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Windows 7: Logging back in after screensaver from Welcome Screen

19 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise - 32-bit
Logging back in after screensaver from Welcome Screen

I have my screensaver (W7, Enterprise, 32-bit) set to go to the login welcome screen after returning. It presents me with a welcome screen (my picture, account name) then "Locked", a password entry field and a Switch User button. However, it rejects my password telling me the username or password is wrong.

If I click on Switch User, the screen blanks for a second and then presents me the Welcome screen again, this time with "Logged in" instead of "Locked". This time it accepts my password.

This is annoying. I want to be able to just enter my password without having to switch user. After all, I'm the only user!

Anyone have any idea what's wrong here?


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19 May 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

Please go to Start - Control Panel - Region and Language - Administrative tab - Copy Settings...
Make sure settings of a Current user are the same as for other users and Welcome Screen.

If they are not - Tick two options at the bottom of that window to copy your settings across all users and welcome screen.

Here is more detailed tutorial: Region and Language Settings - Copy to New Users and Welcome Screen
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19 May 2011   #3


Screensavers are not necessary unless you have an old CRT monitor since there is no longer a risk of "burn-in."

Consider turning off the screensaver and using a slideshow of Win7's spectacular backgrounds or other pictures, configured by rightclicking an empty area of the Desktop, then selecting Personalize.

Here is a collection of all Win7 national edition backgrounds, some of the most spectacular pictures ever taken: 120 Original Windows 7 High Resolution Scenery Regional Wallpapers Free Download My Digital Life
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