Have win 8.1 with classic shell. Try to get it to go straight to my desktop when I boot up. It has been working the way I want since I set it up a few months ago. But recently it stopped.
About the time I changed my email password for my hotmail email account.
Also noticed when I get to the boot up login screen that I have to now put in my password and it is the new password for my email or Microsoft account.
Can’t remember how I originally set this up to go straight to my desktop and bypass login or automatically login.
Tried something I found on goggle. It said to go to run then "netplwiz”.
Did that but it will not let me make any changes to the box that pops up . Just can hit OK or Cancel. But the box is Unchecked that said users must enter a user name to use this computer. So don’t know what I could do there anyways.
Under users for this Computer I have three names. (My Email is my email address)
My Email HomeUsers
My Email HomeUsers; Administrators
Last one is highlighted. But will not let me highlight a different one or even put a check in the box if I wanted to. But again the box is unchecked like I think it should be.
Don’t know what else to do. Could try a system restore but that is about 5 days old and not sure if that would solve the problem.
Also about the same time this started. I did an update of my Paragon Backup software. This required me to completely uninstall the old program and then download and install the new one.
From netplwiz, put a check in the box up above that states "User must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
This will allow you to select the user you want. Select then uncheck that box then Apply. It should prompt you for your login credentials for that username. Whether it prompts or not, restart and give it a whirl.
If Classic Shell no longer works properly, uninstall it and replace it with Start Menu 8.[iobit.com]
It will alow your machine to boot straight into the Desktop area without going through the Metro tiles.
As for your sign in, you can't change it in the regular control panel.
You have to use the charms bar and hit "Settings" (if your charms bar is disabled, re-enable it), then below, hit "Change PC Settings".
On the subsequent page, hit "Accounts".
From there, you'll be offered to sign out of your Microsoft account and use a Local account, and you can just leave the password box blank for the Local account, so you won't have to sign in all the time.
If you don't follow these instructions, just say so and I'll make screenshots.
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