1.    10 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    midcoast Maine
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10

    Cannot get rid of powerup signin


    All was fine until I logged onto my Microsoft account (something I do reluctantly, but I have a new W10 computer). Now suddenly I have a logon just to get to my desktop. (Really, Microsoft? Now you're going to tell me when and how I sign on?) I managed, from a few posts on here, to turn off the requirement when the computer sleeps, but that hasn't solved the powerup signin problem.

    I found a recent thread that instructed to go to the action center, but try as I might (search, Security on Control Panel, User Accounts), I can't find anything that says "Action Center" or find a way to not use the Microsoft signin on powerup. How do I get to Action Center?

    And while I'm about it, is there any way to open the Control Center without the category list, just go straight to Large Icon view?
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  2.    10 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,200
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by rosawoodsii View Post
    All was fine until I logged onto my Microsoft account...
    ...I can't ... find a way to not use the Microsoft signin on powerup.
    You can switch back to using a local account if you wish.
    How to Switch to a Local Account from a Microsoft Account in Windows 10
    How to Switch to a Microsoft Account from a Local Account in Windows 10

    And while I'm about it, is there any way to open the Control Center without the category list, just go straight to Large Icon view?
    Right-click on Start and choose Control Panel. Select 'View by:', choose 'Large icons' and close Control Panel. It will remember this view for the next time you open it.
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  3.    10 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    midcoast Maine
    Posts : 23
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I was able to switch to a local user account, but it still gives me a login screen (but no password required). Is there a way to avoid it altogether? I have no reason to have any kind of login screen since I'm the only user and I live alone.

    WRT the Control Panel, I've clicked on "View" > "Large Icons" every time I use the Control Panel, but it always brings me back to the category list next time I use it.
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  4.    10 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,512
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello Joy,

    You can use Option 1 in the tutorial below to use netplwiz to set Windows to automatically sign in to a local account or Microsoft account at startup.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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