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Windows 8.1 lock screen doesn't show up anymore

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#1 nick78


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 02:51 AM

Up until a week or so ago, when Windows 8.1 started up it would go to lock screen and then I would click the screen to get to the login page. There I would click my account and get to my desktop. I don't know what settings I changed but now I don't see the lock screen on startup and I get logged in automatically. I went to netplwiz and the box next to "User must enter a username and password to use this computer" is already checked. I would like to revert back to the way it used to startup but I can't find how to do it.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:58 AM

Please create Windows 8.1 Setup DVD and boot your computer with Windows 8.1 Setup DVD and use Automatic Repair tool if this tool wont work use System Restore tool to restore Windows to a date when it was working.

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:54 PM

I would do the System Restore first, it is simpler and a lot quicker.

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