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How to delete domain from laptop through cmd prompt

Hi I just brought a latitude 5330 laptop and when I charged it up and turned it on it is locked to a domain. I have the login details for the local account but there is no where to log in to it on log ...
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Change the Policy in Windows 10 or Windows 11 that disable the PIN login option after multiple shutdowns?

I’m encountering an issue with Windows 10/11 where the PIN login option is disabled after multiple shutdowns. This situation often arises due to CPU overclocking with XTU, leading to frequent reboots ...
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Win10: change/disable pre-login picture

I have a Surface Pro 3 running Win 10 on the latest update. Since a recent update, on the first screen after the "Surface" loading one, the screen showing date/time just before you swipe up ...
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Black screen with "System.String[]" and "OK" on Windows login

I've recently encountered a baffling phenomenon. From the Windows lock screen, pressing any key or mouse click normally brings up the password entry prompt. Instead, it shows a black screen with the ...
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etc/update-motd.d added script which executes. But after change the old version is being executed

My script executes OK. But when I altered it on next ligins the old one is still executing instead of the amended one. Do I need to refresh/restart something (except the system :) ) for my changes to ...
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Change login screen background dark to transparent

I recently changed from a Windows user to Linux(debian 12) after 10yrs. I'm a beginner user and just saw some tutorials (not so user friendly), but I'm just loving the learning process. These are my ...
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How to disable "Change Pincode" message in Windows login screen?

I'm using the Windows PIN code to login to my account. But, every time when I enter the PIN code incorrectly several times, it asks me to change my PIN code. But this process is getting annoying as I ...
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Cannot connect remote linux host by Sunlogin after a reboot without logining in GUI on host first

I'm using Sunlogin to control a host Ubuntu remotely (server) by my Windows (client). They are both installed with Sunlogin and are connected to web. Problem After I reboot the server and wait for ...
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Windows locked to single user despite wiping SSD?

I bought a second-hand laptop which was supposed to be "factory reset" but when I booted it up it asked me to login as a specific person: So I did a clean boot and had Windows reset itself -...
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After I execute proxychains my the login screen keep looping in Kali Linux

I was messing around with proxychain and now I can't log in to Kali Linux after restarting. It was working fine until I logged out, but FSR when I tried to log in the login screen is looping. It ...
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How do I change Windows Lock/Login Screen fonts? What options do I have for resetting them?

Somehow, the font on the Windows Lock/Login screen changed, and I can no longer sign in to any user on that device because it simply resets to the Lock screen. My best guess on the specifics is that ...
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Logging into Windows 11 account using a pasted password

I have a separate admin account on my home PC, to make it less likely I will go into the admin account I want to give it an extremely long alpha-numeric password that is near enough impossible for the ...
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Windows 10 Boot Loader causes inconsistent behaviour on login screen

I've run into a mysterious inconsistency in the behaviour of the Windows 10 login screen, that seems to be caused by the Boot Loader somehow. Here are the scenarios: Setup: Windows 10 installed on C ...
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Changing Login Screen on Windows 10 - image doesn't appear to be anywhere

I work in a school setting and we have a bunch of Windows machines. Some kid took a picture and set it to the background for the Login screen (it's nothing crazy just another kid) andI want to remove ...
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User profile cannot be loaded, after creating new standard account

I am trying to create a standard -not administrator- account on my Windows 10 PC. The account gets created but, when I try to sign-in, I get the error "The User Profile Service service failed the ...
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Windows screen started to blink when login user

I login my Windows 10, the screen started to blink after a few seconds. I have only 1 user login. I tried to repair my pc with Windows installation CD. The startup repair was failed. No system restore ...
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Login takes long to load on wake

On waking laptop it takes 15-20 seconds for login field to appear, this is a brand new laptop 11th Gen i5-11400H @ 2.70 GHz with 16 GB DDR4. Is this normal for Windows 11? Windows 10 was a lot ...
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Windows login screen not letting me enter PIN

When I boot up my windows 10 computer, the login screen opens with the time, date and the personalised background picture, as normal. I am able to move the cursor with my mouse, but when I want to go ...
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Persistent password login screen for Windows, CE 5.0 [closed]

I'm fairly new to the window CE 5.0 platform. I'm using an MC9090. I'm able to successfully set a password by going into control panel. The password screen is good up until the device has its battery ...
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Auto-logon but with lockscreen on PC, is it possible?

