There are a few things I cannot seem to find on my computer. That is, certain settings.
1. I don't want to log in on my computer. When I start it I just want it to boot to the Start Screen. I don't know how that changed, but one day I started my computer and it required a login using my email address and password. I did download Visual Studio 2013, but I used that for a while before it started asking me to log in. I don't know where to tell it not to ask.
2. Leads from #1. I am the owner and only user of this computer, but I am getting tired of it telling me I don't have access to certain folders. I have made several attempts to change the access etc. It tells me to contact the administrator. Well I AM the administrator and I don't know what to do.
3. When windows starts up I want the Windows 10 screen with the tiles as my default screen. It is currently starting up to the Windows 7 look with the icons all over the desktop. I looked up this particular problem and the solution is to go into the properties on the tool bar, select the Start Screen Tab...oh wait, there is no Start Screen Tab! I can click on the Start Menu icon (the four windows button) and my screen goes to the Tiles View. How do I set that as start screen? I asked Cortana, she whirled the little circle for a few minutes then just quit. Really, she just quit!
My other issues require separate threads. So I'll leave this here and hope that someone is a Windows 10 guru that can lead me in the right direction. BTW "Windows 10 Revealed", by Kinnary Janga, 2015, is an OK book for a "Heres some stuff about Windows 10" but it doesn't get into any of the real settings.
I forgot Computer Details
Toshiba Satellite, AMD Processor, Windows 10 Pro, 8 Gb RAM
Note: Anybody who turns the computer on can get into the desktop screen directly if there is only one account on the computer. If there is more than one then they can get access to the desktop by selecting any account that has password login turned off.
Please follow the below steps to skip the password entry screen for a specific account:
1. Open the Run Command box by simultaneously pressing Windows Key and R keys (Windows Key+R). In the Run dialog box, type Netplwiz and then press Enter key.
OR Open a Command Prompt window and enter the command: control userpasswords2 and hit Enter.
2. You will be presented with the User Accounts dialog, select the user account for which you wish to turn off password login and then uncheck the checkbox labeled Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
3. Click Apply button to see Automatically sign in box.
4. On the "Automatically sign in box" confirm your credentials and then click OK. Restart the computer and check.
Steps 3 and 4 are critical. If you omit them you will not have the password login turned off and everything will remain as it had been.
I cannot imagine you weren't getting this under Windows 8.1, as it's a standard feature of the default setting of User Account Control. You can either go into the Windows 10 Settings and search on User Account Control or use Control Panel, Security and Maintenance and tweak your UAC settings down. I would not set them down any lower than is absolutely necessary. While the warnings can be annoying, they can also warn you that you're about to do something that you may not have intended to do. They've saved me from oops-es enough that I keep my UAC settings at the default, which is one level below the most stringent. I'd only move down one level first to see if that satisfies your needs before going to "Never Notify"/Full Off mode.
To my knowledge (and relief, I must say) the Metro Screen has died the death it so justly deserves as far as being the default presentation. It is a simple matter to click the start button at the lower left to get the start menu to come up, which is now a marriage between the old Start Menu and the Metro Screen. You can expand the amount of space the new Start Menu takes up on your computer such that it is either large enough to show all of the tiles you have selected or takes up the whole screen with scrolling available if you have more tiles than will fit.
That being said, see the results of this DuckDuckGo search on, "Metro Screen Windows 10" for many "how tos" on how to bring it back as your default presentation. I had no idea one could and was so glad to see the Metro Screen go I could not express my happiness about that development.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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