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windows 10 HP Pavilion 15- n259Tx ( Can't type Password in login screen)

My laptop config: HP Pavilion 15-n259Tx Core i3 - x64 4GB Ram I am facing this issue that I can't type Password in login screen in windows 10. When I press key to enter password nothing happened. ...
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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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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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How to have numlock enabled on login screen without disabling fast startup?

Problem I can't get numlock enabled by default on login screen of my Windows 10 machine. I read many articles/questions with solutions like these: How to have num lock enabled by default on log on ...
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Windows 10 password is in english but I have only Greek now

I just bought a new Lenovo laptop (B50-80 80ew03d9uk ) with preinstalled windows 10. I am using a password with latin characters. The user interface was in English and as a Greek user I tried to ...
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Unresponsive mouse and keyboard on login screen (macbook pro 2015)

When I boot the laptop from shutdown state (not resuming or awakening), it quickly goes to the login screen as normal but the mouse and keyboard seem unresponsive, but not completely: Every like 5-7 ...
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Can't enter safe mode

I'm trying to enter safe mode, but the screen remains black and there's "safe mode" in 4 corners. No sign-in option or what so ever appear after. Normal mode says "the group policy client ...
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Login screen not appearing post boot

Once we boot the OS, I can see the Windows Logo. After that it should load the Logon screen to click on login. But unfortunately, a blank screen appears with a Cursor. I can move around the cursor, ...
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Windows 7 login screen displays CTRL+ALT+DEL then goes black, cursor visible

I have a Dell Precision 450 (Win7 Ultimate x64). We were moving house, so it spend a good bit of time in a storage unit, just set it up a few days ago (hasn't worked since I got it back). When I ...
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Windows 7 black screen before logon prompt

I just clean-installed Windows 7, and all drivers and updates. I've installed only Google Chrome, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Microsoft Office, Sony Vegas, and Microsoft Security ...
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lightdm and desktop session control by command line

Using linux desktop systems (lightdm login manager, openbox, lxde or unity desktops), how can I enter and exit sessions (eg. log in from lightdm and log out from the desktop session) by command line, ...
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BSOD after attempt at windows update. Not Random

Windows-U-7-sp1 here. A system failure during a windows update locked the Laptop and after an hour had to power it off. When returning to try to boot, i get these bsod errors: 0x000000f4 ...
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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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How do I get the desktop to show directly after wakeup from sleep?

I'd like to immediately return to my desktop after waking from sleep. I've managed to remove the password, but still need to wait and click on Sign in after waking from sleep. Is there a setting or ...
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My computer stops responding when I unlock it after a Remote Desktop connection

I use Remote Desktop a lot to connect to my PC. But lately I've run into a problem with it. When I connect, it works fine, but then when I go to unlock my computer locally, it usually just hangs on a ...
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Windows 8.1 default (system) lock screen customization

Recently, I've reinstalled Windows on my laptop, upgrading it from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. Now, I want to change the theme (or at least, wallpaper) which is shown on the screen before any user logs ...
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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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Cannot login into ubuntu 14.04 after update

I did a routine update and since than I cannot login. i followed the advice on these two questions but it didn't work as I keep getting the message "home is not a directory". Of course when I do "...
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Windows 8 Booting But not Showing Login?

So recently, I bought a new laptop with Windows 8. I played around with it for a while and then installed a Mac Skin Pack. I rebooted the laptop and it worked fine, and I used that skin pack for about ...
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How to show more than one AD account on the login screen in Windows 7

I manage a small portion of a large AD network, we have a few machines that have exactly two users, who login in and out multiple times a day. Normal behavior is that the last user name is shown ...
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How to modify system configuration (msconfig) for one user?

I changed the System Configuration > Selective startup options for account A using msconfig.exe. I set it to "Load system services" only. Save. Restart. Now account A is stuck on the login screen. ...
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Windows 8 can't log in once the pc is locked

When I lock my PC and walk away, if I leave it long enough, I can no longer log in. When I get back, I move my mouse and it takes at least 30 seconds to turn the screens back on. However, when I ...
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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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Windows 10 Green and White Login Screen

So I just woke up to this. I can't login, rebooting didn't solve the issue. There are no loose video connections, and the cards are securely mounted in place. I'm certain this is software because I ...
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How to determine logged-on users on Windows 10? [duplicate]

Previous Windows versions indicated which users are currently logged on on the logon screen: Is there any way I can get Windows 10 to display this information, too? Currently, if a user is logged-...
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Strange PIN login on windows 10

Got this strange PIN login on Windows 10 - does anyone know how to remove it? It's on my Mum's PC - and she's no idea how it got there. It's apparently nothing to do with Windows PIN login.
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Can't enter the password

I have a password in English in Fedora GNOME. There is no correct keyboard input method on the login screen. I tried booting with runlevel 3 to hop onto runlevel 5, but the session finishes in order. ...
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Why does the login screen say “Windows will try to connect to the network”?

