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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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Remove multiple user options from windows 10

I am getting two users options while starting the Windows 10 system (login screen). One is my Microsoft Personal Account and I can also see another account that I have not created. How do I remove ...
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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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Windows 10 login screen does not receive any input

On my laptop, I can't perform Ctrl + Alt + Delete on login screen and the touchpad does not move or click. I've tried it with external USB keyboard and it also doesn't work. The wireless mouse moves ...
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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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Windows 10 logon: show last logged user in edit box, do not show list of users

I would like to configure Windows 10 logon screen so that it does the following: Shows two edit boxes - one for username, another for password Does not show the list of all interactive users on the ...
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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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Why login on Windows 10 is slow

Recently, I met the problem that it could take 10 - 20 minutes to log onto Windows 10 after inputting the password. I think this could be due to a printer plugin through a USB hub. If I boot 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 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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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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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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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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