Win Home 10 does not show login/sign in screen after boot or reboot

  1. Posts : 4
    Win 10 Home Version 1511 OS Build 10586.420
       11 Oct 2016 #1

    Win Home 10 does not show login/sign in screen after boot or reboot

    I have Windows 10 Home on my laptop. I have created Local Accounts by going to Start > netplwiz and creating some users. Most of the users do not have a Password and are not Administrators. I have also checked the option "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". Now the problem is that after a reboot/restart or a boot (i.e. Shutdown and then Power On) the last user that was logged gets automatically logged in. So if User A was last using the laptop, he Shutdowns the laptop and then User B starts the Laptop, the OS directly logs into the User A's account. User B has to log out and then log in as User B. This is contrast to what used to happen with Windows 7/Vista/XP.

    Please note that this is a fresh Windows 10 laptop and is not an upgrade from Windows 7/8/8.1.

    Can you please suggest me how I will be able to get all the users listed on the Login screen at the time of reboot or boot (i.e. Shutdown and then Power On)? The user has to select his ID and then login. Rather the last user login should not happen automatically.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       11 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi Addverma, welcome to Ten Forums.

    The easiest way is to add passwords to all user accounts. If Windows is shut down or restarted from desktop of a local user who has no password, by default Windows will sign this user in when started next time.

    Adding password to all users prevents automatic sign-in of last user.

    Another option is to not display usernames in sign-in screen as told in this tutorial: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Notice that Option One in above mentioned tutorial does not work for you because you cannot edit policies in Windows 10 Home. The registry method, Option Two should work in Home Edition, too.

    When method in tutorial is used, Windows will not show usernames. All users must enter their username manually, as well as possible password:

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  3. Posts : 4
    Win 10 Home Version 1511 OS Build 10586.420
    Thread Starter
       12 Oct 2016 #3

    Kari, you are right providing a password to each users does what I want, i.e. shows the list of users who have logged in at the time or reboot or cold boot. I will try the second option today and let you know.
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