How to skip the splashscreen on boot? (multicolourfull lollipop screen, yuk)

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  1. carsten888

    carsten888 Senior Member

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    When I boot the pc (or get out of sleep mode) I want to see the login screen, like on win 7. I don;t want to see that multicolourfull lollipop screen which you need to click again to get to the login screen.

    How to skip the splashscreen on boot?
     
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    brkkab Senior Member

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    Open msconfig.exe as Administrator click on Boot and then No GUI Boot.
     
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    carsten888 Senior Member

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    That did not fix this.
     
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    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    go to Charm bar > select Start > type gpedit.msc > click gpedit.msc > left panel.....
    expand (click the pointer in front of ) Computer configuration
    expand Administrative Templates
    expand Control Panel
    click at Personalization
    right panel > double click Do not display the lock screen
    at the popup box, click Enable > click OK
    exit local group policy editor window.
    That's it.

    Try it.... press Win logo key + L
     
  5. carsten888

    carsten888 Senior Member

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    that takes me to the start screen with all the tiles.

    I did a search for gpedit.msc with no results. and tried to run it in the commands, but it said it could not find it.
     
  6. davidhk129

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    Yes, that is what you need to do..... go to Start page.
    Ignore all those "tiles".
    Have some faith and take my words for it......
    Type gpedit.msc ( you don't need to find the search box. Just type.), and follow the rest of my instructions.
     
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    Carsten888 - Do you have Win 8 Pro or plain Win 8? I think the reason you don't find the group policy editor is because it is only included in Win 8 Pro.
     
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    I got a normal win 8. So I'm not seeing that editor.

    @davidhk129
    Thank you! That regedit worked. :up:
    Note that you need to be logged in as an administrator for that else just errors.

    Thanks to all for helping me fix this.
     
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    You are welcome.
     

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