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Windows 7: windows log in/welcome screen

16 Jan 2014   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
windows log in/welcome screen

the log in/welcome screen, the one with the picture icon in the middle of the screen which also says account locked.

how do I get rid of it. I don't use passwords and have turned off the password requirement in power options and in UAC. It keeps turning up when I open the lid of the laptop. the reboot portion is not a problem, that part works.

I've had the power option for the lid and display to off.

win7 did not exhibit this behavior. this was before I accidentally formatted the 2nd hard drive which wiped out the programs & data I had on there. took it to the computer shop to recover it. Unfortunately, they didn't put the win 7 state I had it in nor did the recover the programs that I lost. ugh.

I had it were it would take me immediately to desktop after boot up or when I opened the lid of the laptop.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Log On Automatically at Startup

Click on start and enter netplwiz. This command will load the Advanced User Accounts. In the Users tab, uncheck the box next to Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.

Click on the Apply button at the bottom of the User. hen the Automatically Log On dialog box appears, enter the user name you wish to automatically login to Windows 7 with. Then enter your account password in the two fields where it's asked.

Click the OK button. lick OK on the User Accounts window to complete the process.

From now on, when your PC starts up, Windows 7 will log on automatically.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2014   #3

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit

the check off for username/password was already turned off in the User Accounts.

I did manage to fix it. the problem was in the power options. one of the settings for some reason stayed in default position instead of the other power options I selected. also made sure to change any other options to switch the password requirement off.

so now its fixed.
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