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Cannot log into windows - have been locked out

I have a Dell desktop that I changed from the domain (at my workplace) to a random workgroup. At the login screen it doesn't give me the option to choose my domain and entering [domain]/[username] ...
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Touchscreen windows logon setup

I am installing a new TouchScreen in an industrial Kitchen. Its a cool machine, heat/cold resistant. It uses Windows 7. Here is the user setup I've made: ItAdmin (Administrator account, with ...
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How to disable Mac Login screen at boot time?

I bought a new Mac Mini in June, when i click the power it goes to login screen then i login then it boots up, i want it not to ask for the user/pass in this stage and ask later when the operating ...
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Shortcut key to login at XP Welcome Screen?

Can the login sequence at the XP Welcome Screen be initiated by the keyboard, or does the user have to click on the username icon? Note: the double Ctrl Alt Del trick does not work if a user is ...
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Mac Screen Sharing - see screen, but no login prompt

In the past I have been able to connect via screensharing (finder/go to server vnc://IP) to my i-Mac at work from my mac-mini just fine. However, when I tried today, I wasn't able to see the login ...
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Add a Network User to Mac OS X Login screen

It's easy enough to hide a user on the Mac OS X Login screen but, how do you add a network user to the Login screen? Currently users click "Other…" and type their username & password. Most of ...
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How to login as root from the logon screen?

How do I login as root in fedora after the fedora boots? When signing in by specifying username : root and password : xxxxxxxx fedora says unsuccessful login attempt. This is the same password I ...
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OS X gets stuck at the login window and only displays the dark blue linen background

I had to hard boot my MacBook off last night after it got stuck in a Keynote presentation. On the restart, I opened Safari / Chrome and would visit a webpage and about a second after rendering the ...
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Xubuntu stuck after login

How can I debug an issue with Xubuntu 12.04 (fresh install) which just waits idle after a login for about 30 seconds? The login screen is delayed correctly. After login, I get my desktop background, ...
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Is there a way to bypass the 256 kB limit for a custom Windows 7 login screen?

When you use a custom background for the login screen Windows 7, the size of the image file is limited to 256 kB. Is there any way to bypass this limit? Warning: Before answering this question, make ...
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Mac OS X Lion Screensaver on Locked Screen

I have a screensaver set in my system preferences, but when I lock my screen either with Alfred or clicking on the user profile menu and hitting "Login Window...", it runs a different screensaver. Is ...
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview won't get past login screen

I downloaded the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and everything seemed to load fine, except when I try and sign on it says "Welcome" and then restarts itself back to the sign on.
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Change DPI of login screen

Any way of changing the login screen DPI, as mine is locked at 125% and I would like it to be 100%.
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Stardock's LogonStudio doesn't change the login screen background?

I am using a Sony VAIO laptop (that comes with a custom login screen to begin with) running Windows 7 Home Premuim 32 bit. I am trying to use Stardock's LogonStudio to change the background of my ...
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64bit Dell stuck at login/splash screen

System: Dell Inspiron 1110 64bit, Windows 7. Problem: When booting it'll reach the login/splash screen. Well almost, it shows the blue windows 7 splash screen image, the mouse (with loading symbol ...
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Is it possible to remove the white overlay when logging in from sleep in OS X Lion?

As you can see, when unlocking from sleep there is an, in my opinion, intrusive white box surrounding icon and password. Is it possible to remove it?
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Snow Leopard login box – mouse click required?

I manage several Mac labs at a school, and I noticed something a little odd in one lab after recently reimaging the Macs. Although there is a flashing cursor in the username field of the login box, ...
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Can I log on to Windows by drawing a pattern instead of entering a password?

Is there any software to replace the Windows password login with pattern login like we do on Android? There is already software which replaces the login screen with face detection login. There might ...
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How do I change the login screen colour or background in Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium at home and Professional at work. How can I change the colour and/or the background image of the lock/login screen? I'd like to set it to something nicer than the ...
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Windows 7 login screen: how change default action to sleep?

I know how to change default to sleep in start menu after logging in, but what about in the logon screen? How do I change the red button on the bottom right to default to sleeping instead of shutdown? ...
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How to change the wallpaper in linux mint 11 log in screen

I am having a bit of a issue finding the way of how to change the wallpaper for Linux Mint 11 log in screen. Do you guys know how to do this?
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No user list in the login screen after changing the user ID

Edit: Problem 1 has been resolved. I followed this link and changed my user id to 1000 (same as Linux user id), so that I can share files freely between Mac and Linux. Now I have these two problems: ...
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Windows XP screensaver lock tells me incorrect password

Every now and then when I am at the login screen, after some time away from my PC, the Windows login tells me my password is incorrect. It is a very simple 4-digit password. I'm not typing it in ...
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windows XP login problem - blank screen

I have windows XP SP3 on this machine. All of a sudden, it has developed this problem: Most of the time, after the "windows is starting" logo, nothing comes up. Just a blank, blue screen. Even ...
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No login screen appears when starting Windows XP computer

I have a problem with a Windows XP computer. When I start the computer, no logon-screen appears, so I can not log in. The computer is added to a Windows Domain. I just see the background and the ...
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Why does Windows 7 make me click a button when I turn it on?

