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weird login screen in windows 10

Normally when I boot the computer up, I am presented with the login screen where I am asked to enter a 4 digit pin in order to login to windows. but today when I boot up those things happend: ...
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Weird sign in Windows 10 experience since KB4023057 or so: how to revert?

Until today I could signin Windows 10 (enterprise) by typing a key and then the password. Now, after few updates, I am asked to click on "signin" and then I have the web popup with the ...
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Black Screen during login

Windows 10 start just fine. I got the windows picture and then I press enter to get the password Prompt but instead the screen turn black. After a couple of minute the screen come back but before the ...
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Can't logon to Windows 10 local account running on a VM

There is a Windows 10 running on a VM, the OS has a local account created on it. When I'm connected with the host machine using remote desktop connection I can successfully login to the OS running on ...
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Windows 10 shows themed images on login screen, then opens browser to page related to image after login - how can I prevent it?

On the login screen they show pictures, and I have to admit, sometimes they are nice but I do not want them. After I log in, windows 10 starts the browser and it goes to a page related to the image ...
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Can't Log on to Windows 10 PC because Microsoft Account was Deleted

I'd really appreciate some help on this. I recently set up a Microsoft account for my niece and used it to log in to a new computer intended to be given to her. I downloaded any programmes she'd need ...
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Lock screen does not disappear with all keys

On 2 computers, I cannot activate the login screen by pressing the # key on my keyboard. I have observed similar behavior in the past with some other keys, but I ignored it until now, because I simply ...
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How to change duration of timeout after too many incorrect password attempts in Windows 10?

Using Windows 10 Pro, I authenticate in the login screen with my password. It often happens that I mistype my password multiple times and at a certain point the password prompt is delayed for a minute ...
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Mac OS fails to encrypt at login (login stuck)

I'm on Mac OS 10.15.7. and I have encryption enabled with FileVault. Yesterday my Mac forcibly shutdown due to running out of System memory / disk space and since that I have not been to login. Login ...
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windows 10 stuck at sign in page

I have bought a new Asus R512jb laptop and it's been a few weeks I'm using it with no problem, but a few days ago when I wanted to reboot it from sleep I faced a strange problem. When I saw the sign-...
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Manjaro login screen not displaying locale selector

Manjaro has a bar at the bottom of the login screen (came with XFCE install) that displays a lot of accessibility options, such as high contrast and large text. Until recently, it also displayed a ...
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-Windows 10 Home Signin takes a really long time (like around 10 minutes)

Here are the details about my computer: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz Installed RAM 16.0GB 64-Bit Operation System, x64-based processor Windows 10 Home Windows Feature Experience Pack ...
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Debian Kde login page error

I’m using debeian 10 kde with gently theme and when I try to login. I get an error saying the current theme cannot be loaded. File:///usr/share/sddm/themes/Gently-blur/Main.qml:142:9 type clock ...
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How to show all users on MacBook signin

I have a MacBook - company imaged to Catalina (light company stuff on it) but I shared with another user - and he enabled quick start for just him He left the company and I want to see my user profile ...
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macOS Big Sur - high CPU usage before user login

Is there a way to log the system activities, such as errors or cpu usage data, before user login? I'm using macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 on MacBook Pro 16 inch - 2019, and I found the machine is hot and the ...
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Removing PIN Login from Windows 10

After upgrading to 20H2 I was required to set up a PIN login (at least, I don't recall seeing an option to decline doing so). Unfortunately, this did several things: It wiped out the password I had ...
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Windows 10 new install login differences

I have a laptop (Win10Prox64, v1909) and a desktop (Win10Prox64, v2004). The desktop I recently built and as I was installing Windows 10 on it I think I set up a local account to start, then later ...
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'Dead' keys don't work in Ubuntu authentication screen

Everything was working fine until some days ago, I can't remember any changes or updates in Ubuntu (I'm using 20.04.1), but now I can't type quotes ', double quotes ", tildes ~, and other ...
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Alternative ways to enter English letters in Ubuntu

I don't know how but the English layout was removed from Ubuntu. At the moment I can't log in, because my password contains English letters. Also, when I'm starting it in advanced mode as root, I ...
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Use registry tweak to change the duration of the welcome screen

I found a registry tweak that has been used since Win XP. It seems to be used on Network machines. I tried it on both my Win 7 and win 8.1 and did not work on either one. I have home edition windows. ...
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Windows 10 Login Screen is Blank - But Remote Desktop is Working

I am sitting next to my Windows 10 desktop running a remote login session from another computer. If I turn to the desktop that I'm remotely logged into and try to log in directly (requires CTRL-ALT-...
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Domain user unable to login to laptop for first time

I recently just setup a new Hp laptop for a user. when the user tries to login (domain account) he is getting welcome with his name for about 30 minutes then the machine will login with a temp account....
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Windows 7 login screen doesnt show user and password field

All it shows is a black background with ease of access, wondows logo and shut down button on the bottom with the mouse cursor controllable, same thing on safe mode. It started when I downloaded a ...
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Hybrid graphics & LightDM Resolution issues

I recently got a Thinkpad P50 with hybrid graphics, and installed Xubuntu (although this has happened with debian and manjaro now) CPU: Intel i7-6820HQ (8) @ 3.600GHz GPU: Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU:...
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How can I fix my “P” key on Windows login?

