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Windows start up - Removing the log on screen

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Windows start up - Removing the log on screen

Normally, when a Windows machine is switched on, the user gets the login screen first.  You may want to remove this so that when the computer is turned on, then Windows loads and automatically displays your Repeat Signage Presentation or Play list  instead.  Please remember that this has security implications, especially if your computer is on a network, so please consult your IT department first.  

First you will need to open the User Accounts screen.  To do this:

Windows 10 - On your keyboard, press the Windows key + R, then on the Run dialog type netplwiz and press OK.

The User Accounts screen will show you a list of users for your machine.  When you disable the Windows logon screen what you are doing it getting the machine to automatically logon Windows with a particular user account and password.  Select the user account that you would like to log on automatically with, then take the tick out of the check box called 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer', then click on the Apply button.  Windows will then require the account's password in order to finish.

If you need to put the logon screen back, then open up the Windows User Accounts screen as per the instructions above, and the put the tick back in the box called 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' and click on the Apply button.

Disabling screen savers and monitor standby mode

When playing presentations, Repeat Signage automatically disables the Windows Screen Saver and Windows Power Management (which turns off screens after a specified time).  There is a 'Disable screen saver and power management' tick box on the Player tab of System Settings.  To access System Settings, on the main Repeat Signage screen, click on 'File' and then 'Settings'.

If you have problems with this automatic system, then you can manually Disable Windows screen saver and monitor standby.

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