I use my PC as a server and want to run apps without logging in manually. They cannot run as a service and apps that can convert apps to services like NSSM also don't work perfectly. So basically when ...
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Persist user selection on login screen after reboot on Windows 11

I use an Azure AD instance for my home desktop logins. To deter my wife from nuking my carefully curated Firefox tabs again, I created an account for her and set it up with Windows Hello and a nice ...
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I can't log into my account on Kali Linux

I've successfully installed Kali Linux, but I can't log in. My system is in Russian, and the keyboard layout is American English. After some Googling I had no luck. Should I reinstall it?
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I can't login in windows 10 to search for app in the store

I can't login in windows 10 to search for app in the store. When I restarted my windows 10 computer, I got the following message: Something happened and your PIN isn't available. Click to set up your ...
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Duplicate login choices on Windows 10

My windows 10 machine has exactly one non-builtin user, myself, an Administrator. I use a PIN to log in to the machine. Since I am the only user, and the only person with access to the machine, I ...
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How do I enable "Waiting <service>", "Preparing WIndows" login text?

While I am searching google How to enable preparing windows login test/How to enable informative text in my login screen but no luck. I searched in Local Security Policies but it isn't there. In the ...
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kali linux not taking keyboard input at login page when running on vmware

I have recently installed VMWare to use Kali Linux on it but upon reaching the login page I wasn't able to type my username/password, it wasn't taking any keyboard input (even with a virtual keyboard) ...
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Can I reach a login prompt on Windows 10?

I have a standalone machine running Windows 10 (19041) with three user accounts: VisibleUser1 (standard user, has a password) VisibleUser2 (standard user, no password) HiddenUser (administrator, has ...
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User cannot login with blank password on Windows 10

I created a user account that has no password. When trying to login as that user from the Welcome Screen, Windows says: Account restrictions are preventing this user from signing in. For example: ...
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Win-Server 2019 login screen blank on rdp

Every now and then we have 1-2 servers at a time that don't allow remote logins. After connecting to the system via RDP (already providing login info) the login screen stays blank and doesn't log in ...
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Windows 10 - Skip "Sign In" button when switching between two passwordless local accounts

I have the following situation: Headless Windows 10 Home desktop Two local accounts without passwords When I attempt to switch between the users, Windows returns me to the sign in screen and asks me ...
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How to get multiple user and password logins on a HITRON router

I have people who go to my house and I want them to have an individual login for themselves ( I know its not needed but I still want it) For example: (try to click the network to log in and it looks ...
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Why do my "Sign-in options" lack "Require sign-in"?

Do not ask me to add password to this backup laptop. It uses Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.19043. Following is user John's Sign-in options screen. Why does mine below differ? Why does mine lack "...
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FIDO2 Security Key login annoyance with Windows 10/11 and Azure AD

I've a few Windows 10 and Windows 11 machines that are, like I/my account is, joined my Azure AD and I use my FIDO2 keys (Yubikey Bio and also Kensington Verimark Guards) to log in BUT I have noticed ...
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How to sign in to Windows 10 with local account?

I have created a local user account in Windows 10 and set a password, but when I try to switch user from my Microsoft-account to the local one, the login screen prompts me for an email-address and a ...
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Windows won't accept PIN after power outage, doesn't show an option to put in password

(This is a complicated one, as I'm supporting my parents over the phone with this) My parents' home computer shut down due to a power outage. Now, when they turn it on, the login screen says that they'...
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Setup USB Flash Drive as Physical Security Key on Windows [closed]

I am trying to change the security of my system to a physical device(with a password backup) mode, and have a very long password which I need not use every single time to login since I possess the ...
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How to delete a local login account/windows user account? Windows 10

I have created a local user account two weeks ago on my win10 machine. Now I have deleted this user account but it is still offered at startup as an login option, which makes no sense, cause the ...
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Extra background appears at Win 10 login... What to do?

I wonder what cause this extra background at login... Suddenly it just came, and now it seems to be their everytime. Even after making a clean re-install of OS. I'm worried I might be hacked or ...
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Will Windows prompt the user for the 4 digit code to log in - when a user is logged in?

One of our users says they got a prompt that looked like a Windows system prompt asking them for their 4 digit login code. They were already logged in (obviously). Can this happen? Or was this ...
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Bypassing Login Password without losing encrypted data?

I've been asked to bypass a local user login screen for windows 10. After some research I found this video with step-by-step instructions on how to turn the "ease of access" button into the &...
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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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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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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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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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How to show all users on MacBook login when it seems be locked to boot into one user profile?

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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