Not long ago, when logging into my domain-joined Windows 7 Professional PC (with fast user switching enabled) at work, I noticed the words Windows will try to connect to the network Directly ...
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Prevent auto login during boot once

My Windows 8.1 has auto login enabled. Sometimes I need to login with different user. Is it possible to disable auto login during windows once without disabling it globally? because most of all cases ...
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How do I enable shutdown from the login screen with only one user in Windows 7?

By default, Windows 7 gives you the option to shutdown a PC from the login screen, but only before you've selected a user. Once I log in and lock my system, the screen shows my username (so I can ...
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win7 keyboard layout change from logon screen

I am having a nightmare right now, which is I'm stuck on logon screen of windows 7 professional. My password includes turkish characters and the keyboard layout changed somehow to english. And on ...
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Unable to log in on Windows 7 Home Basic after creating new user

I have deleted an user account in my system (HP Pavilion G4) and created a new account, everything was OK. Next day when I switched on the laptop I saw "Invalid username or password" error in login ...
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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 10 randomly automatically logs user out while I'm using it

I have the problem that my Windows 10 automatically logs me out. Also while I'm using it (-for example while I'm editing a file). How can I change that behaviour? Normaly it should not logging me out ...
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How to login multiple user at boot - Windows server 2012

How do I boot up Windows Server 2012 with Administrator user as main account and another user (also this administrator) on background with other settings without have to connect with RDP all time to ...
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How to start a program on user login

On Debian Lenny with KDE. I added a command to the bottom of $HOME/.profile to open transmission so my complete .profile looks like this: (everything except the last line is default) ... # if ...
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Always present password field on Windows login instead of fingerprint

I've recently enabled the fingerprint reader on my laptop running Windows 8.1 and now use it for login as a supplement to my password. When I login using my fingerprint, the default login method is ...
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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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Changing the Windows 7 login screen background?

Is there somewhere within Windows 7 where I can change the lame background image for the login screen? I know there are a bunch of hacks/utilities/Regedit changes and stuff like that to change it the ...
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LogMeIn connecting to Windows?

I have a curious question? Can LogMeIn connect you to another computer's Windows Login Screen? Because what I am trying to do is. I would like to connect to one of my computers and reach the login ...
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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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Recover Windows 10 when login screen flickers and doesn't load

Recently a font installation on my Windows 10 system failed. This seemed to have messed up the system font, as on the next reboot, filenames and most UI menus appeared in hieroglyphs. I followed the ...
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Can't get the second PC to accept Ctrl+Alt+Pause command at login

I am having problems getting past the login screen on the client using Ctrl+Alt+Pause. I have to use another keyboard just to login. Synergy is running - I can move the mouse to the client. I am ...
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OSX the login switch screen turns off the WIFI

I have a program that is downloading a file, and I enter the login window while attending (so that I can leave and nobody can use my computer). unfortunately, OSX automatically turns off the wifi ...
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Need to change osx-yosemite default keyboard-layout from Dvorak to US at login screen

Using OSX Yosemite 10.10. Login screen defaults to Dvorak. Also, input menu at upper right of login screen defaults to Dvorak and must use pull-down menu to locate US keyboard every time at login. I ...
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Changing the log in screen in windows 8

Is there anyway you can change the login screen picture (colour) in windows 8, in a picture / wallpaper? I'm not talking about the pre-login screen where you can see the time and what not. But the ...
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Inputting password

I have recently signed in to Windows 10.There after,I am asked to enter password everytime I open my computer. Is there any way to disable this feature? Does this feature need working Internet ...
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How do I 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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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 Premium 32 bit. I am trying to use Stardock's LogonStudio to change the background of my ...
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Windows delays login after a couple failed attempts

If I fail when entering my password a couple times Windows (it used to do this on 7, but I've since upgraded to 10 and the same thing occurs) it will show the loading wheel for a while before telling ...