On Windows 10 login, my "P" key does not function in the password field. I can get around the problem in two ways: If I instead use my PIN to login, the P key works just fine once I'm actually logged-...
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Start all Windows startup programs at boot without logging in

Sometimes, after booting my Windows system (from a normal shutdown, not a restart, and with the "Fast Startup" option on), I notice that from time to time, Windows automatically loads all of my ...
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Is it possible to break Windows 10 password (login screen) without rebooting?

I have Windows 10 installed on my laptop with BitLocker activated, but I like to put it in sleep mode with a login password. If someone steals my laptop in this state, how secure would my data be? ...
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Kali linux goes black screen after login

I am running it on virtualbox recently I've run out of memory (litteraly 0 bytes left) so I have resized the vdi file but I can't enter into linux to set the partitions because of the black screen ...
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Reg safe boot mode in windows 10 [closed]

I just recently stuck with safe boot login window.I entered into safe via msconfig win win10,after restart, it enters into safe mode. I'm using 4 digit pin for user login password,and I'm the admin. ...
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In Windows 10, how do I boot directly into the login screen? [duplicate]

In Windows 7, booting up took you directly to the Login Screen where you could immediately start typing your password. By contrast, Windows 10 (or perhaps 8) introduced an intermediate Lock Screen ...
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Kali asks for login details repetively

I have Kali 2020 installed in VirtualBox and all of a sudden, i opened the machine today, and i tried to login with a user's credentials. But despite the fact that i use the correct username and ...
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Warning Symbol inside the password field of the logon screen in Centos linux 7

OS: Centos 7 There is a warning symbol inside the password field of the logon screen of my Centos 7 server that doesn't let my enter my desktop, even when I write the correct password. What is my ...
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Same named system user accounts distinguished by password

Is there a specific OS or some setting on linux/windows that will allow having at least two same named accounts which will look as one until is user logged in? Imagine it as having one main account ...
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Prompt instead of login screen [linux mint cinnamon]

Long story short, I've deleted lightdm because of the error: “Failed to start light display manager.” After I reinstalled it with synaptic. How to get it (or smth else) back? What and why I have ...
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There is a username called Microsoft on my login screen

Today when I logged in to my computer, I noticed a new user called 'Microsoft', I thought it was useless and deleted it. What was that user? Is it important? I also didn't install any applications.
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Kali Linux login screen does not appear in VMware Workstation 15 Pro

I have recently installed Kali Linux on the VMware Workstation Pro, and everything is okay after installation. However, after each restart, it shows the Debian login screen instead of the Kali Login ...
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Really slow login on Ubuntu 18.04

Just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my new computer. The OS is dual booted with Windows 10. The OS is installed on SSD, and so the boot takes about 10 seconds. When I get to the login window, and after ...
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cannot login to Win10 as administrator, system disk inaccessible

A user accidentally removed all permissions from their system drive which is now inaccessible, as are programs in the menu or the RUN window, although Windows 10 still runs, and what's on the desktop ...
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How to make Windows 10 startup with PIN screen?

When I turn on my Windows 10, it shows a beautiful background picture, then I have to type Enter and then it will show the PIN Textbox. It it there a way to avoid having to type Enter every time I ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 stuck on Hyper-V XRDP login screen

I can get to the login, from the drop-down I chose Xorg and enter the username and password. It then hangs for 2-3 minutes on a turquoise screen like below (without the dialog).. then the dialog pops ...
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Windows 7 Logon Screen: Change Shutoff Button to Restart Button

Yes, I know Windows 7 support is ending really soon and there are plans to convert to Windows 10. However, in the meantime, I would still like to do this. On the login screen, there is a button to ...
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How to logout from wifi network

I use wifi given to me By my institute.There is a limitation of 3 devices at a time.I have 2 laptop and 2 mobile phones.At times I need to properly disconnect so that one of my device I disconnect and ...
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Why does Windows 10 disable the PIN login option after multiple shutdowns?

I was tuning my bootloader and had to restar my computer multiple times to test the changes. After a few reboots, when I tried to login to my Windows 10 account, the following error appeared after I ...
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Cant login to the laptop (windows 10 ) with domain users

at our company, we have several laptops, that for no apparent reason stopped to allow all the users who are not admins in AD to log in. When you try to log in to one of those laptops it goes to a ...
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How can I refresh the Win10 login screen to show a newly created user without a reboot?

I am using the Utilman.exe hack to create a new local Admin user at the Windows 10 login screen. However, it doesn't show up until I reboot the VM. How can I make it show up right away? I tried ...
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how to save images presented at pre login in windows 10

How do I view the pre-login image on Windows 10 after I have logged in (Screenshot 1)? There are many good images which I wanted to save when they were presented on my login screen, but I don't know ...
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Windows 10 automatically locks out with TeamViewer remote access

I just purchased my new PC and installed Windows 10 and it was looking good. Until I updated my Win10 to 1903 and Build number is 18362.356. Then the problem starts. I log into my Windows and with a ...
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My Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit OS put password itself

I sat in my chair to use my computer, and when I started Windows OS, I noticed that Windows set a password by itself and I'm sure that I have not set any password before. Okay, let's have a look the ...
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Windows 10 lock screen: ask for username shortcut

On a Windows 10 lock screen, one can configure through policy settings whether it will let you pick one user from a list, or ask for the username. If the lock screen gives a list, is there a way from ...
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Don't Show Usernames at Boot

I'm trying to prevent Windows 10 Pro (1903) from displaying usernames on the initial login screen on system boot-up. I've tried everything listed in the accepted answer here on Microsoft TechNet, but ...

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