Enable or Disable Console Mode Sign-in in Windows 10  

    Enable or Disable Console Mode Sign-in in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Console Mode Sign-in in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Console Mode Sign-in in Windows 10
    Published by Category: User Accounts
    07 Jun 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Enable or Disable Console Mode Sign-in in Windows 10

    Windows 10 comes with a hidden console mode that can be used to replace the default lock, sign-in, welcome, and shutdown graphical UI screens with a text console terminal on a solid black screen.

    If console mode is enabled, users will sign in to Windows 10 using the text console terminal. Users can press the ESC key to switch users or switch sign-in options. Only the keyboard will work in the text console terminal.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable console mode sign-in for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable console mode.

    warning   Warning
    This tutorial will no longer work starting with Windows 10 version 1903.


    EXAMPLE: Console Mode at sign-in
    Enable or Disable Console Mode Sign-in in Windows 10-w10_console_mode-1.png
    Enable or Disable Console Mode Sign-in in Windows 10-w10_console_mode-2.png



    Here's How:

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below will change the registry key and value below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\TestHooks

    ConsoleMode DWORD

    0 =Disable
    1 = Enable


    1. Do step 2 (old) or step 3 (new) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable Console Mode

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Console_Mode.reg

    Download


     3. To Disable Console Mode

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Console_Mode.reg

    Download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    8. You will see the change the next time you lock the computer or sign in.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    does not work
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,205
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Wind0wsTechSpot said:
    does not work

    Thank you for letting me know. It appears to no longer work starting with Windows 10 version 1903.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #3

    Updated method:
    Rename Windows.UI.Logon.dll at C:\Windows\System32 to any Windows.UI.Logon_bak.dll Also remove lockapp from C:\Windows\SystemApps. Note that you should do this method at your own risk, this could damage your Windows 10 installation. This method is also tested.
      My Computer


 

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