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Make Win10 stop at login screen with multiple users?

qqq1 636 31 August 3, 2015 at 08:04 AM
I'm working on a pc upgraded to windows 10 that has 2 local user accounts, no passwords. When booting up the pc jumps straight into the first user account. The customer doesn't want passwords but would like it to stop at the user selection screen when booting to choose the user. I haven't been able to find any way to do this. Looks like you're just supposed to let it log in and then switch user accounts if needed. Anyone know a trick?

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I'm working on a pc upgraded to windows 10 that has 2 local user accounts, no passwords. When booting up the pc jumps straight into the first user account. The customer doesn't want passwords but would like it to stop at the user selection screen when booting to choose the user. I haven't been able to find any way to do this. Looks like you're just supposed to let it log in and then switch user accounts if needed. Anyone know a trick?
I would assume it's similar to Windows 8..

Try this
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-di...-window-8/
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I'm working on a pc upgraded to windows 10 that has 2 local user accounts, no passwords. When booting up the pc jumps straight into the first user account. The customer doesn't want passwords but would like it to stop at the user selection screen when booting to choose the user. I haven't been able to find any way to do this. Looks like you're just supposed to let it log in and then switch user accounts if needed. Anyone know a trick?
I upgrade two laptops but I do not see this behavior. Are you sure it logs into the first account? Did you try adding a password?
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I would assume it's similar to Windows 8..

Try this
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-di...-window-8/
I worked with Win8 so little I didn't even know that was a thing. The tool did not work and it's 10 home so no group policy. I saw a way to do it through task scheduler but when I try to save the task it says I need to set passwords. It's not a big deal, I just wanted to make it extra simple like they used to have it. I was really hoping there was just an option somewhere I was missing but that's ok.

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I upgrade two laptops but I do not see this behavior. Are you sure it logs into the first account? Did you try adding a password?
It's logging in to whichever account it was shut down from. Apparently Win8 did this also but I've hardly worked with it. They don't want any passwords, they are very simple users.
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I worked with Win8 so little I didn't even know that was a thing. The tool did not work and it's 10 home so no group policy. I saw a way to do it through task scheduler but when I try to save the task it says I need to set passwords. It's not a big deal, I just wanted to make it extra simple like they used to have it. I was really hoping there was just an option somewhere I was missing but that's ok.



It's logging in to whichever account it was shut down from. Apparently Win8 did this also but I've hardly worked with it. They don't want any passwords, they are very simple users.

Even without GP you should be able to perform some of these registry edits. Make sure you reboot after each edit. They don't take effect until reboot.

Also see
http://superuser.com/questions/48...auto-login

The registry for X should not be much different than 8
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You could always try setting up passwords and then later removing them. That might be enough to prevent auto login. Otherwise editing the registry is the solution.
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You could always try setting up passwords and then later removing them. That might be enough to prevent auto login. Otherwise editing the registry is the solution.
^^

Just fyi I installed a fresh X on my laptop just now and it auto logged in as I set no password. I followed steps from my link in a prior post but only did the following:

in command prompt enter/run regedit
goto: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserSwitch
on the right side select the "Enabled" in the list and change the value data to 1 and then click OK


I then rebooted and it did not auto login.
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