no thanks )
- on the right there is no user name under the button but I am requested to enter a user name and password when I use this button...

I have never used the fingerprint sign in on this computer, nor have I ever used a password
I am the sole user of this machine

I'll pay more attention next time I'm locked out at boot up...
this is not to say that I look forward to it !
have a good day
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30 Sep 2013   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm thinking that you might have a problem with your Windows installation. I see you are running the Ultimate Version of Windows 7. In the UK I think this laptop model would come with Windows 8 pre installed. Have you re-installed Windows at all?
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02 Oct 2013   #10
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

yes, I installed win7 on this laptop, but that's over 3 years ago and the issue with the sign in screen is very recent
I actually suspect some update or other....
but for a few days now, all is well
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