I have removed the password for my admin account on Windows 7. Now when I turn the machine on, I have to click a button with my name underneath it — representing the admin account — to log ...
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Windows XP Login Screen Revival

Recently my windows XP (SP2) login screen is replaced by a dialog box at startup.I want to get the old login screen back. I don't know how it was modified but i guess technical representative from the ...
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How to set user account as default selected in login screen on windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to “preselect” a certain user on the Windows 7 login screen? How can I set a user account to be selected per default in login screen on ...
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Is there a way to “preselect” a certain user on the Windows 7 login screen?

On one of my computers with Windows 7 I have a fairly long list of users, while I'm the only one using it locally with some regularity. Is there any way to have a certain (or simply the last) user ...
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Can't login into Fedora 14 (XFCE) desktop. For the second time

I'm experiencing a problem with my Fedora 14 XFCE spin, which doesn't seem to let me pass the login screen: I enter my password for my user record, authentication passes (no 'Authentication Failure' ...
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How to select the account on the login screen of Windows7 by start typing the name?

When MacOS boots up and the users is prompted to select the account (s)he wants to login into, the users can either click the name / icon of the account with the mouse or just type in the name of the ...
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Windows 7 login screen not cloned by second display

Windows 7 Home-Edition (64-bit): Windows logon screen is only at VGA (TV connected) and not as clone at DVI (Digital Display connected)
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Login loop in Snow Leopard

I can't get out of a login loop of a particular admin user. After entering the password the login screen is shown again after about a minute. Other users work fine. It started happening after a simple ...
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How can I lower the resolution on Windows 7 boot & login screen?

This may be an odd question to ask because usually it's the other way around. The reason to why I want to do this is because I want to use Windows 7 on Virtual Box in seamless mode, and I don't need ...
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How do I disable screen magnifier at login screen? (Ubuntu 10.10)

I was trying to get a screen magnifier working for a presentation. I enabled orca but it didn't work well. It magnified way too much and some elements came up really pixelated. So I started using ...
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How can I make Ubuntu not go to sleep when I close my laptop?

I use Ubuntu 10.10 on a laptop. I changed the "blank screen" settings at "System preferences -> Power management" and "Screensaver" and when I am logged in I can close the lid without going to sleep. ...
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I can log onto my admin account but not personal

My pc froze up so I restarted it manually then I click on my personal account and it just shows the screen saying loading, I waited for like 30 minutes and was at the same screen then I have to ...
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No login prompt displayed after updating Ubuntu 10.04, broken gdm

So here's what happens: I updated my system the other day, was prompted for a reboot for the update to complete but was in the middle of working so I delayed it until after I was done. I reboot and ...
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How to remove or disable Ease of Access button on Windows 7 login screen

Question refers to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. When I lock my computer I don't want people to be able to mess about with it, so would like the Ease of Access button (in the bottom left corner of ...
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Snow Leopard - changing the login response time

I have an external monitor and it takes a couple seconds to warm up, so when I am waking my computer up from sleep I usually bump the mouse and move on to something else for a couple seconds. The ...
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How can I take a screenshot of my logon screen in Windows 7?

Ideally, this can be done for a non-virtual installation of Windows 7 and without the use of an RDP client connection. There are numerous blog posts, how-to's, etc that include screen shots of the ...
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How to change the cosmos picture displayed at startup on Mac OS X?

I want to change the purple cosmos picture that is displayed at startup and login time on Mac OS X.
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How can I install new boot splash theme into Ubuntu 9.10?

I want to change my splash screen. But when I download any splash screen to my computer, I cannot install them. Every time, the computer gives me the same warning "that packet is not a format wanted" ...
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Ubuntu log in dialog hot key

I am having trouble starting up Ubuntu (Karmic). Bascially I get to the bit where the log in dialog is supposed to appear, but it doesn't. Is there a hot key of some sort to force the login dialog to ...
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Snow Leopard Hangs at Login Window

I've had an issue for the past few months, but I rarely restart so it hasn't caused too much trouble. Basically, when I start up my Mac (iMac10,1 - 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, OS X 10.6.3) everything ...
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Tap to click on OS X login screen

I'm using OS X Snow Leopard, on a Macbook Pro... Is there any way to "tap to click" (on the trackpad) instead of pressing down on the trackpad when interacting with the login screen? It's not really ...
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Make Windows 7 Login Screen look like the Windows XP login screen

Is there a way to make the login screen in Windows 7 look like the one in Windows XP, i.e boxes for: Username Password Domain I know this is a bit of a strange one, and trust me, I wouldn't ...
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How to wake from screensaver directly to the login screen in Ubuntu

(a.k.a. How to switch users without entering password, part II) (see part I) I've got Ubuntu 9.10 with a user account for my wife, and one for myself. "Wake-from-screensaver" should result in "choose ...
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Jerky transition after the login screen

I have a clean install of Windows 7 Professional x64. After I type my password at the logon screen, the blue background is supposed to fade away smoothly and show the desktop, but on my machine the ...
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Can't Login to xubuntu: prompt reappears

I can't login to my xubuntu. After I enter my login details at the prompt it just shows the prompt again!