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Windows 7: Removing welcome screen for classic login

30 Dec 2009   #1
flashist

Windows 7 / Vista
 
 
Removing welcome screen for classic login

I've never been a fan of the login welcome screen that was implemented in windows XP, however back then I could disable it to have the more classic login screen where you just type in username and password.

I can't find any option like this on Windows 7, seems impossible to change the login method, but at the same kind it can't possibly be impossible. That would render win7 useless for any larger workplaces where you're connected to servers with hundreds of usernames. So anyone know how to do it?


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30 Dec 2009   #2
jim0933

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Try running netplwiz from an elevated command prompt.

Good luck.

Jim Pickering
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30 Dec 2009   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Flashist,

The tutorial below can help show you how to have it where you must log in by typing a user name and password. It will be the same in Windows 7 as well.

Logon with Username and Password - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Dec 2009   #4
flashist

Windows 7 / Vista
 
 

ok, thanks, but even when it has the username and password it will have the same welcome screen look then? was sort of that part I didn't like it the first place always prefered the simple login screen of 2000 and older
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30 Dec 2009   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Flashist,

Well, I suppose that if you could get or find a copy of that image you are wanting for the background on Google somewhere, you could change the log on screen background to it.
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30 Dec 2009   #6
wyldstallyns258

 

But now it has an ugly blank user picture
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03 Jan 2010   #7
flashist

Windows 7 / Vista
 
 

I would like it to look like this. Not the theme and all, could just as well be in windows 7 themes with aero etc. But just not the welcome screen with the user icon and all.
Just never liked it, and never will perhaps I'm just wierd

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03 Jan 2010   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Flashist,

I'm not aware of any way to have it look like that again.
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